Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned.
I have given in to greed and purchased an obscene number of rolls of washi tape. The colors! The patterns! The different widths! And have you noticed that washi is everywhere...Target, Office Depot, Office Max, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, the grocery store. My determination to limit my stash could not withstand the onslaught of both opportunity and affordability.
I hang my head in shame. Seriously, I haven't fallen this far off the wagon since I went a little crazy buying brads back in 2003. Or maybe since the ribbon binge of 2006. Or the Smooch craze of 2012. Or the...oh, never mind.
My big bowl of washi tape needed to be used, so I'll show you my favorite layouts for using washi tape over the next few days.
And remember! If you don't like washi or don't want to add yet another thing to your hoard, you may substitute strips of designer paper, fabric, stamped paper, or even ribbon for washi in all these designs!
So you can't accuse me of leading you to sin. (And if you want to see my earlier series on washi tape, search "What to Do with Washi" in the side bar search box.)
Today's layout was inspired by a card somewhere in a magazine (Take Ten, perhaps), or maybe it was Pinterest. I don't remember. But it wasn't my original idea. It's super cool, though!
Note the feminine touches on the pink card...the curly font of the sentiment, the bling. Note how the blue card would be more appropriate for a not-girly girl. I think the polka dots and purple might turn most guys off. We'll make a guy card with washi, so don't worry.
I really do prefer my washi ends neat rather than torn, though, and for that reason vastly prefer the pink card to the blue one. Other stampers might have perfected the tear, but when I do it, the results just look raggedy to me. I can't decide if it's just my OCD acting up or if torn really is raggedy.
Feel free to weigh in. I'm deeply conflicted.
stamps: Papertrey Birthday Basics
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: washi tape, rhinestones