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.