Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Get All Taped Up!

Good Morning, Everyone!

Welcome to technique/Tutorial Tuesday!

I'm sure you've seen one of the hottest new trends in scrapbooking and cardmaking - Patterned, printed tape! They're sooooo much fun to play with, and look great on scrapbook pages or cards! More and more companies are coming out with thier own versions, to entice us to spend our money!

Well, today is your lucky day, because I'm going to show you how to make your own! (This is my first attempt at making them and I'm still learning, so I did make a few mistakes - Please be gentle with me! LOL)

Ready? Okay, here we go:

Supplies Needed:

Paint Daubers, Alcohol Inks or Distress Stains (I used Paint Daubers)
Non Stick Craft mat or large piece of acetate
Rubber Stamps for making your background
Masking Tape

First, lay down your craft mat or acetate, for a work station. You want to use only acetate or a non stick craft mat, so that the tape can be easily removed.

Here is a pic of my paint dauber bottles, and some strips of the tape on my craft mat.

Now, take your paint daubers or other coloring medium, and color in your tape strips, then set aside to dry.

Once your strips of tape are dry, use the same inks to ink up your background stamps and then stamp then onto your tape. Set aside to dry. Once dry, you can peel off the tapes, flip over your craft mat or acetate, and put the tapes on the back, so that you can clean the access off the side you worked with. They will need to stay there or on a spare craft mat or acetate piece, for storage, till you use them.

Here is a pic of a few of the pieces of the self made patterned tapes:

How's that for a money saver?! These are awesome to use on your cards or layouts and the possibilites are endless - Only you are the limit to the possibilities!

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Come back Thursday for our new challenge!

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  1. Wow Sammi....I haven't ever seen anything like this. So interesting. Thanks for sharing this cool technique.

  2. AWESOME tutorial Sammi - Going to be picking up some Masking Tape at lunch today and hopefully give this a try tonight!!! =)

  3. This Tut is wonderful, thank you bunches, I have heard people talk about it but never knew how to do it. thank you bunches hugs Cathy

  4. Great idea! I never thought to use masking tape. I just bought some Scor Tape to play with. Your tutorial is great. TFS!

  5. That was great thank you for sharing this:)x

  6. WOW ... what a great idea! Thanks Sammi! Can't wait to give it a try!!