Sunday, January 13, 2013

DeNami Wonderful Washi Blog Hop

I signed up for the DeNami Washi  blog hop so that I would be forced to open my package of Martha Stewart Valentine Washi tape that I bought a year ago!  I kept planning to use it, but never came up with what to do.  I'm looking forward to getting inspiration from today's participants.  In the meantime, at least I've gotten a start.  3 different tapes were attached on the diagonal, slightly overlapping, to a piece of cardstock.  Then I die cut the piece using Spellbinders Labels 18--one of my favorites.  The DeNami Daisy Stamps were inked with Distress Ink barn door & embossed with clear ep on vellum, fussy cut & attached in pairs.  I'm sending this Valentine to the Cards From the Heart card drive, so I couldn't add anything that could be a choking hazard to a child.  That meant I couldn't use a brad, pearl or gem for the centers.  Instead I used my hole punch on the scraps from my die cut & actually I really like how it ties the flowers to the background.  What do you think?  The little heart (an old one from Embossing Arts who is no longer in business) on the card front is stamped using the same ink after being stamped off twice to make it lighter. Not my best card, but hopefully it will brighten the day of a child dealing with illness.  
All the Hop details are HERE, including how to qualify for a prize & the entire list of participants.  If you came here in order, you arrived from Amy's fun blog & now it's time to see what the super talented Dana is sharing with us.  Have fun & thanks so much for stopping by!

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful Valentine! Love how you used the tape!

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  2. Greta, this is gorgeous! I love Washi and I hear echoing how people have had it, but not used it and everyone is doing such wonderful jobs with it! It's addicting once you start and your card is just precious! I love your beautiful blooms! What a sweet sweet cause you are sending your card to. It's perfect for it!

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  3. Awe, this is so cute! Glad you were forced to finally use that Washi ;)

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  4. Love your washi!! And the matching flower centers is perfect. It will certainly brighten a child's day.

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  5. Beautiful Valentine Card!! Love the tapes you used!

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  6. I love the unique way you used your washi tape. I see a lot of torn washi tape and strips but this card you made is awesome and takes washi tape to a whole new level! Great work!

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  7. This is perfect for a little one that needs a pick me up Greta! I love your blooms and the centers DO tie them into your pretty label. Give Keesha a pat on the head from me. You seem to be down one Schnauzer here, so sorry for your loss.

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  8. I keep collecting and storing my washi tape too! Great card.

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  9. I just LOVE your vellum flowers. So bright and cheery. Very nice use of washi for the background panel! Super cute.

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  10. Oh, Greta, this is GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!!!

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  11. I'm sure this card will delight the child who receives it! Colorful and fun!

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  12. Great use of the washi tapes, Greta! I am sure the child will be super happy to see such a pretty card!

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  13. Super cute! I'm so glad you finally opened and used that washi!

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  14. Beautiful card1 It just pops with color! Absolutely love how happy it is.

    Patty
    Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

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  15. Oh you used one of most favorite Denami stamps - the daisy! Love what you did with it!

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  16. Greta, this is beautiful! I absolutely love the background you created with the washi tape, and I adore those vellum flowers. The embossing is fabulous. Great job. dbonczek@comcast.net

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  17. Hello Greta.
    Your card oozes love, the Red colour palette is striking.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  18. Beautiful job on this card, Greta. I'm impressed that you haven't used washi tape before this- you look like a pro!

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  19. Hey--I bought the same washi tape! thanks for the great idea how to use it.

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  20. Gorgeous!! I am loving all the ideas for using washi tape so far. Your card is just smashing!

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  21. What a great way to use thi card. It is really cute.

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  22. Wow, what a great card and wonderful idea.

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  23. Great job using the Washi on your pretty card.

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  24. Wonderful washi and I love those flowers!!

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love the die you used to cut out the washi tape! TFS! ;)

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  26. This is such a pretty card! The tape is cool, and the flowers are really neat!

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  27. This is Wonderful...love it all!!!

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  28. Such a great use of the washi tape, thanks!

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  29. Great job! I like how you used a cut out to make the form covered in washi tape. Love how you punched little circles for the center of the folowers instead of brads. They look great!

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  30. Greta, what a FABULOUS way to use the washi tape! DARLING Valentine card! I love it!

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  31. Super Cute! I love what you did with the Washi Tape! Thanks so much for sharing your great creations!

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  32. what a gorgeous way to use washi tape, greta!! beautiful card!

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  33. Incredible Greta. Love the way you used your Washi tape.

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  34. I love the pattern combo of the washi tape. I double love the vellum flowers. Great Valentines card!

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  35. I love, love, love that card. It's so simple and beautiful.

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  36. So, so sweet! Those vellum flowers look terrific, and I adore your patterned tape background :-)

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  37. BEAUTIFUL Valentine, Greta!!! I LOVE how you created the striped washi die-cut!!! And those layered vellum flowers with the stripey centers are ADORABLE!!!!!

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  38. Lovely use of Washi tape, the softness of the flowers works perfectly with this.

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  39. Oh Greta, you ARE the inspiration, you don't need it at all. This is so pretty. I love the diagonal strips, its adds such visual interest!

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  40. What a great way to use that washi tape!! This is such a pretty Valentine:)

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  41. Glad you got your tape on!!! There's no telling where you'll stop now! Thanks so much for sharing your design!

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  42. It is so sweet of you to make this card for a child who will be so happy to receive it! Your use of washi is wonderful!

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  43. Great use of the washi tape! Also love those flowers!!!

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