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Make Your Own Washi Tape!

Hi Everyone!  My name is Julissa (but I go by Jules) of Paper Gems by Jules.  I just gotta tell ya… this is truly a dream come true.  I absolutely love Unity Stamp Co. and would quietly admire the artists, design team members and everyone on the Unity Show & Tell Facebook page.  I loved the stamps, the cards, the art… I loved it all.  So the fact that I get to share with all of you my love for Unity is a true dream… so thank you for sharing this with me.

For my second blog, I wanted to highlight the NEW July 2020 Sentiment Kit “Aging Gorgeously.” Yet another amazing sentiment kit with so much to offer.  And although I’m instantly drawn to the floral, I wanted to do something a little different.  I loved so many sentiments, I wanted to use them all… so let’s use a bunch!  Follow along for this fun technique to making a washi tape card… without the washi tape. 💁🏻‍♀

Steps to make your faux washi tape:

Step 1.  Stamp your sentiments across your card layer.  I personally love using my Misti Stamping Tool to make sure things line up perfectly.  For these, I did each line separately to space things accordingly.

Step 2.  I used my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat to line up the card for the inking step.  In order to keep it still, I used micropore tape on the back of the card layer and adhered it to the glass mat using the bottom lines.

Step 3.  I used Post-It Removable Labeling Tape to mask the the second line of sentiments.  This is where we start to get inky!

Step 4.  Using the removable tape, I block off each section and color it in, butting up the tape to the end of each line so it looks like washi tape!

Step 5.  Color in the candles.  I tried to match the ink colors using copics and colored in the candles.  But don’t put those markers away just yet… we have the last faux washi tape to do.

Step 6.  Using the same three colors used for the candles, I add dots to the 4th line of stamping.  Filling in a lot of the white and giving it a confetti feel.

Step 7.  To add a little dimension, I found some similar colored sequins and added them in between the lines.  I also used foam tape behind the card layer before adhering it to the preprinted plaid card base.  Boom… card is done!

I hope you enjoyed this easy card tutorial and found some inspiration for your next crafting adventure.  I’m so looking forward to sharing some crafty creativeness with all of you every Friday for a while!

Until next time, have a crafty day!


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Jul 15, 2020

Really fun idea! I love the way your card turned out! Great images and colors! :)

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