My stamping adventures

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ordinary masking tape

I learned this masking tape technique years ago when I was working at a stamp store but for the life of me can't remember who did it.  It probably has a name but I don't know so I will just tell you what I did with masking tape.  First went into my scrap pile and pulled out pieces of cardstock, it doesn't matter what color because it will be covered with masking tape.  Rip pieces of masking tape and layer it all over the cardstock....cover the whole piece of cardstock.  Next add color to masking tape with any of your stamping ink pads.  I pulled out some colorbox pigment and chalk ink pads then just did DTP (direct to paper) technique.  When I had all the color I wanted I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it then heat embossed it.  Didn't really like it so then I went into my draw of embossing powders and got out some colored embossing powders.  On my actual card I used Ranger peeled paint embossing powder which gave a rustic feel to it.  On samples pieces I used Hologram embossing powder which added would think it was glitter but it's not.  Back to my card....had trouble getting Rogue Redhead Designs fashion ladies to stick to card so I got out my trusty Spellbinders Nestabilities and cut out an oval then had no trouble mounting ladies that I had touched up with Prisma color pencils.  Cut out a banner, stamped saying from same set of Rogue Redhead Designs with VersaFine sienna ink. 
Entering in following challenges:
1.  Gingersnap Creations - spicy supply challenge #GC138:  masking tape
2.  Moving Along With The Times - more than two layers


  1. Hi Sue
    Masking tape is always worthwhile having in our stash, isn't it?
    Great cad and the colours are wonderful.

  2. Sue, I dig this technique!! I had forgotten about it. Thank you for reminding me. :o) Lovely, colorful backgrounds!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  3. Hi, Ah this is a super card, What a great image, love the masking tape effect, its so cool, thanks for playing with us on MAWTT this week, Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Hazelxo

  4. what a great technique , it looks wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
    Lisa x

  5. Great card! Love your masking tape background!

  6. Great masking tape background and cards.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Not seen this technique for a long time thanks for the reminder!

    The result and card are fantastic with Shar's girls given such a great setting and the colours oh yes! love it XOXO Zoe

  8. This is just a beautiful card! LOVE the green for the background--lovely! :)

  9. What fabulous backgrounds ... so very glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.

  10. Sue congrats on your card being chosen as a ginger gem!



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