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1/6/12

Fun with Washi Tape!

Hi, everyone, Kelli here!  Today I'm going to be showing you something fun you can do with Washi Tape and hand sewing!  Before we get to the tutorial, let's talk about the main image on the card, the adorable Crafthouse Press - Dandelion Love stamp.  I stamped these cute little bunnies with Memento - Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics: E31, Y35, Y23, Y13, Y11 and R20 for the ears.  I didn't use any E31 on the small bunny because I wanted it to be a little lighter than the bigger one.  For the fur spots in the darker areas I took some E35 refill and put it on a paper towel and carefully dabbed it onto the image for some added texture.  For the blue sky I used the Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Broken China Distress Ink.  If you wanted the blue to come right up to the bunnies you can make a mask, but I kind of like the look of the white area around them.  The little jewels in the sky are from one of the Prima - Say it in Crystals packs.  I love these because they already have a bit of foam adhesive on the back so you can easily just pop them wherever you want them!
Here are some pictures of the finished card followed by the Washi Tape tutorial!




Here are the main items you'll need.  I used two different widths of Washi Tape, but you can pretty much do this with whatever sizes you have.  I cut a piece of white card stock to 4 1/4" (width of my card) x 1".  I chose the 1" because it was just a little shorter than the width of the fatter Washi Tape and I knew I wanted to cut it down some.  Something to keep in mind is that the Washi Tape is thin like tissue, so whatever color that is under it, you'll be able to see through, so that's why I chose to use white.  Then, just a paper piercer, some embroidery floss and a needle big enough for the floss.

You've probably seen people do this technique with regular ribbon, but this is pretty much the same idea, just gather it and stick it down so that there are folds.  It doesn't have to be perfect, it actually looks better if it's a little messier.

After I got all the way across, I flipped it over and cut off the excess tape that was hanging over the card stock.

I got really into what I was doing and didn't take a pic between these two steps, but after that I stuck the smaller Washi Tape along the top edge where I cut off the excess from before.  Then I made holes along the seam of the two tapes with my paper piercer.  After that I just started hand sewing using the holes I made!

I just taped the ends of the floss to the back of the paper since no one will see it.  Then I tied a bow and used some Glossy Accents to stick it on.  It's also good to use on the knot of the bow, it helps keep it from untying itself!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!  :)

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