But, hidden in the background, beneath the lace and ribbon is my homemade attempt at "washi" tape. I have seen some really fabulous patterns on washi tape, tissue tape, whatever you want to call it, but I have not felt "called" to buy some. I wanted to try and be "resourceful" and create my own (and to see what all the excitement is about).
So, I adhered a strip of Duck brand painters tape (it's thinner than masking tape and I found it in a clearance spot at Target) to a strip of parchment paper. I stamped a repeating pattern using this small Hero Arts stamp and black StazOn ink. The ink dried quickly and did not smudge off, even on this tape which has a slight sheen to it.
I used the tape to adhere the large, black, scalloped circle onto the base of my card. I'll admit, there is a benefit to the self-stick characteristic of the tape. I like the different texture it gives to the card too. I rolled up the leftovers (still on the parchment paper) and can save it for another project. I have not investigated if this tape is acid-free, so I don't advise using it on your precious scrapbook layouts, but it is a fun change as a card embellishment.
I'll give this tape trial a thumbs up--
I think I'm going to experiment with different inks and patterns.
Stay tuned for the GREAT HOME-MADE WASHI TAPE EXPERIMENT Part 2, coming soon to a blog near you.