Saturday, February 27, 2021

Masculine Washi Stripes

Welcome

  Somehow this month has moved faster than me, and this week in particular.! 
Or maybe I am moving more slowly - blame that on the 'big' birthday I had last year!!

I would like to welcome Amy of the Crafty Purple Frog as my newest follower

When I made this card I was lacking in inspiration, so 'sort of' cased a scrappy one, but used washi tape, not card, for the stripes.  


I layered the tape over a diamond shaped piece of card, and then used a square die to cut the base card with a diamond shape.


I had fun sizing the original taped piece to fit in the card behind the aperture.. and ended up with some off cuts.

The card looked rather stark until I added some gold faux stitching on the edges, and a straight line to frame the aperture.  
The sentiment was gold embossed


One of the off cuts was used to finish the inside.

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30 comments:

sandie said...

I like it Maxine. Love you added the gold-great idea and like the coloured base. Fab mix of washi tape and a super Masculine card. Thanks for celebrating with us at Time Out x

brenda said...

A great design for a masculine card Maxine, I lways find them so hard.

B x

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, you have lots of fabulous washi tape.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a creative card, Maxine... and I love washi tape, so of course I'm glad you used it to make the fun diamond design.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a great idea to use the washi tape this way. Fabulous masculine birthday card. Thanks for joining us in the festivities at Time Out.

stampingbowd said...

This is gorgeous! I love the masculine Washi Tape! I really like the colors you used. Such a fun "window". Beautiful card! Wishing you a healthy weekend!

Glennis F said...

A lovely idea Maxine, great masculine card

Liz said...

Lovely card, Maxine. A really effective way to use washi tape. xx

Suze said...

Great masculine card Maxine. What a fantastic way of using up washi tape strips that are maybe ending the end of their life. I like the gold detailing on the black too.

Lindsey said...

What a fun way to use washi tape! It's a great masculine card - or really, for anyone. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning card Maxine... those Washi look really fab and the gold pen touches make it pop off the page.. lovely male card. This week and all this year have flown!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Dawn T said...

Great card Maxine. It's a great design and great use of washi.

Patsy Long said...

What a great idea to use the washi tape on your masculine card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry! - Patsy DT

Jane said...

Super idea to use those washi tapes, great card design. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Mac Mable said...

Now that's a fun idea Maxine and what a striking effect. Great use of the washi tape and love the detailing of the gold edging and the faux stitching x. What a fabulous masculine card....love it x.

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: This is a terrific card for a guy! Thanks for the idea! Sometimes I like to avoid putting a fish or a truck on a guy's b-day card! :)

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Such a create idea. Love the finished results

Brenda said...

What a fabulous masculine card Maxine! I am in love with the washi you used, you have the most unique washi. This is such a cool idea for washi, love that you let the washi take center stage! The gold stitching and border around the diamond makes everything else pop! Very cool card and I will have to keep this idea in my little head! lol Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Cards By MI said...

Great use of the Washis. It looks stunning. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Ellibelle said...

What a perfect masculine card! Love the design!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a wonderful way to use up either washi tape or scrappy bits. Love the colours and the gold stitched edge. A fabulous card for a bloke... Have a wonderful week, Megan

Irish Cherokee said...

Creative use of the washi tape. Makes a great birthday card. Perfect!

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

At Home In New Zealand said...

LOL I know exactly what you mean about time moving faster than yourself - I suffer from the same thing!
Great card too :) xx

Nance said...

A fabulous masculine design on this card with the washi tape. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks this week.

Gerrina said...

Looks so good! And a great idea! (Hope you don't mind I wll pin it to inspire me? Hugs, Gerrina

JD/ Jill said...

I like your card! Great masculine design!

Neet said...

What a great masculine card this is. Such a good idea to use the washi tape in this way, especially as you had the one with cars on it.
Blessings, Neet xx

Di said...

Great male card Maxine. The gold faux stitching is brilliant - and I love the idea of using Washi tape snippets.

Hugs

Di xx

Carol W said...

WOW WOW WOW great card. I love it it is a perfect masculine card. Just stunning.

MeSi said...

Fun idea and great card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
Merja DT