Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Washi Tape Card Set

It is my turn to blog over at the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog!  Today I'm sharing three cards and focusing on one of my favorite products Decorative Tape!  Check out what I made:

I created a layered look with the tapes on this one.  I layered one piece horizontal then one vertical, ect. until I filled the background up with washi.  Layering them like this gives it sort of a woven look.  I stamped a sentiment on a circle punched out of one of the fun patterns from the Stationery Noted line.  I added a couple decorative brads from the He Said She Said line along with a bit of linen thread tied in a bow to finish off the look.

This technique looks great as a scrapbook layout background, too!

For my next card, I pinched bits of the washi as I layed it down to create a tabby textured background:

I varied the placement of my tabs as I worked but kept them all the same size.  To finish this one off, I punched another circle out of the same patterned paper and added a bit of the red tape.  I added the chipboard sentiment next and then a couple of brads, all from the He Said She Said line.  I wrapped the card with a bit of linen thread and added the circle on top of it.

Don't you love that saying?  I couldn't help but us it!

For my last card, I used the mosaic technique, cutting off bits of the tape with my scissors.  The scissors give it a straight edge that resembles tiles:

I stamped my sentiment on the patterned paper from the Stationery Noted line and then embellished it with a die cut banner, a chipboard banner, and a few black epoxy dots.  I finished off this look with my linen thread tied in a bow over the banners.

Don't you love how all the tapes look together?  The collections all work so well with each other!

Since these cards are all about the techniques, I thought I'd make a quick video for you visual learners! :)  Bear with me though- I'm a beginner videographer...

I hope I've inspired you to reach for your decorative tapes the next time you want to try a fun background technique!

Supplies Used:

Teresa Collins Designs:
Stationery Noted 6x6 Designer Pad, Stationery Noted Epoxy Dots, He Said She Said- She Said Decorative Brads, He Said She Said- She Said Die Cut Accessories, He Said She Said- She Said Chipboard Elements, He Said She Said- She Said Decorative Tape, He Said She Said- He Said Decorative Tapes, Stationery Noted Decorative Tapes, Far and Away Decorative Tapes, Memories Decorative Tape, Summer Stories Decorative Tape
Sentiment stamps, ink, cardstock, circle punch, linen thread by Stampin' Up!; Mists by Studio Calico

I had lots of fun making these cards!  The video had me nervous though... don't you hate the sound of your voice on camera?  I sure do!  And, now you know how dorky I really am! :)  Yep!

Anyways, thanks for stopping by today!



Shelly said...

Very COOL cards!! Love how you used the washi tape on each of them! :)

Jennifer Jackson said...

Great ideas with the Washi tape. I love that stuff and never know how to use it on cards!

Anonymous said...

Loved your ideas......

Anonymous said...

Just recently saw what the Washi tape was and used for. It is awesome! After 6 years of no crafting or sewing I am ready to start again. A whole new world has opened for me.

Jenna ♥ said...

Great idea!

challengeu2cook said...

LOVE!! Heading to the craft store today!!

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