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Altenew – Washi Tape Background


Hello there, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring some amazing Altenew products.

Creating different and unique backgrounds is always a fun challenge for me. Let’s say that if I don’t use patterned paper as my base, I try to come up with other options until I find what best fits the idea I have in mind. One of the products I love to use is washi tape, and Altenew has some pretty, colorful ones that allow for fun combinations.

Here is how it came together!

I started with white textured cardstock, to which I adhered three strips of Red Ombre Washi Tape. I went with a horizontal design, adding one strip to the top and two to the bottom. Since I haven’t had any luck finding adhesive that permanently sticks to washi tape, I decided to leave a blank area in the middle of the page to glue my cluster to.


Next, I cut a circular floral cut file to use as bottom layer – I love the texture it adds! I stamped daisies from the Get Well Soon Stamp Set and colored them using Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.


Once those were ready, I matted my photo with patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack; I also wrapped some natural colored twine around it. I arranged the daises around the photo, adhering them down with foam dots for dimension, and added two sentiments from the Reason To Smile Stamp Set to the right side.


To fill in the empty spaces between the flowers, I die cut leaves from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and tucked them under the cluster. I used white cardstock, as it adds an extra layer but doesn’t distract from the colorful stamped images.


That’s all for today, friends. Is washi tape something you would use to build your own background? Altenew has so many options to choose from, it’s impossible to pick just one.

Thank you for stopping by!

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