Saturday, September 7, 2013

Adding colors to die cuts

I am trying a new way to use washi tapes with dies.  I have had this idea for a while but have not tried it out.  Sometimes I wonder how I can involve more colors in a die cut and after today's experiment I think I have at least one answer to that question!


I first put washi tape across a piece of cardstock, then I run the die through a die cutting machine.  The negative does not look too bad and perhaps I could use it on another project:


Thanks to Friday Mashup's challenge I got to think about how to use my washi tapes:


In addition to washi tape, I've also used my forgotten hemp baker's twine.  I got it perhaps early this year (about January) but it somehow fell through the cracks to the very bottom of my supply drawer.  Had I not dug deep enough it would never see light again.  I should really use it more often as this hemp baker's twine has more texture than traditional baker's twine and its neutral color will match with almost every project!

My card is based on the sketch at 52 {Christmas} card challenge:


and I used the materials specified at Merry Monday Challenge:



My card is also entering the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Layers
Crafty Hazel Nut Challenge - layer it out
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Our Creative Corner - Forgotten things

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18 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use washi tape to die cut with, I love the end result. Your card is lovely.
    Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

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  2. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.

    Jo

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  3. Such a fun card! LOVE how you created the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  4. Interesting use of washi tape and lovely bright card.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  5. What a great card, Joyce! Love how you die cut your sentiment from Washi tape! Really neat idea!

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  6. Wow! What a fun technique! I would never have thought of this and it looks so amazing. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  7. This is such a great idea, Joyce! How clever! Love how pretty the die cut looks using the washi! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Love what you've done with the die cuts - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 141 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon. x

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  9. Wow, very cute idea! I love it!! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  10. What a great way to use washi tape and I love the snowflake embellies! Thanks so much for playing along in our sketch challenge at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

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  11. I haven't seen that idea before Joyce - great use for your washi tape on this lovely little card. I prefer your forgotten hemp baker's twine to be honest!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge.
    Juliax

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  12. Great use of the washi tape, and fabulous Christmas card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  13. Such A Lovely Card Thanks Fort Joining Us At Craft This WEek

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  14. What a super cool idea! I absolutely love the effect, great idea. Sweet Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

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  15. Ooh what fun! I might have to try that myself. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us this week at 52CCT.

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  16. A great technique - it's made a stunning card - thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  17. What a super idea to use Washi like this. I like the die cut sentiment; makes a lovely clean and simple design. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  18. Great idea to use your washi tape on the die cuts - it brings out the lovely patterns so well. Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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