Thursday, 16 May 2013

Three Minute masculine washi tape card

Things have been so manic around here lately that I haven't had time to get going on my This and That journal (although I have heaps of ideas!) but I've not been able to resist the lure of the washi tape that came in the bundle - I'm LOVING it!!! It's perfect for making quick cards too - like this masculine card I made for my Three Minute Thursday spot today. Come and see:


Washi tape is a bit like masking tape (only a bit shinier and heaps more decorative!) and you can tear it easily. The This and That washi tapes  - you can see them in the photo above - are lovely and edgy and coordinate beautifully.


To make this card, I stamped my panel with the splodge image from French Foliage, using Crumb Cake and Basic Grey inks, then added strips of washi tape quite randomly over the top. Can you see how the inking shows nicely through the translucent tape? Those coral asterisks at the top were stamped with the This and That rotary stamp - another thing I'm really excited about!


The card was finished with this blocky happy birthday sentiment from Stampin' Up's Essentials stamp set which I find really useful for male cards.
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Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: French Foliage, Essentials, This and That rotary stamp
Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Other: This and That washi tape, Calypso Coral marker, stamp-a-majig
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The other day, when my youngest son came in from school, I asked him how his day had been. "Average," he replied gloomily. "Well that's a bonus then!" I said encouragingly. "Isn't Wednesday the day with your least favourite lessons? So you went expecting it to be a bad day and in fact it turned out to be average - that's great!" He looked at me. "It's Tuesday today," he said.

I think it's Friday tomorrow (although I could be wrong!) and I'll be back with another project. See you then!

19 comments:

  1. Great washi card - I find them a wee bit difficult but you make it look easy - thanks!

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  2. This is a fab card for a guy, I love the warm masculine colours on these washi tapes! Gorgeous!

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  3. The little stars were the perfect addition to an already fabulous card! Lovin' that washi tape!
    Lynn

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  4. Oh, this is GREAT, Vicky!! I'm hoping my lovely This & That bundle will be on my doorstep when I get home from work today. Love how you've used the washi tape and stamp!

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  5. Another fabby card for the guys Vicky-the Washi tape looks great.
    I still haven't bought any,but i'm thinking it would make a great row of little ties for a man-especially in these great colours.
    Have a great Monday,er Thursday LOL !!
    Nessa xx

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  6. Wow Vicky! This really caught my eye. What a stunning effect.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. I have yet to use my washi tape but this looks like a fun idea - maybe I will give it a go, it looks great with the splodges! - Jacqueline xx

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  8. This is VERY cool! Perfect for a masculine card xxx

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  9. Perfect for a guy - I adore washi tape too. Love how you put it over the stamping though - that's inspired.

    Tara
    x

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  10. Fab male card Vicky but the best bit was the conversation with your son, I'm still giggling!
    Val x

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  11. Love the effect with your washi tape, Vicky. A very striking card for a guy x

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  12. Very cool and urban!! I love this look with the splats and splodges..... great design for a younger guy :0)
    Jenny x

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  13. Great male card Vicky. I've been swithering about the This and That bundle, think I may have to buy it!

    Loved your day of the week story!k

    Kat xx

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  14. This is lovely Vicky. I have recently bought some washi tape myself and am experimenting with it and finding out how it 'behaves' if you know what I mean. It's such cool stuff it may become a regular in my stash now.

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  15. This is such a great card. It's really good to see something a bit different for a man's card - another idea I may have to steal! Love the use of the rotary stamp x x

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  16. Like the grunge feel - super colours! A perfect guy card!

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  17. Love your graphic designed masculine card. The washi tape is fab centre stage.

    Hee Hee I never know which day it is! x

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  18. A great masculine card Vicky, those splodges are so useful aren't they! and I love the tapes

    Bev x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x