Saturday, October 6, 2012

Washi Tape Tutorial

Washi tape is all the rage to collect, but doesn't make it onto projects often enough. Here's a quick technique that will get that washi out of your stash and onto your work table.
Step 1: Choose two or three simple, open-design stamps.
Step 2: Stamp and then emboss them onto cardstock.
Step 3: Using a craft knife cut out the center of the design. For better control of the knife begin the cut on the edge of the design and cut towards the center.
Step 4: Ink around the cut edges of your image and re-emboss.
Step 5: Lightly trace the cut outs onto a second piece of cardstock,
approximately the same size as the first.

Step 6: Place washi tape over the corresponding areas on the second cardstock, trim excess.
Step7: Add gems, twine, or googly eyes to embellish cut outs.
Step 8: Adhere embossed cardstock to taped cardstock.
Step 9: Add sentiment and trim to card front.
Step 10: Send a little bit of whimsy to someone you love.

Hope this tutorial has started the creative juices flowing.
Check my blog for another application of this technique.

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Kristina said...

Such cute little monsters! Thank you for the washi ideas!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I like that idea and have done that with cardstock, but just never thought. Thanks for pointing it out.

Lanette said...

Lady you Rock! Great tip!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cute idea! TFS!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is so stinking cute!!!!!!!! And I never would have thought to use washi tape to make something like this!