Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Steampunk Washi - 3 from 1

Today I wanted to share a fun way to really extend your washi tape (or other similar embellishments)...I'm going to make three cards from a single piece of washi covered paper!
 
To start off with I cut a sheet of 4x5.25" cardstock and began covering it with various washi tapes.


 
I trimmed off the excess and lightly sanded the edges.
(the sanding is so I can ink the edges easier later on.)

 
I then die-cut the paper into 3 different pieces...
I cut a large wavy piece leaving a nice frame and then cut gears from the center of the wavy piece.

 
Each of the elements went onto a separate Steampunk themed card....

 
Here is the frame....
 
 
And the wavy piece...

 
And finally the gears....

 
 
1 Washi Covered piece of Cardstock
Several Inky Steampunk Images
3 Fun Steampunk Cards!
 
How's that for some inky fun?

20 comments:

  1. Love the washi DP idea! Thanks for the hint!

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  2. This is a terrific idea!!! Thank you so much!!

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  3. LOve this idea. I am going to give it a try. Thanks for showing us. Anneke.
    www.annekescardat.blogspot.com

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  4. These are wonderful! My favorite is the card with the wavy piece. I love the hot air balloons. :)

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  5. Love these cards - thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Oh - totally cozmic !!! These are such brilliant ideas. :-)

    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxxxx

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  7. amazing ... where do you find your tape?
    Sandra ltb

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  8. Very kewl Steampunk cards love it :) hugs Nikki

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  9. You have so opened my eyes with the wonder of washi tape and it's many uses really orginal cards and so professional

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  10. Smart use of one Washi Tape covered piece. I love Steampunk. TFS your beautiful cards!
    Dorly Weitzen

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  11. I love how you made three cards from the one background. Great use of tape

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  12. great ideas! I am going to have to try your techniques!

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  13. very clever.. love the steampunks

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  14. Love steampunk! It works well with the washi tape.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  15. I never even thought to cover a card base for a background! Always learning something new!

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  16. I love how you made three cards out of one background...so cool!

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  17. this post was very interesting. I never thought to use washi tape for a background piece! great idea.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. That works really well, I would never have thought to use tape like that.

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  19. These cards are so cool, simply heart them!

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