Came up with something pretty in the stamp room and had to share how drop-dead easy it was! You can do this technique with any kind of washi tape, but I'm in a blingy sort of mood, so I used the new Year of Cheer specialty metallic washi tape, as well as copper and champagne foil cardstock. I wish the photos caught the gleam--the shine on this card is GORGEOUS in person!
PS--the greenish tint on the champagne foil is the reflection of the trees in my backyard. I try to take photos outdoors whenever possible here in Wisconsin, although sometimes that require sweeping snow off first!
Today I had to sweep off a mess of black walnut shells which I suspect were placed there by the same little booger that broke my birdfeeder. Here he is sprawled out on his favorite branch outside my kitchen window.
So anyway-- here's how to make these washi tape leaves! It's so easy I got all the steps in one photo. You can do this technique with any kind of die-cut. Hearts, stars, trees, etc. If you've got washi and aren't sure quite what to do with it, this is a great technique to get you started.
Take a scrap of cardstock that is sized a little larger than your die, and cover it with washi tape laid side by side with no gaps in between the lines. I like to lay mine in diagonal stripes as they are usually more interesting than perfectly vertical or horizontal ones.
Then just die-cut your shape! If you're recreating this exact card, I recommend no more than two of the leaves be washi tape and at least two be solid. With more washi tape leaves, it was just too busy-looking.
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One more tip: guess what? This washi tape trick works with punches, too! So all those shapes are also at your disposal.
Whaddya think--gonna try it? Leave me a comment and let me know if this sparked your imagination! Thanks for dropping in today.