Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Washi Tape Play Time: SOS Challenge

I've been in a real "funk" for some time, no real desire to make cards, no desired to blog, only keeping up with the  T-Gang on Tuesdays. I have been making bottle tags ( Bottom of post HERE) till it suddenly has become a JOB and I DON'T want a job.........I'm retired and want to stay that way....LOL  So, while taking a break, and browsing my dashboard.........I came across a challenge that really INSPIRED me............OH! AND IT FELT GOOD......(grin)  
Washi tape, die cut and embedded in card.
The challenge is over at  Shop Our Stash, and it is to use old Washi tape.  ALL my Washi tape is that was a "no brainer".  I had bought some dies, a long while back, or as my youngest son used to say ......"far, far ago."
The negative parts of card one.
I dug them out and had a really "good" play, and here is how it went.........
Stripes of tape on card stock

The die cuts, with Washi tape to keep everything in place so I could remove all the parts at one time

The shapes out of the die and the die shape cut into the card front.
(The circles die will come in an other post.)
These dies cut the out line and the shape at one time........thus tapping the back before removing them. (Don't mind the scribbling on my calendar mat...grin) With the tape still on the back of the shapes it is easy to pull the outlines off and swap them, since true Washi tape is LOW tack the thin outline doesn't tare.
Flipping it all over onto a silicone mat, I taped the back solid, this step.....I found out, with the second doesn't need to be solid......... just enough to hold it all together, so it doesn't move.
Once I got it settled into place I did run some tape over the front to keep it where it needed to be.
Because I gently pulled the tape off the back

THEN, I taped the back SOLID with all matching tape.......yes I did trim the edges.

On the second card I glued a piece of cs that covered the inside of the front completely.........Looks much better too......grin!!!!!

As you can see I have MANY uses for Washi tape......LOL!!!

Are you hoarding Washi tape????  Get it out and have a play, and join the challenge at Shop Our Stash die cuts required! 

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment so I can return the visit.

Inky Hugs


  1. Gorgeous washi Tape creations Krisha!

  2. Your "funk" seems to have lifted! This is beautiful and while I don't have as many washi tapes, I'm going to stop by and have a look at the challenge.

    I'm trying to get out of my funk and have barely kept up with T and visits, too.

  3. I'll join the "funk" team. I have actually been knitting but not playing with papers. I really like the way you have your tapes stored. Genius!


  4. Krisha!!! These are awesome!!! Fab fab fab use of your washi! Glad our wee challenge got your creative mojo flowing! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Oldest Washi Tape" challenge!!

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! Just look at all the different ways you used your Washi tape! Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. I, too, have been in a creative funk for about a month. It's fun to find a challenge to jump-start your mojo, and I'm happy we helped you find yours!

    I love how you've used the washi with that die. I have never thought of using washi as the inlay holder; I've always used another layer of card stock. Now I'll need to try this!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!!!!

  7. This is brilliant, simply BRILLIANT, Krisha. Not sure where I've been, but certainly away from my computer. These are remarkable. You have some wonderful dies. And I'm still in love with that washi tape you got at Costco.

  8. This is simply outstanding! Amazingly creative design that is beautifully executed! Great concept! Thanks for taking the washi challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  9. Hi, Krisha, I came back to let you know that your project is being Spotlighted on our FB Page tomorrow: . Please stop by to say hello and to grab your badge.
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge