Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Washi Tape Challenge

After a much needed 3 week vacation in Hawaii, I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I am refreshed and even finding time to create once again!

Washi tape is the "must-have" trendy staple these days. I have been hording different tapes for a few months so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to get back into the 'challenge world'.  Moxie Fab World is challenging everyone to come up with a clever innovative way to use these tapes on a card. Can you say "addictive"? I sat down with a blank card base and before I knew it I had created 3 cards. My limited time and tape selections prevented me from making more cards. I can see 'shopping' in my future :-).

This is actually the third card I created. I just tore and layered different pieces of tape vertically across a separate piece of white cardstock, mounted this piece on pink cardstock and added a pink Sizzix label and a Hero Arts sentiment. My favorite gold pen was used on the edges. A few score lines on the top and bottom and 'voila'.... a completed card.

This is the second card. I actually place a piece of 'washi tape' on a scrap of cardstock, then used my paper cutter to make the tape a bit narrower so that I would have the same amount of white space on each side. After cutting this I just lifted the tape off of the scrap cardstock and placed it on my card. (the pink with white polka dots on the far right, was the piece that I made narrower).

This was the first card that I made. The edges were cut instead of torn. The sewing machine from MFT was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock, then fussy cut and glued to the card.

It sure does feel good to be posting again!!!

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.


Kathy said...

Love all three (been collecting washi, but don't' know what to do with it, lol). These are all pretty. The third is my favorite, love the sentiment and the cute sewing machine. Glad you had a nice relaxing vacation!

Lisa Elton said...

Well HELLO my sweet friend and welcome back, you've been missed!!!
Great comeback too with this pretty trio of cards. They're all fabulous but the second with the floral Washi is my fav.

Hawaii...sounds perfect for a get-a-way. So happy you were able to go and relax. HUGS!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Marie!! So happy to see you pop up :) You have most definitely been missed. How wonderful that you got to have a break - and in Hawaii!! I'm so glad for you, my dear :)
Fabulous cards to break the 'dry' spell with - each one is gorgeous :)

Debbie said...

Hi Marie!! So glad to see you back creating and posting!!

These are all beautiful! I love your fun collection of washi tape and what you did with it!!

Ann said...

Hi Marie, thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment on my Z cards at SNS Digi challenge. I have been visiting your blog and love what I see here - you are a very creative card maker - I'm commenting on this post because I love washi tape, and particularly love your card for the sewers amongst us, but I could just as easily have commented on all your cards - they are super!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to the Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in for all the fun! :)