Thursday, September 27, 2018

Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



You should have arrived here from Sandra Dietrich's blog, if not I encourage you to go back and see her fabulous designs.

I am over the moon to be participating once again in an Altenew Blog Hop.  When asked to put together projects using the new Washi release I was excited.  I have used the other Washi tapes that Altenew offers and was happy to see the new release.  
Washi is versatile and easy to use to create projects.  
You can simply use the Washi and cover a card front, add an accent to a card or scrapbook page or even die cut images from paper covered with Washi.


The first card I want to share with you features 



I covered paper with the Red Ombre Washi and then cut the pieces to cover my card panel as shown

                                   

Now once I have the card front covered I will pull together a few finishing touches.  With the Create-A-Wreath die I cut the oval out of silver paper and several of the leaf dies out of white paper.  The Hugs sentiment can be found in the Script Words Die set.   I did cut several white hugs and one black hugs,  then I stacked them and glued together.

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is the next Washi I want to introduce.
Using my Embroidery Hoop Die I selected a section of the Washi to fit inside the circle and picked the Pegboard Canvas Cover Die to create the appearance of cross-stitch fabric in the hoop.



Wanting to make the card front look like fabric , I stamped the Rustic Linen Stamp using Dew Drop Ink and Aqualicious Ink.  Altenew has speciality paper and I selected the Woodgrain Powder Paper and inked it up using Espresso Ink.  Now I was able to die-cut the Circle Embroidery Hoop to make it look lie a real hoop.  I cut the screw top closure out of some silver paper to make it look like metal.
The finishing touches on this card include a sentiment from the Rustic Linen stamp set.


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https://altenew.com/products/leaf-washi-tape
This next washi selection is a fun little leaf collection.  Wanting to show how versatile washi can be I decided to cover cardstock with the washi tape then I die cut lots of the triangle shapes in different sizes.  

I still love a good 6 X 6 paper pad so I picked a background paper from the Altenew Reflections paper pad.  
The Halftone Smile stamp and die set was a perfect choice for my sentiment and a way to add a little more interest to the card front backgound.
I used clear embossing ink and powder to add the word 'smile' on the background paper. 








I stamped the Halftone Smile using black ink on a dark green paper and die-cut the smile out of white cardstock to mount on the back.
Now to place all the die-cut triangles on the cardfront.  I laid them out and used foam tape under some and then directly glued others. This was something like a puzzle and I really like the finished card.



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When I saw this Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape I thought, oh WOW
Galaxy backgrounds are so popular right now and although we have some great inks to create those background not everyone can create positive results or maybe you don't have the time.
This Washi is so cool and makes card making fast and easy.

https://altenew.com/products/watercolor-nebula-washi-tape


I covered cardstock with the Nebula Washi tape and then used the 
Altenew Building Blocks Die to make a pattern


I used a silver paper as the base under my washi paper after I die-cut the shapes.

I adhered the washi cardfront to the silver base and then attached the die-cut pieces using foam tape, offsetting them to show a silver border.




Now for some finishing touches.
I selected the Altenew To the Moon stamp & die set for the world image and the sentiment.
I used another piece of cardstock with washi applied and stamped the world images using clear embossing ink.  I used Altenew Antique Silver embossing powder over the stamped image.  
*note* when using your heat gun to emboss, do this slowly and from both the front and backside.  You don't want to melt the washi tape so I let the image cool a little and continued until the powder was melted. 


I cut the 'moon' letters three times from silver paper and then stacked them for dimension.




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For this next card I used 2 of the new Washi tape products.


https://altenew.com/products/swirlies-in-pink-washi-tape

https://altenew.com/products/painted-fantasy-washi-tape




I covered the background with strips of the Swirlies in Pink Washi.


Once again I covered cardstock with my Painted Fantasy Washi and die-cut the 
Altenew Pocket Banner panel.  I then placed the pocket banner die over the panel and cut it one more time to create a hexagon shape.



Using fun foam I cut a hexagon slightly smaller and adhered it to the back of the decorative hexagon.  I mounted this to the card front and added the accent leaves.
Altenew Wildflower Garden Die was used, cutting pieces from green cardstock and gold cardstock.

