This is one of those ideas that strikes you first thing in the morning, just out of no where. You think it's a great idea, but probably going to be an epic fail once you try it. This time it worked out for me though! I'm so happy with how it looks and I hope I can explain it in a way you can recreate it for yourself.
Using your tweezers, pull back every other strip just to where the horizontal piece is.
Repeat the process going down the length of the nail.
Then clip off all the little ends that hang off and topcoat.
Here maybe you can see the pattern better because there isn't a glare off of the tape.