Washi Tape Christmas ~ Video

Now that the weather is colder, I am super inspired to get caught up on my Christmas card making.  It is my second week in a row entering the Merry Monday challenge.  My new goal is to participate each week in the Merry Monday challenge for the next 6 weeks.   By then I should probably be sending out my cards.

These were the first cards I made for the challenge.  Then I took a closer look at the challenge photo and realized I was supposed to do dry embossing, not heat embossing.

Ooops.... It was an easy fix though.  I just pulled off the top layer and embossed over the sentiment.  The second take is even better than the first.

The gold card has an elegant look to it.   This time I die cut my sentiment instead of stamping it.

eta:  Last night I was looking in my inbox and discovered the new Virginia's View Challenge.  My card is right on trend with her metallics challenge, so I have to link it up there too.  Check out the AWESOME inspiration at her challenge site!

This simple design was so fabulous I decided to make it in another color scheme, and film a video for you.

Note-  If you are reading this post in an email or reader you may need to visit my blog to see the video below.

It was fun to play around with different colored cardstock and washi tape to achieve different looks.

At this point I'm not sure which one is my favorite?  Which one do you like the best?

Now I have 4 cards to add to my pile.  I'm not even tired of the design yet.   Perhaps I should pull out my red and green washi tapes and try for a couple more.  At this rate, perhaps I will be done with my cards early this year.  (ya, right, even I don't believe that one!)

Before I go...

If you haven't yet signed up for A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 you will want to sign up this weekend.  The coupon code for StampNation members ends soon, and the BONUS Sketches PDF will only be available for those who sign up by Monday.

Be sure to check out Merry Monday Challenges and say goodbye to LeAnne Pugliese.   I'm so grateful to her for starting the Merry Monday Challenge blog and inspiring me throughout the year.  Without this challenge I doubt I would make any Christmas cards "out of season".  Her challenges and the design team's creation keep me motivated all year long.

Stampin' Supplies:

Gold Card:
Paper: Gold Foil, Very Vanilla Cardstock (Stampin' UP!)
Accesories:  Eliza Snowflake Die (Simon Says Stamp), Merry Script (Memory Box), Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (SU)

Crumb Cake Card:
Stamps: Christmas Bliss (Stampin' UP!)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake (Stampin' UP!)
Accessories: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (SU)

Lost Lagoon Card:
Stamps: Merry Christmas Message (Hero Arts)
Ink: Lost Lagoon (Stampin' UP!)
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: All Is Calm Washi Tape (SU), Eliza Snowflake Die (Simon Says Stamp)

White Card:
Stamps: Merry Christmas Message (Hero Arts)
Ink: Lost Lagoon (Stampin' UP!)
Paper: Silver Foil, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: All Is Calm Washi Tape (SU), Eliza Snowflake Die (Simon Says Stamp)


Karren said...

Beautiful cards! Very clever save on the dry embossing! And you're not the only one who mis-read the challenge requirements - my first card had red in it - doh! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Maureen Merritt said...

Love these Heather!

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather!

Virginia Lu said...

How can we forget about Washi tape? I did! You have used them so FABULOUSLY, Heather! I love the strips of gold Washi in the background. Really awesome ideas and designs! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Heather love the cards. Very nice and different each of them. Liked your video showing some different ways to use the same stamps or die cuts. :)

sue said...

Washi tape - you mean that I'm supposed to use it? I thought that it was for collecting! Thanks for the beautiful cards, Heather. Great idea - not sure if I can "use" my washi tape.

Susangail Powell said...

Fantastic - LOVE washi tape and how you used it on your cards - GREAT one for mass producing!!!

Cat Craig said...

Oh I am so hopeless with washi, you have made it look beautiful. Its elegant and balances. Such pretty cards!