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March 3, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Guest Star ~ A Parade of Washi

Hello there! I hope your week is starting off well!

I'm thrilled to be coming to you today as the March Guest Star for the fun City Crafter Challenge Blog! I'd like to thank Kirsty and the talented team for this honor! Every Tuesday this month I will be joining them to inspire you to play along.

For this challenge, our prompt is "Washi Tape." Here is one of my designs with colors to remind you that spring is on its way.

The lime green tape is from Doodlebug and the middle multi-dotted tape is from JoAnn. The wave cut was made using a Paper Smooches "stitched" die. It makes the stitched line and then I used an old-fashioned tool called a "scissors" to cut the card. The sediment is from PTI "Happy Day" that I curved to fit the curve of the stitched opening.

The next four I made earlier for friends and the twins, but this is their first time on the blog.
 
Take it, it's yours
I love the QACAS aspect of using Washi tape on cards. There are many ways you can make the design your own by the placement and patterns of your Washi tape and by the elements you add. You can even layer rows of Washi tape and then die cut an image. There are so MANY options!

I hope I have inspired you to use some of that Washi that you just had to have! I'd love to see your design! Just click on the City Crafter Challenge Blog and link up your Washi tape work of art!

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117 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh, I cannot believe I am comment #1. Usually, I am like number 100 or more! Anyway, congrats on your GD gig. Love your cards today, and especially that fun curved cut you made in your Washi Tape. I need to check out that challenge, as I have about 100 rolls of washi that need to be used.

Hannelie said...

You had a very productive (and successful) time in the craft room Darnell!
I can't pick a favorite... love them all. So good to see you in the Seize the birthday gallery too!

Lyn said...

These are brilliant.......I really struggle to use Washi tape and more often than not end up putting it away again so will be inspired by you to give it another whirl :)

Shalu said...

Such a clever use of washi tape in all cards....look so perfect..thanks for inspiration dear..!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful cards darnell ! Loved the use of washi tape !

Sarah said...

What a wonderful cheery sight, great colours on these cards Darnell and I love the "splat" on the more manly creations!! xx

Sue said...

Congrats on you Guest Designer spot.
Your cards are gorgeous, I love the designs and fabulous colours.
hugs Sue xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so sweet, Darnelll! Love all the little details, and how you make washi tapes look so fun!
This is only week 1 of March, I am excited that you are going to be with us for the rest of the Tuesday at CCCB, such an honor to have you as our special guest star this month!

Carole Z said...

What a great selection of cards Darnell..all the designs are lovely..great work! hugs Carole Z X

Čarovnije z male kmetije said...

Congrats Darnell, to be Guest designer! The firs card is my favorite, it's amazing explosion of spring colors. And I think, maybe i'll look at my box for the old washi tape, which i don't now what to do with. Thanks for inspiration. Hug :)

Maxine D said...

Darnell these are fabulous - I am just getting more into using washi tape, and these are inspirational!
Blessings
Maxine

Caz said...

I LOVE wash tape but i've never managed to get the hang of it properly!! I love all your designs but the bright spring one really spoke to me :-P

Inkyfingers said...

Great collection of cards Darnell and I particularly like the first one with that great split curve. Congratulations on the well deserved guest star gig.
Hugs
Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely collection of cards Darnell all so different but my favourite one has to be the first one such a great design and colours

Anne

aileen (mum) said...

I love all these but your Spring one is my favourite. Such wonderful colours. Also love that splotchy paints washi tape, very nice.

Sue said...

I am loving your cards. I am addicted to Washi Tape:) LOL

Hope you have a good day. Sue

!neke said...

Love those cards !
The first one great colors !
Have a bright day!
Here is rain......
Ineke

Redanne said...

You do the most wonderful works of art with washi tape Darnell, I love the glorious colours you have used on your GD card (congratulations on your spot) and the splats on the other cards are fabulous!

I so wish Spring would come.... lots more snow yesterday... sigh. Big hugs, Annie xx

SARN said...

Fantastic use of Washi tape on all the card you're showing here Darnell.

I have 3 reels and haven't done much with them yet. I must try harder!!!!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pollard Carole said...

These are just gorgeous what stunning designs. Sorry not been around to comment recently just back from a long holiday. Been looking at your posts some amazing cards. I'll find time soon to read some of them Love and hugs Carole x

Lizzy Hill said...

FABULOUS!! Adore them all, and my fave is the top one...those wavy cut lines....just add such PIZAZZ. Adore those colours, too:):)

Ros Crawford said...

I am so HAPPY that you are Guesting with us at CCCB!! Terrific cards each and every one and I shall be copying that 1st one!!

Kath said...

They're all fab cards, but the first one is my favourite with the bright spring colours.
Kath x

Rita said...

