Supplies: Find Your Wings and Fly-Sky’s the Limit : decorative tape; Find Your Wings and Fly-Up & Away: decorative tapes. Kate & Co: Cambridge Court: decorative tapes; Kate & Co: Oxford Lane: Tartan Paper, Polka Paper, decorative tapes, enamel dots, Chipboard buttons, stamps, sticker accessories; Decorative Tape Sets: Pink & Orange; Misc: black pen, Maya Road Spray ink, Jillibean Soup AlphabeansI
Then I started layering on the decorative tapes to make a very colorful & cool background. I began with the blue polka dot tape by cutting it into a herringbone like shape. To make sure I had it lined up properly, I penciled in two lines matching the width of the tape. As I cut the shapes out of the tape, I laid them between the lines with just a bit of space between each piece using those pencil lines as guides. I love the look of the tape cut like this. To the right of the polka dot tape, I added a single strip of the smaller aqua herringbone and then a trimmed piece of the orange decorative tape. I like making some of the tapes skinnier to create different widths of tape on my page.
On the left of the polka dot tape, I used a couple more strips of decorative tape. I placed a lime green strip next to the polka dots and then a grey stripe tape. I used the same technique with the grey stripe strip as I did with the polka dot tape, first drawing pencil lines to match the width of the tape, cutting it into pieces, and using the lines to guide the spacing. I trimmed down the aqua polka dot tape to a skinner strip as well.
To ground my photo on the decorative tape background, I cut a piece of patterned paper in a polaroid like shape. I layered in bits of embellishments (including buttons and enamel dots) along with the “sweet” sticker. I used pop up adhesive to mount the sticker to give it some dimension. The polaroid shape was perfect for my title.
Did you notice the decorative tape along the outside border? These little stripes of color really added that finishing touch to my page. I like adding them in small bits so it didn’t take over my page but complimented the background.