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Washi tape card design - ombre or color-blocked panels with embossed details

Hi friends, continuing the series of playing with washi tape.

I have two cards to share today where we use the 0.5 cm wide washi tape to create an ombre effect and a color-blocked effect.

I made the blue card first - in literally 15ish minutes while getting the house ready for having friends over! And I think I did the steps right with this one. In my video I will talk through all that, and if you read the steps below these are what I will list (because they are easier) :-)

Here is the video:

The steps:

  1. Take a piece of lightweight cardstock that is slightly larger than the panel shape you want to die cut.

  2. Plan your washi colors to cover the entire panel. You can also do the same with stripes of cardstock.

  3. Use the cutting mat as a guide and line washi tape or adhere color stripes on it as per your design.

  4. Run this panel through embossing folder - 3d or regular - either will do.

  5. Add the panel to the cardbase. You could also create a shaped cardbase with a die that has the same shape as your panel but is larger.

  6. Foam mount the panel, add sentiment and embellishments to finish.

Here are the card closeups:



For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada


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