What Fabulous card Darnell. Love them all. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Fantastic cards and inspiration with Washi tape. Great !
Especially your first card is fantastic.
Best regards, Synnöve

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

I totally love your washi tape cards, especially the first one Darnell... that wave cut going across the card where the sentiment is, is so fun!
Nina-Marie :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Very pretty cards Darnell!!! So good to have you for entire month as a Guest Designer at CCCB!!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot. How fun for you and for us! Right out of the gate you pulled me in. While I never jumped on the washi tape bandwagon, I really, really like your first card. I can see doing that with some fun pattern paper! Thanks for the idea. I like your other cards, too, especially the celebrate ones. Great job! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

The Playhouses yielded awesome results Darnell. Your springtime washi card is absolutely stunning! I love the wave and yes I need to use some of the million rolls of washi I had to have. The birthday cards are all adorable.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you! I definitely need a reminder that spring is coming because you couldn't tell from looking out my windows... Your happy, dotted card cheered me right up! Love the wavy gap for the sentiment! The other washi cards are also fabulous and have motivated me to finally use my hoard of washi tapes!

adele holcomb said...

I really love the curved edges and fresh colors of the first card!

richardbreaks said...

You are on FIRE these days, Darnell! Love these cards, with the super happy washi details!

Leslie Hanna said...

Well, look at you rockin' the washi tape, lady! I'm totally playing this one!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have an excellent assortment of Washi to use, Darnell! These are fantastic cards! Awesome!

Kara Lynne said...

You've certainly inspired me!! Your washi creations are fantastic! Washi may be QACAS, but on your cards, it has such a great impact! I love that curve cut and sentiment too!

Pat said...

Wow what a lot of washi tape Darnell and all the cards are so different but equally attractive, but my favourite I think has to be the green and white dots with the wavy stitched edge as I love the way you have placed the stamp within the curved gap. x

Willeke said...

Hi Darnell,
lovely cards !
Greetings from Willeke

Julie B said...

Congrats on your GD spot and such a fantastic set of cards to boot. :)

Harriet Skelly said...

Congrats on your GD spot!! These cards are totally awesome - I especially LOVE the first card and the balloons cards! Hugs, Harriet

designbydonna said...

Love your use of Washi tape. The one with the curvy cut and sentiment is stunning. I have a whole collection but think it is just for looks. I really need to use it more.

Cat Craig said...

So jealous, gorgeous cards. I have a serious washi impairment.

conil said...

This was inspiring...I have load of washi (doesn't everybody) but rarely use it. Thanks to your post, that's gonna change. Each of these cards is clever. You are too.

Georgie C said...

Love how bright and funky these cards are xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, I love these cards. The first one is so design worthy. Love the colors you used and the split design. The washi tape is so pretty. This is a great way to fancy up a card and add color. I think my favorite is the last one with the really bright colors of tape. Congratulations on being the guest designer!

Jerrie said...

I love how you have used washi tape and added all the color!! I love all your cards. You have done a fantastic job. I hope you are making a card for the Coffee Lover's hop.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

LOVE those cards, especially your first one - so nice, fresh and GREEN! We still have that white stuff falling out of the sky.....
Fill me in, will you - what's QACAS???

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ooops, over admiring your cards I forgot to say thank you for playing with us at HOC and congrats on your GDT!

Carol said...

These look fabulous Darnell...love the zingyness (must be a word!!) of the first one. I have washi tape which although used on my journal pages has never been used on card, must remedy that soon! Carol x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lots of fun eye candy - congrats on the gig! I adore the lime green washi - screams HAPPY TIMES to me! :)

oldpunca said...

Wonderful spring colours on first card, dear Darnel. :-) All five cards are amazing. Congratulation for guest designer honour. :-)
Have a nice day,
Sonja

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest design spot!! Your cards are all so fabulous!! I love how you used the washi!! I don't have enough washi tape...you've inspired me to go buy more!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards are so magnificent.

Hettie said...

These are all so cutie cutie and bright and cheerful. Just what we need to see after the never ending winter.
Hugs
xx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous aray of cards Darnell, gorgeous colours and designs, hugs Kate x

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Darnell!!! Your cards are all beautiful!!! Love all the brightly coloured washi!!
Have a great day!!!!!

Shelly said...

These are all perfect! Such fun and happy cards, Darnell! Congrats on Guesting!

Stella said...
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Stella said...

It's a privilege to have you us as our Guest Designer for the whole month. My oh my Darnell you are on a roll! Brilliant use of washi tape; I am inawe of the 1st card; I already pinned that gem!

Sheri said...

What a happy card the washi tape card is. All are good cards but that one stood out to me

Kathleen said...

