Monday, February 21, 2011

Paris... washi tape style

Hello, friends! It's Family Day here in Ontario and a few other provinces in Canada. I hope you're enjoying your Monday wherever you are and whatever you're doing today! It snowed last night and it's very cold today so it's a great day to stay inside and craft.

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World Challenge: Get Daring with Decorative Tape. I bought a lot of washi tape a few months ago and hoarded it but now I'm determined to use it. I've made a few cards I can't show you yet but I'm no longer afraid of using up my washi tape. I'm actually discarding sections that I don't want to get to parts of the tape that I want to show!

I used some Paris washi tape to create a background on vellum cardstock. Then I die cut and stitched it on to the shaped card base. I stamped the Eiffel Tower and sentiment from Unity's When I Am With You. I also made two masks for the Eiffel Tower so I could use the Hearts of Old background on the flourish and Eiffel Tower in two different colours. Then I cut out the Eiffel Tower and added Honeydew baker's twine from The Twinery. I added rhinestones and popped the image and sentiment on to the card base with dimensionals.

The great thing about washi tape is that it's repositionable so you can always undo your mistakes. ;) Have you tried it yet? With all the pretty colours and patterns available, I guarantee you'll be addicted!

Sources: SU Old Olive cardstock; Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU vellum cardstock; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Unity Hearts of Old; SU Old Olive ink; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Ranger Antique Linen Distress ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight; QuicKutz Epic Six; Mark's Coup de Coeur Collection (Paris Map Monuments) washi tape from Pretty Tape; SU Basic Rhinestones; The Twinery baker's twine in Honeydew; Stampin' Dimensionals; Gutermann white thread; sewing machine

25 comments:

Brenda said...

Love your Washi Tape background! This is such a great card, love the sentiment with the Eiffel Tower! I'm too scared to try Washi tape, I am sure I will become addicted!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love this! The colors are fabulous and I love the twine wrapped around the Eiffel Tower! :)

ashjoy said...

I have several kinds of decorative tape, but none is actually Washi. I can't wait to try it though. Love your card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER DEE DUPER cute! LOOOOOOVe the green--and I love that twine! Great use of the tape!!! <3

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is fun, and love your bold choice of green. Haven't tried any tapes, but I'll keep the idea of vellum in mind.

lynn said...

what a clever way to make a background using the tape--love it, emily:)

~amy~ said...

Love what you've done...sue-pah CUTE!

Karen B. said...

Genius, love the colors.

Meg said...

Aw, girl, you are rockin' the washi! I guess I will have to -gasp- start using mine that you gave me! Definitely coming to your blog for inspiration!

Angela said...

Can I just ditto exactly what Meg said?! I think I will. There, I just did :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow- at first I couldn't tell that it was tape- your background looked like patterned paper! Nice job with the challenge!

Cheryl said...

Totally fabulous! I haven't tried the tape but I need to get my hands on some. I love the results on your card.

Smita said...

J'aime cette carte!!! :-) The background est excellente!!!

Lynn said...

Incredible. Your card is wonderful.

Ujjwal said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous, Emily!! I don't own any washi tape till now but well you got my thought process going there :D

Lindsey said...

This is so utterly awesome, Em! The washi tape background is amazing paired with that image. Nice!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi, love the gorgeous colours in this card, I'm going to have to check this washi tape out. Enjoy the snow, hugs:0) xxx

Erin said...

ooo I can't wait to try this! I have some Tim Holtz tape I really HAD to have but have yet to use! Thanks for the ideas ;)

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for entering the Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

ferrellgraph-x said...

I really like the tapes you found. And love love love the shape of the card! I seam to stick with the basic A2 size. I'm inspired to change it up! Thank you for sharing.
Kindest regards,
Jennifer ferrell

BabyBokChoy said...

Alors!! Bonjours Le Tour Eiffel!!!!!! J'adore!!!!!!

Karin said...

Your creative use of the tape and twine is awesome! Amazing card :)

Sunghee said...

who knew there is a paris theme washi tape! Wonderful card! I have some washi and can't believe I haven't tried it yet.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! love love love your washi tape background, Emily! fabulous!

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFULLY done, Emily!! You and I are on the same page--Paris and Washi tape!