Explosive News at Eyelet Outlet

I have to admit, when I first joined the EO Design Team, working with washi tape was outside my comfort zone, but I find myself having a lot of fun incorporating it into my projects.  It’s all due to the fact that Eyelet Outlet has SO many washi tapes available…there’s something for everyone!  Also, I have such great inspiration from my Design Team Sisters…did you know we have the Washi Queen on our team?  Yes, we do!  If you haven’t done so already, you should really check out the EO blog.

I used the Colored Math Washi Tape today and it provided the perfect background (and gave me my color cues, too). 

I paired this with the Great Chemistry stamp set by Paper Smooches.  It was purchased as required supplies for a Copic coloring class.  I never used it and figured I never would.  Thank goodness for this washi tape as it caused me to dust it off.  Here are the results:

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I thought a split-front card would be a great way to showcase both the image and the sentiment inside.  It was a good choice.  This sort of card is easy to make and you can adjust the upper and lower panels to any size you need to accommodate your focal image and sentiment.  I have a template for this layout on the Hints, Tips and Tutorials page if you’d like it.

I used several other EO products on my card:

Eye Glass Brads

Red Glitter Washi

Green Glitter Washi

Swirl Bling-Clear

Pearl Bling Strips-Black

I colored this mad scientist with Copic markers and then added the glasses.  His eyes were calling out for a pair of black pearls which I dotted with white gel pen to give them a highlight.  I pieced his bow tie with Green Glitter Washi and I “filled” the vial with Red Glitter Washi, but I colored it with a Copic marker for a custom color.  Of course, this formula has to be bubbling, so I colored the Swirl Jewel Bling in various sizes.  Here’s a closer look at all that:

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I used another image from the stamp set for the area below him and the bling worked perfectly for that as well.  But I wasn’t done with the bling quite yet.  I added it to the greeting, which was calling out for embellishment.

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This is such a fun card!  I really enjoyed making it.  I’m also fond of paper piecing with washi tape.  Here’s an example of that. 

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  1. You are certainly rocking the washi tape. Great card.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks! I’m getting more comfortable using it! Lots of inspiration from my fellow Eyelet Outlet DT members.

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