This week I went ultra creative and made my own DIY Washi Tape.
I wanted to scrapbook Amelia’s pictures in her little knit hat she came home from the hospital in. It is purple with a little grey felt flower. I was struggling with finding supplies to match. So, off I went to CaFabrik in Aylmer to see if anything jumped out at me. I found some beautiful full page size die cuts from Making Memories. I also picked up some beautiful sculpture peonies in a few different purples from Donna Downey’s line with Prima. What I really wanted was washi tape but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. Not even in the same colour scheme. So, I thought, why not try and make some myself.
I gathered my supplies, masking tape, silver and purple ink and a couple stamps I thought would go well with the paper….
I took a length of masking tape and stuck it to my paper cutter as I knew it could be easily peeled off. I then took my round stamp into the silver ink and applied it evenly spaced across the tape. I wiped off the stamp overage with a baby wipe. (Always handy to keep those nearby)
I then took a smaller stamp in my purple ink and applied it in between the circles. It is kind of hard to see as the lighting wasn’t great and the colours were pretty subtle. I just wanted a little something to cut up the circles and provide a background to my trim.
I then removed it from my paper trimmer and applied it directly to the paper, voila, DIY Washi Tape.
I matted the pictures in silver card stock.
Even in the close-ups it is hard to see. Next time I experiment with it I will try brighter colours.
I love the wood grain purple tag. I can’t even remember where I got it. Just found it in my stash.
Next week I might try and get a layout done from our camping trip this weekend. We had such a great time and even saw a deer pretty close-up. Very cool.