Embossed washi!

Hi! Hope you are having a great weekend! I’ve been having a blast playing around with washi tape, but I had to stop and share something I hadn’t tried before: dry embossing washi tape!

First I made this card, with a few strips of washi and dry embossing with a houndstooth embossing folder. Love how this turned out!

I wish you could feel the texture that the embossing has made with the washi tape! It is so neat!

Now, before looking at the next card you might want to put on a pair of sunglasses, because I went to town with NEON washi tape!

I warned you it was bright, didn’t I? ha ha ha! The camera can’t quite capture all the neon goodness.

And oh whoa, the texture on this is unbelievable. This time I embossed the tape with a herringbone embossing folder. And this time I stopped myself before embossing it so that I could take a “before” picture to show you:

It still looks cool, right? But the herringbone embossing just sends it over the top! And the lines in the herringbone line up perfectly with the lines on the orange washi! Love it when something like that happens, don’t you?

Oh and the bird? I colored her with highlighter markers from the office supply store. Because she had to match the tape, right? ha. And see how the window is cut out? That is a Hero Arts die cut that matches the bird stamp — it cut through the washi tape no problem. Yay!

If you try this, I’d recommend using an embossing folder that has an all-over pattern that’s kind of bold, like the herringbone or houndstooth. I think a tapestry or brocade pattern would look great too, gotta try that next.

Can’t wait to send these off to friends!

55 Replies to “Embossed washi!”

  1. Wonderful effect…embossed tape..very fun to see!

  2. I am an 80’s girl and that neon washi tape is just too cool!!! I must get that! I own not one roll of washi tape :( I am compiling a list and that is right at the top. I love the green striped one on the first card too.

    how did you get that herringbone to line up so perfectly with that orange washi? So cool

    1. It just lined up itself, was a happy accident! Yay!

  3. What a great idea! Love the look.

  4. Love, love, love! You were the first one to introduce me to washi tapes a long time ago. I just had to try dry embossing on washi. I had to create a birthday card this morning, so it was the perfect opportunity to do this. I’ve got to blog about ASAP. Thanks!

  5. wow! LOVE LOVE those neon tapes and the embossed look is sooooo cool!! Thanks so much for sharing, Lisa! Must try this!

  6. LISA! This is brilliant! I thought I had seen everything possible with washi tape – guess not! YAY for you for coming up with this, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Can’t decide which card I like best, they’re both so cute!!!

  7. I just love the way the neon one worked once you embossed it. It looks more like fabric than paper and tape.

  8. what a cool technique! love the neon washi!! xo

  9. FANtastic technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Oh Lisa!! How beautiful and BRILLIANT are these?!! Loving all the washi goodness and the texture? Complete *swoon* ♥

  11. How super duper cool is that?! I really need to get myself some of that Washi tape!

  12. Too AWESOME!!! I am just about to play with my Washi tape that arrived today, will def give this a try!

  13. This.is.awesome! Love the texture from the embossing! Yummmm!

  14. Fabulous creations – love them both. Will have to stock up on more Washi tape!!

  15. LOVE them….excellent idea with the embossing and I sooooooo love the neon card:)

  16. WOW Washi work Lisa! Just catching up on my reader and am drooling over your fun ideas! Love that bright plaid wonder! Well done!

  17. Holy smokes how cool are these!! Love them!

  18. This is totally cool — will definitely have to try it sometime!

  19. Wow, those are some of the coolest cards I’ve seen in a long time. Major love!!

  20. That’s a neat look! I’ll have to give that a try too!

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