Create a Layout with Lovely Checkered Layers Using Washi Tape | Lovely Layers with Lilith (with Video Tutorial!)

by Lilith Eeckels

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Lovely Layers with Lilith featuring Altenew washi tapes.

In today's episode, I will be creating a layout with a checkered design. This simple layering technique can be used with wider as well as thinner washi tapes, and you can create an array of looks with different colors. Create a Layout with Lovely Checkered Layers Using Washi Tape

Main supplies used:

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How to Create Checkered Layers on a Layout Using Washi Tape

  1. Create a checkered pattern with one of the tapes from the Sweet Dreams Set. Pick your favorite color.
  2. Add Rose Petal Washi and Sweet Dreams Washi to leftover scraps of white paper.
  3. Cut out flowers and petals using the Simple Nesting Flowers Die set.
  4. Cut out a large label using the Nesting Labels Die Set.
  5. Cut out flowers and leaves from the 12×12 Enjoy the Ride Breezy Patterned Paper.
  6. Place the label and photo on the layout.
  7. Create a flower cluster beneath the photo.
  8. Create a smaller cluster on the top to the left-hand side.
  9. Stamp three sentiments from the Magnificent Branch Stamp Set.
  10. Create a triangle shape when placing the stamped sentiments.

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  • Layering washi will darken the color.
  • Use foam tape for extra dimension.
  • No gradient cardstock on hand? Altenew's Gradient Washi Tapes will do the trick.

Would you like to see how this layout came together? Watch the video below or hop over to YouTube for the HD version. If you are looking for more washi tape inspiration, check out this post, where Terri gives loads of tips and tricks.

What are your favorite techniques for creating unique backgrounds?

Thank you for stopping by, and happy scrapping.


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