Friday, March 13, 2015

Fun Washi Tape Borders

Hi there friends - thanks for stopping by - I am up today on the Doodlebug blog continuing our Washi Tape Challenge week with a fun way to use washi tape as a border. I will teach you 2 techniques today that would work great on cards or layouts both - so here is what I did!

The first technique I want to show you is to use a border punch with your washi tape. This technique combines two of my favorite products that I use all the time on my projects, so why not combine the 2 of them right? So I found 2 of my favorite border punches and then 4 different swiss dot Washi Tapes and 4 thin stripe Washi Tapes in colors that match my papers. Here are the steps to creating this border.

1-  Place the Washi Tape on the edge of a length of cardstock. See the excess Washi on the edges? Leave those on and wrap them around the back edges of the cardstock. When we go to take the tape off of the cardstock these excess edges will make it easier to pull the tape off the cardstock after we are done punching it out.
2- Punch out the border.
3-Punch all the way across the paper.
4- Very carefully peel the Washi Tape from the cardstock. Go nice and slow so you don't rip the tape and start peeling the tape off  along the back edges with those excess edges we did.
5 - Layer your tapes on the card front.
6 - This is the card with all the different tapes on them.

The next technique is a Washi Tape Ruffle. This is such a darling technique and so easy to achieve..

1- Cut 2 strips of Washi tape. Make sure that you make the tape bigger than what you are going to layer it on. Because we are gathering the tape, it needs to be bigger to adjust for that.
2- Place the 2 tapes together with the sticky sides on the inside. ( This was a little tricky - thank goodness the washi tape is so forgiving. If you don't get the edges straight the first time - or the 5th time like me - it is easily repositioned. ) :)
3- Add some strong adhesive tape to the underside of the paper you are adding the border to. Take the Washi Tape and just start gathering it. It doesn't need to be even, I just started gathering and went until I got to the end of the Washi Tape.
4- Here is the completed ruffle. Isn't it fun? You could probably add more layers of Wahsi Tape as well if you would like to.

I hope I have inspired you to look at all those rolls of Washi Tape you have and decide to use them on some fun borders like I did. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

1 comment:

mylittlecraftblog said...

Both your ideas are great, although sticking two pieces of washi together probably requires more patience than I have!

I love the bright colors and the designs of your cards.

Thanks for the tutorials!