After seeing some fabulous projects created with washi tape during recent visits to some of my favorite paper-crafting blog, I decided that it was indeed time to dive into my own stash and create something.
I decided to play along with the Tape Color Trends Challenge posted recently on the Embellish Magazine blog. This photo above served as inspiration for my card design. I don't think I could come up with a better color palette for spring!
Perhaps because it is spring, I find myself reaching for my flower stamps and dies, which is what I used for the focal point on this card. I love using my dies to create felt flowers and paper leaves, which is a nice texture combination. And of course, adding some "bling" to the center of flower is an absolute must! I rounded out the overall design by adding three strips of washi tape and a sentiment. Wouldn't this make a wonderful Mother's Day card, or perhaps a "just because" card for someone? Just by changing out the sentiment, it can be customized for any occasion. Heck, you could even create a set of cards as a gift for someone and include different color flowers and a variety of sentiments.
By the way, in addition to it being Cinco de Mayo, tomorrow is also National Scrapbooking Day (always the first Saturday in May). I think that might call for a frosty margarita while I "scrap" the day away! How will you celebrate?
I came across the following quote which ties in perfectly with the sentiment that I included on my card:
"It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones."