Two Ways to Combine Washi Tape, Stencils, and Background Dies

by May Sukyong Park

Hello Altenew friends, Norine here with you today with a couple of cards that use a variety of media for fun and interesting combinations.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 1 scaledI wanted to use a (before now) unopened roll of Painted Orchids Washi Tape and in the process, I incorporated some other at-hand supplies to complement.

Let's get started!

To start, I adhered a full length of the patterns on the Painted Orchids Washi Tape onto white cardstock and set about fussy cutting each whole design.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 2 scaled“Thinking of You” Card

I really love this complete wreath that is part of the design of this washi tape and I wanted to make a card that focused entirely on that.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 7 scaledNext, I used the Wonderful Wreath Stencil and some Misty Morning Crisp Dye Ink to create an indistinct wreath pattern on a piece of watercolor cardstock.  I chose that kind of paper only because of the color. Also, I didn't like the look of a stark white cardstock as much, and the choice of watercolor paper seemed richer and more subtle.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 5 scaledThen, I splattered the stenciled card front with watercolor paint from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set and stamped a sentiment from the Just Jasmine Stamp Set and heat set with Platinum Embossing Powder. After that, I used some foam tape on the back of the fussy-cut wreath to adhere it to the card front and to allow it to stand out from the stenciled design. Next, I cropped the card front on all sides and matted it with a coordinating shade of cardstock.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 8 scaled“Hello Lovely” Card

For the second card, I incorporated the Cozy Flannel Cover Die. First, I watercolored over an A2-sized piece of watercolor paper with the Sea Shore shade of paint in the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set, using an uneven hand and applying more color in some spots and less color in others.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 11 scaledOnce dry, I die-cut it with the Cozy Flannel Cover Die and applied a sheet of Press ‘N' Seal over the top so that I could keep it intact after removing it from the die. Then, I applied spots of glue to the backside of the painted and die-cut watercolor paper, creating the random pattern you see here. I laid the die-cut cardstock onto another piece of watercolor paper and used a stylus to press out the portions of the die-cut I wanted to use.

Altenew PaintedOrchidsWashi WonderfulWreathStencil cozyflannelcoverdie 10 scaledAfter the pieces of the die-cut were glued in place, I splattered with more watercolor paint, darkening the shade slightly to match the darker leaves on the washi tape designs. I stamped another sentiment from the Just Jasmine Stamp Set, using Lagoon Ink. Then, I positioned several matching floral images onto the card front and adhered them with strong double-sided adhesive. Once again, I cropped the card front to allow a mat of coordinating cardstock to show.

Both of these cards are very straightforward, requiring little artistic effort, and just basic crafting skills. Plus some fun products, of course! I love the many beautiful Washi Tape Designs in the Altenew store that make cardmaking simple and easy.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


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Painted Orchids Washi Tape
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Cozy Flannel Cover Die
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barbara lassiter April 23, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Both cards are gorgeous! I love the wreath card and at first I thought you had created the second card background with embossing paste. What you did is even more amazing and resulted in that beautiful card.

Karen Hale April 23, 2020 - 11:57 AM

WOW, FABULOUS cards! Amazing technique on both projects.

Carole April 23, 2020 - 12:50 PM

These are both wonderful! The background for the second card is especially creative. Beautiful work.

Maureen Reiss April 23, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Soooo Pretty!!!

Shirley Desrochers April 23, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Hello, I didn’t understand your instructions but the cards are pretty.

Tara Prince April 23, 2020 - 5:51 PM

so very pretty!

Carol E. Wortman April 23, 2020 - 8:19 PM

WOW…if that second card is with “little artistic effort” no wonder most of your creations are so breathtaking, Love the glue positioning trick, use it all the time. Thanks for what is probably your cas interpretation , I plan on copying this and will be one of my favorites! Thanks and please stay healthy!

Annette Gordon April 24, 2020 - 9:25 AM

These cards are fablous!! I love LOVE them! I like both of these cards equally. I really like the first one having the wreath inked in the background then florals popped up on top. what a great idea. And I love the paste with the floral images! It just is sooo pretty! WOW! Such stunning cards. Going to try this out on my next card. Ideas are now flowing!

Heidi Rees April 25, 2020 - 1:03 AM

Beautiful cards! I love the technique you used to create with the cozy flannel die, genius! I love the texture and color it brings!

Inkin' Chickie April 27, 2020 - 3:34 AM

Nice combinations of stencil, washi tape, die cuts, and watercolor. Beautiful designs.

Peggy Biggs April 27, 2020 - 8:50 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Well done…..

Annette Reed April 27, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Both cards are very pretty. The second is my favorite. I did have to read that part of the post several times before I figured out what you did. I’m much better with videos. I just really like the partial covering with the die cut pieces. And the color looks great.

Monica C April 30, 2020 - 12:55 AM

These are so gorgeous!

hugsprayerscards June 17, 2021 - 1:14 PM

both cards are beautiful, love the colours to complement the what tape


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