Thursday, 19 November 2015

Washi Christmas


Good morning. 
Let's talk Washi tape.  
It all seemed good at the time I bought it.  Pretty colourful patterns and designs.  I have some rolls of it but it sits in a bag as I try and figure out how to use it on my cards.
Well, today, out came the washi tape when I saw this sketch challenge at Splitcoast.
I often struggle with sketch challenges but this one was an easy one.




I began by sticking the washi tape onto a piece of cardstock in a herringbone pattern.  When I was happy with the design, I cut it out and glued it onto my card front.  
I stamped the sentiment from The Old Island Stamp Company then pierced the border.
Simple, colourful and quick. 
And now I have found a use for my washi tape.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- CHRISTMAS

The Card Concept- FESTIVE GLORY
(CAS)

Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES

The Sisterhood of Crafters- IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS

Wonderful Wednesdays- ANYTHING GOES



Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp- The Old Island/ washi tape/ piercing tool/ Memento bl ink

22 comments:

Deepti said...

This is so festive , love the designing of this card :) very creative !

Darlene said...

OH! Very, very clever ... love this!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

P.S. A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

Lin said...

LOVE this card, Karen! I have so much washi tape, too - I'm pinning this for ideas down the line! Well done!

Diane Jaquay said...

VERY pretty, great use of washi tape!! I love washi but for some reason have a hard time using it (weird, huh?) I too am going to pin this idea. I think I need to start a Pinterest board for just washi ideas :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Karen, this is brilliant, and I LOVE it! The washi tape is perfect for this sketch, and I love how you've added the sentiment and piercing! What a beautiful and CAS card, my friend! Totally in love with it! Hugs1

Jennifer Jackson said...

This is super cute! I am going to have to CASE this - what a great idea for quick cards with my washi tape collection!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a very nice use of washi! I just might have to try it out myself. I collect washi like crazy but don't really seem to know what to do with it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic use of washi tape. I have some but none as pretty as yours and yours makes such a festive Christmas card design.

Davi said...

What a fun way to use the washi tape Karen!! Super card :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Karen! Love you lined up your sentiment with the shape of the washi tape design! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful quilt you created with your washi tapes Karen!

Debbie said...

Our washi tape ought to get together. Mine is sitting on a shelf :-) I love what you did with yours and you've inspired me! Great card!! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Anonymous said...

Oh, so sweet, Karen. I love this use of washi. Great design. Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More. Melissa - DT

Julie Gearinger said...

What a fun washi tape background- love it in the herringbone pattern!! The sketch is perfect for your technique and the colors are perfect for our photo inspiration challenge- a win, win :-) Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept- I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving week!!

Bobby said...

That is lovely washi tape, Karen, and a great way to use it. It has a quilted look to it.

Rahmat said...

Cool washi, and the pattern looks fantastic Karen!

Michele Henderson said...

This is so pretty and so unique too! I love the pattern you've created with the washi tape! Very festive! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!
Take Care!
Michele

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! It's so pretty and such a great way to use washi tape.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Lilian YF said...

I love washi tape!!! Great card!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept and ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Kerin said...

Very cool pattern!! Love the washi assortment you've used too! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

LauraJane:) said...

This is a FABULOUS design! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

maria f. said...

OK, Laura Jane took the words right outta my mouth. Fabulous design. Congrats on your shout out at Card Concept! And happy holidays!