First of all, let me say that the first One-Layer Simplicity Challenge is getting off to an amazing start. If you haven't checked it out or participated yet, I encourage you to click HERE! Remember that you can link to entries all the way through the 24th of the month...it's no longer just a weekly challenge!
And now for part 3 of our Washi Tape series, in which we will modify tape to suit our needs.
The royal "we." I'm owning it.
We saw this card in the Winter issue of Take Ten. It's a wonderfully artsy card by Kim Ross.
We particularly loved the double layer of washi tape and the bling, so we simplified Kim's card a bit. Here's our first attempt.
We overlapped the washi tape and didn't care for the effect. Also, the bling doesn't quite work, either...too close together, too bold, and it sort of randomly stops. Note how Kim's bling covers about 1/3 of the top layer of washi and forces the eye to move around nicely. Our bling, not so much.
Our card is not terrible, but it's not our best effort, either.
Hmm. That royal "we" feels a wee bit snobbish. Let's get back to the commoner "I." So much less pretentious! Besides, it's been centuries, perhaps a whole millennium, since my family held royal title.
I simplified Kim's design even further and came up with one that looks like I made it.
This is so much cleaner and simpler, crisp yet casual. To make the strips of washi tape narrower, I stuck lengths of it down on wax paper, cut using a quilting ruler and craft knife, and then peeled the strips up to place on the card.
As you can see, the teal strip is thicker than the light blue strip...on purpose. The thicker, darker, heavier strip forms the base of the design, then the thinner, lighter shade, then the stamped sentiment.
Looks a mess, I know, but it works perfectly. If you have a really clean cutting mat, you could use it, but mine isn't too clean. It's quite old and cut up. The wax paper at least gives a dust- and dirt-free surface to adhere the washi tape to.
Tomorrow we'll see one more CAS trick for using washi!
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: Washi tape, rhinestones, flower punch, glue pen, wax paper, craft knife, quilting ruler