Digital Tape Tricks

stuck on digital tape at the daily digi

Just Jaimee January Storyteller kit and Eye Candy Washi Tape. Typewriter Scribbled font.

 

One of the easiest embellishments to use on a digital layout is a piece of digi tape. I love the look of Washi tape and it makes me so happy that I can pull a piece out of a computer folder any time I want to add some fun to a page. Unlike a physical roll of tape, I will never run out of tape in my digi stash! With so much tape love going on in the digi world right now, my guess is that you have some sitting on your hard drive right now. (hint, hint, there are plenty of pieces included in this month’s Digi Files!)

I love to use tape on my pages and I have found that they need very little shadowing. There have been times when I haven’t added any shadow at all, but I generally like to use the vellum shadow found in Traci Stroud’s shadow styles to get a subtle taped on look. I also highly recommend checking out Peppermint Granberg’s of One Little Bird Designs fantastic tutorial on her blog about making digital tape look more realistic. Once you have these simple little tricks up your sleeve, it’s just a matter of adding the tape to your layout. As always, the team here at The Daily Digi has some great tips and ideas to share:

This great layout by team member Van that consists of just washi tape and text.

using digital washi tape

CREDITS:Splendid Fiins (Wishy Washy – At the Office, Sew Crafty – messy stitches vol 1); Design by Dani (Boy Crazy Complete Kit).

 

Another layout from Van where the digital  washi served as a subtle backdrop for the journaling.

digital washi tape on a layout

CREDITS: Splendid Fiins (Kinda Sketchy, wishy washi – skies are grey set 1, Sew Crafty – messy stitches vol 1).

 

Ronnie used digi tape on this page to draw the viewer’s eye to the title.

digital tape layout

Link to credits.

 

Team member Vicki created this fun layout. She says “Because of my paper roots, I prefer washi tape to be more transparent. I will change the opacity just a smidge, usually around 80%.”

digital washi tape

Credits: Amy Martin-Fun & Free template. One Little Bird-Worn & Scenes from Real Life. Katie Pertiet-photo mask

 

Team member Kimberly Kalil loves using any kind of washi tape – physical or digital! Here, she used tape as the primary embellishment for a super simple page.

using digital washi tape on a page

Link to credits

 

Get Inspired!

When you look through the galleries right now, you are sure to run into some taped up layouts. Here are some more favorites from around digiland: (all images are linked for credits)

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kfite7

 

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project 10

 

shine bright

 

cardinalskate's

 

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Dec Daily

 

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4002

 

HVO

 

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Something Special Just For You!

Gina Cabrera from Digital Design Essentials has generously offered this FREE GIFT for our readers! Click on this link or on the image to download. Thank you Gina! Smile

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Time For Enabling!

Wendyzine has an action to transform any tape and paper into a washi tape. Of course, it comes with some basic tape to use if you don’t have any.

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jj washi

 

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ez tape

 

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tape by Anna

 

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Next time you are looking for something fun to add to your latest creation, try sticking a piece of digital tape on it. It’s the perfect finishing touch!

 

Katie_TDD

P.S. Congratulations to this week’s reader, Maribel, who has won $10 to Wild Blueberry Ink. Thanks for commenting!