The herringbone technique with Stampin’ Up! washi tape looks complicated, but it’s pretty easy.  The four or five rolls of tape in a bundle all coordinate well to make a great pattern of color.  BTW – if you are looking for a way to store your washi tape check out THIS POST. And as a bonus the washi tape is a perfect width for this technique so you only have to cut the ends:)

Here is a quick description if you haven’t tried this technique before:

Add strips of Designer Series Paper or washi tape in this fashion making four triangle areas.  Start by adding the longest piece.


Fill each quadrant in using an “L” shape pattern as shown in the left quadrant with two more strips.


Then add two more as shown below:


Continue to fill until the entire area is covered and then move on to the next.


More about this card:  For the greeting I used the single stamp Halloween Treats.  I actually stamped it three times.  The first time I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie, then Basic Black and finally Perfect Plum.  I cut the whole Pumpkin Pie image out – trimming carefully around the edge of the image.  Then I clipped the Happy Halloween and spiders from the Basic Black image and added it to the Pumpkin Pie one with Glue Dots.  I repeated this process with the Perfect Plum for the Trick or Treat portion of the image.  For the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine I wrapped it around my fingers several times and then tied it off with a loop of twine.  Then I attached it to the card using Glue Dots.


For the inside of this card I used an extra strip of the bat metallic washi tape along a piece of Whisper White card stock.  You know how much I like to make sure you can easily write on the inside of your card AND make the inside coordinate with the outside.



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Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment if you think this needs a video to better explain the herringbone technique – Thanks, Linda