Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Faux washi tape card

Surfing around the other day, I came across this fab card, by Therese at Lost In Paper.  I carried it round in my head for a while, & this is what I came up with.

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II (PTI); Mesh (Visible Image); Background Stripes (Hero Arts); Circus Animals (My Cute Stamps)
Ink: Pear Tart, Bahama Blue , Tuxedo Black (Memento); Mediterranean Blue (Brilliance); Versamark
Font: EcuyerDAX, Worstveld Sling Extra
Card base: A6, hammered white (Paper Mill Direct)

I wanted to make it look as if the frame were stuck on with washi tape.  I don't possess any washi tape, as it is hard to come by in the UK, so I made me a stencil.
I tried both ends out before stamping on the card, & the zig-zag end was just too fussy, given that the stamps I used left quite a lot of white space.

I designed the frame in Studio, & sketched it lightly in place prior to stamping.

Then I masked off the pieces of frame that would be under the 'tape' (not quite as accurately as I thought... there are a few big gaps!), & ran the card through the printer.

I stamped the seal once on the card & again on a scrap of blue & added some Versamark polka dots.  Cut out the blue seal using my new favourite tonic studios scissors, & stuck in place with Pritt stick.

Decided something was missing, so added the ball.

Took a few photos, smiled smugly & congratulated myself that all the ink was in the right place... opened the card & found a HUGE great ink smudge.  Don't know how it got there ;).  Still, gives me an excuse to play all over again!


  1. This is fantastic!! LOVE the faux washi tape, it's turned out just perfect.... now you've got me thinking too! Thanks for the shout out, it's been awesome to see your design! Good luck with the smudge, you'll think of something I'm sure.
    ps I adore this Circus Animals stamp set, I used it for my first ever publication.

  2. Oh this is most definitely the best looking stamped faux washi tape..... What a great idea :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Clever! I haven't see this trick before! I have a friend who has made faux washi tape too. Once she stamped Scotch tape. Another time she bought the blue or red paint tape from a hardware store and stamped that. Great job! This looks great!


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