Thursday, May 26, 2016

Masking With Ripped Washi

Ooooh, I am enjoying masking so much more now, thanks to

Laurie who hosted

I ripped some washi in half and put it back to back and masked off "deckled" stripes on a card base.

I then masked along the edges with unripped washi (to achieve a crisp,white frame), before sponging Enchanted Evening and Melon Berry.

(stamps:Papertrey Ink You're a Gem sentiment/SAF 2014-1980's Kit heart border)

Another handy tip, was one that Lizzie gave for a previous Make It Monday, where she suggests pouncing tape on your pants several times so they aren't too sticky (when using as a mask).

This prevents tearing your cardbase when removing.

Here is a second card made with a panel I had to trim, because I didn't "destick" the tape enough, and it ripped my paper when I removed it.

 (stamp:Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings)

 I am submitting this to

 because babies grow up


I'm also submitting this baby card to


 For my last card, I didn't rip the washi, but branched it out from off center~
so it looks like sun rays are emitting from the book.

(stamps:Papertrey Ink All Booked Up image/The Sweet Life sentiment)

I am submitting this last card to 

WHEW! If you're still with me...thanks for stopping by to say hi~


  1. Marlena, all 3 of your cards are just fabulous! I love that you used washi tape on these, and I am so going to try that! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

  2. LOVE your take on the cue Marlena, indeed, they grow up TOO. FAST!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  3. Genius masking! Love your cards!

  4. I will definitely try ripped masking tape in the future because your card looks wonderful! Really like the Melon Berry/Enchanted Evening colors together.

  5. Very creative! Beautiful use of masking, Marlena!

  6. Hey Marlena!! I love your card. I really love the thought behind it. Babies do grow up fast. My son was just a baby the other day and now he is about to graduate from high school and go off to college. So you hit this cue card on the nose!! Great colors! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  7. Love your simple and elegant baby card, perfect for our just add B challenge!

    JAI Design Team

  8. Three gorgeous cards Marlena! I love the effect of the ripped washi - and your soft colours make for a beautiful baby card! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  9. Love, love your tear-ology approach to this challenge! Simply awesome!

  10. Marlena, it looks like washi tape is your friend. You did a great job with all three of your cards. My favorite is the last with the rays coming from the book.

  11. A trio of beauties, Marlena! First of all thanks for the tape tip - I tore my card the other day when trying to remove tape. Aargh! Second of all that elephant card just melts my heart - so sweet! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  12. Love how your card looks with the torn tape masking! Great idea!

  13. What lovely cards Marlena! The patterns you got using washi tape are fabulous and I love how you just simply stamped the elephant over the top - so effective! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  14. All 3 of your cards are so beautiful! I will definitely try washi tape on my next cards for this fun technique.
    PS: the baby card is too adorable~I'm gonna have to CASE this :-)


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