Painter's Tape Technique

A little help from my friends!

My stamping friends are some of my favorite people! They help me with project ideas without even knowing they are doing it!

My friend and teammate Pam created this fun card idea using the Painter's Tape technique. She shared it with me and several other demonstrator at a recent gathering. I love that she used wide Painter's tape.

Painter tape technique with butterflies

Card Basics:

Cardbase (Whisper White) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" along the long side

fold in half to create the left hinge card

Accent layer (Basic Black) 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Main focal piece (Whisper White) 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Butterflies Accents (Night of NavyCall Me CloverGrapefruit Grove) scrap pieces approx 1" x 3/4" (min)

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  • You'll need a strip of painter's tape (or you can use washi tape for a thinner line) for each ink color. The technique is easy, you just lay the piece of tape (sticky side down) onto your ink. Press lightly along the tape to cover it with ink. Be careful not to get ink on your fingers.
  • Lift the tape gently from the ink pad, then press the inked tape onto your card stock where you want to transfer the ink. Don't press too heavily, or you could have the tape stick and tear your card stock.
  • Carefully pull up the tape from your card stock.
  • Repeat with each color until you have the pattern you desire.


Finish up the card by stamping the greeting from the Butterfly Gala Bundle of your choice. This card was stamped with Night of Navy ink on the an inked stripe of Grapefruit Grove.


Punch small butterflies from each of the three colors and attach them to the card front using Mini Stampin Dimensionals.


I created a card using this technique back in 2017, but I used the thinner width tape. It gives a fun background as well and depending on the spacing you want for your card you can use four or five ink colors!

painters tape technique thank you card


You can get the instructions for the Thanks for Everything card from a past newsletter in 2017. Many of the colors and the stamp set are retired, but you can use the idea to create your own version! Which is your favorite? Do you like the wide stripes or the narrow stripes? Horizontal stripes or vertical stripes? It's all the same technique, but looks different with subtle changes. I'd love for you to make your own version of the card and post it to my Facebook Business Page for the Show & Tell post on Fridays!