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5 cards using washi tape

Washi tape is relatively new to the crafting world, but it’s already become an essential in every stash. This decorative paper tape comes in a huge range of colours and patterns, so is great for adding an extra something to your projects. It can be used like regular tape to seal envelopes or stick things to your wall (it doesn’t damage the paintwork - hooray!), but it’s also great for jazzing up your cards. Here we show you five ways to use washi tape in your card designs.

5 cards using washi tape

1. Perfect paper-cuts

5 cards using washi tape

Form a gorgeous paper-cut card and then stick washi tape behind the apertures for a vibrant pop of colour. Find this card in issue 81 of PaperCrafter (on sale until 7th May). Design by Lara Messer for PaperCrafter

2. Make washi bunting

5 cards using washi tape

Cut tape into flag shapes and wrap around baker's twine to create cute mini bunting. Then simply stick to a card blank for a bright, cheerful greeting. By Donna Mikasa on Flickr

3. Weave it

5 cards using washi tape

Create a woven washi tape masterpiece. This technique is super simple but really effective. Design by Sara Naumann for Crafts Beautiful

4. Stamp on it

5 cards using washi tape

Simply place strips of tape across a card blank and then stamp over it to create this gorgeous effect. Brayer ink across the card first for an interesting background. Design by Sara Naumann for PaperCrafter

5. Create cute candles

5 cards using washi tape

Use strips of tape to create birthday candles! This can easily be transferred to other designs. From We R Memory Keepers

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