Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Washi Tape

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It's well over a week since I had time to get into my craft room.  I've spent most days for the last couple of weeks supply teaching -  so much for retirement!  LOL!  So the choice today was crafting or housework - it was a close thing, but the housework can wait until tomorrow. 😉

The Less is More Challenge this week is 'Washi Tape'.  As I have a little box full of washi tape gathering dust, it seemed the perfect time to actually use some of it.  I'm not sure why I rarely think to use it.
The cat is a Poppystamps die cut, 'Large Walking Cat'.  I used the washi tape for the cat to walk along as well as using it to make a frame for the sentiment. The sentiment is computer generated and cut to fit the washi tape, leaving a border of dots.  Using washi tape meant that was a really quick CAS card to make, so I think I will be using it more often in future.

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33 comments:

jimlynn said...

I'm all in favor of crafting and no housework!
Love your cute card and the washi is wonderful on here.
Lynn

Barb said...

This really is a sweet card Liz. A really good way to use your washi tape. I think you made the right choice! The dust would have settled again by tomorrow anyway! Barbxx

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The kitty is so cute!! I love the washi you used!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Glennis said...

That is so effective Liz, and a great idea for washi tape

Jane Willis said...

Glad you have your priorities right, crafting before housework every time! This card is gorgeous, purrfect in fact
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a lovely CAS! I have many neglected washi tapes, too... thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Love this Liz! The cat is an elegant image and it looks like it is strutting it's stuff on that catwalk of washi tape. ;-) How impressive does the sentiment look with the washi behind it? Just like it is a sign with lights flashing all around it. Ha! I'm with you on what takes precedence between housework and crafting! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Kathleen said...

Looks really good and reminds me of a 'Catwalk' pardon the pun.

Kath x

Marina said...

This is a great use of the tape!

pam said...

Fantastic card Liz, love the cat.
Pam x

Pat said...

This is a wonderful CAS card Liz and I love your black cat walking along the washi tape which cut at an angle has the look of a rug, and the sentiment cut to fit another piece works well. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
such a very lovely card and great washi tape used, and the colours are so very wonderful too.
Great cat die cut also, and a fab design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Susan said...

Such a perfectly CAS card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Chrissie said...

This is a sweetie Liz!
Thanks for joining in the fun at LIM and HLS CAS challenge this time!
Chrissie

Stamps and Paper said...

Great way to use washi tape Liz ...lovely card

Anne

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Liz, I love your cat strolling along the length of washi tape.

Sue xx

Sherri Thacker said...

Oh this is perfect! I have loads of washi tape too and this challenge made me use mine :).

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Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a marvellous and stealthy cat die-cut. It words a treat padding along the washi tape and Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.

Esther said...

Crafting... housework... what? No contest! Great call, Liz! Loving this fab, stylish card with that elegantly stalking cat and the gorgeous polka dot washi. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Di said...

Halfway through a comment and - poof! It disappeared! Love this card and the cat strolling along the washi tape - as well as the backing for the sentiment! Like you, I don't really think to use washi yet have a fair few rolls. Think I might leave them on my desk for a week or so to encourage me to use it more!

Hugs

Di xx

MaryH said...

This is one of the best uses of washi tape I think I've seen. It's perfect as a walkway for this strolling cat! I like the way you've tucked the sentiment atop the same pattern. Cool card! TFS

Shona Erlenborn said...

That is one thing I don't have much of - Washi tape, but you really made this card fabulous with the use of it. Kind of like a cat walk! Great idea!

Darnell said...

What a fabulous use of Washi tape, Liz! Love this!! I thought you'd gone quiet so now I know why. You'll have to practice saying this when the phone rings: "Sorry, I won't be able to come in today as my Mojo's flaring up, you see, and I must stay home." lol! All kidding aside, you're doing a good deed by being there for them when they need you! Hugs, Darnell

Arlene said...

Great use of the Washi tape. Cool card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Cobnut Crafter said...

I love your use of washi tape - I have lots in my stash but it rarely sees the light of day. You have inspired me to try something different with it. Cats have a place in my heart so this card is a real winner for me. Hugs, Ane

Gerrina said...

The washi looks so good as ground for the cat! Simple, but such a great design! Hope you did enjoy teaching so much! And the household...well it will be there for many more days :)... Enjoy the weekend and the more relaxing time!

Janice said...

A great CAS card Liz, love how you have used your dotty washi tape!
Janice x

Shabneez said...

Great use of washi tape Liz - I love the stuff! Shabneez x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Liz...love the design with washi tape....crafting wins every time with me!....Joolsx

Monica Maier said...

Love the CAS card design and the cat walking across you "washi"! Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's

Neets B said...

Such a simple idea but the washi is really effective, and obviously as the mum of a black furbaby I love the theme!
Thanks so much for playing along at LIM and HLS, Anita x

Helen Gullett said...

That is cute CAS! Like the polkadot plank for the kitty cat :)
Thank you for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More. Hope to see you again at our new challenge!

Helen Gullett said...

And Liz.... Thank you for playing along with HLS Anything Goes With Dies March Challenge. Hope to see you again in April!