This is my first time doing the Make It Monday challenge from Papertrey. I saw the video on making your own washi tape and I had to give it a try. I have been admiring washi tape from afar now for quite some time and just could not resist. I didn’t have Scor-Tape in the correct size so I decided to improvise. I did have some medical tape left over from the hazards of summer, so I thought that might work. I am happy with the results, but I did notice that the ink really absorbs into the tape and would probably work better with more vibrant colors. I stamped the polka dots from BB: Polka Dot Basics II in Aqua Mist ink. It looks much more vibrant in real life, but I had a hard time conveying that in my photo. I stamped the pitcher in Hawaiian Shores ink. The leaves and flowers are stamped in Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet and PTI Raspberry Fizz. After stamping those images from Iconic Images, I wanted to soften the edges. I used a sponge to go around the edges with Fresh Snow ink and then to add more dimension went around the edges only with Antique Linen distress ink. I also stamped some swirls from Fancy Flourishes in Antique Linen at the corners. The birthday sentiment is from Damask Designs and is stamped in Raspberry Fizz. I had so much fun making my own washi tape and will definitely be using this technique in the future.
I am so excited about this three day weekend. I just wish my must-do list would stop outnumbering my want-to-do list.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!