The sentiment from the Leaf Canopy set was stamped with Altenew Vineyard Berry ink




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https://altenew.com/products/tuxedo-washi-tape



Basic Black and White Tuxedo Washi
How simple and easy does this make card making.  Just cover the background panel, then choose a fun image, I selected Altenew Sweetest Peas and watercolored a few flowers.  The sentiment is also from that set and was stamped with black ink to make this a clean and simple card.

I die cut the flowers

using the die cut negative paper, I placed it my Misti and then put the die-cut images back in the negative space.  I aligned the stamps over the images so I could get my image stamped perfectly



I used Altenew Watercolor Pan colors and did very fast and simple coloring.  I love a card that I can put together in 30 minuets that is so simple.


https://altenew.com/products/tuxedo-washi-tape

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For my last card 


https://altenew.com/products/pastel-strokes-washi-tape
I started by covering paper with the Pastel Strokes Washi tape.  I die-cut the word 'happy' using Altenew Bold Alpha Dies
I also die-cut the 'happy' word several more times to stack the letters and create a thick letter.

They are so pretty

Now I need to create a background so I decided to use the Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil
and pull out the glitter paste.  
I wanted to use clear paste but when I opened it I found it all dried up, so on to the next choice.  I picked Nuvo Pink Opal and Golden Crystal glitter paste.  I also used Altenew Lavender Fields re-inker to colorize the gold paste.

You can see the pink, gold and purple glitter.

SO Fun and Sparkley



I adhered more washi tape to paper the width of my card and then cut in two.  Placing one piece at the top and another at the bottom.  I used a good strong liquid over the glitter paste.
I also adhered the 'happy' in the center along with the finishing touches.  
Gold sequins are from the Altenew Party Time Die and a sentiment from Altenew Birthday Builder.


                                             

Thanks for stopping by and joining the Altenew Washi Blog Hop, if you have not visited all participants in the blog please feel free to go to the beginning.




Giveaways:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/3/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/6/2018.

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 10/03/18 and let me know your favorite new Washi tape from this release.  The winner’s name will be randomly selected, and posted on my blog.
Thanks for joining the Altenew 2018 Washi Tape blog hop

Nancy


174 comments:

  1. These are really neat! I love the tetris themed card. :)

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  2. Wow! so many gorgeous projects! You are very creative. My favorite is the water color Happy.

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  3. Love your cards and your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love your cards! I can't wait to get these washi tapes now. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration of your cards.

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    1. These washi tapes make fabulous projects and are easy to use. Thanks for stopping by today

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  5. Love these new washi tapes! So versatile. Your cards are fabulous, with so much texture! Very creative!

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  6. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your designs are fantastic Nancy! So many wonderful Washi tape colors and designs to chose from! Love the Watercolor Nebula the most! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. Enjoy the blog hop, so much inspiration!

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  8. You finished with such a wonderful (& happy!) card!! It is just delightful. I love all of your cards. Love how the 'hello' really matches up well with the tuxedo washi; very elegant & modern. Truly, I love all the washi - they are all fabulous! I do love purple, so I am at least narrowing my favorite to them. lol

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    1. Thanks so much, I will have 4 more cards on my blog tomorrow, Stop back in.

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  9. Hi Nancy, what a great post with so much inspiration! I am also in the AECP that you have completed, great to see what you are doing!

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    1. Thanks Helen, AECP was so much fun and I love the classes. Hope to have some local classes soon.

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  10. Gorgeous, inventive and thoughtful creations, Nancy!! Each one of them is delightful! Your designs and creative use of Washi Tape truly show through in this blog hop! Happy to have you hopping along!

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    1. Thanks Virginia, I’ve enjoyed the washi release.

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  11. Your cards are so creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Pretty! Thanks for showing your techniques.

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  13. LOVE all these tapes. My favorite, I think, is the Glitter Flurries. Just because I love purple! Your projects are beautiful.

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  14. WHOA! Talk about inspiration! So many great designs! I love how you used the geometric shapes! Great job!

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  15. Give you some new washi tapes and you are off and running. So many card and all are exquisite. Can't pick a favorite. They are all special.

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    1. Sandy, the washi tape makes everything so easy. Thanks

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  16. Great work, I especially love the glitter flurries washi tape from this release!

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  17. Wow, your projects are beautiful. I am really liking the pastel rainbow tape!!

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    1. Jessy, the pastel rainbow is great and offers many possibilities

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  18. Wow - so many amazing projects - I am awed by your creativity:)

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  19. You won me over with the pastel stripes!

