I was looking through OA blog - September 17th and saw this awesome tutorial and
HAD to post so I wouldn't loose it & had to share it!
Happy Tuesday! It's Laura Craigie here with a simple, and fun tutorial for you.
To get started you simply need a roll of your favorite washi tape! I'm making two different cards today and chose these tapes. The gray stars are from Daily Flash, and the green floral is from thePublic Library line.
Then you want to tear, or cut off two fairly long lengths of tape depending on how long you want your ruffle to be.
Take the two lengths and adhere them to each other sticky sides together. This will give the ruffles some thickness, and not have the pieces sticking together where you don't want them. I try to line up the patterns as best I can when possible.
Next you want to grab a stapler, and simply fold over a little section and staple it as close to the top as possible, and repeat it over and over creating a ruffle. You want the staples to be as close to the top so that you have lots of the ruffle showing since we will be hiding the stapled part under some patterned paper.
Then you just keep going till you have the length you desire.
Isn't that just so easy? And it looks ridiculously cute on projects and helps make a dent in your washi tape stash, which I'm sure you guys are collecting too, right? :)
Here are the two cards I made with their washi ruffles.
And one more with the floral tape I just made, and the Girl Talk Daily Flash line.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I had so much fun making these cards and I hope you feel inspired to try this technique on your own projects, and if you do, don't forget to share them in our Flickr Gallery.