Hello there! Washi tapes have found its way into our cardmaking world not too long ago and it is not hard to see projects using them. Usually, washi tapes are small sized embellishments but Altenew has brought some perfectly sized washi tapes for cardmakers!

Last year Altenew showcased wide washi tapes that everyone loved and today they released brand-new washi tapes – lots of different sizes that everyone will enjoy! So today I am going to share two different cards you can create using these tapes along with other supplies to jazz up your projects.

Let’s start with the step-by-step video tutorial on how you can create these cards easily.


I really love how the 1st card turned out. It is simple and so much fun to create. And a great way to add lots of dimensions and depths on projects.

I created watercolor backgrounds using some water-based dye inks – Cool Summer Night mini cube set – with easy smooshing technique. The Galaxy washi tape was used to create a focal point along with the alphabet die set.

The 2nd card was created with even more easier way – just using the whole washi tape as a background.

I wanted to add a texture so ran the whole card front panel using a big die and dry embossed it using a die cutting machine. This Glitter Flurries washi tape is filled with lovely floral designs and gold foil accents which is so elegant and pretty.

For sentiment, I added simple Thank You greeting on a vellum cardstock and heat set it with a clear embossing powder.

Washi tapes are a great way to add a different flair to your projects – tell me, which of the new washi tapes are your favorites?


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by October 2nd, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 3rd. Good luck!!


Congrats, Rebecca! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 10/15/2018 with the subject line Altenew September 2018 Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!


I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is Rubeena Ianigro! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. I love your cards! 🙂 They are so pretty. There are so many awesome washi tapes in this release – hard to pick a favorite!

  2. My favorites from this release are the Floral Fantasy and the Glitter Flurries. But honestly I have more than two favorites!

  3. Beautiful cards!! Your background for the Galaxy tape “YOU” die cuts is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your process video too.

  4. Love your cards!! Love these new washi tapes. I think that the glitter flurries is my favorite right now. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

  5. Lovely cards Nicole! There are so many wonderful designs on this AN WT release! Love them all, you did a wonderful job showcasing them, thanks for the inspiration and the video!

  6. Truly, I just can’t pick a favorite! They are all so beautiful.
    And I love your cards. That galaxy tape is a must have for
    someone like me who doesn’t color/ink blend very well. lol

  7. I love the Glitter Flurries Washi tape. It is simply gorgeous!! I like how you made a simple card with it. Sometimes I think you need to put a lot of effort into a card to make it special. It’s nice to know you don’t have to.

  8. Wow, love the blue watercolour background and the galaxy washi tape sentiment! All of them are beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I am loving all the new wide washis-so much inspiration here on the hop! Love your cards! Thanks so much for the generous giveaways too- I need all the help I can get:)

  10. It’s wonderful to know that there is WIDE washi that can be used to make an elegant card quickly. Your samples are pretty.

  11. It’s hard to pick just one…. the painted floral with the gold is awesome. Galaxy, now we’re talking. I can think of a couple of projects for that one. Your cards are awesome and thanks for a chance to win.

  12. Love, love, love your cards. Thank you for using the Glitter Flurries Washi tape, now that I see it, Ihave to have this tape. Well done!

  13. Just love seeing all of the great, unique ways to use the washi! Your cards are beautiful and inspiring!

  14. Love these wide washi tape designs! Beautiful cards! Loving the inspiration along the hop!
    Painted Fantasy is my favorite! Love the colors and design!

  15. I love both of your cards! I’m really liking the use of the Washi tape and cardstock to make beautiful letters for the card front.

  16. Love your cards — especially the “YOU” card. Enjoyed the video tutorial on the background technique, too. Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Wonderful cards! I really like how you used the Galaxy Washi tape to spell out YOU! very cool looking! And for the background water colored Very cool looking!

  18. I love these big tapes. Beautiful cards can be made from these.Looking forward to seeing what I can do with these.

  19. I really love the Glided Ombre Washi Tape and the Glitter Flurries Washi Tape. Purple is my thing and I really dig these new tapes–plus they are nice and large and easy to use (from what I have read/heard in videos). I like how you used the mandala die on the flurries washi tape; but I wish I could see the impact a bit better. Video and pics do not always do justice to talent! Thanks for your inspiration!

