Hello - Using Glitter Tape for a Background

Hi Everyone!!
Happy Friday!  I hope you've all had a fabulous week!  It has been so gorgeous here in Washington!  I was able to get out into my gardens a few times and got my veggie garden seeds started!  Woohoo!!

I'm here to share a card featuring the newest Sami Stamps release.
This is Heart Girl.  I absolutely love her!  She looks so comfortable and relaxed, just a perfect image.  I used my ShinHan markers to color her for this card and then used one of the colors in her skirt to make matching borders for the image and the sentiment.  I covered those with Wink of Stella glitter brush so that they sparkled a bit.

But lets talk about the background!  I used to be huge into using patterned papers.  But as my style and techniques have changed, the use of patterned paper has decreased a lot.  I always try to create something fun and unique for my cards and papers just don't give me what I want sometimes.  So for this card, I wanted something simple and decided I needed to make it myself.

I did a little shopping this week at Ben Franklin and found some fabulous glitter tapes there from Best Creation Inc!  So I decided to give them a try.  I picked up the black and white tapes but there is a whole range of colors to choose from.  The tapes are just slightly over a half inch wide.

For my background, I wanted to have varied stripes, so I took the white tape and adhered it to some cardstock so that it would be much easier to cut into smaller stripes.  Once those were cut they were really easy to peel off the cardstock again.  I lined up the black glitter tape with my grid mat and spaced the stripes about an inch apart.  Then filled in between each black stripe with a white stripe that is now 1/4 inch wide.

This background came together super quick and looks amazing!  The tape was so easy to use, the glitter does not rub off and the sparkle is gorgeous!  It's absolutely perfect for this card and image!  I encourage you to try this out!  Check out your washi tapes and see what ones will work together to create a fun new pattern for your card!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps #182-Make Your Mark
    Freshly Made Sketches #225
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
And remember we have just a few more days left of our Paper Piecing challenge over at Sami Stamps!  Just use a Sami Stamps image and join in!! <3


  1. Fantastic! She is darling and your coloring is wonderful. The glitter tape background is perfect. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  2. Love what you've done with the glitter tape, its made a fab background for your image.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. I love those sparkly diagonal stripes. And your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. OH, my! I LOVE the glitter tape stripes!!! FABulous! :)

  5. I love your layout!! Thank you for playing with us at ATSM! Jules DT Member

  6. HI Emily
    she is a beautiful Image and great color combo too
    sweet card
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week,
    Monika (DT Member)