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.
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"
- Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle  $35.00
- Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Call Me Clover Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock  $9.75
- Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock  $8.75
- Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock  $8.75
- Call Me Clover 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock  $8.50
- Grapefruit Grove 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock  $8.75
- Mini Stampin' Dimensionals  $4.00
- SNAIL Permanent Adhesive  $7.00
- 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!
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!