Saturday, 21 September 2013

(Early) Christmas Cards 2013 (8): Cards with washi tapes

Yay! Weekend finally! This weekend I won't be doing much, I guess. Just a bit of knitting and cross stitching. Perhaps I'll find some time to sit down to make some more cards. In the meatime I'm going to show you  some cards I used the washi tapes on. Washi tape is a relatively new product on the market. It's a type of a low-tack masking tape but as opposed to the traditional boring masking tape, washi tape is patterned and decorative and it can be used in scrap booking or applied to various surfaces like glass or plastic. I have a few of these tapes at home and thought they may look good on some Christmas Nordic cards ;) So here are my attempts at including the washi tapes in my cards :)


Mine are naturally (surprise! surprise!) Nordic-themed :) They are a bit translucent and your can layer them to get some overlapping shades :) For this card I used Himalayan Snowflake from Martha Stewart, stamps from Scandinavian Christmas set, also from Martha S. and the Norwegian star stamp comes from craftfun.pl :)



Moving away from reindeer to ... Scandinavian wreath hearts :) This lovely heart stamp is from Noolibird and it has been one of my favourites since the beginning. I wanted to create a red and white card with some green accents :) 




And finally a festive card with a mixture of red, white and turquoise. This time three snowflakes have been stamped and heat-embossed with some scalloped layers and washi tape. The snowflakes are a Noolibird brand again. I love how they come in various shapes. The Merry Christmas stamp is from Scandinavian Christmas stamp set from Martha Stewart (as mentioned above). The red paper is Scandinavian Christmas from Marianne Designs, the polka dot paper comes from the last year Hobby Craft Christmas paper set. 




And what about you? What are you up to this weekend?

11 comments:

  1. I adore the first card: the mix of colours is delicious, the stamp is adorable and I love how you used the washi tape to frame it. I am really jaleous of your stamps collection!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I love the mixture of white, red and blue too!
      My stamp collection has grown really big now - I'm a true stamp addict, I'm afraid :)

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  2. Love what you did with the washi tape, particularly the first card.

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  3. I often wondered what 'washi tape' was - and now I know !!! xx

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    1. Glad to bring you the crafty news :)

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  4. So beautifull,
    love the colors you have used :O)

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  5. What a great bunch of cards and such creative use of washi tape. I'm liking the new stash of card and paper too - you can't beat kraft and that paper looks amazing!

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  6. Great combo of your lovely stamping and the washi tape Martha.

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