Less Is More N° 134

This challenge – which I’m just sneaking into! – is to use Washi tape. This is something quite new to me, but in a short amount of time, I’ve managed to amass a fair number of reels of the stuff. Storage is a difficulty, as you want to be able to see what you have, and somewhere I read the tip of storing your tape in jam-jars: you can see what you have, and it’s quite decorative:


Here are mine perched on my shelves. And in close up:


I’ve got quite a lot of pinks, haven’t I? And it’s not really a colour I particularly use. I think I’m going to have to start!


As usual, I am in awe of some of the wonderful, beautiful creations that people have made, and which are on show over at the Less is More site I am still fairly dull and middle-of-the-road with my card making…partly because I don’t have stuff like embossing machines and so on, but it’s not just that. I seem to lack the imagination and skill of a lot of the amazing craftspeople out there. Still, watch and learn, experiment and try: I guess that’s what I need to do.


So, as my sister in law has just moved to a new flat, I made this card:



It uses washi tape I actually bought in Ikea – it was a bubble gum pink set. I preferred all the other colours – black, turquoise, green – but all the other “word” tapes said “Open” which seemed less usable than “Love”. The stamp is from a set that was free in a magazine yonks ago, and the backing paper is from a set bought at “The Works”. The sentiment (May your new home be filled with laughter and love”) is handwritten.

It’s okay. I’m not really pleased with it, mostly because it’s so pink, I think. But it’s my first card after a long crafting break, so maybe we can’t expect miracles.




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