A fabulous set of cards here, my favourite is the first one, love the bright and bold colours and the way you have used the die.
I do not own any washi tape at all.

Kath x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congrats on the GD spot for the month!
Love the washi tape cards that you made, so productive and inspiring :). That first one is truly cheery!
Hugs, ️️Chriss

frommycraftroom said...

Love your use of washi tape. I buy it because I like the pretty patterns (like a do the patterned paper) then it sits because it is to pretty to use! Thanks you have given me some great ideas - now to carve out some crafty time :)

Bonnie said...

What fun Washi cards! I especially love the first one with the spring green and the cut out for the sentiment! It's like waves of fun!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Nothing wishy washi about these (sorry, couldn't resist that one)
Don't think I've seen such fab patterns of washi tape that have gone to make these cracking cards. I'd love a ferret through your stash.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Bobby said...

Oh what a lovely bunch of washi tape. I don't have much myself but I did get a pack of washi paper so you've inspired me to go check out that challenge you're guest designing for. Congrats on that BTW.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! I have so much washi tape and I keep buying it! These are a great inspiration to use them and not hoard them! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Craftychris said...

These are all awesome! Such fun ways to use washi tape. I have several rolls but I don't think I have ever actually used it! I am inspired! xxx

Nora N. said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer. I LOVE these fun cards you created. Washi tape is so fun to use and I have so much of it. I tend to use it more on layouts then on my cards, though. I might have to CASE your first one just to use some!!

Lisa said...

YIPPEE so happy for you Darnell! I look forward to what you have in store for us. Your cards are fabulous as always. I think the one with the red balloon is my fave!!

Taunya Butler said...

So excited for you to be the Guest Star!! Loving the way you have used washi and how you made 5 delightful and unique cards by changing up the washi!!! SO impressive and I need some birthday cards quick so I just might CASE these!!! You did such a great job - I am going to check out this challenge ASAP!! Have a wonderful day!!

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on your GD spot! You made some wonderful cards! And, as always, some great inspiration here!

Pam said...

Congrats on being a guest DT! I love your beautiful spring card, and definitely needed the reminder that it is coming.

Geri said...

WOWZERS! You were "Washing" up a storm today! Congrats on the GD honors - your GD card is going to rock the DT gallery! Love, love, love the curved split panels. ALL your cards are amazing - great mix of tapes! Love the glossy balloons and the 'splats' - which the twinks and their pals will think are pretty darn cool!

...so much for just a simple "XX OO"...

Maria said...

Congrats on being guest designer for City Crafter! Your cards with the washi tape inspired me to play along! Wonderful cards you created...full of color and so fun!:-)

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats Darnell and great use of washi tape!!
Thank You~

Graciellie Ch said...

What a fun, creative and pretty cards. Your use of washi tape looks divine and the elements and die cutting make your cards stand out. Thanks for joining us this month at House of Cards. Hugs, Gracie.

Graciellie Ch said...

What a fun, creative and pretty cards. Your use of washi tape looks divine and the elements and die cutting make your cards stand out. Thanks for joining us this month at House of Cards. Hugs, Gracie.

Sharron said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! You sure worked wonders with the washi tape! That's something I struggle with so I'm very impressed. Love your first card with the springy colors and curved sentiment! They're all fabulous though! The balloons make such happy designs.

Birgit said...

All these cards are great! I just got some washi tape at Christmas but have not used them yet. I love how you created your cards with them...gives me ideas:)

Kim M said...

What fantastic washi cards! I especially love the first one. Great use of the washi, Darnell. I don't use it as often as I'd like but I love my washi tape. Hugs! :-)

Clare said...

Such pretty cards, and lovely uses of washi tape! I think that woodgrain tape might be my favorite of all the fun washi tapes you used!

Marybeth said...

I almost never use washi tape but I used a lot the other night for some 12 kits cards. I have never used it as well as you did in your very first card! Amazing and such a cool card. Nice way to use us some of that tape we all have tons of. Beautiful cards!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your month long GD spot, Darnell ... how fabulous! Brilliant cards, I'm especially taken with the first ... zesty spring colours and simply splendid swooshy split for the sentiment! I have a few rolls of washi from a *certain someone* ... so am hoping to squeeze some time to play along! Hugs, Anita :)

Teresa Kline said...

hello Darnell! your cards are awesome, luv them all! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Kamila R. said...

Such pretty cards! I really like the wash tape one, so vibrant green! Love it! I really like your Celebration cards too! I have twins in my family too ! :)
Have a great day!

Jenelle said...

Hi! Your cards are so pretty. You have some fun washi tape. I really love the first card. Such bright, vibrant colors!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congrats, Darnell!!!! Your cards are fabulous! Love how you used the washi tape!!!

