Washi is a super thin tape, so it doesn't add much bulk to your paper. That means it will ALSO run through your Cricut machine stuck to CS! :)
My first step was to design my cuts in Cricut Design Space so I could see exactly where on my paper to put the washi tape. I used the following images from the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cartridge: the Celebrate Card (M10113C) sized at a 5 inch height, Pocket Card (M100F7D) sized at a 6 inch height, and Envelope #11 (MEF85D) sized at an 8.65 inch height.
After you save your design, click the GO button to view your mats. This will show you exactly where to place your washi on a piece of CS. In this case, I decided to go all out and washi the whole 9 x 12 CS! :)
Here's a quick tip--go slowly when unrolling washi! It is super-thin, so likes to come off before you are fully ready for it to rip sometimes. Luckily, it is also easy to piece back together--bet you can't tell very easily where I had to! ;)
|I used my Non-Stick Micro Tip Scissors to trim the washi.|
|Another use for washi! Holds your CS to your mat! ;)|
I decided to use just the letters for my first project. I placed them roughly in the same places as they were on the cutting mat to align the washi lines...the black CS really made the colors POP!
A few silver sequins as embellishments, and I was done! :)
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I did with the rest of the washi cuts! :)
Here is a list of all the CTMH washi I used...
Lagoon Hearts (cut in half lengthwise)
Sunset Chevron (cut in half lengthwise)
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