12 November 2012

My Favourite Things!

It's my turn for My Favourite Things over at the Card Maker blog.  Can you guess what it is?  Here's a hint...

If you guessed martini, well that is technically right... but the only thing martinis have to do with card making is that sometimes I have one when I'm crafting!  It is washi tape!  You know how much I love washi tape.  I also talk about my other current love, wood veneers.  I'll let you head over to Card Maker to read the whole post but I did want to share my tips for buying washi, as I've been asked about it by a few friends.

Washi tape tips:
  • if you just want to buy a few, get one of each of the rainbow colors in addition to a black and a brown
  • if you are just starting out, stick to basic patterns such as stripes, polka dots, chevrons, grids
  • I tend not to use my solids very much.  I also usually avoid really complex patterns with more than three or four colors.
  • you may find the tape is too transparent and your colored card stock is changing the color of your tape too much.  Just put it on some white card stock, trim the long edges and tear or clip the ends.

If you have any other questions about washi tape, let me know in the comments section.  I'll do my best to reply.  I've pulled together a washi tape inspiration board on Pinterest too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps:  Skipping Stones Design Chic Martini and Green Birthday
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  October Afternoon black washi tape, A Muse Studio green washi tape  & cranberry pearls, Cutetape.com red washi tape, Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter, Copic Grayish Yellow Marker


  1. Your card is so fabulous and the way that it's tipping slightly made me LOL! The pimentos pearls are perfect. You have the most perfect mix of washi here. I'm off to check out the CM post...

  2. Totally fun card! Love the mix of washi, and now need the red one. :P Delicious-looking martini, too!

  3. SOOOOOOOO cute! LOVE the washi tapes! Great card:)

  4. i had never even heard of washi tape, but
    now i am very intrigued. they look so fun.

  5. Fabulous card, Glenda! And thanks for the washi tips. My collection grows . . . ;)

  6. Very cool card, Glenda! Washi tape is easy to become addicted to.

  7. Love this! Mix me a martini, will you? ;) I wish I had your talent for using washi tape!

  8. You are the Queen of Washi and I'm loving the inspiration board on Pinterest!


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