Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fun Ways to Use Decorative Tape by Nicole Doiron

Nicole Doiron is featuring our August Main Kit today with some fun ways to use decorative tape!


Hello everyone!

I'm happy to be on the MCS blog today to show you a few tricks on how to use the Decorative Tape (otherwise known as Washi Tape) included in the August Main kit.

I have to admit, I don't use Washi Tape too ofen, but I do love the feel and versatility of it.

The first thing I wanted to do with it is create beautiful bold flowers to add to my kit creations.
Not to waste anything, I used the packaging material from the MME buttons.

I layered strip after strip of tape on to the cardboard...

 until it was completely covered up to the top part.
Turning the piece over, I just simply stuck the edges of each tape strip on the back side.

I then used different flower dies and my Cuttlebug to cut flowers out of the tape-covered card board.
If you don't have flower dies, you can easily use different size and style flower punches, or even draw your flowers by hand and cut with a scissor or exacto knife.

The cut flowers looked like this.

I ended up punching out small circles out of pattern paper to put in the center of each flower.

Here are the flowers used on one of my double-page layouts.

I dabbed them with a touch of white paint.

Then, left with the negative piece of my die cut flowers, 
I thought to cut around the outline of each to create more flowers.

These ones I used on my Lovin' the Good Life layout, adding a button from the kit for the centers.

And more of them...

Another way that I used the Washi Tape is to add it to white cardstock 
to just create the illusion of another pattern paper to use on my project.

Again, just lining up strip after strip.  
What I love about this tape is that if you line it up crooked once in a while (as I often do), it doesn't fully stick to the base right away, so you can always rip it off again without damaging anything and start over.

Now I have a shiny glossy piece of pattern paper.

I used a big circle puncher to punch a hole out of one side.

And I used it on one of my cards.

And that's it, folks!

There are dozens and dozens cool ways to use decorative tape.  

To see how all the DT has used up their tape and to see my Main kit and LE kit creations, 
make sure to visit the DT Gallery right HERE!


Here's the August Main Kit:

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Chris said...

Thank you for these tips. I always struggle with what to do with the tape..

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Excellent tutorial, Love this idea