Friday, July 13, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #61

Hello, dear friends! Friday means CAS-ual Fridays! Gotta love that catchy theme (Let's Strip), right?
 The challenge this week is to use strips of colors or pattern in your Clean and Simple Design. I decided to make my own Washi tape. It's actually quite easy!! All you need is a thin strip of double-sided tape and tissue paper. This photo shows you the supplies I used for my card. And this awesome DIY Washi Tape video by the talented Julie Ebersole is not to be missed!
I especially love the pattern of this stamp Pom Pom Flower. To give it some interest, I also used a Raindrop Background for the strips.
HUGS
I hope you check out the DT's beautiful work and get inspired! Please link up your project to CAS-ual Fridays by noon, Thursday, July 19, Eastern Time. I can't wait to see your take on this super fun challenge!

40 comments:

Laura B. said...

The most gorgeous DIY washi tape EVER!

Barb said...

They always come up with such fun challenges - love the name of the theme! Your card is awesome too, V! Wonderful, DIY Washi Tape! :)

~amy~ said...

DIY....fab!!!!!

Piali said...

Gorgeous card....FAB DIY washi tape!!!

Jennifer said...

Virginia -- you are so clever! :) Love the bold splashes of color contrasted against the white background (and I personally think adding that strip of black polka dots was a stroke of sheer genius! :)

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful washi Virginia! That butterfly is so pretty too.

Kara Lynne said...

I never knew I could make my own washi tape! I don't own any, so that's great news for me! Thanks for the info and beautiful inspiration!

Vic Lau said...

Wow! You made your own washi tape! Great inspiration! :)

Romaine said...

Love love love this!this is also a fave colour combo!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Pretty! Love how you made the tape.

sandie said...

wow pretty creative and great effect!

Sheila H said...

Fantastic Washi tape, Virginia! I love that flower stamp and the colors you chose.

Lynn said...

Ah...I must watch that video! I've been trying to stay away from the washi tape trend...this is so fabulous. Love the gorgeous colors Virginia!

cnelson said...

Ohhhhhh so PRETTY! Your stamping never ceases to AMAZE me!

Annette said...

oh that is cool...i love how you experiment and come up with these amazing designs...love this.

lenny said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Love the DIY washi tape!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Custom Washi tape at its best!!

Angi said...

Super creative!

Jenny said...

A great idea and such an awesome stamp to use.... love the pretty DIY tape :0)
Jenny x

shirley-bee said...

Love the way wash Virginia. I've just been out to buy more double-sided so I can have a go. Love the colour combination and how it all sits so well on the kraft card.

Mirta Sanchez said...

YES! I love your home made WASHI! It's divine! I'm inspired to make my own now!

paperella said...

Love your custom washi tape, Virginia! And the layout is gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

Too neat for words! The color combo is just perfect too!

Robin K. said...

Love your custom washi tape and happy colors!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is so cool! I want to jump off of this screen and make some myself! Thanks for the photo of how to! Love it!

donna mikasa said...

Your handmade washi is gorgeous! I love the bright colors and fabulous design! Off to make some now...

Julie Hoffman said...

WOW, you always AMAZE me Virginia!!! This card is stunning and the fact that you made your own Washi tape is exactly what I love about your blog! You always try new things and inspire others to do the same. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial - it's a must try craft project for this summer! THANKS for the INSPIRATION!!!!

Lisa A. said...

LOVE the design...the colors you stamped your flower in are bold and beautiful...what a beautiful card, Virginia:)!!

Christina said...

Your washi tape is super cool, Virginia! I still need to give this a try. Loving the colors paired with kraft!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Woooow. Only a sliver of a stamp. You're reaching new levels of stamp-usage.

alexandra s.m. said...

That's so creative of you once again Virginia!
I love your card ;-)

Nona said...

Absolutely love this fun card and your DIY washi tape, Virginia! I've wanted to try this for the longest. LOVE how yours turned out!

Hope you have a great weekend! Take care :)

Alice Wertz said...

super fun! love those colors. love this delightful card!

Dawn said...

Awesome Virginia.

Maureen Morton said...

How do you come up with all these amazing ideas, Virginia?! Wow - this is so unique and looks like such fun. Great results, too! Love, love, love!

Barb said...

This is fabulous! LOVE that line image...beautiful!

E.T. said...

beautiful!

Judy1223 said...

Wonderfully stapmed strips, Virginia!

Helen F. said...

Ohhhh, love this card, Virginia and such impressive DIY washi tape!

ThePurplePlace said...

Another awesome idea!! That's where so many cardmakers and designer have me so stumped...you all have such creative minds...always full of wonderful ideas.

Whenever I see them, I can often recreate the idea or design...but my MOJO lacks, when it comes to coming up with a totally cool idea...even though it looks like something I should have thought of on my own!! I WISH!! That is a true talent and comes from such a wonderfully creative mind!!

:) ENJOY your fabulous GIFT!!!