3 Ways to Master Washi Tape
Hello, hello crafty friends. I hope you are enjoying your day. I have some great tips to share with you today. I have 3 different birthday cards that focus solely on using Washi Tape. We all love it, and I know I have a ton of it. Sometimes I find that I hoard washi tape and forget to use it. I just really like buying it. Not anymore- I will give you three ways to use up that washi and master the techniques!
1. As the print for a negative space
This is my favorite technique of the three ways I am going to share today. Using negative space on a card really makes it pop. Here the Washi tape is lined up closely touching and the sentiment is die cut out of the washi tape background and the sentiment is popped up. Below I will show you the step by step photos of how you can make this card!
Layer washi tape on card stock. Make sure the tape is slightly overlapping or touching on both sides.
Using the Big Shot die cutting machine, line up the sentiment. I love the magnetic platform to keep the letters in place where I want them. *Pro tip: You can also use a small piece of washi tape to hold framelit and thinlit dies in place.
Run the platform through your Big Shot and save the little chads. You will need to cut up dimensionals into half pieces and adhere them to the back of the tiny letter innards.
Adhere dimensionals to the rest of the back side of the negative cut out card stock. Adhere to the card base, washi side up!
To get the HAPPY sentiment, ink the stamp in Watermelon Wonder then added a Post It note to cover the ‘Birthday; (which is die cut, so you don’t need it stamped). Stamp on a little scrap and staple it to the card front.
Decorate the inside with a little more washi tape and a cupcake and enjoy!
2. Make a Background Design
For this card, I cut the card base of Bermuda Bay card stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Crushed Curry cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.
Stamp YAY in Watermelon Wonder ink on a white scrap of paper and cut out.
Adhere strips of washi tape to the white panel to create a colorful background.
Use sequins to embellish.
Adhere YAY Presents with dimensionals so that it stands up!
3. Make Candles
You can make this sweet candle card in less than 5 minutes. Grab the rolls of Cherry On Top washi tape and start tearing. Add washi tape side by side and touching along the bottom of the card. Stamp the candle flames with Crushed Curry Ink.
How easy way that? Don’t you love these three easy washi tape cards. Keeping washi tape on hand allows you to make a quick and easy card in a crunch, but still gift something handmade and special!
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