Thursday, May 15, 2014

RIC#59 + Gallery Idol 2014 Washi Challenge Take Two + SSS

The idea of covering a panel with pieces of washi tape and then die cutting a tree has been on my "things to try" list ever since I made this card with layers of washi tape last year. The Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Gallery Idol 2014 Open Audition theme to use washi tape prompted me to finally give it a try and, I have to admit, I love the results!

This card was influenced by the Runway Inspired Challlenge #59, where the translucency of the dress reminded me of washi tape.

Here is the panel before the Memory Box Arboscello Tree was cut. Pieces of the green washi tapes were randomly layered above the black tape, reversing the RIC59 image colors.

The black tape is adhered at a slight angle so the pattern is not straight and mimics the look of a gnarled & knotty tree trunk.

Once the washi tree was die cut, a second white panel was stamped with the Avery Elle sentiment, die cut and embossed with a Linen Impression Plate. The die cut opening is backed with computer paper run through a Xyron and the little pieces carefully poked out of the die cut and adhered to the backing.

I now have a white tree waiting to be used on another project and the washi tree is inlaid into the opening on the panel.

This card is also being linked to the Die Crazy challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

It has been a rough few days in San Diego County. These photos show a couple of the 8+ wildfires that have been challenging our community. We are not in any danger - both are at least 10 miles away to the east and southeast of our home, but my husband's office is in an evacuation zone, along with the home of dear friends, so it will be another anxious night for us.

This is not our typical May/June weather when a dense marine layer usually keeps us at a nice pleasant "room temperature" inside and out.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Jacquie, first of all, I'm glad you mentioned about the fires because I was wondering about you. It is a constantly changing landscape as more fires are popping up, so I pray you stay outside of danger and they get the situation under control soon.

    Secondly, love your card! I have done that laying and cutting of Washi before, but never with such stunning results! It is a marvelous take on the RIC!

    Thirdly, all the best with the Gallery Idol contest! Hugs, Darnell

  2. The patterns on the washi tape look great on your tree. Hope the wildfires are brought under control a.s.a.p.

  3. That is another amazing technique! Love it! And you used your stash of washi! Stay out of the smoke! Hugs.

  4. Jacquie! This card is AMAZING!! What a great use of washi, and so clever! I hope the weather cools and the fires are under control very soon.

  5. I love your technique. I may just have to try it!! :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at the RIC.

    Oh--I'm also located in San Diego. So sad with all of the fires. Take care!

  6. So glad those fires are behind us and the air is once again crisp and clean. Your washi tree is fantastic--love how you cut and then inlaid it. Good luck with the Idol competition.

  7. Love your washi tree! Thanks so much for playing along with the Die Crazy Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!


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