Pssst…CAS Card with Washi Tape

Don’t you love a good secret?  When you hear “pssst…” you might think you’re about to get the dish about the antics at Mrs. Webster’s dinner party last Tuesday – what a scandal!  In this case, though, I just want to grab your attention to say “thank you” with a clean and simple card.  The Paper Players are challenging us to make a Clean and Simple Project that uses Washi Tape.  I was excited to play around with it and find a new and unique way to use it.  I think I did that.  Here’s my card:

Happy Watercolor, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP192

And here’s the challenge banner for Nance’s CAS Washi Tape challenge:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Pssst.  Happy Watercolor has a fun pssst sentiment that can be paired with so many sentiments.  I haven’t used it yet, so I was excited to play around with it here.  I balanced the “pssst” and the “thank you” here by placing one on the top left and one on the bottom right – they frame the bright washi tape strips and flower.  Your eyes have to run over the tape to arrive at the concluding sentiment.  Yipee!
  • Washi Tape over Ribbon.  Who knew?  As I was playing around with my washi tape yesterday, I realized that the Coastal Cabana strip of washi tape fits nicely over the satin strip in the center of the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon.  Woo hoo!  That allowed me to layer the Coastal Cabana strip over the Tangerine Tango strip without one showing through the other.Happy Watercolor, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP192
  • Build-a-Flower.  I first created this flower on a post last month (see it here).  I just love the combination of the Petite Petals flower with the scallop from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a candy dot.  I added a Tangerine Tango candy dot to this flower to better coordinate with the Tangerine Tango washi tape.

Stamp Sets:  Happy Watercolors  Papers:  Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight  Inks:  Coastal Cabana  Accessories:  Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Brights Candy Dots (Tangerine Tango), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Lovely! And now I know what to do with the “pssst” too!

  2. Very pretty — and what a fun way to use washi tape!

    Love it!!


  3. Pssst . . . I love how you used the washi tape. Clean and crisp. 🙂

  4. Pssst… Don’t tell anyone, but I am totally going to CASE this card! I love it!

  5. Very cool technique using the washi with the ribbon! Leave it to you to find something like this to do—ingenious! I love the layout, as well..perfectly CAS and bright and pretty to boot! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players this week!

  6. Great idea using the Washi tape over the ribbon, it looks like it’s under it, instead of over, very soft and pretty. Love the little flower too, I just purchased the Petite Petals sweet little bundle and I can’t wait till it gets here.
    By the way Brian, thanks for all your help yesterday my dear, you are a gem!!

  7. Pssst…..Thank You for todays card. Love Washi tape and I have accumulated a substantial stash. Problem, I don’t use it like I should. The colors and designs are so pretty. Very quick/easy and wonderful. The flowers speaks to me saying ‘aren’t I just adorable’! Yes you are.

  8. Psssst….I love it !

  9. wow…you do not cease to amaze – killer card!

  10. I don’t have that stamp but will find some other to replace it as this card is just begging to be CASE’d!! Clever card, as usual, Brian. Clever opening line as usual, too! Hehe….

  11. LOVE THIS! Another great from you! CAS perfection! 🙂

  12. Adorable! And I want scandal info, too. Inside the card is fine. You know my address. LOL!

  13. Love the card, esp the flower. TFS!!

  14. Use Washi tape over ribbon…! Who knew? Brian knew!

  15. Clever and crafty- excellent combination. Thanks for always sharing your ideas!

  16. Oh this card is just too cute!! I love how you used the Washi tape over the ribbon!! I still can’t believe they are retiring the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack!!! Love today’s card!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card Brian. The washi tape on the ribbon – beautiful and so unique. You are truly the “Artiste” of the stamping world!

  18. It’s a Mary Poppins card (perfect in every way)! Really love the washi on ribbon & punched flower combo. Brilliant!

  19. Jennifer Reynard

    Brilliant, I am off to make this before I forget. I love washi tape and
    am always looking for an excuse to use it!
    This is just super!! TFS

  20. you think of the most interesting combinations! i really like this clean look, and i really had to look closely to figure out if the washi was ON the ribbon or below it. great execution and color combination.

  21. Another WOW!!!! I never would have thought to use Washi tape over ribbon, AWESOME!!!!! I have so much tape….love it need to use it more. Thanks

  22. Agree with everyone, who would have imagined the washi tape could go over the ribbon? Fantastic tip! Can’t wait to see what it looks like up close….another card to make…yay!

  23. Washi tape over ribbon? Who knew? You did! What a clever trick Brian. Love the two sentiments on the front and I never tire of these fresh, fun colors! Love the little flower center too…Thanks for joining in the washi fun at The Paper Players!

  24. Yup, I agree with everyone else. The washi over ribbon is pure genius! Love the colors and the cute little blossom, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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