Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Washi Tape Wedding

Can you tell what the strips of color are on my card today?!   If you guessed Washi Tape - you are correct. (big clue in my post title right!?!?!)

The big surprise is - that I made my own -  with the help of Claire's wonderful Monday Morning Make tutorial over on the Waltzingmouse Blog. this week.

I used pale pink and purple tissue paper that I had saved from gifts I've received (yes, I'm a hoarder!)  I adhered strips of masking tape over the back of the tissue paper - then cut out the strips.  Next I stamped the strips.  I used a background stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns on the pink tape using Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.  I stamped a flourish stamp from Flourishes - Scallops and Dots on the dark purple tissue paper with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I adhered my tape to card using Scor Tape. (Note to self - check out Michaels for double sided tape like Claire used!) I stamped the sentiment from Big Day Additions in the center of the card - adding 3 purple rhinestones for a little glitter.

So how about making some of your own Washi Tape?  Then link your card over at the WMS blog - Claire will pick a random winner who will get to choose a free large Waltzingmouse stamp set!! 

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Pic-Nic Patterns, Flourishes - Scallops and Dots, Big Day Additions.
Paper:  white - PTI, purple and pale pink tissue paper from my stash.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord.
Accessories:  Masking tape, Scor-Tape, rhinestones - Kaiser.

11 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is beautiful Julia. So classic and elegant. Your Washi make a great border and adds so much to this design. I hope you had as much fun with this challenge as I did. I went a little WASHI-CRAZY and created WAY too much, so I'll be adding that stuff in on projects for a while...LOL

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do like this! Very elegant card and the touch of bling is just lovely!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful and elegant, Julia!

Sadie said...

Your card has a beautiful simple elegance about it. Very nice wash tape. I am admiring your blog header photo as well. Beautiful! is this somewhere close to where you live?

Ellen said...

Simple and fabulous Julia! Great use of washi tape!!

Marybeth said...

Love the tape you made it's so elegant in the colors you chose. Love your elegant card Julia!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Julia!! Love those patterns and they are wonderfu on thisl wedding card!!

Renee said...

Simply gorgeous!!
I love the colors...
and now maybe I need to go find some colored tissue paper...
like you I could possibly hoard just a bit...
so I know there's gotta be some around here! :)

Super Jen said...

So elegant, you really let your washi tape do the work on this card.

Kelly S. said...

Such a pretty touch of color with that elegant sentiment! A classic card, Julia...love the patterns you chose for your washi. Makes me want to get out every set from Claire and make some :)!

Pauline said...

This is lovely Julia, so elegant.