I have too much washi tape, more than should be legal. However, for all my collecting, I don’t use it that often. I made a bargain with myself though when I saw the oversized washi tape that Altenew released earlier this year; I would have to use it on a card-making project.
After a few weeks of sitting on my desk, I cut off a strip and got to work using it 3 ways:
Here’s how I made 3 easy cards:
1. As Is Washi Card
At first it was unbearable to cut up the beautiful water color pattern on the washi tape, so I cut a section that looked like single picture/scene and made it the front of my card. I layered a single sentiment in an eyecatching gold metallic paper that would stand out against the image and accented it with a few gold sequins.
TIP: Choosing a washi tape with the really large pattern or image makes this type of card work. If you using a smaller washi tape, you may have to repeat strips of the tape on the card front to create a pattern.
2. Fussy-Cutting Washi Card
Fussy cutting can be tedious but it isn’t hard. I don’t necessarily try to figure out what I want to do with the pieces until I’ve got them cut out. I usually cut a few more pieces than I will likely need to allow me to play with arranging them to my satisfaction. The neutral khaki background here allows the florals to pop even more; a black sentiments trip anchors the whole piece.
TIP: I backed the washi tape in white card stock to allow the design to show more prominently.
3. Die-Cutting Washi Card
I made another quick card by layering the washy tape with white card stock and die cutting a sentiment in large chunky letters and backing with identical foam die-cut letters. I used a khaki card to base again here but just at the very edge and decorated it with a random water mark pattern from a floral stamp set to break up all that white and add some visual interest.
TIP: The pattern on your washi tape needs to be dense enough to appropriately show up on your diecut and not have too many blank spaces.
If you have been hoarding washi like me, break it out and start experimenting.