Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Team Tuesday with Chris: Washi Tape ideas

Hi everyone!  It's Chris here with you today for MISTI Team Tuesday.  I have two cards to share with you that give some ideas for using wide washi tape in your cardmaking.

But before we get to the cards, I'd like to announce the winner from last Thursday's Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia Collaborative Blog Hop:

you are the winner of this awesome Blog Hop prize package from My Sweet Petunia!

An Original MISTI and a set of Cut-Align rulers!

To claim your amazing prize package, email hello@mysweetpetunia.com and put MSP/Ink Blog Shop Hop Winner in the subject line.

Now on to the cards I have to share with you...

Today I am using wide washi tape in my cardmaking. I've used washi tape to dress up envelopes for many years.  Occasionally I've even used it to add a strip of color as a border on a card or tag.  But lately, washi tape has hit the market in wider rolls that open up lots of options to use as a very quick and easy background.  Today I'd like to show you a few possibilities for using as focal images.

For this card, I used the new 4.5" wide, Pink Peonies washi tape from The Ton Stamps to do a bit of paper piecing as if it were patterned paper.

I first applied the washi to a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of layering weight cardstock. Then placed it into my Original MISTI.  I wanted to use the pretty Pink Peonies as a floral gown with the Haute Gala Dress stamp set.  I carefully place the stamp over the patterned areas that I felt best fit my image.  In this case, I chose to use the pink of the large peony as the bodice of the girl's dress.

I picked up the stamp with the lid of my MISTI and carefully stamped with Stazon Cloudy Sky ink.  I needed a solvent ink for it to stick to the coated surface of the washi.   I chose the pale gray as the lines would be dark enough to be able to fussy cut, but still pale enough to not be too obvious on my card.  I carefully inked only the edges of the dress, taking care not to ink up the shading lines on the skirt.

I carefully hand cut out the dress.

I used the other half of my sheet of layering weight cardstock to stamps my girl image again.  This time using Caviar Hybrid ink.  I only focused on inking the upper portion of the image, so I wouldn't have any black showing at the hemline of the dress once I assembled the images together.

I then colored the skin and hair with Copic Markers.

Now here is where my plans changed.  I'd originally planned to use this piece as my card base, but I my wished I'd stamped a background.  Rather than mask over my coloring and attempt to line up a background stamp, I decided to paperpiece all of my image.  I cut out the portion that I'd colored too, to add along with the dress to my finished card.

Since I needed to stamp the whole 8.5" x 5.5" piece of cardstock with a 6" square background stamp, I knew I would need a way to carefully line up the cardstock for the second stamping.  I cut a piece of printer paper 8.5" x 6.5" to make a template.  I removed the Mouse Pad from my Original MISTI to accommodate the depth of the rubber cling stamp,  placed the Geometric Lattice Cling Background stamp and paper in place, and stamped the 6x6" onto that printer paper.  Now I could line up my actual cardbase piece easily by choosing one of the stamped lines to line up my cardbase piece, and securing the cardstock with magnets before stamping with Rose Quartz ink.

After I'd stamped the first impression twice for even coverage, I shifted my cardstock up, extending it outside the frame of the MISTI, and used the stamped lines on the template and the first stamping to match up the repeating pattern.  I secured the cardstock in place with my magnets so I could stamp the remainder of the cardstock,  continuing the pattern seamlessly.

Now I was able to score and fold my cardstock and assemble my paperpieces.  I made sure to score the dress piece prior to glueing, so it would fit well at the fold when the card was closed, then I secured the pieces with liquid glue when the card was folded shut.  Lastly, I added the greeting with Soft Garnet ink.

My second card also uses the washi tape as a focal image.  This time I used the 3.5" wide Wildflowers Washi Tape over a layering weight cardstock.  I loved this larger peony and rose image, so I die cut a small square that featured just that portion using a Double Stitched Square die.

I found a piece of Bazzill cardstock that I felt worked well with the greenery and cut a small layering mat for my focal square.

I loved the subtle texture of the Bazzill and decided to continue that on my background.  I used the Fresh Linen Cling Background Stamp and Crystal Pewter ink to create a subtle background on my cardbase.

I adhered my washi focal image at an angle to my cardbase with liquid glue, then cut out the Fabulous Word Die from the same Bazzill cardstock. Once I'd removed it from the die, and had reshaped the word, I used a placed a strip of Glad Press'n Seal over the front of the diecut to hold the shape and to be able to pick it up easily without stretching the delicate diecut out of shape again.

After carefully adding tiny dots of liquid glue to the back of the die cut, the Press 'n Seal allowed me to place the die cut, and once the glue had set a few seconds, I was able to peel it away.

My last portion of my greeting is a sentiment strip with the line from Seriously Amazing Sentiments.  I stamped it onto a small piece of white cardstock, then used the Cut-Align and a #15 Pen Blade to easily trim it down to a very narrow strip that I could add to my card.

Thanks for hanging out with me today!  Enjoy your week!
Happy stamping!


  1. First... AMAZING project with the WASHI tape... next... OMG HAPPY DANCING! I AM SOOOO GRATEFUL to win! Just emailed you!

  2. Chris, who wouldn't love to wear this lovely gown? Two gorgeous uses of this pretty washi!

  3. So creative and just gorgeous for that dress!


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