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Sat 19

Springtime Bunnies, Grosgrain Ribbons and Washi Tape
by Jean Okimoto

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A trio of Springtime Bunnies - cut from flowered washi tape - is the perfect excuse for adding another roll of washi tape to your stash!  It's also a quick and easy way to design another inspiration  card for our March Blossoms and Bunnies Challenge.

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 Hi there, Jean Okimoto here, having one of my rare washi tape moments.  Unbelievably,  I don't have a stash of these versatile tapes - I just bought this one at Impress and couldn't wait to use it.

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Attach several strips of tape to white cardstock.  Diecut the Springtime Bunnies trio from black cardstock and save everything.  Use the negative as a template to determine where to place the die.  

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Snuggle and tape the die back into the negative and diecut the bunnies - exactly where you want them - with the negative intact.  It's a lot easier and more accurate than trying to secure the die while removing the negative.

Attach the black diecuts (slightly offset) behind the tape bunnies to create a sliver of a shadow for a bit of dimension.

Cut the 4" Stitched Oval Layer from yellow-green cardstock.  Cut Pasture Grass from green cardstock, then trim a section of it with the oval.

Cut two of the Grosgrain Ribbons from a slightly darker shade of yellow-green cardstock - run them through the machine lengthwise for more texture.  For even more texture keep the ribbons in the dies, then dry-emboss them with embossing plates and rubber mats -  follow your machine manufacturer's directions for embossing with thin metal dies.   

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock - use foam dots for the oval.  Attach just the centers of the ribbons and let the ends "float" for dimension.  Attach orange and chartreuse sequins.

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Big thanks to everyone who took last week's Simply Asian class at Impress!  I love using Memory Box, Open Studio and Poppystamps dies with silkscreened papers - they cut smoothly and effortlessly through the fibers and metallic inks and create perfect highlights for simple, classic Asian designs.

Our new schedule will be out soon - see you in Tukwila!

Thanks for stopping by...

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Comments

Love the card and idea. Just another way to use products in a different way. TFS.

You are not on your own i don't own any washi tape but your card is lovely has a real modern fresh feel just like a crisp spring day, love it, thankyou.

Thank you Jackie nellessen...I'll keep finding - and sharing - more ways to use what I've accumulated/stored/stashed/forgotten about too!

Thank you Julye! No washi tape? Use a bit of scrapbooking paper, or stamp a tiny print and use that instead.

Such a clever way to use washi tape, and I love the sliver of shadow you created. So simple and so effective!

this is a very lovely card. marta

so cute with their floral design, great idea!

Thanks Donna...I'm slow to catch on to the washi tape trend, but loving it!

Thanks marta - have fun using your favorite washi tape patterns. They'd be sweet in dots or gingham too.

Thanks Conniecrafter - floral tapes would be great for umbrellas too!

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