Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tape Sunburst

Hey guys, Katie here! For Memorial Day weekend this year we took a camping trip to Mustang Island, which was super fun. While there, I got a lot of good photos, so I wanted to create this layout using some.

I decided to make a sunburst using both fabric and washi tapes to mat my photos on. It was pretty easy, I just took a piece of paper in the size that I wanted and started layering tapes in a sunburst pattern.

I love sunbursts! Have you ever used your tapes for something like this?

Thanks for reading! -Katie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Smashing with Washi Tape

Hello! Tessa here, with another SMASH book page to share. Washi tape is a staple of a SMASH booker's stash, but some of my SMASHing friends say they get overwhelmed with the choices and don't know exactly what to do with the tape. Today, I have two tips for my friends. First, choose tapes within the color palette of your project. I typically choose 3-5 tapes to work with, less if I am also using patterned paper. Second, use your tapes as small pops of color, placed to balance out your composition. Here's how I followed these tips on a recent page:

Here I added a layer of the aqua heart tape over a layer of the pink scalloped tape to anchor my photo. I love how both tapes play with the colors from the nearby floral patterned paper.

Here, I tucked a bit of the pink scalloped tape under my layers for a pop of color behind the rose sticker.

And here I added the aqua heart tape to the edge of a pocket page card for a pop of blue.

I hope these simple tips have you reaching for your washi tape stash when sitting down to SMASH book. For more photos of these pages, see my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Art Journaling and Fabric Tapes

Rebecca, here!  I love all of the Love My Tapes products, but when it comes to art journaling, I really love the fabric tapes.  They absorb color beautifully and remain flexible.

Here's a very simple way to start using fabric tape.  Just start with random strips of fabric tape.

Next, stamp your title and any other textures.  Next I take my paintbrush, dip in a little water, rub on my distress ink pad and start applying to my page and fabric tape.  And here you go!

A very simple and quick page using fabric tape!  Do you use washi and fabric tape in your art journal?  We'd love to see!  Please link up in the comments below!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Using Washi to build a Mixed Media Background

Hello Love My Tapes friends!  Marcia here today with a washi tape mixed media layout to share with you. Did you know that washi tape is a fabulous way to add layers on a mixed media background. On my layout I layered pieces of torn paper and washi tape, then added some gesso, modeling paste, and inks. Take a look ...

Here is a closer look. The washi tape I used had text on it. Do you see it? The torn paper and torn edges of the tape give my layout a grungy feel

I hope you give this technique a try. Have a great week!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Keep Calm, use our Adhesive

So by now you have all heard and seen many projects created with our variety of Washi Tapes, Fabric Tapes, and our Lace Tapes.  Today I just want to remind you that we also carry awesome double sided adhesive. Our adhesive comes in cute pink plastic cases.
I had to create a few custom orders of "KEEP CALM" signs.  So I knew I needed a strong adhesive to make sure my letters did not fall off.
I am using heavy glitter paper and attaching it to a heavy poster board, then putting that board onto a
shiny gold poster board.. lots of  heavy layers.
The poster is going to be hanging up in an elementary school most of the year.. so I need the letters to stay in place.
Cutting my letters with my cricut machine.
See our cute pink adhesive tape runners~

My supervisor.

Finished poster.  I only used
LOVE MY TAPES tape runner.

The supplies I used to create my
Keep Calm sign.
What I also like about our tapes is that they don't break as easy as some other adhesives.  I use this tape in my kids classes and usually they are the first to break apart the adhesive.. but so far not one of these have broke.  So when you go to place a washi tape order, remember,

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Elephant Card with Washi Tape Background

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  I used the awesome zebra print washi to create a fun background!  And have you ever tried stamping on washi??  Check it out, and I hope you enjoy the tutorial :)

*The Royal Shoppe - Action Wobbles
*Miss Kate Cuttables - Baby Elephant SVG
*Craftin' Desert Divas - Punny Stamp set
*Core'dinations - cardstock
*Love My Tapes - zebra print washi tape

TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Washi to the rescue

Hi Love My Tapes friends!  It's Jaclyn back with you today. I thought I'd start off this post by posing a question to you all.  So, here it is... when scrapbooking, do you sometimes run across a set of pictures that you just can't seem to coordinate or make work with the patterned papers in your stash?  This happens to me from time to time and I've recently been reaching for my stash of washi tape to remedy that issue.  Washi to the rescue! ;)

The page I'm sharing today features a sweet memory I wanted to document, but the colors in the picture just didn't seem to work with any of the paper I had on hand.  I did find a sheet that closely matched the red hues from my photos and ended up using it as a background.  But to match the mood and memory of the pictures, I knew I wanted to work in more color.  My washi tape helped me do just that. 

I ended up using the washi similar to how I might have used a coordinated patterned paper.  I simply layed down sections of the tape onto some scrap paper, and hand cut various heart designs to sprinkle along the right side of the page.  Using the washi allowed me to incorporate only the colors I wanted into my design, but still provide lots of pattern and interest.

And because the washi is thin like paper, I was able to treat it just like paper by stamping on it and even sewing through it.

I hope this gives you another 'excuse' to pull out your stash of washi tape when you're putting together your next scrapbook page!  If this idea inspires you, put a link in the comments to share with us!
Thanks for stopping by today!