What’s Up With Washi and Camping Fun!

Hello friends!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!  Today, I have some cards I made for my GDT month at Inky Stamper using washi tape!  I have loads of washi tape because I have a “squirrel moment” when I see it and think how pretty…and it’s not that expensive and easy to craft with and whatever excuse I can come up with!😁  Then it sits around unused!  

This is why I’m glad that the “Washi Tape Challenge” came up for this month in the InkyStamper Inkspiration FB Group!  You just need to use at least 1 Inky Stamper product and your washi tape…any you have!  I decided to go for 2 cards:

For both I cards, I took a scrap piece about 4.25″ x 5.5″ of black cardstock and covered it diagonally with 3 different types of washi tape.  One was from the Inky Stamper Doodlebug Lily White Swiss Dot washi tape, another from some metallic shinny silver washi tape and another from some clear sparkly washi tape in my stash.  The white turned up almost grayish over the black and the clear sparkle turned up differently as compared to it on the crab card in the background over white cardstock.  I thought it was cool the different looks I got with it.

I then decided to use some dies to cut it out with and then cut the remainder in different sized strips for my cards as well so I wouldn’t have to waste the rest of it…

Vicki-InkyStamperGDT-Washi Challenge-cat

For this card, I took a “hello” die from my stash and cut it out of the washi tape piece I created on the black cardstock piece.  I then cut out the “negative” sentiment with a rounded corners rectangle die and layered another piece of black cardstock behind it that was cut out slightly larger and popped up over an A2 card base that I’ve also layered with more of the washi tape strips I cut out from the left over.  I added this cute kitty from the Inky Stamper Cat stamp set along with the sentiment at the bottom.  I thought it would be fun to add a couple of paw prints at the bottom in white ink from the Inky Stamper Dog stamp set.  Lastly, I thought it needed some Doodlebug Twine too!

Vicki-InkyStamperGDT-WashiChallenge-crab

And for this card, you see that I’ve taken the die cut “hello” sentiment from above and added it to the crab’s claws to hold up in the air…so fun!  I still had a couple more left over strips from above and added that to the top and bottom of the scene I’ve created on this card. 

So for the scene, I’ve used the cute Inky Stamper Crab stamp set along with the sentiment at the bottom.  The sparkly looking “sea” in the background comes from a couple of different glitter washi tapes I had in my stash.  I then used a border die cut to cut it out to go across the card front.  Die cut some waves for the sand and tucked in all of the stamped and colored elements over a stenciled cloud background.  I added this card front scene to an A2 sized black card base.

How about you?!  Do you hoard your washi tapes?  I sure had fun playing around with it making these cards and I think it’ll be fun to sit and play some more with it as I have so much of it!  I think it was fun to die cut too!  If you’d like to washi tape around too, please join the challenge with us in the InkyStamper Inkspiration FB Group!


Just wanted to share some projects with you I’ve made this past weekend from a Craft Camp that I went to with Inky Stamper.  We made lots of fun projects: (click on photos to enlarge!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Really hope you’ve enjoyed my washi tape cards and you can come join in the challenge with us this month!  Have an amazing crafty day!

Challenges:

  1. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + sentiment
  2. Allsorts – Add some sparkle 
  3. Sweet Stampin’ – Feature an animal
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Sentiments – Anything goes

22 thoughts on “What’s Up With Washi and Camping Fun!

  1. I have a few rolls of washi tape and never know quite how to use it, but I do love your technique! Awesome coloring on that cat and I love how you perched him atop of the sentiment panel! Love the crab too with that fun ocean scene! Fun cards and projects from your craft camp too! I just love the keychain!

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  2. This is a super fun card, I love how you have used the washi tape and created a background and sentiment element too – very ingenious and there’s no waste. Thank you for sharing this with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Lorraine

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  3. You made wonderful use of your washi tape Vicki thanks for the inspiration love your cat and especially the crab,he looks happier in this card

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Vicki!! I love the Washi tape designs and adorable images, love how you colored that sweet cat! Awesome camp projects too, that key chain is sooo cute!
    Take care my friend.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  5. Great use of the washi tapes and good to see how different they can be. Cute cards, great designs and such fun Vicki x. So good to have you back blogging and thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a friendly and kind comment, which I appreciate x.

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  6. Two fun cards. I really like how the crab is holding the “hello”. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

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  7. Two fabulous and fun cards Vicki, love the tabby cat and great card design and that crab, well, he is AWEsome..love the spotted sand dunes and the ocean with the cloudy skies and how he is holding up the hello, fabulous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Hi Vicki I love these two brilliant cards the images you have used look so happy and fun, I love how you have used the washi tape I have quite a few rolls from a few years back but have never used them so thank you for the inspiration superb work
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  9. Hi Vicki! Both of these cards are adorable! But of course they are, because YOU made them! 😉 I love how the crab is holding up the hello, and that kitty is fantastically colored! Thanks for sharing these cuties with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and good luck! 🙂

    ~Marie B -DT

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  10. Wow, such amazing makes! Loving your cards with the fun critters and the way you used the washi tape is so clever, thanks for the inspiration 😀. I hope your having a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x

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  11. Really cute cards Viki! The cat is a cute stamp and before reading your post and looking at the cards, I had to really look to see what was the washi tape.! Glad to see your post.
    Pam

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  12. Terrifically cute, charming, and punny cards, dear Vicki. Love them both to pieces – very much including the combo of glitter waves lapping against a perfectly inked blue sky. Such a dreamy, inspiring combo.

    Huge hugs, the deepest of heartfelt thanks for each of your super sweet recent blog comments, and the biggest wishes of happiness for September coming your way!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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