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  20. Wonderful projects! I love your creativity!

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  21. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Just love seeing all of the great, unique ways to use the washi! Your cards are beautiful and inspiring!

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    1. Thank you Denise, the washi tape makes thing easy and fun

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  23. Nancy, your cards are awe inspiring, each one more impressive than the one before. Your creative talents are next to none. Absolutely fantastic art! .

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  24. Wow! All of the cards just so pretty! I love the glitter dots background on the last one, so much fun! Thanks for the great inspiration :)

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  25. Wow!! So many fantastic creations! Each one is super beautiful! I love this washitape release! :)

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  26. What an innovation. Lovely cards.

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  27. Wow you showed us you were busy! Great design and I liked how different they are and you put so much work into them!

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  28. So many beautiful cards! I am especially loving the one with the embroidery hoop! I actually have that hoop so now thanks to you I have an idea of what to use with it!

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    1. Thank you Cindy, that idea came out of left field for me.

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  29. This is creativity plus. The red and black ombre card to the tetris card and the happy card. Need more time to examine each card. Am going to follow your blog, you as so creative. TFS

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  30. fantastic cards, Nancy - love all the geometric inspiration you gave us!

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  31. Beautiful!! The washi Tape Is amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  32. Beautiful cards Nancy, you truly do wonderful work. I love the Glitter Flurries the best. It’s so pretty.

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  33. brilliant card designs- so impressive! i am loving all the new tapes but the florals have a special place in my heart:)

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  34. So beautiful! Thanks for the great inspiration. Love the new washi tapes.

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  35. WOW! So much inspiration from you today! Gorgeous projects!

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  36. Gosh, you went wild with these tapes - and every single one is a winner, too.

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  37. Nancy WOw!!! These are so amazing. Love the unique way you used the washi! You really thought "out of the box" I adore these.

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  38. So many wonderful ideas using the washi tapes.

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  39. Wow your cards are amazing, each one if so stunning... Great Job...
    TFS!!

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  40. These washi tapes are all so amazing. The gold touch on some of them make them elegantly beautiful. These Altenew washi tapes are really unique and I love the way they have been showcased in your wonderful cards

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    1. These new washi tapes are fabulous. Thanks for joining the blog today

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  41. Your work is really creative. You certainly used the washi tapes to full advantage.

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  42. Wow! These are gorgeous! I love the design of that red ombre card-so cool! And the glitter paste on the last card- fabulous! All of these are just beautiful!

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  43. Oh Wow! I LOVE the cards! I’ve been trying for some time to find the large washi tape and am SO HAPPY Altenew has them! Thank you!

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    1. Geri, Altenew has several other washi tapes, don’t forget to check them out.

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  44. Gorgeous cards!~ I really love the way you used the Red Ombre washi tape!

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  45. Love these new washi tapes. Gorgeous cards.

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  46. Wow, what a great variety of cards. Thanks for such great instructions for creating these!

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  47. You really went over the top with your designs! The new washi tapes are so beautiful and your cards are gorgeous!!

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  48. Oh my goodness. I love, love every single card you've created here for this blog hop. Your use of these beautiful Washi tapes is incredible! You are very gifted. Every single card is so unique!

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    1. Sherrie, you are so kind, the washi tapes are fun to work with.

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  49. You might be the last stop, but definitely not least! Love all your fantastic ideas and techniques. The first design definitely stood out to me - very unique! I love this whole washi release, but if I had to choose a favourite, i'd go for the galaxies, the florals with the golden accents, and that lovely pastel-looking rainbow... The red ombre one is tempting, too, I must say ;-)

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    1. Mirella, Thanks for joining the blog hop and hanging in until the end.

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  50. Who knew you could do such things with washi! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  51. Oh my, so much creativeness. I love how you created such different cards. That first one is definitely a favorite! Great work.

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  52. You blew my mind with all your wonderful projects. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  53. I love how you created so many of your cards by cutting the washi tape into triangles, squares and other shapes before adhering it to your cards. They are amazing designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. Nancy, were you an engineer in another life??? These geometric shapes are mind blowing. Love all of your cards. It just goes to show how very versatile these Washi tapes are. Can't wait to give them a try. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for you wonderful comments. So happy you enjoyed the blog hop

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  55. Wowzers, I LOVE your cards. Cutting the red ombré into triangles was brilliant. I can’t pick just one favorite tape- I love the florals and the galaxy ones the best.

