Friday, 30 August 2013

Less is More - Washi tape

This week's challenge over at Less is More is to use Washi tape - and this card came about mostly as I had the 'bow' die on my desk:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card stock

- three strips of Washi tape across a small piece of card which was then trimmed to a small square before being run through the Cuttlebug using SU's 'Square Lattice' embossing folder

- the 'bow' is die cut from a snippet of silver card using a die from Memory Box's 'Crisp Bows' set and just stuck on using a Quickie glue pen - one of those little gems I wouldn't be without

- no sentiment or anything else added either

I was sooooo pleased last week when Chrissie and Jen picked out this card for the LIM showcase - especially as I'd been having the vapours wondering if adding glitter using double sided adhesive sheet to the numbers would disqualify me:

Thank you ladies, you really made my day! Trumpet blowing session now over, stand easy :)



Benzi said...

Blow that trumpet! You certainly deserve to get to do that with that gorgeous winner card.

And, such an adorable CAS card for this week. Love that sweet bow. I may have to get over there and play with my Washi tape this week. :-)

jimlynn said...

CUTE!!! What a great way to use Washi!
Congrats on that win too!

scrappymo! said...

You are allowed to blow that trumpet! This was such a wonderful card...I loved the look of it and the technique of the glittered elements.

Amanda said...

Brilliant use of washi tape Di, I seem to buy it but only use to stick my dies to card before running through the ebosser lol. I am not in the least surprised your card was picked it is fab. Hugs, Amanda x

Kathyk said...

Love your washi card, well don on your gorgeous card being showcased too (it was fab btw)

Love the "lid" you use to display your card too .... MIchaels?


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Just perfect Di, so simple and stylish and perfect for less is more. I noticed you had been showcased... Who'll done you deserved it. X

Sandra H said...

Morning Di ......Many congrats on your winning card but l'm not surprised its gorgeous as is the Washi tape card its a brilliant idea and so effective.....have a lovely weekend x

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous little present card Di, love the washi tape idea.
Congrats on your win too, so very well deserved, I think it deserves the whole brass section!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant use of washi tape, Di, and the card is simply lovely - I can see that fab die getting a lot of use. And congrats on doing so well over at LIM - showcased! And quite right too, it's a fabulous card and I think the glittery numbers add that special something too and the dewdrop berries look good enough for a bird to eat :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sue - said...

I think this one just might be another showcase winner!

Kathyk said...

DI, I bought the EXACT same lid in Michaels but had to ask for it - it was tucked away with the candles but almost totally obscured from general view. It works just great though, doesn't it? I think you are right about it possibly being Yankee Candle originally though


Sarn said...

Good morning my friend . . . WOW this is an UBER-CAS card and I just LOVE it. You're so cooool!

MANY CONGRATS on being showcased over at LIM . . . totally deserved of course.

Happy Friday

Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

You can't catch me out Miss cos I got this bow die too. It's sitting right on my desk along with the candles and baubles and other stuff I wos enticed/forced into buying! Great idea with the washi tape.
hugs Mrs A.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic use of washi tape
gorgeous card
hugs Tamara

Linby said...

What an effective idea - love it.
It's good to blow your trumpet loud and clear occasionally!

roffeycreations said...

Fabulous card and well deserved recognition Di... Mxx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That is such a lovely card, Di. You carry on blowing your own trumpet. You go for that Gelli plate, and have fun. Don't forget that Barbara is the UK distributor and the starter kit is very good value, and don't forget she is on C&C this weekend, both on Saturday and twice on Sunday. Sorry for tempting you. xx Maggie

Karen said...

Another fab LIM card Di and pass the trumpet - you more than deserved to win with that awesome card! You should be blowing it long and loud Karen x

Darnell said...

I was over behind the maple bullying and distressing some inks when you started trumpeting, Miss Di, and I knew right off that you'd gotten well-deserved recognition for the glittery 12/25 card! You play quite well; wish you hadn't stopped so soon, to tell the truth! A little longer and I would have been able to snatch someone's cookie treat while they were enrapted! Remember that next time, please. Thank you.

I love your sweet Washi package card! It's what I would call - say it with me - well, yes, adorable, but also CASlicious!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Nelson said...

Fabulous card... Love how you used the washi. Thanks for joining us
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Crafty Lark said...

I love washi tape and this is a fab way of using it Di, also love your other cards and journal. xx Flora

Cathy said...

Brilliant use of washi tape Di, I love this little pressie! Congrats on your well deserved win too, that was a fabulous CAS card :) Cathy x