Monday, September 17, 2012

Brining Your Background to the Forefront!

One of my weaknesses in the scrappy world is definitely patterned paper.  I love it, I buy it, I hoard it!!  :)  Well, my love for patterned paper got me thinking, "what can I do with my fun patterned Washi Tapes?".  And a light bulb went off...make my own Washi Tape patterned paper with my tapes from Love My Tapes!  Here's what I did:


I thought it would be fun, to use the green diagonal striped Green Washi Tape, to create an energetic background to go along with these action photos.  I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock 7x7.  Then I just tore the Washi strips a little longer than the 7 inches and lined up the first piece along the edge of the cardstock and folded over the ends.  I repeated this process across the cardstock, but alternated the stripes to add a little "motion" to the page.  Once I finished adding all of the strips of tape, I placed it in my Expression and cut a negative title at the bottom of the paper.


So make sure you look for ways on your next layout, to create your own personalized patterned paper, with your stash of Washi Tapes!!  You could even mix up various patterns of tape for a cute, eclectic look!




18 comments:

  1. I really love the whole page but totally adore the title.

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  2. This is JUST AWESOME! I love love love what you did with that tape!!!! Such fun colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeee photos, the waves and loving the little white dots randomly placed!!! Just SO FUN!!!!!!!!

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  3. This is an amazing idea Ashley! You are so creative! It has such a fun effect! You are rocking the washi tape my friend!

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  4. This is really cute! I'm so jealous of your boy pages :)

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  5. Awesome page, Ashley! I adore the way your title is cut out of the fun patterned piece you made with the tapes! What a bright, energetic page!

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  6. Great idea :) I guess I'll have to go and get some of that washi tape, I've been avoiding the craze so far :P

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  7. Love this! Your title is awesome! Nice job with the washi tape! I am a definite hoarder of all things patterned too!

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  8. what a fabulous use of the tape Ashley! looks like water under your title, I have that tape, think I'll try this idea, love this layout, very fun!

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  9. I love patterned papers and tend to hoard them also. And now I'm doing the same with washi tapes! Thanks for the inspiration! Your layout is fantastic and so fun! Thanks for stopping at my blog and leaving such kind words. You are awesome!

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  10. Creative use of the Washi Tape Ashley. I've still not yet given it a try even though I have some. Love your layout and the mix of pattern papers along with the tape. Great tile and pictures!

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  11. Wow, this is amazing and I ADORE what you've done with the washi tape- FAB idea!!!

    xErin

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  12. What a fantastic use of your Washi tape, Ashley! LOVE this bold, bright, happy page! It's so full of life and movement! Yum!

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  13. Love the washi tape idea and how the diagonal stripes look next to each other...layout is awesome with strong horizontals and verticals!!!!

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  14. I fell the same about patterened paper! I get overwhelmed by the "busyness" of it all. I like to keep it simple.
    Great idea with the washi tape background! Loving your work Ashley :)

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  15. Your layout is beautiful Ashley...I think I should add some washi tape to my stash:-)

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  16. this is GREAT! Can't have to much washi!!

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  17. Wow, you rocked these backgrounds with your Washi!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the layout Ashley! I featured you over on the Paper Issues blog today. http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2012/09/hi-there-flair.html

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