Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Washi You Were Here–LOL!!

 

Washi You Were Here

Hello Kiddles!!

 

I’m back today to share a little morsel I cooked up for the latest Moxie Fab World Challenge – Get Daring With Decorative Tape.  I am such a fan of Cath’s challenges, and this one is no exception, especially since she forces me to use untouched craft supplies that I’ve had for eons.  So for that, I thank you, Cath!!  Plus, her inspiration almost always revs up my mojo – again, many thanks, Cath!!  LOL  Coincidentally, this week’s CARDS Gallery Challenge is to use Washi Tape, too – the stars are aligned!!

 

So, my vision was a city skyline – maybe a Miami Beach city skyline.  LOL  I recently picked up a new EK Success Plaid Border Punch that I just HAD to have but was totally perplexed as to how to use it in my designing.  Then it hit me – if I punched the Washi tape with the Plaid Border Punch, it would look like windows in skyscrapers.  Brilliance, I tell ya!!  LOL  And super easy, too!

 

Since Washi Tape has a light adhesive, you can stick it and remove it pretty easily.  So I stuck each strip of Washi tape onto some vellum and punched the Plaid Border Punch.  Then I used my handy dandy tweezers to peel it away from the vellum and adhere it to the image panel.  I think you’re supposed to tear the Washi tape – but I just can’t do that.  I think it’s against my religion . . . it’s just too messy for my eye to handle.  So, I cut a few of the tapes at an angle at the top.  I love the dimension that each building has.  I stamped the Hero Arts Grid background in Provincial Gray Fresh Ink to add to the graphic feel of the buildings, and the polka dot road was stamped using Polka Dot Basics from Papertrey Ink (stamped with Slate Fresh Ink).  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Wish You Were Here clear set.

 

That’s it for me today, friends.  I’m off to crop at a friend’s house today . . . it’ll be the last time for a few weeks as my kids will be here next week.  Oh I can’t wait for that!!  Thanks for stopping by today – your visits and comments mean the world to me!

32 comments:

Lori Barnett said...

THUD!!!!!! You WIN! :)

Beth M said...

Amazing!

Novell said...

Dang! You're a genius!!

JulieHRR said...

SHUT UP!!!

Tiff said...

Oh this rocks my socks!

Sarah said...

Ingenious use of that new punch. And adorable to boot.

Glenda J said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Ayana Posadas said...

This is sooo darn creative! I love it!

Laurel said...

GENIUS! BRILLIANT! FANTASTIC! I love this..... LOVE!

FitterTwit said...

Whoa Lori... thanx for sharing this!!! It IS amazing!!!

Justine said...

This is so cool and I love coming over there so I can get the Moxie and Cards Challenge updates. Thanks Chicca

Karen said...

Ok, that's just soooooo clever! I love it. Pure genius. If I had more than one colour, I would totally try this out :-)

Erin Smetak said...

Holy moly! You called it! It's totally brilliant! WOW!

Sharon D from Canada said...

LOVE!!!!! Gorgeous and totally brilliant design!!!

pcm said...

super creative and cute! hope you win!

Sue McRae said...

So fun and colourful!

Nancy said...

Now I'm embarrassed to have entered! AMAZING! Such a creative idea...Great Job and good luck!

Jacilynn said...

amazing my friend! I saw this over on the Cards blog. super cuteness.
Where is that cloud die from??
Hugs

Cath said...

Hey Karolyn! Thanks for entering the Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Chan said...

Karolyn, I absolutely *LOVE* your cards!! You're so creative -- and hilarious! Your title cracked me up!
I *cannot wait* to see your work in Go-to Sketches!! Big hugs and congrats!! :o)

Barbara said...

love it

Jen W. said...

This rocks!! 100% well deserved winner! :)

onecraftymama said...

My favourite of the winners - so well deserved - and I'm excited to check out the rest of your creations :)

Tiffany said...

Congrats! Such a creative use of Washi tape!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

congrats!! you are so creative and the card is fantafabulous!!

PatS said...

Very cute and original idea. You get my vote!

jengd said...

SUCH a fabulous card!

kbell said...

are you kidding me?! this is great! you are so creative and it's just beautiful too.

Kathleen said...

I love your card! Such a great idea!!! Congrats on your win!! ;D

Trinh said...

A big congrats on your win! This is my fave of the bunch!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is amazing, Karolyn! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Jennie M said...

This is CRAZY awesome! I love it! Do you mind sharing where you got your tape? Thanks! :)

 
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