  20. My two top favorites from this Washi Tape release are Galaxy and Glitter Flurries. Galaxy because it makes for a much easier night sky lol mine never look right to me and the Glitter Flurries because I love all things purple and all things shiny and it has both. This release opens up so many possibilities for easier cards, I love it!

  21. These washi tapes are all so amazing. The gold touch on some of them make them elegantly beautiful. These Altenew washi tapes are really unique and I love the way they have been showcased in your wonderful cards

  22. Nicole, I love how you used the galaxy washi tape for your die cut sentiment! Your floral washi tape card is so delicate and pretty!

  23. Well at every blog I hop, I find another great idea and more awesome cards! Your cards are stunning! I love them both! Thank you for the video, I really enjoy it. Really difficult to pick just one fav design of these new amazing washi tapes, I would say the Glitter Flurries washi tape but now I love the Galaxy washi tape too!!!

  24. I love how you can die cut letters out of washi tape or use it for backgrounds and both cards you created are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  25. Gee that is asking way too much to choose one favourite washi tape. Each time I think I know my favourite I see another card on the blog hop that changes my mind. The red ombre and the tuxedo are my favourite two, I think. Thank you for the video that shows how easy it is to create your stunning cards.

  26. I love both of your cards. I adore the background of the first one. The more I see the Glitter Flurries tape, the more I love it.

  27. Such lovely cards. I was wondering when someone would come up with using vellum over one of these Washi tapes. Such a lovely idea! I’m really loving these beautiful washi tapes. Gonna have to get me some 🙂

  28. I REALLY like your first card1 Thank you for the video as well The wide washi tapes are gorgeous & that you can even die cut with them is a bonus. I love the Nebula & Red Ombre tapes the most.

  29. Gorgeous! I love the galaxy ones, and the one with golden accents… That’s not to say I don’t like the other ones, LOL, but if I HAAAAAD to choose, these would be my top picks!

  30. Beautiful cards! I can’t wait to try these tapes. My favorite would be the Nebula but those florals are a close second!

  31. Hi Nicole, Your cards are so beautiful!! This release is so awesome, I love washi tape, I collect it so I am excited about it, I love how you used it in your 2 cards, very awesome and they came out cool, I am really enjoying all these amazing ideas with the washi, you designers are just making my day!!!!! Thank you!!

  32. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Though i am partial to the glitter flurries washi, i love what you did with the galaxy washi and the simple background you created for the sentiment.

  33. Love anything that will make my card making
    easier (and not lose the beauty). Love
    the blue of the first card. Both are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  34. You have a great eye for beautiful color combinations! I love those teals and blues, and they combine so well with the washi! Very pretty!

  35. I am so pleased you joined in this hop, I love both cards & how you have used the fabulous tapes in different ways. I am also glad that you said favourites as I could never choose one, I love the simplicity of the stripes in the pale shades, the stunning galaxy effect on nebula & the simple floral on painted orchids.

  36. Such beautiful ideas to use this amazing wash tapes. Your cards are just so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. The gorgeous smooshing background really makes your sentiment POP off the card!! And the beautiful floral of the washi is stunning in and of itself for the second one!! Gorgeous design and making me want MORE of the ink sets and ALL of this washi collection!! Who has enough money???

  38. Your cards are gorgeous!! Great video for both as well! I am inspired and can’t wait to play with the new washi tapes!

  39. I love your beautiful cards. While I have a few rolls of washi tape, I’ve never really known what to do with it. This new wide wash really has me excited. Thanks for the inspiration.

  40. I’m such a sucker for flowers so I love all of the Altenew flower washi tapes, but especially the Glitter Flurries one because I love gold foil details! I love that the “YOU” on your galaxy card goes from a darker letter gradually to a brighter one

  41. I love washi tape and
    your cards are very
    pretty. I also love
    the Watercolor Nebula
    washi tape.
    Carla from Utah

  42. Wow…can it get any easier with these great big washi tapes? Love it!! Thanks for the wonderful video!

  43. love love love absolutely love both the cards… they are immensely beautiful… lived the way washis are used …