Washi-ing you a sweet Christmas

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is  “We Washi You A Merry Christmas”.We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Here I’ve printed the adorable Gingerbread Girl by 2 Cute Ink directly onto my kraft card base and coloured her with PolyChromos Pencils blended out with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.The white icing is a Souffle´pen.I added a couple of strips of washi tape down the side and topped it with a die cut flower with this sweet brad through the centre.The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base too.I’m so late making my card this year…this is kind of my signature style for this season.

After finding a few tutorials on how to make you own washi tape I thought I’d like to give it a go.I didn’t have the Scotch Magic Tape they suggested but thought I’d try it with some cheap clear sticky tape (99p for 2 rolls in The Works).It’s quite easy to do.Basically you stick the tape to your chosen patterned papers using a bone folder to eliminate air bubbles (I found it easier to trim it afterwards).Soak in water for approx. 10-20 seconds.Gently rub the paper off the pad of your finger whilst it’s under the water.It’s more about the soaking than the rubbing so if it doesn’t come off easily leave it in the water until it does so you don’t scratch the pattern.BUT of course the hardest part was waiting for it to dry…lol… 😀

This is a great technique as you are not limited design wise and you can match it to coordinate with any of your craft collections.Best of all you get to use your scraps!How many of those leftover strips of paper do we end up with?

This is the result :

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For this one I printed out the equally loveable Gingerbread Boy by 2 Cute Ink using the same colouring methods.The washi tape turned out not too bad,eh?Was a bit worried how it would look against the kraft but I think it’s OK 🙂 Maybe the matte tape would give a more authentic look than regular tape however I don’t mind.If you give this a try yourself you MUST remember to use adhesive on the back of the tape strips 😉 This time I finished it off by adding a glittered chipboard piece with a cute gingerbread man brad from the same collection as the papers I used.A different sentiment has been stamped to mix it up a little.

Supplies :

Images :  Gingerbread Girl &  Gingerbread Boy by 2 Cute Ink
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Sakura White Souffle´ Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiments : Holly Hobbie Christmas Stamp Set freebie from a past issue of  Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank, DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 12 x 12 (used to make washi tape on bottom card),American Crafts Textured Cardstock 12 x 12 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Kars Blending Stumps,Marianne Design Fantasy Flowers,Big Shot
To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Glitter Chipboard Shape & Brads,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape

Some challenges this is for :

Created With Love Challenges : Christmas
Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme : Christmas(Just the Theme)
Paper Playtime : Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks : Christmas/Winter
A Little Bit Crafty : Christmas Cheer
A & T Emerald Faeries : Christmas
Cards Galore : Christmas
Connie Can Crop : We “washi” you a Merry Christmas!
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Bah, Humbug!
Creatalicious Challenges : Christmas Time
Dreamtime Designs : Christmas + New Technique
Feeling Crafty Challenge : Christmas
Ladybug Crafts : Christmas/Winter
One Crazy Stamper : Winter/Holiday
Seemacrafts : Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas : Christmas Feasts & Treats 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Christmas
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Robyn`s Fetish : Christmas Cards
The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Holidays

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roberta
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 13:02:23

    Adorable! You’ve done a bang up job on the handmade washi tape…congrats!! And wow, what great possibilities that offers for coordinating your embellishments for projects. You’re so right about all of those tiny strips of scraps. This is a perfect use for those. Thanks for the idea.
    Thanks also for joining us for our Christmas-New Technique challenge at DDCC. We hope you’ll be back next month too!
    Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts


  2. Hazel L
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 14:01:45

    Really cute little images. I was interested in your tips about making those ‘tapes’ – and yours look very good. Thanks very much for joining us at OSAAT.


