Washi Tape Stripes – Terrific Tags with Michelle

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle here. When was the last time you used washi tape on projects? I love adding washi tape to envelopes but it isn't that often that I use it on cards or tags. Today I am creating a background of washi tape for my tag. This then becomes the focal point when I add it to a card!

Washi Tape Stripes for a background or focal point

Washi Tape Stripes

I started off by taking the Cherry Blossom Slim Washi Tape Set and adding the tape to a panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, with small gaps in-between the stripes. The cardstock just needs to bigger than the tag that you are cutting out. I am using tags today, but you could cut any shape from this panel. The great thing about washi tape is that it is removable, so if you do not add it on straight, you can reposition it easily!

Washi Tape Stripes for a background or focal point

Adding a Focal Point

I took one of the tags from the Terrific Tags Die Set and cut it from the panel. I then took another panel of white cardstock and added Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back. This was run through my die cutting machine with the smallest of the Spring Roses Die Set. The roses were twice with the adhesive sheet on the back and once without. They were stacked up with the one without the adhesive sheet at the bottom.

Washi Tape Stripes for a background or focal point


The rose was then added to the tag with glue. I took the sentiment from the Flower Vine Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off the tag, I added twine through the top and tied it in a bow. I also added jewels for some added sparkle.

Washi Tape Stripes for a background or focal point

Creating a Card

To add the tag to a card, I took the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Plate and ran it through my die cutting machine with a panel of white cardstock. This die is so pretty! I love all the debossed piercing details! I then adhered it flat to an A2 white card base.

Washi Tape Stripes for a background or focal point

The card base was cut down so that it was 4 inches wide. This is so that I could adhere the tag with Glue Tape and have the leaves hanging off the edge but it still fit in a standard sized envelope. As you can see, the washi tape stripes that were once a background, have now become the focal point!

You can check out the full process video below or on YouTube.

I hope that has given you some inspiration on using washi tape. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


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Delia Wilkes October 3, 2021 - 10:05 AM

Really beautiful card. Thank you so much for your inspiration ❤️

Carol McCready October 3, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Great tags. Thank you for the inspiration.

Carol Henderson October 3, 2021 - 11:56 AM

Love the idea and love the card!

LauraJane October 4, 2021 - 12:07 PM

Tickled PINK to know that Michelle will be creating Altenew TAGS on a regular basis! Knowing what to do with tags has been a challenge for me. Thanks for the video too!!

Karen T October 15, 2021 - 4:43 PM

So very beautiful 😍


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