10 Ways To Use Washi Tape

New Altenew Washi Tapes are here and they’re outstanding! I’m sharing 10 Ways to use Washi Tape and 6 cards.

If you made your way here from the lovely Norine’s blog, you’re right on track. If you encounter any broken links, head to the Altenew Card Blog for the master list.

YouTube Tutorial | 10 Ways to Use Washi Tape

I’m back with 10 more ways to use washi tape. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Take a closer look at the full Perfect Summer Washi Tape Release in the Altenew shop.

Washi Tape Sentiment Strip & Background Pattern

Let’s start with my favorite card featuring Morning Glory Palette Washi Tape. This tape screamed shower tiles to me. Morning Glory Palette Washi tape is offset to create the shower tile background.

This card is a throwback to the days when I would use up all my mama’s Calgon. Oh man, did I get in trouble, but I enjoyed every minute relaxing in luxury. Sorry, mom, I get it now!

The lightest color of Sweet Dreams Washi Tape Set creates a sentiment strip for my custom greeting. Calgon is die-cut with Simple Alpha Dies and take me away is printed on vellum.

Just look at those gold sparkly shower tiles!!

Washi Tape Collage

The subtle grey leaf clusters of Marshland Washi Tape are ideal for all occasions. The semi-transparent nature of washi tape is perfect for collage techniques.

Altenew Marshland Washi Tape

I’ve torn individual leaf clusters and layered them atop each other on one end of a white card front.

Hanging leaves emphasize the sentiment cut with the Altenew Simply Hang in There Die.

Weaving Strips & Fussy Cutting Washi Tape

The gold foil cascading through aquamarine in the Marbled Dreams Washi Tape is simply wondrous. Use it for a full background panel or cut it into strips and weave it through your other elements.

Round Art Washi Tape is unique, modern, and artsy. I adhered 3 of the circular elements to cardstock and fussy cut them.

Ensure your strips are in order so that the marble pattern is cohesive. Try adhering the Round Art washi tape to vellum so that the strips can be seen through the circles.

Washi Stripes, Die-Cut Letters, & Background Panels

The new multi-colored Sweet Dreams and Tea Party Washi Tape Sets make creating striped backgrounds a breeze!

First, I adhered one stripe of each of the 4 Sweet Dream Washi Tapes to an A2 card front. Next, I die-cut the word YOU with Caps Bold Alphabet Dies.

I set the striped panel aside for later and popped up the die-cut letters on black sticky back fun foam. Next, I adhered the die-cuts and sub-sentiment to an A2 sized card front covered with Painted Dots Washi Tape.

Painted Dots is my favorite tape from the bunch! What’s yours?

Washi Tape Overlay & Border

Painted Dots has a bunch of white space which is excellent for overlay techniques. Today, I laid down stripes of Tea Party Washi Tape Set stripes and overlayed it with Painted Dots.

Try overlaying a stenciled background with washi tape too. This is a great technique if your stencil accidentally shifts. Don’t toss it, just cover it up with wide washi.

These beautiful florals are from Wild Flora. I’ve backed them with sticky back fun foam for a tidy finished look.

Ground Elements with Washi Tape

Last but not least, ground elements with these lovely gold and navy washi tapes.

First, I laid down a strip of Golden Strokes Washi Tape on the card base. Next, I die-cut a piece of Gold Splatter Navy Washi Tape and popped it up on fun foam.

This is the smallest floral from Wild Flora and the sentiments are from Hello & Hugs Stamp & Die Bundle.

Alrighty, that’s a wrap on 10 ways to use washi tape. Thanks for visiting! I hope you feel inspired to try some of these quick and easy techniques. We’d love to see what you’re creating, tag us @altenewllc and @notableink.

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  1. Beth Fralix says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous Cards!! I never knew Washi tape could be used in so many different ways!! You are just Brilliant!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

  2. THanks for the inspiration!

  3. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous techniques. I really love the tape tearing with the Marshland washi and the art circle card.

  4. Jeanne Ragan says:

    SO MANY great techniques!! You are amazing! I love that gold and navy card with the flower you colored!

  5. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful projects. I’ve never used a lot of washi, but this new Altenew release is gorgeous and you’ve filled me with ideas!

