Actually, I did have someone ask me what washi tape is! If you are a beginner crafter or card maker, you might not know about this wonderful embellishment!
It’s a paper tape (not masking tape or duct tape) made from natural fibers from Japanese trees. You can just tear off pieces with your fingers. And it is re-position-able, which makes it so easy to use.
There are a couple tricks to using washi tape. It helps to get a rolls that coordinate together because the mix of patterns will help you make cute cards. It often goes with a whimsical stamp for kind of a casual look. But that’s not to say you can’t use it for intricate, elegant patterns too. You can also place a strip on a piece of wax paper and then use a punch or die to cut out a shape.
If you like a straight edge rather than the torn effect, use an old gift card as your little straight edge cutter. It works like a charm!
Washi helps you make a cute card very quickly. Here I used three patterns from the Party Animal washi set. I used Emerald Envy ink and Crushed Curry cardstock for a bit of pop…and the card was done!
Oh and I punched out a tiny heart using one of the washi tape patterns to make lips for my frog. I just put a piece of washi on a piece of wax paper. Then I used a tiny heart punch and peeled it off the wax paper. Instant heart-shaped washi!
I also love to put washi tape on my envelopes.
Isn’t she adorable and kissable with those puckered lips?
Here’s a close up of this cute set of washi – only $8.00 for 5 rolls! Colors are Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango. Five yards on each roll.