Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ka-Washi for the PP {PP192}

I am excited today to be this week's hostess over at The Paper Players where we have a fun Clean-and-Simple challenge:
I have several different sets of SU washi tape and decided to work with Gingham Garden because it hadn't seen the light of day yet!  As soon as I saw this great sketch on the Cardabilities blog:, a card design popped into my mind's eye.
The images and patterns of Gingham Garden are small and delicate so I wanted to keep the other design elements and images in keeping with that theme.  The light and airy scrolling flourish from Creative Elements makes a pretty background pattern especially when stamped in Pear Pizzazz to coordinate with the color in the Washi Tape.  
I've been so enamored with flowers lately, that my butterfly stamps and punches were starting to feel lonely.  I inked up Papillion Potpourri in Melon Mambo and layered an elegant and bitty butterfly.  Island Indigo is also one of the colors in the Washi Tape and I just happened to have some matching Baker's Twine to wrap up the butterfly.  A couple tiny butterflies cut and embossed from Vellum cardstock with the Beautiful Wings embosslit add a little dimension without adding more color.
Very easy to pull all these elements to the inside of the card as well....I had so much fun with this one that I decided to make a second, more gender neutral, card with the same sketch but different Washi Tape:
Here, I had fun playing with the colors from the Retro Fresh Washi Tape as well as elements from several stamp sets including Just Sayin', Peachy Keen, Starburst Sayings and Gorgeous Grunge. I mean because once you start...
you just can't go Washi something!  I have to tell you that the name Washi Tape makes me giggle.  DD has camped locally with the Girl Scouts at Camp Kateri where we learned at orientation that they don't call their bathrooms restrooms or toilets.  They call them....wait for it....Ka-washis!  So, now I want to call it, Kawashi Tape!!  :-)  Be sure to check out all the Ka-washi-tas-tic Kreations from my friends on the Design Team:


Card #1: Click image for details and ordering info:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Card #2:  Click image for details and ordering info:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


LeAnne said...

I think both cards are kawashi-tastic! I think it's awesome that you created two different style cards with the same sketch and similar products! LOVE 'em!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

WOW! Nance, these are awesome. Love the insides so much!! TFS:)

stampwithsandy said...

What a great challenge, Nance! Thanks for helping me use up some of my washi stash and I love both of your washi creations! You added so many fun little details while still keeping it clean with lots of white space. Love your ka-washi story too!

Diane - said...

Nance just goes to show you how color and placement can of the same sketch can look so different! Love them both but the first is diffinitely more femanine and the second one more masculine... IMO. hugs

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I LOVE both card! They are definitely washi-tastic!!!

Teo czyli ILKA said...

A beautiful card
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilities.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Look at you with not one, but TWO fantabulous cards! You seriously rocked that sketch, too. This was such a fun challenge, Nance! So glad to bust some washi tape out of the "hoarded stash". Ha! Have a great day, my friend! :)

laurie said...

very bright and cheerful!

Sara Castelo de Carvalho said...

Lovely Cards!!
Congratulations =)
Thaks for join us at Cardabilities =)

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love both of the cards. The first one stole my heart though... I love the layered butterflies and the scrolls behind. Gorgeous!

Catherine L said...

both cards are beautiful!

Joanne said...

Great challenge this week Nance - I love both your cards! I wouldn't have thought about layering over the background stamps in this way - great idea!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Fabulous cards! I love your take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at Cardabilities.

Mrs Frizz said...

so very effective ... thank you for joining us at Cardabilities and loving your interpretation using the sketch.

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Beautiful takes on the sketch!
Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities :)