29 posts categorized "Washi"

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello friends, Marybeth Lopez here today.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Peace and Goodwill to you all.

I haven't used this masking tape method of card making in a long time. I have seen many done in watercolor as well. I used Poppystamps  stamp set is called Christmas Banner CL513, Flock of Birds die 2568 and memory box Poinsetta Plaid 6x6 paper sheets for the bit of the frame on this card.


I added the little bird on top of the tree after I took the tape off then added the Merry Christmas Banner.


I simply added the washi tap onto my watercolor cardstock ( it comes of very easily) 

The one above is my first try, as you can see I over stamped past to tape ( on the left).  On the second try I made sure to have the wave of the stamp fit nicely to the next word. Or you can use the straight stamps it's up to you. You could fill the inside with images as well , not just words.


Thank you so much for the visit today. I wish you all Peace and Joy this Christmas .





Elements of a Tiny Junk Journal
by Janet Katz

Mini Junk Journal1

Cute is the name of the game with this Basic Junk Journal 14-piece die set. If you're into junk journaling or adding little labels, corners, pockets, envelopes or folders to cards or scrapbooks, this is an indispensable set to have.
There were so many fun pieces to work with and I wanted to show off as many as I could. I started by cutting the mini folder from gray double-sided patterned paper. I folded the built-in pocket up and glued it down along the provided tabs. One great thing about this set is the score lines that are on every piece. There's no need to guess at where to fold something. I next cut out a lot of shapes without a real plan. I needed to play. 
I wanted to provide some bright contrast to the gray, so I used the Cornelia Variegated Wide Washi Tape from Memory Box to cover a piece of white cardstock. I cut the largest pocket and one label from this. I kept going and cut out a lot of shapes using both solid cardstock and cardstock colored with Distress Inks and Spray Stains. I thought it would be cute (and cute is the key word here) to add butterflies and flowers. Poppystamps has SO many dies to fit that bill. I used the new Teardrop Butterflies die set along with the Layered Pointy Petals dies. To provide a background to the pale purple label that I stamped, I took the exact same label cut from the washi-covered cardstock and cut it in half and adhered it so it looked like a bigger label. The stamps are from the Whittle Wild Animal and Life is Sweet stamp sets.
Mini junk journal 2
Then, in true junk journal form, I just played with all my pieces and adhered them down in an arrangement I liked. I even added a tiny paper clip to one itty-bitty label I decorated with an itty-bitty flower from the same floral dies.
Do you use a junk journal? What are your favorite elements to add?
Janet Floral Signature copy




A Kind Heart
by Rachel Duong


Hi! I am here with a rustic, weathered Poppystamps Valentine! A wash of watercolor, a flurry of hearts, embellishments and a great sentiment makes this card energetic and engaging. I used the "Say It Big" clear stamp set and hearts from the "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame". So much fun to create this card!


Steps to create this card.
1. Using a smooth piece of watercolor paper, paint a wash of distress inks in shades of brown and red.

2. Die cut hearts in red, brown, white and coral using the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame".
 a. The white and coral hearts have a beautiful pearl finish. I used card stock from the Memory box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad".
 b. The brown hearts are embossed with gold powder.
 c. The red hearts are splattered with watered-down white acrylic paint.


Supplies I used


3. When the paint is dry, stamp the sentiment in red ink (middle) and brown ink (top and bottom)

4. Using the blade of a scissor, rough up the left edge of the card front. Lightly rough up the other three sides.
5. Adhere washi tape and hearts
6. Tie 1mm burlap string around the lower third of the card allowing the sides to tear.
7. Splatter white paint over the card.
8. Blend brown distress ink around the edges of a kraft card base.
9. Adhere card front to the base.


This Valentine card is fun to make, I hope you get a chance to try creating something inspired by it. Have an awesome day with a kind heart!

Rachel Floral Signature


Whittle Friendly Snowman
by Sue McRae


Hello everyone! Sue here with a card I featured during the Poppystamps Instagram Hop we had on October 15th. If you missed it, start the hop here.

I started by adhering the Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi Tape onto white cardstock and cut out an oval shape from it.


I then die cut the Diamond Snowflake Oval Frame from blue glitter cardstock and adhered the washi piece behind it. This was attached to the card base.


I die cut the body and head of the Whittle Friendly Snowman from White Woodgrain paper (it adds texture), his eyes, nose and hat from white cardstock and his scarf from plaid cardstock. Using Copics I coloured in the hat, nose and eyes.


I assembled the snowman and popped it up with foam squares. Love how jaunty he looks in his plaid scarf and top hat!


I felt there wasn’t an ideal spot for a sentiment on the card front so I put it on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Sue Floral Signature copy






Seasons Change
by Janet Katz


Happy fall, everyone! Cooler weather is just beginning to creep into central Texas and I’m here for it. For my first project as a new design team member, I wanted to design a slimline card, which typically measures 3.5” x 8.5” when folded. I started with the lovely Soaring Tree Frame cut from kraft cardstock. 

I used gold, burgundy, and rust cardstock with the Floral Cluster die, cutting off the tiny leaves on the edges and adhering them to the tree. Next, I die cut the adorable Pile of Pumpkins (I adore pumpkins!) from some deep orange cardstock.

I knew I wanted a snowy background and the Snowspeckle Washi Tape worked perfectly. I’d never worked with washi tape this wide, and found it easiest to adhere the leading edge of the tape to my plastic table top and then unroll it. This way I could measure what I wanted and get a smooth application by just putting my cardstock onto the sticky side. 



I used a medium blue cardstock and cut the washi-covered piece down to just fit behind the tree. I used the same blue for the card base. I used a plain circle die to create the green hill, and then I swiped Versamark ink on the tops of pumpkins, the hill, and in one area of the tree. I heat embossed with white embossing powder to give it the look of snow. I went over a few more branches with a white gel pen. 


I adhered all these pieces together along with the washi-covered background, and then used my same fall-colored cardstock to die cut Orchard Leaves. I cut apart these to make a nice variety of leaves for the card front. I used foam adhesive tape to pop up the snowy scene and added a computer printed sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope the beauty and cooler temperatures of fall are waiting just outside your front door.

Janet Floral Signature copy









by Tiffany Pryce


Happy Thursday! Tiffany here with some more Poppystamps inspiration. I decided to play along with the challenge this month and use Washi tape. I don't feature Washi tape that often, but I should! It is an easy way to add a fun element to any papercraft. For this card, I kept it simple and used the Washi tape as a background to my die cuts.

To start, I added the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi tape to a panel of heavyweight, white cardstock. It is much easier to roll out the Washi tape if you cut a scrap piece of cardstock and attach it at the end of the tape. I think it gives you something to hold on to as you roll out the tape smoothly on a piece of cardstock. After I adhered the Washi, I die cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangle Layers die. I die cut a few more layers with scrap cardstock for dimension behind this panel.


Next, I die cut the Village Rose and Background die several times from light and dark purple cardstock from the Twilight Purple paper pack. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and adhered it to the Washi tape panel randomly. I trimmed off any excess flowers. 


Next, I die cut the sentiment. Using the Big Hugs Sugar Script die, I die cut the shadow layer from vellum and the top layer three times from white cardstock. Finally, I added clear Fairy Drops around the panel to fill in the gaps and add a little shine. I really like this sweet and simple card to send a little love to a friend. Hope you will join us for the Washi challenge this month!




Tiffany Floral Signature copy