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Sat 19

Springtime Bunnies, Grosgrain Ribbons and Washi Tape
by Jean Okimoto


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.


 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.


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.  


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.


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...






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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