Altenew May 2020 Washi Tapes Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there, hi there, we’re back for a blog hop today, to showcase the fresh release of Washi Tapes from Altenew! You should be arriving here from Tania’s blog but if not, just click back to the blog hop start at the Altenew Card Blog and that way you won’t miss anything good!

I have four cards to share today, and the first two cards are all the colors of the rainbow! Have you noticed how rainbows have come to be a symbol of courage and hope during this Covid-19 pandemic? There are a bunch of rainbow design washi tapes in this release and I’m going to show you what I made with just one of them!

I used the Block Washi tape roll to create this birthday card, by covering some cardstock with the full width of the washi tape roll, then using the Fine Alphabet die set to die cut a letter from every color to spell the word birthday. Isn’t it perfect that the length of a landscape A2 sized card fits the word birthday so nicely??

The next thing I did was to apply another full width of the washi tape along the length of an A2 sized cardstock panel. Then I stamped a “happy” greeting from the Birthday Builder stamp set onto black cardstock and heat set it with clear embossing powder, then trimmed the black cardstock into a narrow strip that I adhered below the edge of the washi tape, making sure to leave enough space for the letters below.

Once the washi covered letters were glued in place, I die cut a flower from black cardstock using the Wavy Outlines Die Set. I used some quality liquid adhesive glue to adhere the black cardstock outline flower to the washi tape, as the washi has a somewhat slick surface and needs a committed adhesive to make it stick.

The second card is a riff on the first, using the same system to die cut colored alphabet letters from some washi-covered white cardstock. I didn’t worry overly about getting the alphabet dies perfectly lined up because I wanted the jauntier look that uneven letters provided. Once the letters were die cut and popped out, (saving the centers of the A and Ps), I adhered the word block (and letter centers) to my card base and added a narrow strip of the leftover rainbow washi covered cardstock to the left side of the card front.

I stamped the word “birthday” from the Birthday Builder Stamp Set with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. To balance the black stamped word on the right, I decided to add a very narrow strip of black cardstock to the left side as well. Then I adhered an array of (mostly) matching enamel dots to complete the card.

The next two cards use the beautifully graphic designs of washi tape called Brushed Grid (the wider one) and Many Dots Washi Tape.

For the first card I used the full width of the Brushed Grid washi tape to cover an A2 sized cardstock card panel.

Then I stamped some flowers from the Wavy Roses stamp set onto watercolor paper with black ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I painted in the blooms and leaves using the Artist Watercolor 36 Pan paint set and die cut them with the coordinating die set. I stamped a narrow sentiment strip with the word “hello” from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set on black cardstock and I tucked it beneath the arranged watercolor flowers, butting the right hand edge right to the edge of the card. Once again, I used strong white liquid adhesive to make the die cuts adhere to the surface of the washi tape.

My last card, like the one just above, uses the Many Dots washi tape in the most straightforward manner. I simply laid it across some white card stock and built a design upon it, letting it serve the same purpose as patterned paper normally would.

I once again used the dies from the Wavy Outline Dies set to die cut some flowers and leaves from black cardstock. Actually, the smaller flower on the right is the remainder of the die cut flower that I used on the very first rainbow card above! Waste not, want not!

The sentiment for this card comes from the Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set and is stamped with Obsidian Black ink. I added a couple of pink cardstock strips to the top and bottom of the washi strip and balanced them with a variety of coordinating enamel dots.

As usual, there are prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by May 23, 2020 for a chance to win.  They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on May 26, 2020. 

Your next stop on the blog hop is Lilith’s blog. Should you encounter a broken link anywhere, you can follow with the complete blog hop list below.

Complete Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Laurie Willison

Therese Calvird

Svitlana Shayevich

Maryam Perez

Amber Rain Davis

Vicky Papaioannou

Tania Ahmed

Norine Borys – You are here.

Lilith Eeckels

Nicole Watt

Virginia Lu

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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