Sunday, May 11, 2014

Washi Tape Letterpress Technique

Hello! Dropping in today to share my first entry to Paper Crafts Magazine's 2014 Gallery Idol Open Auditions! The beginning theme is decorative tape - so I put my thinking cap on to come up with something creative. As it turned out - I happened upon this idea by accident, from the leftovers of a failed idea! LOVE when that happens! 

I've never seen a technique like this - so I thought I would do a video to share how I did it. Here is the card I made using this technique:

Here is my video:

This picture might show the effect a little better - fun embossed and washi tape filled image and sentiment:

I used Paper Smooches Anchor Die, and the hello word from Quote Tag Dies.  I trimmed the front panel at a wonky angle, and added some score lines with my Score Buddy score board. I also layered some of the orange washi tape on strips of white cardstock, then attached that behind my front panel. Finished off with some jute twine tied in a bow, and attached the front panel with foam adhesive to a card base of PTI cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Best of luck to all those entering Gallery Idol this year!


  1. Awesome design and thanks for sharing the video.

  2. Love your card and what a cool technique! Thanks for the video - I will definitely be trying this in the future!

  3. This is super cute! I love the colors!

  4. Great card and wow! What a cool technique! Thank you so much for sharing it and doing a video!! I'll try it for sure! :)

  5. Very cool technique Heather - TFS!

  6. fantastic card! what a cool technique with a great look. thanks for sharing with us!