Thursday, February 21, 2013

playin' with washi

Washi tapes are all the rage right now, and you can find them in all kinds of colors, designs, and styles.  I recently decided to play with some of my washi tapes and created two fun projects with them.

First up is a tag I created:

I started with a basic manilla shipping tag that I covered in pieces of Bella Blvd washi tape in a zig-zag, chevon-esque design.  Then I stamped on the taped background with some Archival Ink in brown.

From there I added a couple of chipboard pieces from Michaels.  I spritzed them with Glimmer Mist and layered on some Pearl Dabber paint, as well as some Mr Huey's ink.  I cut a beaded oval and leaf stem out of scraps from Spellbinders dies.Next I made a bow from seam binding, added in some Petaloo flowers and "love" a metal word from my stash.  I love how it turned out.  

Next up is a little 3"x 3" gift card.  I started with a 6" x 6" paper pad and cut a piece in half.  Yet another use for those cute paper pads!  

I started by die-cutting a scalloped circle on the front side of the card.  I cut a piece of coordinating paper in a square to back the cut-out.  It needed to be coordinating because I knew the washi tapes would be translucent and the paper would show through.  I've made cards using iris folding and this is the idea I started with to create the cut-out panel.  Usually with iris folding you start from the outside and work in, here I started from the inside and worked out.  I simply laid down layers of washi tapes from three different designs, overlapping them to fill in the cut-out.  You can see the layers well in the polka-dotted washi tape.  I then took that same polka-dot washi tape and folded it in on itself and fashioned it into a rose.  I punched the greenery and butterfly from scraps to finish off the card.  "For You" is from a Stamps of Life set.  These washi tapes are all Recollections from Michaels.  

Be Happy, Get Scrappy!


1 comment:

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Fabulous Jenn! Now I really see how you did the washi background on your tag!! You should post that in the studio too!!