Here is how I cut my tape. Before I cut it, I taped it to my palm a few times. I had already had my base color polished on, but didn't get a pic. It was China Glaze Light as Air.
Then I taped it to my nail, and I polished over it, with Sally Hansen Plum Luck.
After I removed the tape, this is what I had, and I LOVED it!
I just repeated the steps for the rest of the nails, and here they all are together! After each nail though, I did cut a new piece of tape. There was a little bleeding, but it was my first attempt at this design, but NEVER AGAIN! lol