Friday, February 13, 2015

Here We Come a-WASHI-ing

Some might consider Friday the Thirteenth to be unlucky, but we JINGLE BELLES couldn't disagree more! This fortnight we have our lovely friend and fellow belle Lela Meinke (whom you might know as Serenity Stamper on SCS) here to hang out with us and she suggested our awesome prompt title! If you're thinking this challenge might involve making holiday cards that use washi or any other type of decorative tape, you're quite right; so without further ado, let's see a few tape-centric creations:

Lela says, "I had two weeks off for the holiday season, and I was feeling very creative. I wanted to see if I could come up with a theme. I was listening to Christmas music and scrolling through all the past themes on the blog history. All of the sudden, it hit me. “Here we come a-washi-ing.” And an idea was born. I made my own washi tape with instructions from Julie Balzer." (Be sure to check out Lela's SCS gallery for a full description and the link to Julie's tutorial!)

Stephanie says, "My collection of Washi Tape is large (okay, so extremely large is probably a more accurate description), so I decided to use lots of it to create a Washi Tape background.  I added a sticker sentiment, a doily, and blinged-out Christmas tree."

Lauren says, "I've been wanting to play along with Leslie's very first Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge, but there wasn't really a way to work in single strip or two of tape. So, like Stephanie, I decided to use a bunch of patterns and fill a whole panel. I started by laying one strip in the center on the diagonal, then added a strip at a time, at right angles, so that each addition is over the last tape but under the next. Since many of my tapes are sheer, you can also see a bit of the design on the lower tapes through the ones on top, which gives even more variety!"

Just in case anyone's still feeling a bit superstitious about Friday the Thirteenth, we've decided to make it even more desirable to link up with us this fortnight: one lucky random cardmaker will be chosen to win a little pack of holiday embellies which OF COURSE includes some fun washi tape:

So grab your washi, your deco tape, your fabric tape, or heck, even your duct tape; use it as an accent, make a fabulous background... or do something in-between; but be sure to link it up here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday February 25th. Keyword for galleries or Flickr is JB:15:04.


Marianne said...

Fun challenge and fabulous inspirtion, ladies. I don't have a lot of washi tape, but I should be able to come up with something this fortnight.

Leslie Hanna said...

WASHI TAPE?!?! Yes, please! I'm definitely playing this one!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love the samples, ladies! Great cards, great theme!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, a new challenge AND a giveaway?! Sounds like fun, just have to go check out Julie's tutorial because believe it or not I don't have any washi tape!

laurie said...

Looks like a fun challenge!

Lorraine said...

Once again kudos for the great inspiration! Great challenge.