Saturday, 1 September 2012

Fantastic Ribbons Design Team - Washi Tape

It is my great pleasure to be able to let you know that I was recently asked to be part of the wonderful Fantastic Ribbon design team. Along with 9 other lovely ladies I will be bringing a ribbon related project to you every month. This month we are highlighting wonderful washi tape!
I've never worked with washi tape before, but seen it on lots of blogs and thought it looked really interesting. What can I say other than "AMAZING!"
The best way to describe it is like patterned masking tape, its slightly translucent and not too sticky, which means its easy to reposition. I have 2 cards to share which highlight how fantastic washi tape can be as an addition to any card.

The first card I have used two different designs of washi tape(stripes from Art Deco and green polka from  Dolly Mixture) and I just wrapped them around some scrap white card alternating each pattern. You could do this with as many different designs as you can get your hands on!
The next thing I wanted to try was paper piecing! With the washi tape being self adhesive it means you don't have to fiddle around with the tiny sections getting glue everywhere!
Because you're not dealing with a block of paper you have to stick the washi tape to a non slip surface like a craft mat. I lined up the stripy pattern for her skirt on two separate pieces of washi tape, and her beret and waistcoat fitted on a single piece. 

Here's a close up of the finished girl with her washi clothing!

Stamps: Kirsty Wiseman - Petit Bug, Paper smooches - Simply said

My next card is completely CAS! I took the stripey washi tape and again wrapped it around some scrap white card, but this time left a narrow gap between each strip, and then used some embroidery threads in rainbow colours between each strip. A bold sentiment over the top is all that this card needs! I think I'm going to have to order loads of rolls of this stripe, as its just amazing!
Stamps:  Paper smooches - Simply said

For more washi tape projects from the Fantastic design team keep an eye on the Fantastic Ribbons blog.



  1. Well done on joining the Fantastic Ribbons team! Excellent uses for Washi tape - I love the "paper piecing". I have some rolls but haven't got around to using them yet - must go and dig them out! M x

  2. Congrats on your appointment. x

  3. i love the washi clothes on the girl. that is such a cute use for it! it's so much fun, i'm sure you're already addicted :)

  4. I love how you've used your washi tape...super cards!