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Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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St. Patrick’s Day Cards with Washi Tape Technique

I’m back today with more colorful St.Patrick’s Day projects for you. Today I am sharing some pretty cards, perfect for just a note or a small celebration. What I am also sharing is a fun Washi tape technique. If you do not know what Washi tape is, it’s a somewhat thin paper tape that is also a bit translucent. You can pretty much find it at most craft stores. I’ve even see sets at the home improvement store. There are many many varieties and I’ve been collecting colors for over a year. I love all the colors and variety of uses.

Check out this fun and colorful card so you can see what I mean about how pretty Washi tape can be.

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The technique is quite easy. I simply take white cardstock and layer my tape on and across it. Then I took some diecut cards and layered them on top of the washi tape and had a colorful background. Isn’t that fun and easy?

Here is a close up of the card. The card was diecut, and I trimmed it down a little to have the Washi tape paper stick out from around the edges a bit. I then tied on some Doodlebug twine and added a couple pink buttons. Then I used foam tape to pop the card up a bit from the white card base.

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For this card, and the next card, I used the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge to cut out the images. The Washi tapes were manufactured by Doodlebug.

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Again, I used Washi tape for the background, however, this time, I decided to go for rainbow colors for the top, and a pleasant green dot for the wording. I also tacked on a small SRM Press sticker for the hello friend, then popped it up with foam tape. I doubled a bow and tied it under my button as well.

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Lastly is a clover I cut with Spring Fever Seasonal Cricut Cartridge. After cutting it out, I layered the dotted Washi tape across the white cardstock and created a block. Then I added that to more cardstock, cutting out one layer with mini scallop scissors.

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I then mounted it to a white card base. I printed the title with Century Gothic font, and added buttons and twine

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I hope you like my Washi Technique and give it a go!

kris

 



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