Sunday, January 27, 2013

PIO - Decorative Tape

This week the Pile It On challenge is "Decorative Tape", you know, like Washi tape.  The challenge is sponsored by Freckled Fawn who are giving a $15.00 gift certificate to the winner.  too bad I can't play along, there are some very cute embellishments I have to have.   They have lots of Washi Tape if you're interested.  It's amazing how many colors and patterns of that stuff you can get.  For those of you who have to have everything this could be a problem, at least it's not expensive or bad for your health.

Cherry Cobbler is a favorite of mine.  It's a beautiful, rich, deep shade of red.  These two cards are almost the same.  The  first card was made with Cherry Cobbler and a white card stock.  The red and white looked great together until the washi like tape was added.  Even though it's red and white it doesn't read as red and white on top of the lined paper.  Kraft looks great with red too so I made a second card using Kraft card stock instead of the white card stock.  Looking at the two of them in real life it's hard to pick a favorite.  The image really pops on the white card stock but it matches better on the kraft and has a vintage look that I like.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Stampin' Up "Friendship Preserves"
ink - Versamark
paper - Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler" card stock and ""Regals Collection" dsp; My Favorite Things "Whip Cream" and "Kraft" card stock
miscellaneous - SU Cherry Cobbler embossing powder; pearls; Recollections tape; SU Framelits "Window Frame Collection"; SU "Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On - Use Tape
What If Wednesdays J2313 - Sketch
Simply Create Too #29 - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Clean and Simple
Southern Girls #61 - Get Krafty
Crafts and Me #117 - Vintage
the Kraft Journal - Punch It Out
Paper Playtime #2 - Use Some Brown
Sugar Creek Hollow #46 - Lots of Layers
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Hugz Marjo

  2. This design is fab! Love the combination of striped paper and tape with dog tooth's pattern, and what a great vibrant red color!

  3. They are both really cool, Chris. But I think I like the vintage one best. Probably because I'm old. ;^)
    Hugs, Penny
    So far I have resisted Washi tape, though I really like it. Probably by the time I get into it, the fad will be over! LOL!

  4. Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Chris! I love the colours and layouts… the decorative tape looks fab! they are both classy and elegant cards!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  5. Lovely bold cards Chris, love the designs and the tape! Thanks for joining in with this fortnights Southern Girls Challenge
    Sue xx

  6. That is so neat showing the 2 different cards! Definitely looks vintage with the Kraft! Great effect~Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

  7. Wonderful design! Great looking set of cards! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Get Krafty Challenge at Southern Girls!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  8. so gorgeous.stunning bold colour and design and the washi tape looks fab.
    thanks for joining in our vintage theme at the Crafts and Me Challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Great cards. Love the clean and simple look. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  10. Ohhhhh,likey likey! I still haven't got started on washi tape but I should give it a go after seeing this, it's gorgeous! So glad you joined the Southern girls challenge this time, if you hadn't I'd never have seen it! Have a lovely weekend,Julie.x

  11. Love the CLean and Simple look of your cards!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  12. Chris, your beautifully embossed stamped sentiment looks fabulous framed by the wonderful shape on this pretty card. Lovin' your use of the patterns and washi strips too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  13. Awesome CAS card, love the boldness of the colors . Thank you for joining in at Card Makin Mamas.


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