Friday, April 12, 2013

Creating a washi tape background

Hey there, scrappy friends!  I'm Missy Whidden, and I'm one of the new Design Team members.  I'm so excited to be here and share some fun projects with you.  Before we get to that, I'd like to introduce myself.

I've been married to my college sweetheart for 13 years, but we've been together for almost 19.  We have two beautiful daughters, Reese (6) and Paige (4).  We live in a very small town in Central Florida.  We both grew up here, and both of our families live here, too.  Before becoming a mom, I was a high school English teacher.  Now I'm a stay-at-home mom, but I also teach Spinning and Body Pump classes at the YMCA.  I've been a fitness instructor for over eight years, and I love it!  I love working out and helping others get fit and reach their fitness goals.  Exercise is just as much a type of therapy for me as scrapbooking! 

I began scrapping the summer before Reese was born, and I immediately became addicted.  I love to get messy with mists & paints on my pages...whether it's smearing, smudging, dripping or dabbing, I love it.  I've been on several design teams over the past two years, and I love every minute of it!  I have a serious addiction and love for washi tape.  Sometimes I create pages using only the one I'm about to share :)

I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful team, and I hope you'll be inspired by my projects in some way!  If you'd like, you can visit my own personal blog HERE.

I created this page using only one piece of plain white cardstock and one piece of patterned paper.  The rest is washi tape & lace tape.  I pulled out several patterns of black & teal tapes and just started layering them down as a background.  I love this technique because it's fast, there isn't a lot of cutting involved, and you can really mix up your tapes.  Mist up the background, or drip some paint, and your plain white cardstock is plain no more.

The LMT lace tape is so cool and easy to use.  Just snip off however much you want to use, peel off the backing and stick it down!

I love that the washi tapes are so versatile...I used a small piece as an accent here.

I hope you'll give the washi tape background technique a try!  I'm so happy to be here on this amazing team...I know you'll love what everyone creates and shares here with you.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I love it! The color combo is so pretty! And I'm big on the lace tape too! It's so easy to use and it's so GORGEOUS! Love all the sequins on this layout, too. They're so cute. Love your idea for tape! I want to do it!

  2. Beautiful and just cool! Those greens really make your photos pop! And she is a doll, hair definitely worth scrapping! :)

  3. LOVE this Missy!!! The colors, layout and overall design is so COOL!


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