Sunday, 18 August 2013

Washi Tape for the Boys

The grunge look really lends itself to masculine cards and when combined with washi tape it's quite a nice graphic look with plenty of interest and the effect of layers, without actually having to make the cards too tizzy with patterned paper and embellishments.

This card has the sentiment from the set Chalk Talk stamped in Basic Black onto Pool Party.  I like the way the ink has turned out a little uneven, not unlike the effect you'd get on a chalk board.  However, if you like more ink, you can simply re-ink your pad before stamping especially if using stamps with lots of solid area like this one.
The washi tape is ripped at random lengths and stuck directly onto the Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the splotches from the Gorgeous Grunge set before adding the washi and because of it's translucence you can see the stamping through the tape, giving a layered effect.
My second card uses all the same supplies but this time with the Basic Grey washi.  

To create a patterned paper effect on white, I randomly stamped the images all over.  But wanting a focal point, I stamped the main sentiment first.  The last step was to frame the sentiment with washi, again torn so the lengths and ends are uneven.

I hope you like these washi tape ideas and find ways to use it in your crafting.  


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