Fall in Love with Washi Tape




I have to admit it – I was a bit slow to warm to Stampin’ Up!’s Washi Tape.  I just wasn’t sure how to use it at first.  Then I started experimenting, and now I’ve become a huge fan!  I also love looking through catalogs for inspiration.  And I love Vera Bradley!  I love the color interplay in her patterns.  And I just received the catalog for this year’s new designs.  Here’s one of my favorites!


Yes, there’s inspiration for card making all around us!  While my card isn’t totally the same as the Vera Bradley bag, it was a wonderful start to a new card design.

  • In order to have the right colors of Washi Tape to repilcate the colors in the bag, I chose Playful Palette and Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tapes.  My idea was to replicate the center square of the bag.
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measured 3-3/4″ x 5″ as the base to build my Washi Tape piece.
  • I really didn’t have a plan – and you don’t have to either!  I just started putting strips of the Washi Tape in different sections of the Whisper White Cardstock – a few rows and then switch directions.  Keep those Paper Snips handy for clean, straight edges!
  • Once I finished the background, then I needed a sentiment.  And one of this year’s best sentiment stamp sets is Layering Love.  One of the heart framelits in the Sweet & Sassy Framelit collection was perfect to cut it out of the Mint Macaron Cardstock.
  • Wonder why Stampin’ Up! discontinued our black embossing powder?  Well, so did I!  Until I realized that with our new Archival Black Stamp Pad and Clear Embossing Powder, I can still have that embossed look.  Just stamp with the Archival Black Ink, pour on the Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  The Embossing Buddy before hand ensures that little bits of embossing powder won’t cling to the cardstock.
  • What could be more fun than the new Enamel Shapes – in all sorts of colors!  I used a Melon Mambo Enamel Heart from the Brights Assortment to cover up the heart from the stamp.
  • Add Dimensionals to the back of your heart, adhere it to this beautiful background, and you’re done!


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

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