4 festive card ideas made with washi tape and stickers
hi, i'm mihaela ( @_doodledots_ ) and this is my take on DIY christmas cards!
if you’re a lover of hand-made cards or if you ever wanted to craft your own but didn’t think you were creative enough, these 4 designs are simple, quick, easy and perfect for all skill levels.
if you need some washi tape, you can get them here.
if you need stickers, get them here.
all you need is some thick paper or cardboard in your chosen colour, some fineliners or gel pens, pencil, ruler, scissors, dried flowers or leaves, and of course the takkti washi tapes and stickers. having a little stamp set can vamp things up but you can definitely handwrite the text instead just as well.
design #1: the minimalist dream
for this one all you need to do is measure out the middle of your card roughly with a ruler, pick out the desired sticker design and stick it in the center.
et voila! you can leave it as is or use a stamp set or handwrite a little message
design #2: the layered look
what you need: stickers, washi tape, a dried leaf or flower, that you can easily collect during an autumnal walk outside
lay the flower or leaf onto your card and move it around until you’re happy with the composition. cut a stripe of washi and tape down the flower. then you can start adding more washi tape stripes. play around with it! different colours and width, longer and shorter pieces, overlapping or not, straight or crooked - whatever feels right to you. keeping it as simple or layered as you like.
at the end you can spice things up by adding a little sticker or writing some text.
design #3: the taped illustration
if you’re feeling a bit more creative you can also easily draft a little festive motiv on your card. a christmas tree branch, holly or mistletoe works perfectly for the winter season.
you can sketch your illustration out with a pencil to make sure it looks just right and then use a black or white pen to ink it. throw in some shading or details if you want to.
in the end just stick a piece of washi onto it so it looks like the illustration is taped to the card. you can add one stripe of washi or play around for a more layered look.
design #4: the washi pattern
this one is for the pattern lovers out there. i went for the overlapping stripes look but you can experiment with whatever geometrical shapes tickle your fancy.
to start of - pick out the colour scheme you want to go for and use a bigger piece of paper or a ruler to map out the pattern. in this case i wanted the washi stripes to frame the left side of my card and leave a triangular shape to the right where i could write a festive message.
then all you need to do is start layering the washi, trying to match the previous stripe’s angle with every new one. the little extra pieces that go over the paper edge you can easily cut later with your scissors or a cutter.
and the good thing is - the takkti washi tapes are such high quality that even if you make a mistake, you can remove the stripe and try again without it ruining your card or tearing the paper.
i hope you liked this tutorial! hopefully it will inspire you to create your own festive cards! if it does - we would love to see it - please tag us on instagram with @takkti and @_doodledots_ !
can't wait to see all the beautiful things you'll create!
mihaela antonova ( @_doodledots_ )