Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Washi Frame

Still with the Washi thing. This card was inspired by one of my tweeps who used Washi tape as a frame for her scrapbook photos. It was so cool, I thought I'd try it on a card.

Now, where to begin ... I settled on not one, but TWO uninked Hero Arts stamps so I can shamelessly enter the Dust 'Em Off challenge over at A Blog Named Hero for a third time. Then I opted for a skinny tape to use as the frame. This is what came out:

The first thing I did was frame the center rectangle by masking it off with Post-It Notes, and I made it just a touch bigger than the stamp:

That made it easier to center the stamp later, and the post-its also covered the card front so I could stamp a background stamp over the opening. Well, I put the card stock on top of the bg stamp, but ... whatever. You know what I mean.

Here's the framed part:

First, I stamped the Hero Arts Fly Away Newsprint background in SU Going Grey, then I removed the post-it-notes and was left with the small rectangle for a pale background for the birds. I stamped the birds (Hero Arts Two Birds) onto the rectangle, then again onto white and cut them out so I could stick them back over the stamped images to get white birds. It was easy to put the skinny Washi tape around the rectangle as a frame, and I didn't even need to get the ends even!

I colored the two little hearts between the birds with my R59 Copic marker. Then I stamped the word 'always' from my Paper Smooches Word Salad set below the frame, and stamped the heart from Paper Smooches Falling For You set below that. Actually, I stamped the heart twice, overlapping them a bit, then colored them with the same R59 Copic marker. I was going to add Glossy Accents to the hearts, but decided against it.

So there's a quick frame from Washi tape. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go link this up at the Dust 'Em Off challenge. Thank you, A Blog Named Hero, for inspiring me to take these stamps out of their packages and USE them! :)

And thank YOU for stopping by!


  1. i love this SO HARD! thanks so much for playing along with Challenge #4 at A Blog Named Hero!!

  2. This is awesome! And that washi frame is genius. Thanks for joining us over at A Blog Named Hero! :)

  3. This is soo cute! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!


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