Day 8 – Washi Tape Stickers
There are a few things in life I can’t seem to get enough of… boxes, glitter, yarn, dogs and stickers. Today I’m focused on stickers ;-). I have always loved stickers. There was a time when there were stores devoted to stickers. Like a candy shop, you could browse the rolls of stickers and buy as many as you wanted in all sizes, shapes, colors and themes. Sticker only shops don’t exist any more, but my love of stickers hasn’t waned.
I remember being in high school when my closest friend came home from a family vacation with a little strawberry covered tin. It was a gift for me and it contained stickers. I still have that tin and the memories of how happy that gift made me. My friend had no idea how much I loved stickers or how thoughtful her gift was that 30 years later I still have the tin.
Today’s tutorial worked out… sort of. I followed the tutorial instructions, but I couldn’t, for the life of me, get my punches to cut through the washi tape/wax paper layer cleanly. I can only think that my punches are old and the wax paper isn’t strong enough.
I used the same 5 washi tape designs, but on 3 different colored piece of cardstock. Because washi tape is translucent, the color of whatever it is stuck to comes through. I really liked the result. These are all the same shapes with the same tape designs, but each with a different look.This would help to add varied color to a card or paper project, but keep all the elements in the same color family.While the original plan for today didn’t work out, I’m still pleased that I found a new spin on an old technique and I added a few more stickers (once I add glue dots) to my collections.
Hey did you say spin? I can spin… all the way around and catch my tail. Wanna see?