Washi tape

I love washi tapes, who doesn’t? They’re an easy way to decorate a card and they’re really useful to keep a die in place on your paper while cutting it. My daughter uses it to decorate her phone charger to differentiate it from ours and decorate her school folders…and everything else! Washi tapes always make me think of Japan, (so much so that I often call it wasahi instead of washi) probably because it DID originate from Japan! ( I hear my daughter saying “duh”…) The word Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper.

I want to share a Japanese quote that has become so true for me since I started painting and making cards. I look at nature so differently now, as everything is an inspiration to me!

花鳥風月 (Kachou Fuugetsu) Literally: Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon
This means: Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.

washiI cut the heart and butterfly using Spellbinders Heart and Flutter dies.

I entered this in CASology Washi challenge. I love the way they used the tapes in their designs. Never thought of it!