Sunday, September 29, 2013

Whoopee! Washi!

Since I'm still trying really hard to complete Stampotique Challenge Blog's challenges, here's a card for their Washi Tape Challenge!

I had a piece of leftover 140 lb. Strathmore Mixed Media cardstock, so I covered it with black and white chevron-patterned Washi tape, alternating the direction the chevrons were pointed. When that was done, I sponged on a few colors of Fresco Finish Paint by Paper Artsy but kept the paint layers thin so that you could still see the tape pattern. I *think* (as in dimly recall) I used Stone, Irish Cream, and Mermaid, then let this piece air dry because I was afraid my heat gun would melt the Washi tape.

When it was dry, I stamped Stampotique's Stack of Birds using black Archival ink, then colored the birds and ground using Distress markers, which are slowly growing on me. I added some clear Gelly Glaze pen to the birds' eyes, which didn't hurt  them a bit. Weathered Wood Distress ink was sponged around the Washi'd stamped panel.

Patterned papers from one of MME's Lost & Found pads were layered and thin chevron-patterned Washi tape was layered over the seams where the patterns met. Three strips of the larger chevron-patterned Washi tape, that was used on the stamped panel), were added going horizontally.

A sentiment from justjohanna/Odd Bird Planet was stamped onto patterned paper using Onyx Black VersaFine ink and die-cut. A small scrap of leftover Strathmore Mixed Media cardstock was sponged with the same colors of Fresco Finish Paint as above, then die-cut, and used to mat the sentiment.

The sentiment and image panel were adhered to the card and the entire card was edged with Weathered Wood Distress ink.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Stampotique Challenge Blog #118: Washi Tape
A Creative Romance: Fairytale or Winged Creatures
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Things with Wings


  1. Very creative card, Kathi! Love the chevron Washi and the cute image and sentiment!

  2. Oh my gosh those birds are so cute! Love them. Your card is beautiful. Cheers, Shirleyx

  3. I just can't get into the washi tape craze but you of course make it look fabulous!

  4. I love how you worked over the graphic tape to create an interesting background! Very nice card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. You have not only created a great card, Kathi, but the detail in the background onto which you stamped your "Stack of Birds" just has so much interest and texture. This is just so well constructed. Good on you!!

  6. Thank you for joining the washi challenge! I love your composition!
    Val :)

  7. Fab card Kathi! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC. XOXO

  8. Beautiful card! I like all the layers and how you used a washi tape. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. Magda x

  9. love the whole concept and of course the birds

  10. So glad you didn't hurt their eyes. Have to be careful of birdies, doncha know.
    This card is too cute! Love those birdbrains--and the fun sentiment for them. Love your fab Washi tape & design, too! And really great coloring. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  11. Another fab creative design! You know I'm a bit of a washi fan and I love the graphic design of the one you've used. Cute birdies too :)

  12. These birds are adorable. Love your use of washi tape!

  13. Great image Thanks for sharing at A Creative Romance hugs Rebekah xx