Cut out narrow stripes from the tape. Two to three narrow stripes will be enough for a single nail, depending on size. These stripes will help create the candy cane design. The idea is to place the stripes diagonally on the nails in a manner that two or three thick are left to be filled by the red nail colour on each nail. Put the stripes and proceed.
Pick up the red nail colour and apply a coat of it over the nails. The stripes should be pressed down well. It will naturally cover the areas you left bare from the stripes and will not affect those under the stripes. Let the red paint dry well before proceeding.
Gently pull of the stripes and you have your candy nail design. Apply a top coat of clear nail polish to preserve the design. The clear coat also gives the design longer life and makes it look refined. Use a cotton bud dipped in the nail polish remover to clear up work and give a neat look to the design. Additionally you can add more thin stripes of red colour using the thin brush. Dip the brush in the nail colour and use it to make diagonal stripes on the nails.