Make Your Washi Tape Work For You!

by Terri

Hi, Altenew Friends! Terri here today, sharing two cards that feature Washi Tapes and how to make your washi tape work for you!

I'm sure we all have a few rolls of Washi Tapes laying around in our craft spaces, but how often do we use them? If you're like me, probably not often enough. I'm a firm believer that a crafting product needs to be useful in at least 3 ways to earn itself a space in my small craft room.

Washi tape has always been a grey area for me as I find it easy to either cover a card front with it or die-cut from it, but where's my third way? Well, today's post has solved that problem! Have you ever embossed your washi tape? I hadn't until this week! I have created two cards featuring this technique, let's take a look.

Altenew rose petal washi tape bouquet of love stamp sentimnet baners sentiment strips sentiment strips 2 garden harmony terri koszler

Embossing on Washi Tape

For each of the cards, I started by adding strips of washi tape to a piece of thick card white card. I left a little white gap between each strip, it gives the look of a paint chip sample card. Here I used the Rose Petal Washi Tape Set, I cut the panel to measure 3″ by 4.15″ and then ran it through my die cut machine with the Garden Harmony 3D Embossing Folder. Just look at how beautiful the detail is.

I prepared an A2 notecard by stamping the Bouquet of Love Stamp using Obsidian Pigment Ink. I love how clean and crisp the image looks on the white card. I added the embossed panel using foam tape into the center of the card, allowing the stamped image to poke out from beneath.

Altenew rose petal washi tape bouquet of love stamp sentimnet baners sentiment strips sentiment strips 2 garden harmony essential black and white enamel dots terri koszlerTo add my sentiment, I used the newly released Sentiment Banners Cover Die. This cover die is amazing and something I've dreamed of having for a while. I like that it cuts lots of perfectly sized banners that I can then stamp on using the Sentiments Strips Stamp Set and Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set. There is also a coordinating Hot Foil Plate available that adds a foiled border to the banners, but today's cards do not feature it.

After adding the sentiment banners to the embossed panel, I added a few black enamel dots from the Essential Black and White Enamel Dots set. I'm a huge fan of black, pink, and white cards, so this one really makes me happy.

Ombre Embossed Card with Washi Tape

Altenew way to go sea shore wahi tape pink perfection camellia 3d embossing folder terri koszlerMy second card uses the same embossed washi tape technique, this time using the Sea Shore Washi Tape Set and the Pink Perfection Camellia 3D Embossing Folder.Again it gives such detail and interest to the background.Altenew way to go sea shore wahi tape pink perfection camellia 3d embossing folder essential black and white enamel dots terri koszlerTo add the sentiment, I placed 3 strips of the darkest washi tape on to white card and cut the top layer from the Way To Go Die Set. This die set has two dies that allow you to layer the sentiment. I cut the base layer from a white card and glued them together. The Way to Go Die Set also has two smaller dies which cut “Congrats” and “You Rock.” These builder-style sentiment sets allow you to tailor the sentiment to suit the recipient or occasion. I chose the “Congrats” die and cut it three times from white card, adhering them together to give a faux chipboard effect. Finally, I added a few white stars from the Essential Black and White Enamel Dots set to finish the card.

I hope today's handmade cards allow you to look at your washi tapes in a different way and get more out of your crafty stash.

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4 comments

Mischelle Smith December 21, 2021 - 12:22

I too, have quite a few rolls of washi tape. I feel I’m not getting the most out of them. I will be using your ideas on my thank you notes. I think the Altenew Academy has a washi tape class. If so, once things calm down from the holidays, I will look into taking the course.

Thanks for the great washi ideas. 😊

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Altenew December 21, 2021 - 14:28

That’s great to hear! Hope you maximize the use of your washi tapes soon! Happy crafting! :)

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Kristine Boydstun December 22, 2021 - 16:54

Beautiful cards! I love this idea. I have lots of Altenew washi tape, and I’ve covered a whole card front and embossed, but I haven’t done it this way! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Altenew December 27, 2021 - 10:50

You’re welcome, Kristine! ❤️ Glad to know this gave you some crafty inspiration!❤️

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