Creative Ways to Use Decorative Washi Tape On These Summery Cards

Washi tape brings a fun, slick texture and can add a quick pop of pattern and color to a plain cardstock.  For today’s cards I’m sharing a couple of my favorite ways to use these tapes on cards!

As shown with the first card, I love to use dies along with the washi tape to create a one-of-a-kind embellishment.

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To start, I cut a scrap piece of white cardstock just a bit larger than the die shape.  Pieces of tape were adhered to the paper and then die-cut.

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The other umbrella components were die-cut from various 6X6 “I Love Sunshine” papers.  Strips of decorative border sticker were added to the top and bottom of the card and the design left fairly clean-and-simple.

Creative use of Decorative Tape by Shellye McDaniel using the "I Love Summer" collection by #echoparkpaper

For the second card I implemented a brick-laying pattern using two different washi tape designs and a 3.5”X4.75” cardstock paper.

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Start at any area at the top of the paper and place a small strip of tape at a diagonal angle.  Place the second strip of tape so that the end matches up with the end of the first strip.

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Continue with the pattern until the desired look has been achieved.

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A matching set of flip flops (chipboard sticker) was placed at the bottom, along with a sentiment sticker and a couple of flowers.  Again, a quick and simple card to brighten someone’s day!

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Products:
I Love Sunshine
ILS86003 Pinwheel Afternoon
ILS86005 Sandy Toes
ILS86008 Sun Beams
ILS86014 Element Sticker Sheet
ILS86015 Alpha Sticker Sheet
ILS86022 6×12 Chipboard
ILS86023 6×6 Paper Pad
ILS86026 Decorative Tape – Flip Flops
ILS86027 Decorative Tape – Dots
ILS86032 Summer Days Die Set

Jack and Jill Girl:
JJG81028 Enamel Dots

Source: Echo Park

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