Making Greeting Cards out of Washi Tape
Happy Sunday friends! Today, I’d like to share with you how I’ve made these five quick-clean, and simple greeting cards using washi tape for the card panels, as well as for some of the die-cutting elements. Besides using the Eucalyptus Fantasy Washi Tape, Eucalyptus Fantasy Die, and Eucalyptus Fantasy Stamp Set by Pinkfresh Studio, I also did a little bit of water coloring by smooshing some distress oxide inks for the last three card which you’ll see down below. So, without further ado let’s jump into the post. ↓
To begin with, I started by adhering the backing of the Eucalyptus Fantasy Washi Tape on three white card panels, and a skinny strip on a piece of white card stock as the washi tape roll has one full design, two designs from which you can die-cut elements to make cards, and a skinny strip that you can use as a divided or edger as you will see in one of the cards that I made for this blog.
So… for the first card, I used the card panel with the full design as you can see in the picture above so, all I did was to trim the card panel edges a little smaller than a standard A2 size card base, and adhere the backing of it to a top folding white card base with foam mounting tape to add dimension. To embellish the card panel, I ran through the die-cutting machine the Thank you from the Classic Words Die Set to die-cut 3X out of white card stock, and 1X out gold mirror card stock. Because this word die comes with a shadow layer, I also ran through the die-cutting machine its layer to die-cut it out of vellum. Finally, to finish the first card off, I stacked together the white die-cuttings, and I adhered the backing of it to its shadow layer which I adhered in the center of the card with liquid glue.
For the second card, I used one more of the new washi tape roll by Pinkfresh Studio called Adorable Frames Washi Tape to create the card panel. Once, the washi tape was adhered, and smooth on the white card panel, I trimmed the edges of it, and I gold heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Eucalyptus Fantasy Stamp Set with Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder. Once the gold heat embossing was set it, I adhered the backing of the card panel to an A2 size top folding white card base with foam mounting tape to add dimension, and I embellished the frame with elements that I had fussy cut from the Eucalyptus Fantasy Washi Tape that I had adhered on the white card stock earlier.
As, I mentioned in the beginning of this blog post to add a little pop of color, I decided to add a touch of watercolor by smooshing Tumbled Glass, and Scattered Straw distress oxide inks for the next three card panel. As you can see by smooshing those two colors, I continued the color pallet from the Adorable Frames Washi Tape. While the three card panels were drying, I ran through the die-cutting machine the card panel that I had from the Adorable Frames Washi Tape along with the Eucalyptus Fantasy Die. This is a genius idea in my opinion, a die the die-cut images from the washi tape besides its coordinated stamp set! By the time that I was done with all of the die-cuttings all of the card panels were already dried. So, for this card I trimmed the edges of one of the card panels, and I adhered the eucalyptus wreath in the center with foam mounting tape to add dimension. Next, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Eucalyptus Fantasy Stamp Set with Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder. Right after, I fussy cut it, and I adhered it in the center of the wreath with foam mounting tape, and because I had previously adhered the backing of the wreath with foam mounting tape, I doubled the foam mounting tape for the sentiment just to add extra dimension to it. Finally, to finish the card off, I adhered the backing of the card panel to an A2 size top folding white card base with double sided tape.
For the fourth card, I trimmed the edges of one of the two card panels that I had left from the smooshing, and I adhered the skinny strip from the elements that I had from the Eucalyptus Fantasy Washi Tape as you can see instead of having a straight edge, I decided to fussy cut the inner edge of the image, and I adhered it to one of the edge of the card panel. Next, I adhered somee of the little die-cuts, and I added hemp cord which I finished with a bow as you can see in the picture above. Finally, to finish the card off, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Cluster Stamp Set with Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder, and I adhered the backing of the card panel to an A2 size top folding white card base.
For the fifth card, I trimmed the edges of the last card panel, and I adhered the two largest images from the die-cuttings on the top, and lower sides of the card panel with liquid glue leaving an empty space in between them as I was planning to add the sentiment in the center. Next, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Eucalyptus Fantasy Stamp Set with Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder in a piece of white card stock which I trimmed W 4.0’’ X H 1 1/2’’ and I adhered the backing of it to the card panel with foam mounting tape to add dimension. Lastly, to add a little extra something to the sentiment I wrapped around the top, and bottom some hemp cord, and I adhered the backing of the card panel to an A2 top folding white card base.
So, that’s all for today friends! I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs a try! As always, I appreciate the time that you take to read my blog posts down below you’ll find the supply list.
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Eucalyptus Fantasy Washi Tape
Eucalyptus Fantasy Die
Eucalyptus Fantasy Stamp Set
Adorable Frames Washi Tape
Floral Cluster Stamp Set
Classic Words Die Set
New Leaf Sparkly Sequins
Distress Oxide Inks
Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Embossing Ink Pad Refill
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool
Cougar 110# Heavy Weight Card Stock
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