Sunday, 27 January 2013

Pile It On! Challenge - Use Decorative Tape

This week at Pile It On! we're challenging you to use:

'Decorative Tape'
(Washi tape etc...)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Freckled Fawn:

And the prize is a fabulous $15 giftcard to spend in their wonderful store!

Now...I've never used any decorative tape before...and I had to go on a last minute emergency dash to Hobbycraft yesterday to get some! Thankfully, they had some 'decor tape'...although in not very inspiring colours or patterns...that'll teach me not to check the challenge themes in advance! Anyway, I picked up a roll of red & white spotty tape...and used it to create a background...carefully lining up the half spots on the edges of the tape:

Over the top of this, I added a layer popped up on 3D foam pads, into which I'd cut a heart shape, using my Cuttlebug 'Concentric Hearts' die, with a Hero Arts sentiment (from the 'Sentiments' set), a doodled border and a few adhesive pearls.

Here are the challenges I've piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.


Desire Fourie said...

Such creative use of the tape.
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Claire said...

Very imaginative - love what you have created here Helen and looks fab with the Kraft. Hugs, Claire x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Helen ... OH what a clever idea and it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Lisa B said...

How fun!! Love that idea. I had to look close....I didn't see the top layer because it blended in so well. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us over at the Sisterhood and playing along with our heart challenge

Little K Smith said...

LOve this Helen! A fabulous idea!

Kat said...

Great use of the tape Helen. I only have one roll too. Thanks for sharing how you made your card. It looks fantastic.

Kat xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super idea and like you i had never heard of decorative tape, till i saw the Simon Says Stamp challenge last week - if you need some more The Glitter Pot sell Doodlebug Washi tape, Luv Sam x

Sheryl said...

Well done you! Your 'emergency dash' was well worth it!
A sweet and cleverly designed card. Thanks for joining us art CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Sandra H said...

Helen, This is beautiful so imaginative too! x

Riet said...

So gorgeous Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a brilliant idea .. i love it
Lisa x

Aunty Sue said...

Very clever thanks for sharing at creative inspirations

Micki said...

oh oh oh I love it. What an awesome way to use washi or any decorative tape. Seriously will be CASING that. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters!

PS: I had to chuckle about your "mad dash to the store" comment, lol.

Lea L. said...

This is cute! Love the peekaboo heart with the polka dot washi!!

Krafty Kows said...

Brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Anonymous said...

love it! simple perfect, hugs me x

Kim Ryden said...

I love this Clean And Simple design! And I also love that washi tape! :) Thanks for playing with us this week at HIMCR!

Sue OConnell said...

Great card. Very effective and simple lines. Thanks for joining us at J & C Creations Challenge this month