Hello everyone! It’s Monique here today sharing a fun red, white & blue washi tape stars layout! Two years ago when we visited our daughter in Louisiana (during her foreign exchange year) we seized the opportunity to tour the state and of course we visited New Orleans as well. What an amazing city! We had such an awesome time and saw many of the famous sights. For my hubby and daughter one of the highlights was going to the jazz festival where they saw Ed Sheeran (my daughter is a huge fan) and Jerry Lee Lewis (my husband’s favorite!). I was so happy when my husband showed me this photo he took of my daughter and if you take a good look you can see Ed Sheeran as well.
To create this red, white & blue washi tape stars layout I used Pebbles’ “America The Beautiful” collection. This collection has the exact right colors and designs for a layout like this! I especially love the package with all the washi tapes, there are six sheets of washi tape in it!
When I saw this package of washi tapes I knew I wanted to use it for my layout and soon I got the idea of creating large stars with it. Stars seemed appropriate as my hubby and daughter were at the festival to see their stars. Here’s a quick look at how I created the red, white & blue washi tape stars.
I printed a sheet with stars in different sizes using Microsoft Word. The stars can be found under “insert” and then “forms”. I’m using the Dutch version of MS Word so maybe the wording is different, but here you can see where you can find them.
and this is how the printed stars look:
After printing the stars I taped the sheet on the window with the stars looking away from me, so the back was aimed at me. Because the sheet was taped to the window I could see through the paper and still see the stars. Now I covered the back of the stars with different pieces of washi tape:
When I was done I removed the sheet from the window and turned it around so I could see the printed stars again. Now I simply cut them out using a sharp pointed pair of scissors:
In no time at all I was ready and the result is so fun! And if the star doesn’t look as good as you had hoped just peel off the piece of tape you don’t like and add another and cut or fold them into the right shape.
Now comes the fun part. Designing your final page and deciding where to place the stars. I printed a huge photo and selected papers and Thickers I wanted to use and got started.
After the photo was matted I placed it on a sheet of patterned paper which I wanted to use for the background and just began placing the title and stars without adhering them.
Once I was happy with the design I adhered everything. After adding a bit of journaling, a die-cut, a date stamp and a few drops of glimmer mist I decided I was done!
And this is my red, white & blue washi tape stars layout! Hope you like it!
America the Beautiful Happy 4th of July (733341)
America the Beautiful Americana (733342)
America the Beautiful Declaration (733351)
America the Beautiful Ephemera Die-Cuts with Gold Foil (733203)
America the Beautiful Thickers Alpha Stickers 5.5″ x 11″ 2/pkg, patriotic/red, white & blue chipboard (733230)
America the Beautiful Washi Tape Strip Sheets 6/pkg (733235)
American Crafts Cutup Scissors 7″ Pink (64201)