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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Going Out of My Comfort Zone With Washi Tape Part 2

As I have mentioned before, I am done with this cold weather and am in serious need of spring, so I made a couple of flowers and continued to play with washi tape and this Atlantic Hearts Sketch:

First I combined the black lacy tapes I couldn't resist from Micheal's with Close to My Heart's Silver Geometric tape and some strips of Black Glitter paper and added a pink flower to make a romantic card for my husband:

Next I used CTMH's Silver Geometric, Smoothie Striped, and Juniper tape from the Christmas catalogue to make a birthday card with a tropical feel:

To make the flowers I started by using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut flower 7 (page 39, 2.5, 2.25, 2.0, 1.75 inches for pink flower, 2.5, 2.25, 2.25 for white) out of Colonial White cardstock.  Next I used an embossing stylus to score lines from the center outward on each flower.  For the pink flower I sponged the whole flower with Blush working lighter in the center and heavier at the edges.  For the white flower I sponged the very edges with Smoothie.  Then I shaped the petals with my fingers.  The centers are Colonial White Paper Flowers (sponged with Juniper for the white flower) that were retired years ago and Pewter Designer Brads.  I used foam tape to attach the completed flowers to the cards.  Here is a detail view of the pink flower. 

I have to thank the ladies at Atlantic Hearts for giving me the inspiration to try washi tape.  I am a convert.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Smoothie, Colonial White, and Black cardstock, Black Glitter paper
Ink:  Smoothie, Blush, Slate
Stamp:  Holiday Tags
Embellishments:  Geometric Silver, Juniper (retired), and Smoothie Striped Washi Tape with Black washi tapes from Michael's, Colonial White Paper Flowers (retired), Pewter Designer Brads, Gray Sparkles
Other:  Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge


  1. More gorgeous cards- the 3D flower is beautiful!

  2. Fabulous, great work on the flower, the detail on the petals is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  3. Beautiful cards, Hansi! I especially love the black and white washi card. Your flowers are wonderful with just the right amount of distressing. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  4. Hansi, I love your work !! Thank you for sharing with us at AHSC!!

  5. The flowers are perfect! Such talent. This card is just beautiful!

  6. what a beautiful card..I love your take on the sketch.
    thanks for join us on the AHSC,
    Design team member

  7. Love Love Love the flowers! Your card is great! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the two different color. And that flower! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at AHSC :)

  9. Another super one Hansi. Awesome cards. Thanks again for joining us. Love your cards.

  10. I love when you do this!--show us the evolution of your creative process... The Valentines on the previous post were uniformly GORGEOUS! I have read that if you want to cut washi covered shapes with the Cricut, that cutting them upside down (ie, the washi tape side against the cutting mat) works well. Haven't tried it meself, just sayin'

  11. Hansi, these are absolutely lovely! I am definitely going to try a washi background after seeing this!