Thursday, January 26, 2017

Urban Grunge with Washi Tape




Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share a couple cards that I made inspired by the Washi Tape challenge over at The Male Room. I don't use my washi nearly often enough so this was a good opportunity to play with it.




I also am entering this over at Diane and Darlene's Double D Challenges. They are in the second half of their month-long 1st Blogoversary celebration and the mood board theme this time is Black and White only.  Such a fun challenge for me because I rarely use just B/W.


Additionally, it's the second week (out of three) of Darnell's NBUS-orama!! If you missed last week, don't worry! There's still lots of time to play! This week is Darnell's NBUS #9. In addition to asking us to use some NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff), she has a couple of optional themes this time of CASEing someone's card you have seen around blogland or doing a Hidden Sentiment. You must go see her lovely card.....and the lovely prizes!! :) 

For my card, I pulled out several rolls of washi in black and white and went to work making a criss-cross pattern on black cardstock. I was envisioning a plaid look when I began, but what developed had an unexpected but definite urban feel. So......(after abruptly changing my original design plan).....I ran with it. :)

I pulled out my totally awesome NBUS A Creative Journey with Melissa - Awareness Ribbon Set #1 (THANKS, Melissa!!) and stamped out a bunch of the inspirational words with Versafine ink in Onyx Black on strips of white cardstock from my scrap bag. :) Since I was going for an urban grunge look, I just tore them apart instead of cutting and smudged them up with Distress Ink in Black Soot before attaching them to my washi background.



I had so much fun doing the washi background that I made a second one and attached the words in a vertical configuration. I put the Faith, Hope, Love together....as a reminder of 1 Corinthians 13:13.


Which format do you like better? I really like how they both turned out, but I think I like the upright one a little more than the other. I love how on both cards some of the washi strips are translucent and show the pattern of the tape that is beneath them.

Hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments!!! I hope you have a great day and are getting ready for a relaxing and crafty weekend.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1.The Male Room Challenge #52 - Washi Tape
2. Darnell's NBUS #9
3. Double D Challenges - Black and White
4. Simon Says Stamp Work-it-Wednesday Challenge - Use Something New
5. Crop Stop January Linky Party #24 - Anything Goes use prod CS sells
(I used Distress Ink.)

17 comments:

  1. Two really super cards Janice. What a clever way to use you washi tape. I think my favourite is the second card. Barbxx

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  2. WOW!! Unique and fabulous! Great job Janis!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. What a fun way to use washi tape!! I think the vertical one is my favorite too! Thanks for linking up to CropDtop!

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  4. Love both of these - such a unique idea! I love the grungy look of the tapes and the words - fab! I also like how you started off with one thing in mind then it took a life of its own; this always happens when I'm crafting! I rarely ever end up with what I envisaged! Great work :) xxx

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  5. What a creative way to use your washi tape...and wow do you have a lot of black and white designs! Like you, I often forget to actually use my washi tape but now I have no excuse. Isn't it funny how some cards just take off and go in their own direction? LOVE the grungy urban look which reminds me of graffiti (but in a nice way...haha!). I like the second configuration best because it gives the impression of each strength building upon the one before it...to form a fully formed and STRONG individual. Thumbs up for trying such a new look for you!

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  6. These are fantastic Janis. I like them both. What a fun way to use the Washi tape. A great job on both!

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  7. Fabulous inspirational words card, good one to have out on your craft desk as you work. Thanks for playing at The Male Room.

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  8. Super design for our current challenge of black and white, thanks for entering....xx  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  9. Fabulous cards! Love your backgrounds topped with the wonderful encouraging words. Powerful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

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  10. What a creative way to use the tape You nailed this one ....Lis

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  11. Fabulous card....love that wonderful grunge look you created with Washi Tape! So creative.

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  12. Both are fabulous cards, I love how you have used the washi, very creative, great monochrome cards. Thank you for linking to The Male Room washi challenge. Faith DT

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  13. I think they are both superb! Love the monochrome look and the wonderfully grungy finish! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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  14. I like how you use Washi :-))
    Thanks for playing at Male Room. Hugs, Andreja

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  15. Hi Janis, I hope you don't mind that I'm only leaving one comment for your three beautiful black/white entries! I love them all, these two urban grunge word cards with the cool Washi tapes (also like vertical better), and the amazing tree silhouette, and the pretty cat! They are perfect for Diane, Darlene, and Darnell, lol! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 three times! And thank you for your kind comments and get well wishes!! Hugs, Darnell

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis