Trend-Alert Tuesday: Lace (part4) AND WASHI!

Hi all! Hope you are well today and thanks for your comments over the last couple of days.
I haven’t been able to get ‘out and about’ in blogland (and my google reader is just bursting with yumminess to delve into!) thanks to a trip away over the weekend. And wow, What. A. Trip.
A-MAZ-ING. Foreign travel was involved and some *serious* once-in-a-lifetime stuff going on. But now is not the time for that… I will share more details (and a few pics) this week, but it’s time I focussed on the job in hand. Trend-Alert!

So despite my head being in the clouds still from such a magical weekend… let’s talk lace! *And*, double bonus – WASHI TAPE!! Eee!

So even if lace is still a hot trend, I know that washi tape is really scorchingly hot right now. I have only got one type (sadly!), and would totally love to get my hands on some more… especially the new releases from Hambly Screen Prints, at CHA a couple months ago. Did you see those?! Cripes, they are yummy looking! I cannot find a UK stockist right now. I do hope I will be able to track one down!

So a made a little acetate window in my card – it’s a tall bifold card, with apertures cut in two of the panels so the acetate piece can be sandwiched between the panels. An invisible – and tidy – was of layering the acetate.
Then a cute flower embellishment ‘floats’ on the window 😉

But the best part… is the lace washi tape frame that I made around the window.
This lacy tape is called ‘Lace Tape‘ and is by a UK papercraft brand called
Paper Cellar. I don’t really use much of their stuff generally – it is the basics of cardstock, and a lot of stickers etc, but when I saw this mind-blowing tape I had to have it!


So there you go – making those mitred corners of the frame line up was *not* easy, let me tell you, I did a lot of fudging about to make it work, but I think it’s just about ok! After a few goes, I was ready to make this the last attempt!
I will need more practice!

And I’m so sorry this detail photo is not very good at all. I cannot get the lens to focus on the tape, instead it just wants to go for the flower or (worse!) through the acetate window! Argh! If hubby was here, I would ask him to take a look at the settings. I am not a camera pro. At all. Give me crafting – fine!)
Then a couple of borders: die-cuts and glitter on double-sided tape add the finishing touch.

Hope you liked today’s inspiration, and I’ll be back with more asap.
And of course, tales from foreign lands…. I just need to download a *ton* of photos from my camera!!! 😉
Hugs, Rx


About justsomestuffimade

I'm a crafty type and always have been. Forever. All kinds of crafting goodness. I'm married to a very special man. For one thing, he puts up with all the crafty nonsense.
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4 Responses to Trend-Alert Tuesday: Lace (part4) AND WASHI!

  1. So pretty! Love the purple lacy frame!

  2. Chan says:

    This is such a lovely card, Ruth! 🙂 I absolutely love the lace frame you created with that gorgeous tape — it looks fantastic! Looking forward to hearing about your trip! And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog — I’m so moved by it!

  3. Pauline says:

    A pretty way to jazz up a card, and nice that you have showcased that lovely lace tape.

  4. Alice W. says:

    wow! LOVE your lace frame!! beautiful card!

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