It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape

I had to laugh yesterday. My brother, Martin, is a computer geek through and through and yet, when I showed him my card he commented on the washi tape. As in – he recognised that I’d used washi tape and he knew what it’s called. He can mention DSP without blinking too. I guess living with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator rubs off a bit. I’d love to see what kind of card he’d make, but it’s not his thing – he’s more likely to be in the basement playing with wood. But he can talk the talk! He hasn’t learned the names of the colours though. Not yet. 😉

So it’s Thursday which means it’s time for a new challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. It’s a sketch week.

Stampin' Up! It's My Party Designer Washi Tape and Endless Birthday Wishes

and here’s the sketch banner which inspired my card

I don’t think I’d have made this card without the sketch and I’m very happy with it, so thank you Stef! It’s also the first time I’ve used two different washi tapes on a card so that’s cause for celebration too.

I put down the two strips from the It’s My Party Designer washi tape and then used a piece of watercolour paper to stamp the birthday cake from Endless Birthday Wishes. It seems to me that substituting a birthday cake for the flower makes a lot of sense. Which would you prefer?! I suppose my bathroom scale would prefer the flower, so it’s lucky that these are calorie free. I used my aquapainters to colour in a pale melon mambo cake with darker trim. It wasn’t dark enough so I used the melon mambo stampin’ up! write marker to emphasize the decoration on the cake. I cut it out with my paper snips and used fast fuse to stick it to the card. Since it’s nigh on impossible to cut around the candles and lights, I cut off the candles and stamped them on the card and then added the cake on top.

I then stamped the sentiment, also from Endless Birthday Wishes in melon mambo on the whisper white card and then glued this to a melon mambo base.

Any questions, feel free to email me at Take a look at the other inspiration from the design team and have a go yourself.

And a hearty welcome to my new email subscriber. I’m so glad you joined in the fun.

See you tomorrow,



  1. I’m with Martin in that I like the Washi tape! My problem is that I can only use it when it goes around the edges of a card so it is tacked down on the back. That is because it always pulls up away from the card otherwise. How do you keep your ends flat and not coming up off the page? Perhaps it happens to me because I live in a very dry climate, but I’m hoping there is a trick I don’t know about. Thanks!

  2. Cake! This would have been my second choice as I think the sketch is perfect for a cake card, the washi tape looks so good too. Awesomely CAS card
    Louise xx

  3. Love the cake replacing the flower and a top tip with the candles Liz, there are some things you just can’t cut out. I always have the same difficulty with butterfly antennae! Thanks for all your fabulous DT cards this month. Stef x

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