  3. Mikha Adriani
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 14:21:26

    Hi Lisa 🙂
    Such a great technique, making your own washi tape from leftover paper.
    I ever made my own washi tape by using skotch; I doubled it since my paper is black, then I stamped some words (in my case, I stamped Merry Christmas since it was christmas card) 🙂
    Yours is beautiful. Perfectly match the gingerbread 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this at Dreamtimes Design Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again soon 🙂

    Hugs, Mikha


  4. Ingrid Mason
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 14:35:59

    What a delightful card Lisa, perfect also for friend who do not celebrate Christmas. I’m very impressed but your washi tape and appreciate your clear method for making it myself. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )


  5. Sheena Mckee
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 14:51:52

    Simple but cute love this card thank you for joining in with us at digi sketch and good luck


  6. ladybugstampers
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 21:09:23

    What a cute image. Made me smile. Great card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT


  7. carol gill
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 23:06:26

    great CAS card love the little cute image and embellishment-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT.x


  8. Chris Hanselman
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 00:24:02

    Great card. Love the image and monotone colors. Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges



  9. Susan Flynn
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 08:38:16

    These are so cute, what fab images! Thanks for joining us this month at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x


  10. Avril Watson
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 08:46:48

    Lisa, love this card and a great idea for the Washi Tape, thank you for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty, this month, good luck hun xxx


  11. debbiesherman
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 15:04:45

    Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Inspirations!


  12. Samantha K
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 20:41:23

    Hey Lisa 🙂 Popped over as a DT sister to tell you how fab I think your cards are. They make a perfect matching set and I lurrrvve your home made washi tape. I didn’t realise it was that simple and I have a ton of magic tape sitting in the loft!! Agghhh I must get up there now…lol…this is definitley something I will try, as it would be great to match tape to papers i use 🙂 Thanks for the info. above, also whilst I’m here I would also like to thank you on behalf of Dreamtime Designs as I know you are our very first entrant this month 🙂 and with a fab new technique too! Good luck, hugs Samantha 🙂 x


  13. Seema Khan
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 01:03:27

    I love love love the image and the simplicity of this . its soooo cute . Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts


  14. Connie Can Crop
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 03:34:26

    This is so pretty! I loved that you made your own washi! And how funny that my challenge was the same title. Here I thought I was being creative. LOL! Great minds must think alike! Anyways glad you entered my challenge so I could find you and Craft Your Passion! Thank you! Scrappy hugs!!


  15. laurencehuber
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 09:24:31

    Very cute card, really like the digi and the way you’ve put it alive. THanks for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence Dt


  16. Lisa Winnard
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 19:32:01

    this is sooooooo cute, so simple but so effective. what a fab idea!
    Thanks for joining us @ OSAAT.
    Lis DT


  17. Rhonda Miller
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 19:44:04

    This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish Challenges.


  18. Monica
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 17:22:54

    This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for playing along with Creative Inspirations


  19. Jennie
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 08:08:57

    Love the the clean and simple image with your washi tape, and I’ going to have a look at the tutorials about making your own. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x


  20. Tracey D
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 17:52:39

    Great cards! I love the Gingerbread kids, but think the girl is the cutest. Super job making your own washi tape too. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! I hope to see you back again for our next challenge.
    Hugs,Tracey (DT)


  21. Michelle
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 07:57:56

    Lisa your gingerbread people are fantastic. I love it how you made them on kraftpaper.
    xxx Michelle (DT sister)


  22. Sandra H
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 09:19:15

    Oh that’s a beautiful Creation and thank you for joining us in our “Feast and Treats Challenge” over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx


  23. Kaylee S.
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 04:51:32

    These are so cute, Lisa. Love how you put it on kraft cardstock. I would’ve never guessed that you used homemade washi. Now that I can see how fab it looks, I want to give it a go!


  24. Maria
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 06:29:52

    Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.


  25. Emmey
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:34:57

    Who knew making washi tape was so easy! thanks for sharing, i cant wait to try it! I also love that cute little gingerbread man, he goes so well with the paper!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the our challenge at Dreamtime Designs, we cant wait to see you come back, and good luck!


  26. Gerda
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 23:12:13

    Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks


  27. Kerri Boucher
    Dec 12, 2013 @ 17:23:37

    Great card..and thks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper…Good Luck!!


  28. Larelle-Susanne
    Dec 28, 2013 @ 01:51:01

    Just loved the cards I love gingerbread, super cute. thanks for joining in over at Seemacrafts. Hope to see more amazing creations in future challenges. Happy New Year Larelle-Susanne DT


  29. Gabrielle Price
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 18:20:23

    Lovely project! Just perfect for the festive season! Love the ‘make your own wash tape’! Thank you for joining in with us at Country View Crafts this month x as I’m stopping by so late I thought I’d wish you a Happy New Year!


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