Boo! with Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape

On Saturday, I shared a card I made with Season of Style Designer Washi Tape and cutouts from the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die.  I whimsically dangled a Christmas ornament from the J in JOY.  What fun!  If you missed that card, check it out here.  I’ll wait for you to come back.  Oh!  You saw it already?  OK, great!  When I posted that card, I promised you I would share a different card today that uses the same technique and same layout – but it’s still a different card.  Golly, I can’t wait for you to see this card.  Oh, gosh, I’m bouncing with anticipation because I know that you are about to scroll down and check out the card I’m sharing today.  OK, I can’t even stand it.  OK, let’s get this started…here’s my card:Best of Halloween, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders:

  • Washi Tape Letters.  On Saturday, I shared some tips on spacing the letters on the card front.  Today, I wanted to share a “quick and dirty” about how I finished the letters in the first place.  I cropped three pieces of the white board from the back of a pack of Designer Series Paper.  I taped down strips of tape, alternating patterns and combinations of tapes – some faced up-and-down, while others are angled.  I ran those pieces through the Big Shot with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die.Washi Tape Letters, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Not Washed Out.  I tried to mat these washi tape letters over three different papers – Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  None worked because the letters didn’t “pop” against the background.  The washi tape letters were getting washed out.  A quick swich-a-roo to Rich Razzleberry, and my BOO really stood out.  When it came time to hang my hat through my O, I realized that the O on the right was cropped with a piece of black tape on the bottom, so the tip of the hat got lost.  Thank goodness I had two O’s so I could flip them around.  It’s the little things that make all the difference.  I wasn’t going to let the hat or that washi tape get washed out.  Two washouts knocked out.  Woo hoo!  Boo! 
  • Lining the envelope.  It would have been so easy to line the envelope with the same Designer Series Paper that was featured on the card.  I wanted something Basic Black and a bit spooky, so I flipped through my scraps of Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper and found a piece with a large skull on it.  Perfect!  I trimmed it to size, glued it to the flap of the envelope and then trimmed around the edges for a finished look with a spooky skull.Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp sets:  Best of Halloween  Papers:  Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry  Inks:  Jet Black StazOn  Accessories:  Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape, Stampin’ DimensionalsBest of Halloween, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  1. Brian
    A striking card. I would not have pulled out the Rich Razzleberry and it is the perfect color. Thanks for another inspirational post!

  2. Still lovin’ the sketch and the color pallet! My fav is the hat dangling off of the letter O cool!

  3. Adorable! The Rich Razzleberry really creates the WOW and lets the BOO does it’s magic! Great card!

  4. Amazing color combination, Brian!! The Rich Razzleberry is the perfect background for the fun, fun BOO word!!! I totally love the perfectly snipped witches’ hat dangling from the O…..oh so totally fabulous!!

  5. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    Switch-a-roo on the spooky boo = a big Woooo-Hoooo!!! This card is awesome Brian, and I couldn’t agree more, the Rich Razzleberry makes it really pop!! 🙂

  6. Razzleberry to the rescue! I can predict that the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die has a very excellent chance of arriving at my doorstep in the near future. Just love the way you have used it with the washi tape. Love the card!

  7. Great cards!! Love that you are so creative and fun!

  8. I love how the witches hat dangles from your coo washi tape letters!

  9. This just might be my favorite card yet! I fraggin love it!!!!!

  10. Oooo, Brian sooo Crafty !!! Love it …..

  11. I love it ! Cute and some more cute . Bandit (your Muse ) is cranking up for the up coming holidays. Also you may be creating more sales of these great Type Set letters . The Witch hat is the cherry on top ! Great use of the Washi Tape ….thank you for the details.

    • I’m not a huge fan of Halloween (never interested me), but Bandit’s birthday is October 31 so he’s really been pushing me for more spooky projects. 🙂

  12. Love it, love it, love it, love it! The dangling witch’s hat is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while.

  13. I absolutely adore this card! The rich razzleberry wasn’t obvious to me until you mentioned it and then I had to scroll back up to take a look…genius! It’s a natural fit. I also loved the skull envelope detail, great call! Love this and love the idea of using the tape for the letters! I’m now tempted to get the alphabet dies!!

  14. Love this Brian, now you make me want to get the bigz-alphabet

  15. Fantastic card!! Love how you made the letters and super colour choices!!! 🙂

  16. LUV it! never fails to produce amazing work, that Brian! Thanks for sharing.

  17. ooooohhh, so loving your washi tape letters, loving both the cards and may have to buy the letters now.

  18. Love this card! So clever to hang that hat, and love the washi & colors!

  19. Sassymonkey from WA

    Bandit is such a lucky dog! I imagined he barked his lungs out at this beauty. Keep em’ coming, can’t wait for Christmas Washi tape cards.

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  21. Too cute. Love the hat hanging

  22. I love that alphabet and I will get it eventually! You have made two really amazing cards with it! 🙂

  23. What a great use of the washi tape!

  24. ok I really cant read your blog any longer…. too much creativity, and no time to play! This is as fantastic as the Christmas card, I have this tape, need to try ths

  25. Here I thought the “Joy” card with the ornament hanging from the “J” was just the cutest thing I’d seen the other day, but the witch’s hat hanging from the “o” in the Halloween card today is even cuter than cutest … is that the way to say it? You topped yourself, Brian.

  26. El Garmarnik, a Stampin' Pretty Pal

    Love it, Brian! Great design!

  27. This is a WoW card! Love it. The envelope rocks as well.

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  29. Another very creative design with great color selections…

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