Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Sweet Embellishment Challenge

A Mother's Day card for the challenges at Embellish Magazine and The Sweet Stop.
This month they are celebrating their third birthday, and we can choose a sketch from their previous sketch challenges.  So, I looked for a sketch that would work well with washi tape, and chose this one:

Create a card, layout, or altered item using tape and using the color palette showcased in the inspirational graphic above.
Tape, specifically, washi tape is such a fun, new, trendy product that paper crafters are adding to their projects. There are so many ways to use tape, including simply sticking it on, creating some sort of background or design, or even using it for a functional purpose. You can stamp a tape effect, trim patterned paper strips and tear the ends to simulate the look, or create your own using stamps, tissue paper, and double-sided adhesive. Of course, washi tape, fabric tape, and masking tape are all wonderful to add to your projects as well. It’s all up to you and we can’t wait to see what you create!

I made my own washi tape using Nichole's instructions here.

The finished card ~

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Harvest Berries & Turning a New Leaf (the ferns on the washi tape)
Paper:  PTI White & Autumn Rose, SU Marina Mist
Ink:  SU Marina Mist & Wild Wasabi
Dies:  PTI Mat Stack 4 & Layerz Mat Stack 4, MFT Flower Trio & Leaf Trio
Additional Supplies:  Kaiserscrapbook Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ hope you found some time to stamp today!



  1. Love your take on this sketch! Beautiful work! Thank you for joining us in the Sweet Stop Sketch! I hope you will join us again! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Very pretty. Love your DIY tape! Looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  3. Great card and DIY tape! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!