Happy Earth Day!
With the nice weather yesterday, I took a little time and stamped a very quick and easy card using the This and That bundle that arrived the other day. The background paper you see is called Epic Day Designer Series Paper and is perfect for that special man in your life. By the way, if you are not a facebook fan of mine, I did post what I was doing on Saturday and you can read about it here.
I used the Washi Tape that came in the This and That Bundle to create the divide in papers. What is Washi Tape you asked?! And why is everyone so in love with it? Well, be prepared, because your Washi Tape obsession is about to begin!
Washi Tape–is a style of paper that was first made in Japan. Washi is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha), or the paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat. Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.
So, why have I fallen in love with it?
“Here are some things you can do with it. Wrap a gift in simple wrapping paper — white or brown kraft paper works great — then go to town using Washi tape in the same way you would use ribbon. You can even mix and match different tapes, widths and designs!
Let Washi tape help keep you organized — put it to work in on your calendar or day planner in the same way you’d use a highlighter! Many Washi tapes are quite transparent, so you can use a little tag of tape to draw attention to important dates. Try putting down a piece of Washi, then using a permanent pen to write on top of it. Your calendar is going to look gorgeous!
Do you scrapbook?, Washi tape is going to be your new obsession, and we hardly have to tell you how you can put it to work when making books to hold memories. Most Washi tapes are acid-free, making them scrapbook-safe!”
In the close up picture, you will notice a small metallic brad and a punched circle. The metallic brad (119741) is perfect for a masculine card when added to the 3/8″ punched circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (118309). Oh yeah!
You will love the color coordination of the Epic Day Designer Series Paper (133350) and pairing it with the Washi Tape (131269) will blow your mind! I have seen a few sneak peaks and I will let you in on a secret. There is more Washi Tape coming! Just saying!