How to Use Washi Tape as a Highlight on a Card

Posted by Chrissie Tobas
Learn how to use washi tape as the perfect accent on your cards. This technique will put a focus on the pretty pattern or color you've chosen!

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With the world of washi tape always evolving, there are numerous designs and colors to choose from. Little B just released new washi tapes that include pretty watercolor designs, foil accents, trendy flamingos, and more! If you're looking to break out your go-to card design, you are in luck! You can actually add a focus to your pretty washi tape designs with a simple technique. Once you see how to use washi tape as a highlight on your card, you will be hooked!


Trim a piece of white cardstock to 3.75 x 5.5. Create a card base by trimming more white cardstock to 4.25 x 11, then scoring it at 5.5. On the base, place the washi tape on the far left edge. Make sure no white space is left anywhere. Trim or tear off any excess.

Stamp the image onto the card panel (lower right corner) and a scrap piece of white cardstock.

Color in the main image that is on the scrap piece. On the card base, color in the book and pencils (the smaller images).

Trim a piece of Stick It or Easy Cut Adhesive and place it on the back of a piece of white cardstock.

Die cut the "Celebrate" sentiment 3 to 4 times.

Peel off the release tape from the back and place onto the card panel (3.75 x 5.5 sized panel). Peel off the release tape on the other two die cuts and place on top of the die cut to give it dimension.

Using a Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker to add some color to the die cut. Then, trim out the image you colored on the scrap piece of paper, add foam squares to the back, and adhere it to the image on the card base.

Adhere the panel to the card base using foam squares. Align the panel so the washi tape on the left shows, but the panel aligns with the card base.

Now that you know how to use washi tape as a focal point in your cardmaking, it's time to stock up on more! You can never have too much washi tape!

Happy Crafting!