Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video

Washi tapes are back & and they are hotter than ever! There are many ways to use washi tapes in your crafts, today I’m going to show you how you can use washi tape to create your own custom paper design for super simple and easy to make Holiday cards!

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started to work on my card by adhering strips of gorgeous wide washi tape design – Christmas Typo onto a piece of white cardstock. This panel was cut to 4 1/4 x 5 2/1“ and it made the front of my card.

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

The awesome thing about washi tapes is that they allow you to easily make your own designs to dress up just about anything. Here I’m making the front of a card by using washi tapes and I’ll also decorate the inside of the envelope, but washi tapes can be used to decorate or customize just about anything from notebook covers, to pens and pencils, plant pots, even furniture. This Christmas design also makes a great addition to gift wrap and I’m actually looking forward to using this tape along with a few other tape designs from Alexandra Renke to wrap my Christmas gifts this holiday season.

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

Once my tape was adhered I wrapped the ends around the panel to the other side – just to make sure my tape is really going to stay in place and the corners or edges are not going to peel. This particular washi tape has pretty strong hold, so it’s not like it would peel on its own, but it’s always better safe than sorry.

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

I actually also made a bunch of other washi covered card fronts similar to this one using other washi tape designs from Alexandra Renke. I turned all of them into super simple and quick Holiday cards and I actually made a short tutorial showing the how to process for these, you can find that video on my FB page:

To customize this card front and make it my own I used Stars Pattern stencil from Alexandra Renke and some of my Glimmer paste from Tonic Studios in Red.

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

Adding these stars over the washi tape print helped me mute the design a little bit and also added a bit of sparkle to my card – you can never have too much sparkle of your Christmas projects. I picked red glimmer paste here as the washi tape design had bits of red in it already and I thought it would coordinate really well with the printed washi tape design. When you go to pick the color of glimmer paste you want to apply on top – make sure you are using a color that’s available on the background of your card, or if you don’t have glimmer paste that matches in color you can always go with white or clear paste just to add some texture to your project.

Alexandra Renke | Washi Tape & Glimmer Paste Easy Holiday Card. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #washilove #christmascard

Next, I moved onto stamping a sentiment portion of this card. I used Festive Season stamp set for this. I stamped the messy tree layer in red and white heat embossed a custom sentiment on top. I used a circle die to die-cut my sentiment piece and foam mounted it onto my card.

I also decorated the inside of the envelope to match with the card design and it was super easy to do using this washi tape. I just adhered it in place and trimmed using scissors.

I hope you’ll give this idea a try! If you do, remember to share online and tag us social media – we always love seeing what you guys are making.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Alexandra Renke Washitape Red Winter Rose
Alexandra Renke Washitape Red Winter Rose
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Alexandra Washitape Christmas Typo
Alexandra Washitape Christmas Typo
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Alexandra Renke Washitape Berry x-mas
Alexandra Renke Washitape Berry x-mas
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Alexandra Renke Favorite Season Stamp Set
Alexandra Renke Favorite Season Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tonic Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste 954n
Tonic Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste 954n
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Tonic Metal Palette Knife
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Alexandra Renke Washitape Joy, Love, Peace
Alexandra Renke Washitape Joy, Love, Peace
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Alexandra Renke
Alexandra Renke ‘Stars pattern’ Stencil
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5 Comments

    1. Those tapes are just gorgeous looking! And the red glitter past looks great (not to mention it matches your nail polish!!) with it! Just a joyful looking card. Thanks, Yana.

    1. Gorgeous card!! This washi tape is beautiful and the red glitter paste stars you added is the perfect touch!

    1. I absolutely in LOVE with Alexadra Renke’s design style, thank you for introducing her to me. I am sad her products are not available more widely. Her washi tapes are simply delicious.

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