Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Black and White

We're embracing the classic combo of black and white this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash and all you have to do to join the fun is make a project which is predominantly those colors. I made a card!

Plenty of ancient stash usage right here: the pearl flourish and floral are both seriously old Prima; the brad is MME and many of the tapes are Eyelet Outlet ones which have gone out of stock, but I still really like them. I could make a bunch more cards like this just using black and white tapes, but that is another story, lol. The method for this "quilt like" card is super simple and works with pretty much any combination of patterns you like.

step 1: cover a square
...with washi tape or paper strips. you can work parallel or diagonal, or even back and forth, but you need your square to be nice and plumb and you want to cover it completely.

step two: cut it into four triangles
you can stop there, and rearrange the triangles to make a pretty pattern as above; or you can cut the four triangles into eight triangles, like i've done below. for that matter, you could cut the eight triangles in half and get sixteen, or probably thirty-two, but that would be getting kind of teeny and fussy for me!

step three: shuffle the pieces
...rearranging them until you get a design you like. you could also make multiple squares, cut each of them into the same number of pieces and MIX the pieces together. once you have a combination you like, trim a piece of coordinating (or contrasting) cardstock just a bit bigger than your original tape square, and affix the pieces. et voila!

Be sure to hop on over to SOS and see the amazing cards my design team sisters have made to inspire you, then link up your own black and white masterpiece! ♥


  1. love this so much ... now I think I need the day off to play with washi.

  2. What a fantastic way to use up your hoarded washi tapes! This is gorgeous!

    Look at what you did with washi....FRIG...that is so gorgeous!
    I am with Stef, I want some washi time too!

  4. AWESOME!!! this is fantastic love the background and washi time would be fun, maybe we need to do a washi tape challenge.

  5. Oh my gosh Lauren!!! I want to go and buy washi tape now, I have a few rolls, but nothing like what you used to make this awesome card.
    It looks indeed like a quilt block, beautiful designs on each triangle.
    Love the texture of the pretty flower and beads.
    Awesome card.


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