Pia S said...

Exactly what I need, some inspiration on how to use my washi tapes.... Your designs are fab, I especially love the first one, so catchy with the zesty colors and the way you cut out a panel. Congrats on your GDT spot!

Greta said...

Congrats on Guest Designing at CCCB! Wonderful uses of Washi tape--thanks for the inspiration!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Such a fabulous array of cards, Darnell! LOVE all the bold and happy colors! I adore the first one the most--I LOVE the way you framed the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your washi tape cards! I'm always looking for washi inspiration since I own a ridiculous amount of rolls of the stuff. These are all fabulous but my favorite one is the first one.

Denise Price said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Star! Your cards definitely show how cute and versatile washi can be.

JoAnn said...

Congrats on being a GD. I love each one of your fabulous cards. Great way to use the Washi tape. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Loll said...

Awesome collection of washi cards, Dolly!! :) Love the bright and cheerful colours of the first one. And the two for the boys are so perfect. And the two with the glossy balloons are so colourful and fun! You've been busy!! Congrats on being a Guest Designer for City Crafters! Lolly xx

Donna said...

What fabulous washi tape creations,I like your addition of enamel dots! So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna HOC Design Team

Lorraine said...

You've prompted me to stop hoarding my washi tape and put it to good use just as you did with these wonderful cards.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats
fantastic washi presentation
hugs Tamara

die amelie said...

Oh, wow! I am no card maker at all, but I really really do admire your cards, Darnell!

I am glad I found your blog. I will definitely have to visit more often! Thank you for the fab inspiration!

Claudia xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

These CAS designs are some of the best I have seen. The first one is absolutely stunning. I love how you did your sentiment - crazy clever.
Crafty hugs,
Teresa

Shona Chambers said...

Fabulous designs for washi use. I have a box full of gorgeous washi but it only gets looked at, never used. Might have to CASE some of these cards to give the tapes an airing.......

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow, wow, wow, Darnell! You have some amazing CAS cards here! Your first is CAS perfection! Love the colors, 'swoopy' sentiment... I see a couple of fabulous guy cards as well- love them!

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to be so late in commenting...your cards are so fun. I think I will pull out my collection of Washi Tape and do some cas'ing of your wonderful creations. Just love each and everyone of them. Wishing you and Mister a wonderful weekend.

Marilyn said...

Fabulous cards and I like each and every one of them!

Gerrina said...

Four beautiful cards! (have to get my washi out more...) The first is the one that blowed me away; such great colours and such a beautiful shape! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Maura R said...

Darnell, these are SO fun!!! And what a great way to use washi tape. Thanks for the great inspiration - gotta go, my washi tape is calling me...

Claire said...

What a great selection of cards Darnell - I love how you've done the sentiment on the first one and what a great design to use up that washi tape! Congrats on your guest spot!

OH Babs said...

I can tell you had fun playing with the washi tape - the cards are delightful.

Milka Gubo said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell! :-D

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats to you~ Well deserved and you knocked it out of the park with your awesome washi makes~ Love!

Brenda said...

Wow, how amazing these cards are Auntie! I love how you have used washi tapes. They are so fun and colorful and look so awesome. Now you have inspired me to get my washi tape out and use it! Love, love, love all of these cards! Hugs, Brenda

Judy Sowell said...

Love your card and all the spring colors. Can you tell me whagt die you used to make the wave look in the paper. judy_sowell@yahoo.com

Monika Reeck said...

wooohoooo 111 comment Darnell
I have to learn from you how to keep them always come back to your lovely blog
I think I will have no time to answer them every day...hehe maybe cause I still have two little boys and work half day??
Ok now I want to say all are adorabole and creative cards Darnell
I especially love the one you put at our Gallery at HOC challenge
sweeet green washi tape and love that sentiment put like that..lovely use of the enamel Dots...

if you like to share to me how can you managed to visiting them back Darnell...you are rock with getting commentar..my last one 78 Commentar it was because Coffe Lover Blog hop LOL...two thumbs up for you dear Darnell..
hugs, Monika

Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful! I love to find ways to use washi tape. I was wondering if you could tell me what die you used for the curved lines on the first card.

cm said...

Washi WOWsers, my dear friend! I'm washi challenged, so seeing yours here has extra ooh and ahh impact. I must have been channeling you, as today, I just finished using my N&T ink blobs! Yayyy...great minds and all that jazz!
Hugs~c

ionabunny said...

Love these. So gorgeous. Hugz

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, what gorgeous creations, Darnell! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

Pat Couder said...

Lovely set of cards. I particularly like the, first one....spring fresh colours. Thank you for joining in with HOC x Pat DT