Fun with Washi

Hello all!  It feels like it's been ages since I played along in a challenge, so that is exactly what I set off to do yesterday morning.  PaperCrafts open auditions round of Gallery Idol started last week, so I thought that was a great place to start.  I have to admit, I struggle with washi tape and when I saw that was the theme for open auditions I hesitated, but I set out for a challenge and that's exactly what I planned to do, challenge myself!

To make this card, I started by lining an entire 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of card stock with various washi tapes from my stash.  I was intending to use it to line my card base, but it was way too loud for my liking.  Instead I die cut my sentiment from that piece using the Happy Trio Die.  That way I got the colors & patterns, but the print wasn't so overwhelming.  I also die cut my balloons from washi and added a bit more washi on the side of my panel.  I don't know how clever or creative my use of washi tape is, but I think the end result is fun and perfect for a young boy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy Monday!

Stamps:  Whole Lotta' Happy (WPlus9 Design Studio)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black (SU)
Accessories:  Whole Lotta' Happy Die Happy Trio Die WPlus9), Bakers Twine (SU), Washi Tape (various companies)


Deepti said...

Totally a winner! Great choice on washi colors :)

KimCreate said...

Great use of washi. I wanted to join the gallery Idol challenge but the washi challenge stopped me dead in my tracks!

Lisa said...

Love the black & red and our fun mix of patterns! Good luck ;)

Kara said...

this is awesome!!

Happy Dance said...

Saw this over in the Gallery! It's one of my favorites, too. I quite like this. It's out-of-the-box fresh. Great way to use Washi! Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

So cool Maureen, good luck!