we're still celebrating the joys of decorative tape at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and there's still a fun little prize from our lovely sponsor eyelet outlet for a random cardmaker who links up with us this fortnight, so why not join in the fun? here's what i made this week:
|eyelet outlet washi tapes: holiday dots, ornaments, pink foil with white dots, music notes; sticky back bling: bumpy hearts, pink flower jewels (recolored with an alcohol ink marker), pearl strips; paper flowers in red and white; kromekote glossy cardstock: the paper kut; scraps of polka dot paper: doodlebug; adhesives: staples brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine
this is one of my go-to tape techniques because it's EASY; it always comes out great each time; and (especially, lol!) you get to use a whole bunch of different tapes all at the same time!!! ♥
for once i actually remembered to take a pic before cutting the squares apart, so you could see just how very easy this is. you fill a (perfectly square) scrap piece of cardstock (or 1/2 fill in this case, i wanted there to be some of my original panel showing) with strips of various eyelet outlet washi tapes; to get a bit of variation, either use tapes of different widths, or overlap a few of them. in this case i worked diagonally, but for other styles you can lay the strips parallel to one edge, or even criss-cross for a sort of plaid effect! when you're all done, you cut the panels up into triangles (think quilt blocks!) and re-arrange them back together. how many triangles? it's up to you! 4... 8... 16... heck, you could probably do 32, if you have that kind of patience; these cards have eight segments each. to mix it up a little bit more, i covered two panels-- with the same tapes, but over different background papers; then i *swapped* four squares from each card. i arranged them in different patterns, and finished them with slightly different eyelet outlet paper flower stacks and sticky back bling.