Friday, 5 July 2013

Another Happy Day with washi tape!

Happiness is... a new stamp set and some washi tape I've decided! The possibilities are endless! Come and see my latest creation:


Happy Day is the perfect stamp set to use with washi - a little stamping, an accent of tape, an embellishment or two and the thing is done!


Overlapping is the secret of this kind of collage effect - the washi tape is translucent so placing it over part of your stamping creates some wonderful effects. Here, I started with the doily-style stamp and stamped the flourish over the bottom of it. My yellow gingham tape overlapped that and the grey striped tape added even more depth. Once you have your collage base you can run riot with embellishments! Steady on now!


I added a little birthday tag attached with a staple; the word 'happy' which I fussy cut; a butterfly stamped and punched out with its coordinating punch - I love how quick and easy this is; a punched flower; and a couple of pearls.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Day, Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Island Indigo
Card stock: Whisper White, Scrap of Island Indigo
Other: Gingham Garden and Epic Day washi tapes, Bitty Butterfly and Itty Bitty punches, Basic Pearls
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We're gearing up for a great weekend of sunshine, surprises and silliness (as well as things beginning with other letters!) as my husband celebrates a big birthday! In fact, as I type this, a rich chocolatey smell is wafting in from the kitchen - better rescue that cake!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back very soon.

Hugs,

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous collage, Vicky! I never really thought about it but you're so right about the overlapping of elements. Might have to give this technique another try...

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  2. I really like your arrangement of stamps and tape - if I was making this though, it would look pretty ordinary, but yours looks terrific! Hope your 'other half' has a fabulous birthday!

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  3. That's a lovely card Vicky. And your fussy cutting is superb! Mines needs a little more practise lol

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  4. A beautiful card Vicky, you are the queen of CAS!

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  5. Very nice design. Happy Celebratory Weekend. xxx

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  6. I'm so happy the weather will be good for the celebrations you have planned this weekend Vicky, cant wait to hear what they are :0)
    Love your collage card, this is not a technique I've tried really but I do love the overlapped elements and CAS design :0)
    Hope the cake was okay.
    Jenny x

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  7. Vicky, what a great use of the Wasabi tapes! So quick to make, yet so stylish

    Hope Hubby has a fab birthday

    Bev x

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  8. I just love checking your blog. This is so neat! I am going off to play. Thanks for the inspiration......

    Shirley

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  9. Love that little fussy cut "happy", I am going to case it if i may? Hope my cutting is up to it. xxx

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  10. A lovely card Vicky - you use the washi tape really well - have a great weekend - Jacqueline xx

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  11. Ooh this is right up my street - although mine would never look as lovely as yours! Hope you have a lovely weekend of birthday celebrations x x

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  12. A really lovely card as always, Vicky! Were I try something like that - well it wouldn't look half as effective! Hope Mr Hayes has a great birthday.

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  13. Loving this Vicky! So simple yet so effective a w
    ay to get in so many layers! ;) Hope you had a lovely weekend! :)
    Lizy xx

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  14. Fantastic card - loving that collage look!

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