Hey everyone! Roree here with a Tuesday tutorial. Today, I want to share with you a fun Washi Tape background I created for a card and a quick how-to of how it all came together.
I really love the Washi tape that comes with the collections, but I tend to hang on to it with plans of using it "on the next project". Well I finally made today's project "the next project" and went all out with the Washi tape to create this card:
First off, I found four patterns of Washi tape that worked really well together: Star Field and Red Mesh from the Daily Flash collection and Bowl of Cherries and Tea Towel from the Farm Girl collection.
I gathered the tapes, along with a panel of white cardstock, an X-Acto knife, and a ruler, and I got to work.
I first started by adding a piece of tape to the white cardstock panel. I used my X-Acto knife and ruler to cut a straight edge along the end of the tape. I then gently lifted unwanted piece of tape from the panel and added the next piece of tape.
Note: Make sure the blade on your knife is sharp. You will want to apply minimal pressure while cutting, so you don't cut through the cardstock panel.
I used my ruler and the first strip of tape as a guide to trim the left end of the second strip of tape. I then trimmed the right end at my desired length, which was 1 3/4".
This left me with and L shape and the beginning of my pattern. I used those two piece as my guide for adding the rest of the tape.
I alternated the patterns and continued in this manner until I ended up with this:
After I had my card base finished, all that was left was dress it up with some stitching and embellishments:
I used a chipboard frame and letter from Daily Flash, a Flash Blurb from Snapshots, a Pop Drop heart from Milk Money, some patterned paper for the flowers from All Boy, a couple of buttons from Woodland Park, and a little bit of white twill ribbon to finish it off.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Thanks so much for stopping by!