Mark Maker by Louise Nelson

Hello Hello 🙂
Today I would like to share with you 2 layouts I created using masking tape as a feature embellishment. One of which I have included a short step-by-step for. Masking tape is a cool and fun alternative to washi tape and adds just a fabulous visual point of difference to your layout.

The step out will be for the Layout – Mark Maker.


  • Begin by tearing suitable sized strips of masking tape to suit your layout design.
  • Position and adhere to layout background; incorporating selected photos under and over the tape as depicted.
  • Select desired die-cut elements, ink edges with black ink and then adhere to layout. Consider raising some of the die-cut elements up by using adhesive foam dots.


  • To add visual interest add black staples over the masking tape each side of the photos.
  • Selected desired word stickers, ink around the edges and adhere to the layout.
  • Using black water colour paint add some splats of black paint to the bottom half of the layout, ensuring that you protect the photos with scraps of paper.
  • Add extra colour coordinated rhinestone embellishments as depicted on the main layout image.


  • To ensure that the masking tape embellishments stand out outline them with a black fine felt tip pen.
  • To help coordinate the paint splats, word stickers and rhinestone embellishments; outline them also with a black felt tip pen.
  • One final touch to help soften the look of the layout, add strands of black frayed embroidery cotton to the layout background. These have been glued into position.


  • Because the masking tape looked quite stark in contrast to the whole layout, I toned it down by smudging black ink over it with my finger.


Here are 2 close up images of the completed layout.

I also Created this layout using the masking tape to frame my photo.

7 Dots Studio supplies:

Products List:
Northern Lights – Element Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Paint Chips – Word Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Aquamarine
Paint Chips – Nightshade