Creativity Unlocked Feat: Gradient Washi Tape | Dimensional Die-Cutting

by Jenny

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Hi there, everyone! It's Jenny here and today I'm sharing a card inspiration featuring the new Gradient Washi Tape – Green Valley and some dimensional die-cutting! This is part of the NEW Boho Chic Gradient Washi Tape Release Bundle, so if you're looking for other colors, go and grab this fun washi tape bundle!

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Gradient Washi Tape – Green Valley

This washi tape has blocks of alternating green shades – I'm featuring both rolls available on my project today. Green Valley A features Firefly blending into Grass Field, and Green Valley B features Shadow Creek blending into Mountain Pine. The tape is 2.7 inches wide which makes it great for creating backgrounds or using to die cut – I'll be featuring die cut washi on today's project.

Altenew Dimensional DieCutting with Gradient Washi Tape

Die-Cutting Gradient Washi Leaves

I'm also pairing the Green Valley with another complementary washi tape – the Watercolor Strokes Washi Tape. l overlaid strips of the washi tape onto 80lb Solar White Cardstock panels, adhering them down and folding the excess around the back of the panel.

You can die cut washi panels with anything, but I thought the greens paired well with the Leaf Mix and Tropical Leaf Mix die sets. I die cut both the lighter and darker colors with the more solid leaf dies.

Altenew Dimensional DieCutting with Gradient Washi Tape

I then repeated this with the Watercolor Stripes washi and the more delicate overlay pieces in the die sets. I adhered the watercolor stripes pieces over the top of the solid leaf pieces with liquid glue and then set them aside to dry.

Die-Cutting Window on the Gradient Washi Tape

Using a few more of the more delicate leaf dies, I took another panel of white cardstock and arranged them in a triangular pattern around the top and right-hand edges and then ran them through the die-cutting machine. It cuts small windows under which a background can peep through!

Altenew Dimensional DieCutting with Gradient Washi Tape

Creating A Gradient Washi Background

Using another panel of white cardstock, I completely covered it with Gradient Washi, adhering them horizontally across a panel. Using liquid glue I overlaid the window panel over the top, letting the Gradient Washi peep through.

I then adhered a few of the leaf die cuts over the top of the windows, using foam squares, adding dimension and a multi-layered look. That small leaf up in the top right was actually a negative from a die-cut that I kept and thought looked good there!

Altenew Dimensional DieCutting with Gradient Washi Tape

Stacking the Gradient Washi Leaves Horizontally

I stacked the remaining leaves horizontally using foam squares, towards the right-hand side of a landscape panel of white cardstock. I alternated the light and dark die-cuts, slightly overlapping them.

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Finishing Touches

I added a sentiment on each card using the Monsteras and Quotes Stamp Set using Obsidian Pigment Ink. I then adhered the panels onto white notecards made from 100lb Solar White Cardstock using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. For a finishing sparkle, I added Satin Gold Sequins here and there.

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new washi tape bundle!

Altenew Decorative Enamels Die Set Gradient Washi Tape Warm Cozy AB 4 Laura Jane

Add a mosaic feel to your background by ripping strips of the washi tapes and adhering them to a panel. This is more of a “go with the flow” thing, so don't hold back and be as creative as you want! LauraJane's card features the Gradient Washi Tape – Warm & Cozy A and Gradient Washi Tape – Warm & Cozy B. Learn more about her card HERE.

Altenew Gradient Washi Tape Glacier Caves Rattan Stripes Die Boho Arrow Stamp Die Bundle Glacier Coves A Washi Tape Virginia Lu scaled

If you need to add a bit of interest to your background – just a bit, not too much – a strip of the gradient washi tapes will do! Check out Virginia's card HERE.

Altenew Gradient Washi Tape Glacier Caves Stained Glass Medallion Die Set Cool Summer Night Washi Tape Silver Metallic Thread Virginia Lu scaled

Add some pizzazz to your die-cut elements by cutting them out of these washi tapes – easy peasy!

Altenew Swamp Buttercup Stencils Swamp Buttercup Die Wild Geranium Stamp Wild Geranium Die Green Valley A Gradient Washi Tape Michelle Short

Another subtle way to use these washi tapes is by adding a thin strip as a border on your panel – just like Michelle did HERE.

What do you think about the new Boho Chic Gradient Washi Tape Release Bundle? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!


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Candy B February 8, 2023 - 3:08 PM

It is a little confusing. So you die cut the Washi? And it is sticky right? Just not sure how one does all of this, sorry.

Jenny February 8, 2023 - 4:05 PM

Hi – you adhere the washi to white cardstock first, then die cut :)

Tara C Prince November 27, 2023 - 10:35 AM

amazing cards


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