Thursday, March 1, 2018

Stinkin' Inkers Wishy Washi Challenge

** Yes, this posted early.  Yes, it is my mistake.  Yes, I'm sorry.  Please do join the challenge, due to begin Tuesday, March 7.  Meanwhile, Love is in the Air is still going until March 6!

Hello everyone! Let me just say I am not a washi tape person.  I didn't go crazy {unbelievable, but true!} and buy tons of tape when it first came out.  In fact, for the longest time all I had was the first batch made by Tim Holtz.  But, the more I saw the creative ways people used washi tape, the more that helped me slowly collect more.  I still don't have very many {not compared to some of you!} but I did score these beautiful glitter washi tapes at my Dollar Tree.  And then I saw the sequins that matched and had to buy those, too!  Out of those two supplies was born my "Wishy Washi" card for the March Challenge at Stinkin' Inkers

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Scrap Paper
Washi Tape, Glitter Purple & Pink
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Curved Rectangles, #S5-006
Distress Ink in Wilted Violet
Sentiment by Riley & Co., Funny Bones, Supermodel, #RWD-399
6mm White Craft Foam {Michael's}
Copic Markers that Match the Frame

Before I get into the card, I need to share this ENABLER alert! The dies I used to make this card are on sale at Spellbinders for $6.99! Regular price is $19.99, so that is a SUPER deal, even if it is getting discontinued!

First, I used a piece of scrap cardstock to layer the washi tape, alternating
the two colors.  The only issue with Dollar Tree glitter washi tape is that the
glitter isn't that great at staying on the tape.  I got glitter everywhere; and I am still finding glitter in places it has no business being.  However, the loss of glitter didn't effect the tape at all, so I guess that makes up for it. I looked on the Dollar Tree website and couldn't find any glitter washi but it's readily available elsewhere or you may be lucky and find some at your local Dollar Tree store.

I thought I'd show you how I make sure the frame of my shaker card matches up with the acetate.  Now, you don't have to be exact; I could have cut out a plain rectangle for the shaker window but I think it adds to the construction of the card if everything is as close to the same shape as can be.  What I did was use removable tape to hold the dies together so when I cut the frame and then the foam the dies stayed in the same place for both.  You can't really see the removable tape but I use it SO much I have a dispenser on the same table as my Big Shot.  It's cheap and I typically don't have an issue with it sticking when it isn't wanted.  I used the dies three times {the frame, the foam, and the acetate} and the removable tape worked wonderfully.  I know some crafters use washi tape to hold their dies in place; I tried that but promptly lost misplaced the roll I'd designated for that purpose in the mess on my die cutting table. Like I said, I have a dispenser - one of the old, heavy ones that teachers used to use in the classroom, and that's fairly hard to lose.

Once all my pieces were cut, I stamped the sentiment on the white card base, using my MISTI and the dies to ensure I placed it correctly.  I adore the whole Funny Bones line of Riley & Co.; they are just as snarky as I am!  Besides, who doesn't love a good giggle?  Before I assembled the card, I colored the edges of the craft foam cut out so the edges wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb.  I used Copic markers, but any alcohol ink marker will work {note: if you decide to do this step, make sure you are wearing latex gloves.  The alcohol ink takes a bit to dry on the foam and you don't want to end up with pastel finger tips like I did.} 
Another Look
As you can tell if you are a follower of mine, I love making shaker cards, and this one was a blast to make.  I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and you should be breaking out your washi tape RIGHT NOW so you can join us at Stinkin' Inkers! Fondly, Christi

I am entering my Shaker Card in the following challenges:
Frilly & Funkie - Get in on the Action

Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - #9, Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (#2)
My Favorite Stamps - #374, Sketch Challenge
Die Cut Divas - M,  Monochrome
Stamps & Fun - Glitter
Time Out Challenges - Be Bold!
4 Crafty Chicks - #392, Anything Goes TWIST: Add a Sentiment


  1. I resisted for the longest time too .... I was tempted over to the washi side when I saw the glitter tapes at my local Poundstretcher (three rolls of twinkly gorgeousness for £1). I must say, you have done a splendid job with the tape too


  2. What a great way to use washi, Christi - love the royal colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. I love that sentiment-and who doesn't love a sale on Spellbinders dies? Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us.

  5. Love the sentiment, and glitter. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, love it, great job!

    Leanne DT/4CC

  6. I resisted too and now I have about 10 to 15. Most of the time, I use them to identify my Copic markers because I take them to classes with other Copic users. LOL I never would have guessed this was Washi. Cool card.

  7. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. I must be a weird girl becase 've never been a fan of glitter. But, you didn't need to use anything fancy to lure me ibn; U had me at WASHI TAPE!!! I love that stuff & it comes in soooo many cute designs as well as sizes! U've gven me a new idea with it tho- instead of just choosing 1 or 2 in separate laces- make my own cadstock of my fave tape !! Now THAT's an idea I'm going to have to try out!
    The frame is a GREAT cute idea for it!!!! THANX 4 sharing!!!

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. What a fabulous way to use washi tape x

  11. Well this certainly is bold! Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

  12. What a fabulous shaker card! thank you for sharing how you put this together! Bonus points in my opinion! I'm a curious kinda person! AND I'm not a washi tape girl either. Your idea to lay strip over strip on paper is genius, and I'm going to see how that works for me! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! Sara Emily

  13. OH my gosh how I can relate! Ha! What a fun sentiment and great little shaker design! Sweet! <3 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

  14. Fun sentiment - goes perfectly with all that glitter and sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  15. What a great action shaker card! Love the washi tape idea for the frame! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx


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