Reported by Tami Bayer
I really wanted to love this new product. It’s a rub-on tape runner by Daisy D’s that retails for $4.99-6.99. The packaging is wonderful, the idea is fantastic, and it just seems like such an easy way to use rub-ons. It comes in 2-packs of one larger and one smaller tape runner. They both have the same amount of tape on them, 13 feet per cartridge. The larger tape runner has a little lid that closes on the end and a grooved place on top so you know which way is up. The smaller tape runner has no lid and no grooves. I found it easier to use the larger tape runner.
Before I tested these, I read the package instructions and found some tips online from Daisy D’s. I even used my craft grid and ruler to try to get them straight after the first crooked attempt. I applied even pressure, tried an assortment of items to apply them to, and here are my results.
The papers shown from left to right are: smooth white cardstock, vellum, glossy white cardstock, textured cardstock, and transparency. I tried a few other surfaces as well including: flower, acrylic piece, acrylic buckle, naked chipboard, and grosgrain ribbon. I really wanted to try some of the things I thought you might use in your art projects. I got the best results from the textured cardstock. I was not thrilled with any of the other surfaces. The tape skipped and came out uneven. The instructions do advise that a white eraser can be used to remove errors. I tried it on all of the surfaces. The eraser works best on smooth cardstock, vellum, textured cardstock and naked chipboard. It either did not erase completely on the other surfaces or left a residue.
In case you haven’t guess by now, I did not love this product. I wanted to love it, but that just didn’t happen for me. It would be ok if you are going for a distressed look, since it comes out that way most of the time.
~Mistakes can be erased
~Larger tape runner gives better results
~Works on textured cardstock
~The design skips alot
~Smaller tape runner is practically useless
~Gives uneven results slick or smooth surfaces
~Leaves residue when erased from slick surfaces
I would really love to hear other opinions on this one. Do you love it, is there something I missed?