Monday, 21 January 2013

Washi tape - first time?

Oh dear, I am so behind the times, aren't I? I've had two whole rolls of Washi tape for almost exactly a year now, since I bought it in Singapore on my last trip there. It was so eyebrow-raisingly expensive that it took me a while to choose - I went for red and grey because I thought they would be neutral-ish and go with most things. Because it was so costly, I've been wary of using it, but this week I broke my drought.

Now I'm wondering why I didn't use it before! It's fabby stuff! And because it's such hot property at the moment, there are oodles of designs and inspiration around using strips of it. I LOVE that because every scrapper/card-maker always has strips of scraps left over, and you know me. I don't throw anything out. I could start a shop selling strips if there was a market for them.

I lifted this card unashamedly from the lovely Nora, who is our guest designer for the current Scrap Whispers game. She used all Washi tape and I didn't. I combined it with my scrap strips, but doesn't it work well?

I liked the front so much that I did the same thing inside and the effect is delicious.

It is for these challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - long and short
Simon Says Stamp - Washi tape
Sketch Saturday
Stampavie - spots and stripes


Karin Trollkatta Lilleseth said...

Such an elegant design on your card :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge.
Hugs from Karin

Sudha said...

Pretty lovely creation.


Dina said...

a very nice, calm one thanks for joining us at stampede and more

Gayatri said...

What a great card? Love how you combined all the scrap pattern papers beautifully! Absolutely love your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Time-To-Share said...

Lovely card and a great way your use your tape! Thanks for joining the challenge at Sketch Saturday this week. Best wishes, Trish x

Liz said...

Hi, I love all your creations, I just wish I had time to do some myself!

Liz said...

I wish I could manage what you do - both crafting and blogging!!!

bluebell said...

hello,i have not hered of this tape,before. i like the card with the green tape set. love bluebell-flowerwood.

bluebell said...

hello there has been lots of problems with blogger it started 4th of january. and took 2 weeks to work. this is in the north east . are you having problems,now. also on news this morning,problems with twitter. if you are on twitter they will let you know. love bluebell-flowerwood.