Saturday, September 7, 2013

You Tickle My Fancy

So, I shopped. I did. I was bad. Someone, and I'm not saying who, alerted me to the new We R Memory Keepers chevron washi tape. I showed incredible restraint and only got six of the colors. My box of happiness arrived from Ellen Hutson today, so I had to justify the purchase and make something. This is what came out:

I was deliberate with my color selection, thinking Ombre (I always spell that Hombre first ...), and included the nice grey as a complementary color. I think the grey also keeps it from being too Charlie Brown-ish.

The stamps are from an also-new-to-me stamp set from Technique Tuesdays called Fly Away. I like that the feather is bold and funky and easy to fussy-cut. I colored it with three shades of C Copics.

I screwed up at the end and used the 1/2" side of the Chomper on the top corners when I meant to use the 1/4" on all four corners, then decided I meant to do that and in secret I hope that I've started a new trend. Hey, a girl can dream.

One other note: I'm not sure I like the packaging for these tapes. Lookie:

Mondo chevron box on the left; mostly new roll of tape on the right.
I understand why they are packaged as they are, as the tape has a backing to it that needs to be peeled off. The clear packaging acts like a dispenser. I'm not happy that I can't store these tapes with my other ones. Although, I can't store my washi sheets with the other tapes, either, but at least they can be tucked in with my card stock.

I wonder if the chevron-cut tape would even work on a roll like the regular tapes. It might tear more easily, so maybe that's the main reason for the packaging.

Also, I wonder how die-cutting the washi sheets would compare to using the pre-chevroned tapes. I might have to play with that -- after I move and unpack, as I've managed to pack the washi sheets already.

That's it for tonight. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WHAT?? Chevron washi tape?? Where? I need this. Why can't the big box stores carry anything worth buying? I went to AC Moore last night for the first time in 6 months. Nothing new. Sigh. Anyway, I digress. Love your card, that feather is cute and the verse is perfect with it.

  2. Adorable card - love it! I just bought some washi sheets today, so I might try them with my chevron die and see what happens!

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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