Thursday, 26 September 2013

"Washi Tape" at Stampotique Designers Challenges

Well, I know, I know, you've seen these owls before, but first: I love them so much and second: it's one of the only two Stampotique stamps I own at the moment. So I have to be a little inventive... ;)

Their actual "Washi Tape" challenge inspired me to make my own washi tape - using Stampotique stamps. And as Halloween is near and I had no choice anyway (*lol), I used the gorgeous owl stamp to create two washi tape pieces to be able to enter their challenge once again. (Thank you, Stampotique DT, you really get my mojo flowing!).

Here are the ingredients I used for my washi tape recipe:

And it was so much fun!I used some sandwich paper and glued some double-sided
sticky tape to it. Then I cut out the strip and stamped it with jet black archival ink. To find the correct position of the owls I pressed the tape to the face up positioned stamp. Then I doodled some red borders. Done!

For the background of my tag I used some heavy black card and ran it through my Sizzix using an awesome "grunge stripes" embossing folder I bought on sale recently.

I partially heat embossed the raised areas with opaque white embossing enamel.

The top of the tag was given a coat of white acrylic colours first, then a coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium and later a coat of black acrylic colour.

I stamped some owls and branches onto a piece of white fabric ribbon with black jet archival ink and added some red crackle accents using a Tim Holtz "grunge textures" stamp.

Then I covered some chipboard letters with light grey colour first, then again some Weathered Wood and some deep red for a finish.

I embellished the tag with my washi tape elements and glued the letters on top. Done!

I hope you like it and have a lot of fun too with creating your Halloween tags or some selfmade washi tape!

Hugs and happy crafting,

die amelie x

edit: my 10 year old son, who (obviously) has a good view for details and composition, said that the lower part of the tag looked a bit "empty" - and he was absolutely right! So I added a paper rosette for further embellishment. 

This is how it looked before I followed his advice:


  1. das ist ja cool gemacht Claudia!
    Meine Favoriten sind jedoch das Fliegenpilztag ( schwärm) und das Dotty Tag.... yepp!

    ganz große Mixed Media Art Claudia!

    DAUMEN extra HOOOCH!


  2. You may re-use this stamp, Claudia, but each time in a different way--so don't apologize!! You are being very creative, even inventive as you have been here with the different ways you used the same stamp on a single piece of art! Well done--love it!

  3. Super Tag, ich bin total begeistert.

  4. Those letters look SO old, they're great and I love the handmade Washi tape. Your son is like mine, a constructive critic, I love them for it.

  5. Awesome tag! Love the red and black. And your son has a good eye! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique DC. XOXO

  6. Brilliant tag Claudia, love the owl washi tape you made and the rosette is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Your son definitely has a wonderful design eye as the rosette makes such a difference to the tag.
    I just love your washi tape - it has been such a long time since I made some.
    Another feature that I thought was wonderful .... BOO! Such a great appearance to those chipboard letters.

  8. Your washi tape is really fabulous, as is your tag.

  9. Making custom 'Washi' tape is becoming one of my favorite things to do! I like to use paper bandage tape, but I will try your sandwich paper and 2 sided tape method too! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beyond cool! The hand-stamped washi tape is magnificent, and the tag as a whole works brilliantly.
    Alison xx

  11. Brilliant tag, love it especially your hand made washi tape.
    Amanda x

  12. This tag is stunning and I love your washi tape! I've been using that stamp this morning, it's fab isn't it? Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  13. Das Tag ist wirklich klasse!!!!


  14. Wow, cool!
    Beim ersten Anblick wollte ich schreiben, dass es toll ist, was für eine Wirkung man mit einfachem Washitape erzielen kann- aber es auch noch selbst zu machen ist großartig!

  15. Love your stamp, where can I get that Owl Stamp?
    Very cool tag :D

  16. Love your tag, and especially the owl stamp.
    Where can I get that owl stamp?


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