Based on the design tea examples, I assume that this means design tape or washi tape or the like and I have to say I am not a fan of any of these... I did buy a number of sets back when the washi tape (and paper) craze began and have acquired numerous roles of Idea-ology/Tim Holtz "design tape" since (I live in hope) but I find that, no matter the maker, many of these tapes simply do not work for me. Either they will not come off the roll in anything but tatters, if at all (I have discarded several of the Idea-ology rolls for that reason) or when they do come off the rolls, they don't stick (in today's make, I discarded three rolls randomly picked from my unknown maker stash because they lacked any sticking ability whatsoever!). In fact, I tried using Muti Medium matte and Collage Medium to two of the tapes I tried, to no avail. All it resulted in was a sticky and smeared discarded card base...
Still, the challenge requires tape and I'm pretty sure it didn't mean cellophane tape* or masking tape or embossing tape or... So...
I started by applying the four tapes I did find that did stick to the paper without using glue. My next step was to stencil an image over the tape but found that the inks wouldn't dry properly and smeared. Discard one ruined card base and start over.
This time, I stenciled the image first! Then I applied the tapes:
- Stencil: The Crafters Workshop “Mini And so on…” (TCW3835)
- Inks: distress Oxide “Salty Ocean
- Papers: Paper Studio notecard “shite” (225359)
- Embellishments: Washi Tape red-orange (maker(s) unkown); Idea-oloy Design Tape “Rose” (TH93354) and “French” (TH93355); Idea-ology “Quote Chips” (TH93563)
- Adhesives: RedLine 1/8” Embossing Tape
Also entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, August 1, 2018: Make Your Own Background
*It occurred to me as I was composing this blog post that my adhesive stash has two packages of glitter and metallic tapes that might have worked in this challenge. Perhaps I should never have assumed "washi"...