Friday, July 26, 2013

Make a Rainbow with Washi

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with you today to share a page I created using lots of LMT washi tapes.  I'm a huge sucker for rainbows, and they're fun to create...especially when your photos are black and white.

I started off with white cardstock and an arrow stencil.  I used black ink to lightly brush on the arrows.  I then used a small circle mask that I created myself and cut on my Cameo.  I used a rainbow selection of spray inks to create "rainbow ombre" effect across the page.   Next came the washi strips!  Easy peasy...just peel and stick to add to each color block.  I added some stamps and some of those tiny little glass beads.


I don't use flowers a lot, but I loved the colors and wanted to add these in.


One of my favorite things to do now is add twine, floss or cord to my pages like this...just wind it up and glue it down.  I like the whimsical look it gives...like it just randomly landed there or something :)


I hope this inspires you to create something bright and fun today!

In other news, this will be my last post as a DT Member for LMT.  Certain circumstances have come up and I have decided to step down from the team.  I have enjoyed sharing pages and ideas with you over the last four months!

Thank you so much for all of your comments, and I hope you will continue to create and be inspired!  Have a wonderful day, and thank you for visiting us!

Missy :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Striped Card

Hello Love My Tapes readers! I have a card to share with y'all today using just some plain "airmail" striped washi tape. I used the teal striped washi tape from the LMT shop and staggered the stripes from strip to strip. My sister totally thought it was patterned paper. :) Since the design was so BOLD, I went minimal on embellishing… kinda new for me! 

In case you're wondering, the sunshine paper is a free printable from the Two Peas in a Bucket shop. I thought it looked nice and summer-y.

In other news, this is my last post for Love My Tapes. Certain circumstances have come up and I have decided to leave this team. I hope you have enjoyed my posts here on the blog, because I sure have enjoyed coming up with new ways to use washi tape! 
 
Thanks for stopping by on this nice and HOT Monday! Stay cool! 
-Heather

Friday, July 12, 2013

Using Washi Tapes 3 Ways on 1 Layout

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with you today to share a page I created using some of my fun LMT washi tapes.  I've been wanting to scrap these photos of my little one on her 2nd Birthday.  I found an Imaginisce birthday party paper pack on clearance at Hobby Lobby a LONG time ago and had never used it.  So, I pulled it out and went to work.  I didn't have any embellishments that coordinated with these papers, so I relied on washi tapes, stamps, buttons, and fussy cutting from patterned papers.

I decided to use my washi tapes three different ways on this one page:

1.  To help build my corner clusters.  I also used some old ribbon, an arrow stamp, a button with a bow and a few elements that I cut from patterned paper.

2.  As actual tape...you can see where I "taped" some of the photo edges.

3.  As a border...at the bottom of the big brown piece of paper housing my photos, I used the red & white stripes and the yellow stars as big strips to bring in more color.


You can see more of the tape underneath my little pop-dotted piece here.


A close-up of a washi cluster..


And another close-up.


I just love how washi tape an add so much to a layout, and all you need it just a little bit of it.  I don't know how long I scrapped without it!  I hope this inspires you to get your hands on some and start taping!

Have a wonderful day, friends!

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Simple Tip

Hi LMT readers! It's Heather here today to share with you just a quick tip to inspire you to get that washi tape out of your stash and use it! I have a lot of fun adding bits of washi tape here and there and I know you will too! 

For this week's project, I used washi tape in a very simple way. I added strips of washi tape and lace tape to the top and bottom edges of my page to kind of keep the eye from drifting off the page. I had the main focus of my page in the upper right corner of the page and I didn't want to just leave the edges blank. It's not very eye-appealing. So I added some washi along with some patterned paper strips (from the bottom piece that you cut off of some papers… I love it when it has an extra bit I can use!).

I love the awesome texture washi tape adds to my layouts. Not only did I include regular washi texture, but I also used lace to accentuate one side of my page. The lace tapes are so fun and easy to use! As you can see from my page, you don't have to use lace on only "elegant" projects. I include it on my fun pages and it softens the mood of the overall page a bit, I think. 




Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 
-Heather


Friday, June 28, 2013

Creating Subtle Hints with Washi

Hey there, LMT fans!  It's Missy here with you on this wonderful Friday, and I'm sharing a fun and girly page I created using a few rolls of LMT washi.  I really love using washi for all sorts of effects on my pages.  For this page, I added it in at the end to create subtle hints.  I used the pink polka dot tape here and there to throw in little bits of pink in areas that needed it.  I also used the tiny blue grid tape for the same reason in various places.  That's what I love about washi tape...you can make it the center of attention on your layout, or you can tuck it here and there to give small hints of something interesting.


Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  I hope this inspires you to create something today :)  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thank You

Hi AJVD fans. This is Annette with a card that uses a small amount of lace tape, but when strategically positioned on the card, it adds balance to the design and elegance to the look. I guess it's like the saying goes, quality, not quantity.

I tried something new and somewhat unique with this card. I centered an oval die onto the front of the card base and die cut it. Then I placed the transparent backing paper that comes with clear stamps onto the back and adhered it with some handy Zip Dry glue. I have a ton of those backing papers just lying around. I hate to throw them away!

Next,  I die cut the black oval slightly smaller than the oval I used on the card base. I then embossed it with a honeycomb embossing folder. To make the hexagons pop, I lightly rubbed white chalk ink on the raised part. Then I tied some embroidery floss around it, placed a button, tag, lace tape and the flowers on the oval before adhering it to the clear backing paper.

Notice how the sentiment curves with the oval? The stamp is actually straight! I curved it and adhered it to my brand new Fiskars Stamp Press. I don't think I could have achieved this with an acrylic block. I love how it wraps around the oval. To finish off the card, I added my signature bling. 




Monday, June 24, 2013

Greeting Card Purse Set

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a greeting card purse set that I embellished just a bit with some Love My Tapes lace tape and decorated with Flourishes stamps.  I will be showing you just the bit of the purse that I added the lace tapes to but if you want to see the entire project, check out the Flourishes blog for more details.  :)

We all know that tapes are a great way to add a bit of flair to a project and that is just what I did here.  :)

Here you see the base of my card purse without the tape added.


And, voila!  A couple of rows of lace tape and the base is transformed!


Here are a few other views.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you've been inspired to add just that little bit of fun flair using your tapes! 

Janice :)

 
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