September 21, 2012

Our Friday tutorial with Karen

Good Morning and TGIF!! 

So as wonderful as short days are at work there must be some long days to make up for it and today would be one of those days.  Today is my 10 hour day.  Thankfully my long days are on Fridays because they are usually pretty busy.  

So do you have any crafty plans this weekend?  Well our sketch challenges end on Sunday.  Play along with one or both of our sketches for your chance to win.  

Now for today's tutorial.  

Despite its compact size and single design in one roll, washi tape can create a big "wow" factor in your creations! I've got a quick tip/trick to show you today using the fun chevron based washi tape (from October Afternoon Woodland Park Collection) included in Artful Delight's September Scrapbook and Card kits. I really wanted to showcase the unique patterns and colors from the roll of tape as well as wanting to create a great focal point for my card. 

I started by laying a few strips of the tape across a cream colored cardstock (not included in the kit) as well as the white cardstock. The lengths of tape were about five inches long.  

I then trimmed each strip, so no cardstock was showing. The tape transforms its hues into the color of the paper, yet you can still see the pattern and the bright lines. Once I had the strips trimmed, I adhered them to another piece of white cardstock in a pattern of the cream, white and cream, being careful to line up the pattern as I went. This new, unique focal point was then adhered to an orange cardstock base and the card was then stamped with a sentiment from one of the stamp sets included in this month's Artful Delight's kits.

Fabulous CAS card!!  

Thanks Karen for another fabulous tutorial!!  I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!!!


Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, wow, I love this idea!

PS: Typo in your title.

Annette Allen said...

wow that is the difference and looks awesome...thanks for sharing Karen..

maria f. said...

Very good way to showcase the wonderful transparency of washi. Thanks for the tip.

Brenda said...

It's gorgeous, Karen!

Lisa P said...

Super cool card. I didn't realize it was washi tape at first. What a great idea.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! Very cool!!!!!

Rose said...

what an awesome card!! would never have guessed it was washi tape!!

Alice said...

don't you love that for washi tapes? thanks so much for the tip!

June Houck said...

Beautiful card, Karen. Great tutorial!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

What a clever idea! And your card is awesome - I just love the clean lines!

jen said...

what a genius creation!!!