Wednesday 2 January 2019

Welcome to 2019! .......

Happy New Year everyone .......
Let's hope it's a good one!!

Now that all the festivities and New Year celebrations are over ...... (and the headache's gone ...... just!) it's back to business as usual.

The craft room door is open again ...... yeah! You should see the state of the place though ...... it took me a while to find my desk!!  Now everything's on the floor but, at least I have work space ..... which is good, as I have lots to do!
Let's get 2019 underway, with my first Blog Challenge of the year ....... it's the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge.  We've got a real fun theme/prompt for you for January ..... Washi Tape

We all have it ...... rolls of it probably, but do we ever use it?  The answer to that for me is ..... NO!  Not very often.
Don't get me wrong, I love it ....... there's some really pretty designs out there, it's just I never really know what to do with it.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.  I hoping for some tips!

My inspiration piece for you is really simple but ........ maybe not as 'clean' as it should be.

Looking at the photo, you might be thinking  "she's lost the plot here ..... where exactly IS the washi tape?" 
Well ...... the whole panel is washi tape ..... I said it was simple!   
I've used this gorgeous design from Altenew ...... it's called Painted Fantasy and the roll is mahoosive!!!  It measures almost four and a half inches across ..... and the floral design is so pretty.  You can either use it as I have here, the full width of the tape or, you could fussy cut each of the floral sprays and really make it go a long way (I might try that actually)

I simply cut a piece of white card to size, and completely covered it with the tape .....

I added a few splatters of gold ink over the top .......

and a thin strip of black card along the bottom ......

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold onto a snippet of black card, and then attached it to the front using foam pads ........ easy, and I love the result.

I also added a little off cut strip of Washi Tape to the inside ...... don't want to waste any of it.

Another quick and easy design is to use the Washi Tape with your cutting dies ......

Same idea of covering a piece of card with the Washi Tape, then I used a fancy edge die to cut the card in two.  This is a great little trick to do if you need to make your topper a little bigger ..... stretch it kind of, to fit your card front

I stamped my sentiment in the gap, bending the clear stamp to follow the curve of the card.

To finish off I stamped and heat embossed the Thanks, and used the co-ordinating die to cut it out

And just because I can't throw anything away .... I used a little left over piece to make a little matching gift tag

I think I shall be using my Washi Tape a little more often now!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

It's going to be a busy few days in the craft room.  It takes a while to get back into the swing of things, and there's some exciting stuff coming up too.  I'd better clear my desk again!

Cheerio until next time .....


Macimbalo said...

Wow, I just put that washi tape in my card over at Altenew - I love it and your card is stunning!!!

Christine Alexander said...

I've been eyeing that washi tape for a while and was going to walk away but now you have me hooked again Linda :)
gorgeous card and love the little extra inside.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Linda and so simple but effective.
Wishing You a Very Happy New Year,
Avril xx

Bonnie said...

What beautiful Washi tape, Linda! I've never seen any that wide! It sure makes a gorgeous card!

Redanne said...

Oh I am loving the Painted Fantasy roll, I have a blue one and love it for quick and easy cards. Yours is fabulous! I love the way you finish off your insides too, it always looks so professional that way! Anne xx

Julie B said...

Great way to make a quick card. I've seen those Altenew rolls and thought how pretty they were but would I really use them? Perhaps I will now! :)

Bo┼╝enA said...

Wonderful cards, I love them. Another amazing projects of your performance. The interior of the card is just as amazing. They are all stunning and they all speak to me equally.
All the best for you and ttwoich in the New Year.

Loll said...

Wow! Gorgeous washi tape, Linda. It's is huge and sure makes an impact! Beautiful floral design that really looks amazing with black accents. Great use of washi tape. I have lots, but they are only about 1/2" wide. xx