I'm always fascinated by embellishments and how they can change the look of a card and washi tape has to be one of my favourites. Today's card, inspired by Less is More's washi tape challenge this week, shows how washi can give a modern twist to a traditional style of card. Come and see:
I'd been dying to make a scene with this little bird from the Simply Sketched hostess stamp set ever since it arrived in July. The background was made with a bit of quick sponging then the bird image was stamped over the top. TIP: don't forget you can turn the image upside down and stamp the stems too!
To give a bit more depth, I added a few 'grasses' with a light touch of the side of an ink pad, and some more frondy ones with that useful grassy stamp from Wetlands. The bird was coloured with a few strokes of an aquapainter.
The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black card stock to give a ticker-tape feel and the panel was attached to the card base with the gorgeous coral washi tape from the Epic Day set (Stampin' Up washi tape comes in sets of three coordinating tapes.)
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Simply Sketched, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Wetlands
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: Versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool, Epic Day washi tape, markers, aquapainter
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Birds are funny old things aren't they? I could watch them all day. While we were on holiday in Kent we were entertained by this pair of seagulls having a fight over a morsel of food.
They were like a pair of enraged old ladies, screaming and scolding and slapping each other with their wings and they just wouldn't let it go! Of course I know just how I'd feel if someone nicked a spoonful of my ice cream sundae without asking!
See you tomorrow,