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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Washi strips card

Washi is a type of paper made in Japan. Its used in many traditional Japanese arts.  I do love the feel of the paper, almost like fabric. They also come in the most fabulous colours and designs. I have to admit that I am a hoarder of speciality paper like washi and printed designer papers. It hurts to even cut out a tiny weeny strip. But its time I used all these papers that are just sleeping in my cupboards.

So here is a card made from washi strips. Let me tell you, cutting the first strip was indeed painful! I used lengths of matching mizuhiki cords in between the washi strips. Mizuhiki is another favourite of mine, if you aren't aware, they are colourful Japanese paper cords made of rice paper. The strips of washi are laid upon broad double sided tape (other side stuck on a piece of card. The cords needed a bit of glue to help them stay put as the sticky tape was not enough. Once ready, I cut a neat rectangle to fit my card base. I also layered the washi rectangle onto pink Bazzill card. The overall colours are so pretty.

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  1. Welcome back Shanti, nice profile picture:))
    Really lovely card!!

  2. I must agree that the card looks really pretty with the washi paper! :) Cutting the paper may be a pain but at least the results are satisfying! :)

  3. Thanks Shirl, it was more the pain of cutting into my whole sheet of precious washi that hurt!

  4. Such a unique card ! Definitely worth the initial pain of cutting into a beloved craft stash.

  5. Thanks Sandy, the pain has lessened somewhat with the passage of time!! lol

  6. wow this is really pretty! I'm amazed you were willing to cut so much washi and put it all in one card =)

  7. Thanks Yuenie, it was painful but am healed now!

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