Thursday, March 15, 2012

Play Date Cafe Day!

I haven't popped into the Play Date Cafe in a while.  The colors for this week caught my eye and immediately visions of using some of my washi tape stash danced before my eyes.  If you haven't heard about washi tape get ready for a treat - FUN stuff!  It is a japanese pseudo-masking tape that comes in a plethora of colors and patterns.  But it's better than masking tape because it peels right off without thrashing your paper if you change your mind.  It's great for jazzing up gifts and any number of crafty endeavors.  I've gotten most of mine from this fine Etsy shop, Pretty Tape.  Google washi tape and you'll find a ton of great ideas for using it. 

Anyway, back to my cards (went for 2 this time).  The assigned colors are Teal...Electric Green...Tangerine...Jeans.  And here is card #1:

See the thin horizontal patterned strips?  Washi tape!  Super easy.  Added some stickles to the pom pom dealy-bobber on top of the hat and a line of dry embossed dots next to the sentiment, too.

I made card #2 not only for PDCC123 but also for Splitcoast Stampers make-your-own-designer paper challenge (TLC 264).  I made my "paper" with Distress Stain and a Hero Arts background stamp.  (Click on the photo to see it in better detail.)

Let's throw in a Top Tip Tuesday tip too - Top Tip: Use painters tape to tape off an area of your card; tear it if you'd like a distressed, torn look. Ink the exposed area as desired (I used Wild Honey Distress Stain) and stamp with a background stamp (Wild Honey Distress Ink). Remove the tape and Voila!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by.  Leave a comment and tell me what you think.  Cheers!


  1. Beautiful bright colors - Please link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!


  2. wow never heard of the tape, sound s great. You card is fab-so bright and cheerful

  3. What fabulous colors--these are both amazing!!! :) And that tip is fabulous, too! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  4. Great tip for the masking. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  5. Great cards, love your Tip for masking and adding colour. Thanks for joining the Mother's Day/Buddy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  6. Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the first one! Those washi tapes are fab!!!

  7. Beautiful cards LOVE the second one brilliant!
    great tip too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

    PLEASE turn off word Verification it makes commenting so much easier for DT members thanks!

  8. SOOOOOOO amazing! You did a great job with this color story! LOVE that first card--love that image!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  9. Such a really beautiful way to inspire us and share your talents too! The colors are gorgeous and make for a fantastic mothers day celebration. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and please come back this Tuesday for another chance to join us!
    Tammy Louise


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