Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Butterfly Challenge #36 Butterflies + W is for Washi Tape

Edit. Mental note, do not try to link someone else's post into WOYWW as a favour when using tablet. Managed to link this post instead of Princess Judy's, so if you came to see my desk am sorry! Have asked Julia to remove the link. Asses ears time here :-) 

So, the latest challenge over at Mrs A's is to use washi tape along with the usual butterfly (singular or plural!). I whistled up a really quick card - if you don't count the huge double layered die cut butterfly I carefully made and then decided against using:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- slightly smaller piece of the same white card with three strips of washi tape wrapped around opposite corners. I have this 'thing' about not being able to bring myself to tear washi tape across and then just add it in strips across the card front - although I love it when others do this - it's the torn edges that I can't handle

- the sentiment was stamped next, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and Winnie and Walter's sentiment set called 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy'

- as I said, I made a die cut double layered butterfly and it just wasn't right - then I found a NBUS packet of black Papermania Vinyl Butterflies so used one of those instead

- added a few bright pink gems down the butterfly's body and called it done

Di
x

23 comments:

Carol L said...

It's colorful, bright, and the washi tape makes for one pretty card! Bling on sweet butterfly..........

LesleyG said...

Very colorful and pretty Di. I haven't got the washi tape thing at all, but yours looks lovely xxx

vinita jain said...

Pretty and sweet creation Di! Addition of washi tape is very beautiful with flutter by!

Jane Willis said...

I know what you mean about tearing the washi tape - the couple of times I've tried doing that I was so uncomfortable with the results that I hid the ends under embellishments! And I think the lovely bold bright lines of your tapes would look all wrong with torn ends. Super bright, vivid card!
Jane

Sarah said...

Fantastic colours Di, very bold and beautiful and the black butterfly and sentiment really pops xx

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Pretty card Di-Love the combination of the bright Washi and the simple butterfly-perfect!
I too struggled with that Washi tape tearing!!I REALLY wanted to make those ends neat on my card this week-but I threw caution to the wind,and got in touch with my reckless side and just ripped it off LOL!!
Have a lovely day,Hugs,Nessa xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Di.

Barb said...

Pink, purple and butterflies - the perfect combination. Barbxx

SARN said...

Dear Princess Judy . . . oh, it's YOU Di?!!!! Ha ha ha . . . . oh well, I'd blame it on the tablet(s) too! Snort!

Onto your card . . . loving the washi tape and the pretty butterfly with that lush sentiment.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SARN said...

Me thinks you've been eating TOO MUCH chocklit on your macrame hammock! That's what really did it! xxx

Mrs A. said...

Well I don't mind a bit of free publicity!!
Now have you been in cahoots with The Doc. Do I detect a bit of OCD going on!
Love the patterns and colours on the washi tape. Perfect combination. Love , love the plastic coated butterfly. Who knew they existed. Thankyou for fluttering by . Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is so bright and pretty Di and the butterfly and sentiment on that diagonal panel is just perfect. I have never used washi tape so need to get some soon. x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. Love the way you have used the washi tape and the butterfly is beautiful. I have problems with washi - would like to make more use of it but so far I've mostly used it on scrap layouts. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thank you for trying though! Love your pretty colors and that fab butterfly. I was wondering what letter the butterfly challenge was on about the other day. I didn't wonder enough to turn on the computer though. Thanks for solving that mystery. Maybe I can dig out a roll or two washi and play along! PJ

Brenda in IN said...

I love seeing how this washi tape has been used. I have a lot of it and never use it on anything. I must start using it! You used it to good advantage. This is the cutest card. I really love that butterfly.

Kathleen said...

Mrs A has a lot to answer for, she needs to come with a health warning, great card though Di and love the pink gems and your washi tape. Hope all is well with you.

Kath x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Di, love the card and the washi tape is a great idea. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

MaryH said...

Easy to see _You_ know how to use washi to best effect. This is lovely and the colors + patterns worked so nicely as borders. Love the hot pink with the b&w graphic look. The vinyl centerpiece looked very nice with the washi & the vinyl had a nice shine to it. Very graceful design as well. I don't know about the asses ears over there, but I sure did like the turn of phrase!! Hope you are enjoying your little break (and I HOPE you are taking one too!) TFS & Hugs

Eve Maynard said...

Hello Di
before I go on just to let you know that I can't send any emails at the moment - GGGRRRRHHHHH!!!!!!
I upgraded to Window 10 and solved my blog problem BUT now I can't send emails......that sledge hammer is going to come out again!!
Your card is beautiful and I adore that pretty butterfly with its dainty pearls.
I'm off to catch up with the playground comments as I've been shopping in Exeter today!
Speak soon
Eve xx

Twiglet said...

Hi Di - good to see you! Love the card -never used washi tape but the effect is great. x Jo

Liz said...

Love your card! Great colours and a great way to use the washi tape. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh this is so pretty, Di! I love how you used the washi tape on the diagonal at the corners - will have to try this myself! Such pretty colours and designs as well! Your vinyl butterfly is beautiful! I was so happy to see your card over at the Butterfly Challenge!

Karen Petitt said...

That is gorgeous Di! I have some Washi tape but really not sure what to do with it lol! Although you have given me some inspiration now - thank you! Karen xx