  6. Carol Pinkey says:

    Amber, I love your creativity with Washi Tape! I never thought of overlaying 2 tapes, or weaving, and cutting out pieces of Washi Tape and mounting them. Thank you for sharing your ideas and broadening my mind for future uses of my Washi Tape.

  7. Sherrie Johnson says:

    Wow! Such beautiful cards. I love the video too. Your creations are gorgeous. I’m especially fond of the “Calgon” card…but I think my favorite washi tape is the Round Art. I really like what you’ve done with that one. 🙂

  8. What gorgeous cards, Amber!

  9. Melissa Leftrick says:

    You are so incredibly talented!! Your designs are amazingly beautiful!!

  10. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful ways to use washi tape.

  11. Lisascreativeniche says:

    I love the way you wove the tape through the circles!

  12. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such awesome cards. You are so creative.

  13. Beautiful cards, Amber! I love the navy & gold washi card especially & NEED that washi!! The Calgon card brought back memories for sure!

  14. All your cards are fantastic, loved your washi video.

  15. WOW!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!! Love the clever ways you used the Washi!!

  16. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Oh my gosh, all of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I need to pull my washi tapes out! Love the look of the black foam behind the stamped black/white floral image- stunning!

    1. Thanks, Lauryne! I grab 9×12 sheets of black and white adhesive foam at Michael’s with the 40% off coupon. I love the look too.

  17. Fabulous creations and video! You are so right about the Calgon and that tape looking like subway tile! So very wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and for making me smile!

  18. Omg… A card whith the round tape Is so clever… A very design opera.
    Super!!! Èly

  19. Christine A says:

    Your creativity always impresses me! Great cards.

  20. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Wonderful video and fantastic ideas on the multiple uses. I think I need to get a bit more adventurous and not be afraid to try something different out. If it doesn’t work, I can always pull it up and enjoy the experience. Who knows, it might just turn out amazing.

  21. Sheri Hartman says:

    OMG. Your use of washi is so innovative and cute!!!!!

  22. Dorothy A says:

    So many lovely ideas. What beautiful washi tape, and creative artists!

  23. Such creative ideas to use these fabulous washi tapes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Your creativity has no bounds, I am looking forward to trying every one of these techniques, you are so inspiring!

  25. Annette Gordon says:

    I loved watching your video. I really liked your techniques! My favorite was the hang in there. I loved how you layered the tape, and just how the saying was so perfect! I also liked how you layered some of the other tapes on top of each other. I have several rolls of tape but I struggle to use them in cards. So your video was sooo helpful. Plus these washi tapes are super pretty and so hard to resist! Your cards are fabulous!

  26. VICKI SMITH says:

    You truly amaze me every time I see your card designs. These washi tapes are stunning!

  27. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards! I love all the many wonderful ways you showcased to use washi!

  28. Magnificent cards and fabulous videos!!! I am always inspired. Thank you.

  29. Catherine L says:

    So many different ways to use the washi. All the gold makes my heart happy and I love your last card with the golden strokes washi the most!

  30. Karen Hale says:

    WOW, Amber, so many beautiful ways to use these splendid new washi tapes. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and ideas.

  31. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful projects! Love the way you combined washi tapes.

  32. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    I love all of the creative ways you used the washi tapes. Very inspirational!

  33. Heather Mills says:

    These are all so beautiful!! I love that gray leaf washi tape; it is so elegant! And your last card with the navy/gold splatter washi is my favorite; such a gorgeous card!

  34. KathleenA says:

    These cards are fabulous. I love all the different ways you used the washi tapes. Love how you mixed the circles with the marbled tape. So much inspiration here!

  35. Calgon – I’m still laughing. Thank you!!!

  36. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Your CALGON TAKE ME AWAY is so funny and cute. I have said that a few times over the years as a joke…

  37. Simply awesome Amber! So many wonderful ideas! You did an outstanding job showcasing the new tapes. From all the designs your ” Hang in there” card is my favorite, never occurred to me to overlaped the tape to create more dimension, now I need to get the Marsh Land roll ( among a dozen others :)) Thanks for the inspiration !! Have a wonderful day!

  38. Meghan Kennihan says:

    AHHHHH these are fabulous I LOVE what you did with the spotted tape and the gorgeous golds and navy! Sooooooo beautiful!

  39. Wanda S Radler says:

    Oh my goodness – you really highlighted these washi tapes beautifully. So many possibilities. I really love the Navy gold splatter and the various color sets.