Welcome to the new two-week challenge from Make My Monday, #172.  Our host for #172, Dawn, chose washi tape as the theme for the challenge.   Therefore, this challenge really required me to think outside the box because I have two rolls of washi, both of which are almost out.  

See if you can figure out where I used washi tape on my card:




If you guessed on the “thanks” sentiment die, you guessed correctly. Here’s the washi tape I used:

A Basic Card with a Thankful Message:

I finally ordered the Amazing Thanks die set and decided it would work for this card.

  • I started by layering stripes of the washi tape on a piece of scrap white cardstock. Since the rows of dots are spaced out, I placed the silver tape so that each stripe would allow some of the polka dots to show.
  • Then, I cropped out four more “thanks” pieces so I could layer them for a 3D effect. I did this mainly because I didn’t want to deal with dimensionals or the foam adhesive sheets when I was working on the card. The resulting sentiment turned out just like the picture I had of it in my head.
  • The Just Jade base of the card measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to form a tent card.
  • After running a piece of the Bumblee cardstock through the cut and emboss machine using the Subtles embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I cropped out the center using a stitched rectangle die to use as a mat for the sentiment. I used Bumblebee ink and the Artfully Layered stamp set to add the leaves to the cardstock mat.
  • The Artfully Layered DSP (designer series paper) measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I outlined it using a black Stamping Write Marker to make it pop off the Bumblebee layer. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.

Finishing Up:

  • Then, I wrapped a piece of the Just Jade chevron ribbon around the DSP and tied it on the right in a bow. I used a mini-glue dot to secure the bow to the DSP.
  • I already had the palm frond cropped and added it under the raised sentiment.
  • The sentiment mat is the only thing on dimensionals for this card. I put them there to accommodate the ribbon. My favorite adhesive, the multipurpose liquid adhesive, adhered everything else.
  • After I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and made the envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you will play along with this washi tape challenge!

Have a Peachy Day!


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