Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WMMM - Washi Valentine

Have you seen the Waltzingmouse Monday Morning Make Claire posted?  The challenge this week is to make your own Washi!  You can get all the directions at the Waltzingmouse Makes Blog.  I am totally addicted to washi and am always looking for ways to sneak a little in my designs.  It never occurred to me to try to make my own - but it was fun and easy.  This one took a little trial and error for me.  I used vellum double sided tape that didn't want to release the tissue paper when I was done - it started tearing - so I wound up running it through my Xyron sticker maker.  I love that the colors and patterns will match my project every time! 

I like to use a frame on my project when I work with Washi because you can let the patterns and pretty paper weave through your design.  I fussy cut the heart wreath - but with all the free digi cut files Claire released today I really need to start thinking about an electric cutter!
If you have some time this week you might want to give this technique a try!  You can link up your designs at the Waltzingmouse Makes blog and you might just win a prize!

Jeanne

My HeartSweethearts
Off Beat BackgroundsPic-Nic Patterns

Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse  My Heart, 
Cardstock Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Kraft, Vintage Cream,  Sweethearts,  Pic Nic Patterns, Off Beat Backgrounds
Dies: Spellbinders Heart Circles, Standard Circles, Ribbon Banners
Tissue Paper, Vellum Tape
Ink: Ranger Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Stampin Up Real Red, 
1" Red Satin His & Hers Hobby Lobby
Embossing Plate Stampin Up / Sizzix Texturz Flourish

21 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...this is amazing Jeanne. Love the reds and pinks and how your DIY Washi looks behind the images. What a great effect!

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The DIY Washi tape is just fabulous and a perfect match to your card! Love the big bow too.

I know what you mean about an electric cutter (I'm thinking about a Cameo!!) ;)

Cathy Weber said...

You are too clever! Love your washi tape woven through your frames...great choice of stamps to make your tape too! I have sure been loving the red and pink cards you have been making lately!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous!!! I LOVE that stamp set from Waltzingmouse . Need it!! Your card is so pretty!!

Maria said...

Wow! What a fab idea to make your own washi! You did a fantastic job decorating your washi tape for this darling Valentine card! Love all the detail and gorgeous bow!

Vickie Z said...

Love those vertical washis!! Don't have a Xyron but, HAVE to get a silhouette...the only thing is....things keep coming up!! Will definitely be trying this!! Gorgeous card!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful beautiful card Jeanne, I need to play this week with my new stamps!

Suzanne said...

A stunning and classic color combo! And the bow is just oh-so rich and perfect!

Sharron said...

Beautiful Valentine, Jeanne! Love how gorgeous your washi tapes look behind your main image. You did an amazing job with this DIY project!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful!!!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Those WM images are perfect for washi!

Renee said...

Perfection!! :)
And I have to go buy some tape so I can try this...
running to get some in the morning...
because well...
I forgot it today! :(
But you used this technique so perfectly...
as always it's stunning!

Claire Brennan said...

I adore your combination of patterns Jeanne, beautifully co-ordinated!! hugs for playing along!

Sunflower said...

A stunning valentine card. Love the washi tape peeping through, the stamps go well with this technique. The beautiful bow looks gorgeous.
Hugs Rizwana

Julia Aston said...

How bright and beautiful with all the reds Jeanne! love the layers and the variety of stamps you used on your Washi tape!

Sadie said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant. I am Loving the red and your washi tape is so nice behind your cutout. Makes a lovely background.

Christina said...

How gorgeous! Your tapes are incredible--makes me think I should give them a try again. Love how they peek through the center of the heart.

Bumblebee said...

Wow, your washi tapes look amazing! I would have thought you'd bought them if I didn't know otherwise! Great card.

Super Jen said...

Valentine Day perfection. Your washi tape is gorgeous.

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful!! Just a classic Valentine. In fact this is what would pop into my head when I think of what a true Valentine should look like! Awesome pattern choices for your washi!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne! Lovely mix of patterns.