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  56. Wow, beyond creative card designs! Simply amazing!

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  57. These are al amazing! I love all of your beautiful designs! Thanks for giving us some really fantastic inspiration today!

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  58. You did a spectacular job of
    moving the paper around into
    so many interesting designs.
    The first with the reds is
    amazing. thanks for sharing
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  59. Fantastic, amazing, stunning, awesome, fabulous wow ! It looks like you really enjoyed this chance to play with the new tapes. Your work is breath taking, I can't thank you enough for all that inspiration. Oh pleased to meet you by the way.

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    1. Andrea, Thank you for all those awesome comments!

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  60. So many gorgeous cards. Love how you used the washi tapes, so creative.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  61. Love the way you have created your designs! Gorgeous!

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  62. That tape is just Beautiful! So many fabulous ideas!

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  63. Whoa, girl!!! You are knocking my socks off!! Crazy great designs!!

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  64. You've inspired me with your beautiful cards! Now I need to get some washi tape!

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  65. Beautiful cards! I love your shoot for the moon design!

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    1. Thank you it is one of my favorites also

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    2. Congratulations Stacey, you have been selected by random generator as the winner of my $30 gift certificate. Please contact, winner@altenew.com by 10/15/18 with the subject line,
      Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release Blog Hop Winner from Nancy McClelland's Blog.

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  66. Beautiful cards , Love love love my fav Washi tape is the glitter one.

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    1. The glitter tape seems to be a big favorite

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  67. Up till now, I thought my favourite was Glitter Flurries, but you've sold me on the Pastel Strokes!!

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    1. The pastel Strokes is very easy to work with and has many possibilities

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  68. All of the new Washi Tapes are fabulous lol but I'm thinking my favorite is the Tuxedo, it gives such a cool look to the background for florals (your Sweetest Peas card here included). I love how many cards you shared, they are all wonderful and I got a ton of inspiration from them. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Basic black and white tuxedo is a good staple.

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  69. The gilded ombre is my favorite I think. Love the card you did with the pastel strokes. They're all amazing!

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  70. My favorite is the rainbow stripe. Your cards are lovely!

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  71. They are all pretty creation. Love all these amazing card you made.

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  72. Wow!! Your cards are fantastic! Love how you created your own look by cutting apart and putting back together differently. My favorite washi tapes are probably the rainbow ones....can't get enough rainbow. But it is really hard, they are all so incredibly beautiful and unique!

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    1. The rainbow washi tapes are great and fun to work with. Thanks for joining the blog hop

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  73. All these cards are gorgeous. I must say the way you used the ombre washi in the first one is genius.

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  74. Altenew has done it again! Another stunning release in the books!

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  75. Very clever and creative ways to use the washi tape. My favorite is the galaxy tape.

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  76. My favourite is the Glitter Flurries tape, but I love what you did with the leaf washi tape here! The triangular shapes are so cute

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  77. Wow, wow, wow! Stunning cards, all of them!! It's hard to pick a favorite from the new release, but that nebula design is probably it.. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you. The Galaxy and Nebula are very popular

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  78. You are a master of geometry. I love how you broke down the washi into different shapes and layouts. I also appreciate that you showed off some of the less seen washis, because those have some great potential too.

    As far as my favorite, I thought it was the milky way washi, but I think it might have changed to the glittering flurries or gilded ombre throughout the hop. I'm a sucker for watercoloring and shiny things! Thanks for sharing all these fabulous ideas with us. I'm definitely going to have to give washi and second and third look!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. These washi tapes are very fun to work with.

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  79. Beautiful designs. Love how unique the first ones are. Could be great masculine cards too!

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  80. OMG This looks like a lot of fun and each one is gorgeous. I am going to get me some bigger washi tape. Can't wait to play.

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    1. Jan, the large/wide washi is very easy to work with and makes card making a breeze.

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  81. Beautiful projects. Love how you pieced the washi tap together. TFS

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  82. Wow on the red ombre card! You make washi look fun, I like your ideas!

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  83. Wow!! Such beautiful ideas to use this amazing wash tapes. Your cards are so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  84. Such lovely and unique techniques you used for your cards! I think the Red Ombre and the Floral Fantasy are a tie!

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