Monday Morning Make - DIY Washi Tape Challenge

This is a first for me.  I have never gotten on the washi tape bandwagon...never totally got why people were loving it so much, but now I know!  Thanks to Claire at Waltzingmouse stamps and her Monday Morning Make, I forced myself to get out of my own little comfort zone and try something new.  Not only try it, but make it myself too!  Claire's challenge this week is to make your own washi tape using tissue paper and double sided tape.
Here is what I came up with:



First off, I didn't have any tissue paper, so I rummaged through my daughters room since I am likely to find just about anything in her messy room.  She did have a shoebox and there was a bit of tissue paper in it.  First problem solved.  Second, I didn't have any double sided tape in the widths that I wanted, so I took a 6 x 6 scortape sheet and cut it into strips, laid it on the tissue and colored it with copics as Claire did in her tutorial.  I chose my colors from Colour Q #174.  I love this weeks colors of pink, autumn rose, brown and cream.  I was shocked the technique worked for me on the first try...the tissue colored just the way I wanted it to and dried really quickly.

Next I stamped a few patterns on the tissue.  I used several images from Waltzingmouse Woodgrain stamp set and also from Pic-nic Patterns.  For my card design, I used Retro Sketches #48.  Don't those little strips look like washi tape?

I stamped a polka dot background with the round circle from Woodgrain and layered it onto a PTI Tag Sale #7.  I added some cute pinwheels and a sentiment from Playful Pinwheels and stitched it all to a sheet of patterned paper by Recollections, Valentine's Day pack.  The tag has a little twine and the little image in the corner was a little snippet of washi tape left over with a couple of buttons layered on top.  I really like the way this one turned out and wouldn't be surprised if I finally decided to give washi tape a real chance and start to collect some.

18 comments:

Jeanne J said...

What a happy fun card Cathy - those pinwheels always make me smile, but then polka dots too? :))) I really love the colors you used and OMG that little chevron strip by that little stacked button? AWESOME! You have mastered Washi! And you didn't even have to buy any!!

This is gorgeous - love the colours and the pretty pinwheels. I've not got into the Washi thing either, but this was such fun and it's a perfect match to everything. Love your card!

Sunflower said...

Such a pretty card love the washi tape and the cute pinwheels.
Hugs Rizwana xx

Kara said...

such a fun card!! thanks for sharing it with us at the ColourQ!!

How fun with your pretty tapes and fun pinwheels!

Sharron said...

Your washi tapes look fabulous! I haven't tried this yet but it looks like fun and a perfect way to create matching designs. Love how the pinwheels make me think of a party!

Cathy your card is just beautiful and your washi is super sweet in the colourQ colours. All of your extra elements are perfectly placed. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Sadie said...

Very cute fun card!! Loving all the pink and the spinners.

Joyce said...

I am so glad that you are on the washi band wagon now. It's a fun wagon to be on. I love your card with the home made washi tape, and I love all the pretty washi tapes you made. I am laughing that you used this week's retro sketches--I had a plan in my head to do the WM challenge tomorrow, and use the retro sketch, too. Great minds think alike--we'll see what I can come up with.

Andi said...

Cathy, I have no clue or excuse for missing your ever so sweet pinwheels. Reminds of of the wonderful memories of childhood and ... Ohhhh, warmer weather. Ahh , can't forget those tiny little bubble suits Mom used to love so much. Pretty card. I love it.

Marybeth said...

Wow, look at you 3 challenges at once! I find that hard to do. LOVE this card , and your gorgeous washi tape. Cant wait to make some. Love the detail on your card, the tag, the button , the stitching and the beautiful papers. We missed you in the 12 kits .

Vickie Z said...

Love your washi...the colors look fabulous and those pinwheels are perfect!!

Renee said...

What a fabulous card!!
I'm lovin' the woodgrain...
especially the chevrons!
The colors are gorgeous...
it all came together so perfectly!
I don't think I'll be buying much washi...
seriously...
I will cause the trend to come to a screeching halt...
but I love knowing I can make my own if I want! :)

Cathy, this is such an amazing card. I love your home made Washi Tape, just so beautiful. I am the tissue paper queen in my family, I just hate to see it go to waste, you never know, I might just give this a try tonight. Thanks for the inspiration.

LeAnne said...

What a fun creation! Love your washi tape....it looks great with the sketch too! Thanks for using the CQC colors this week in your creation!

Super Jen said...

Your washi tape has a lovely soft, earthy look. Wonderfully done.

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous light and airy washi tape! Looks so sweet and vintage. The pinwheels are so cute in the little dotted window, Cathy! I have only used that tag die cut once and now I must get it out again!

Pauline said...

How fabulous Cathy, your tape looks fantastic! I love the pinwheels here, a great card!

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