How many of you have Washi Tape? Maybe even a stash of Washi Tape? How could anyone resist all of those pretty patterns and colors, right? Don't worry, your secret is safe with me! I sure hope my DH doesn't read this post. Does your DH read your posts? We really need to explore this in another post.
A few days ago I posted a birthday card for my blog buddy, Ardyth. Here's the card. As I was cleaning up my work table (after finishing Ardath's card), it occurred to me that I had planned to post a Washi Tape Series. So, what better time than now when my table is littered with just about every roll of Washi Tape I own?
With this card, I had envisioned a "one-layer-ish" card. Clean and simple. As you can see, the ink did not adhere to the pink stripped Washi Tape. Yes, (the stamp was conditioned first). So, I tried it again, thinking "operator error". Same results! Really? So, I did more experimenting, and found that some tapes you can stamp on/over and achieve a clean imprint and others you can't. Unfortunately, because I took most of my Washi Tape out of the original packaging, I can't tell you which brand works better with ink and which doesn't. My suggestion, test first.
Here is plan B. Clean, simple, a bit of bling and still one-layer-ish.
I hope you stop back by for more in my Washi Tape Series.
Stamps: Papertrey, Ink
Ink: Memento - Tuexedo Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Washi Tape, Stamp-A-MA-Jig, and Bling
Card Size: 4.25 square