Sunday 29 April 2018

Celebrate- Inking with Tape

Hello and Welcome.
Today I have the pleasure of hosting the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast.
I had such fun with this one, it's an oldie but goodie for creating quick, simple backgrounds.

In the past, it was referred to as 'Magical Masking Tape' technique.  With that technique you needed to use masking tape on glossy paper.  Well since many of us don't own any glossy paper and masking tape would tear regular cardstock, I decided to re-name it.

Here is a short picture tutorial to show you how to do this.  I always find seeing it helps me better understand.

Step #1 Gather your supplies
I used Distress Oxide inks for my card because I love how they layer, but you could use any inks for this technique.  It helps the layering look if you dry the inks between the layers.
I also used a painter's tape because it has a low tack and won't tear your regular cardstock.

Step #2- Ink your tape
Take a piece of tape and press it directly onto the ink pad.

Step #3- Press inked tape onto your paper
I started with my lightest colour first.  After pressing the tape onto the ink pad, press and
rub it onto your paper to transfer the ink.  Lift carefully and ink again.
Note: I just used my Misti as a inking surface and I like to mask my cards fronts
using the grid paper inside my Misti but it is not needed to do this technique!

Step #4- Finish adding ink with the tape
Continue to add ink until you are happy with the coverage.
Now you can stamp over your background to create a card.

After I had finished the inking with tape, I stamped the leaves randomly over my card front using my Misti.  I then removed the tape masking the edges and stamped my sentiment and clear heat embossed it to help make it pop.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will give it a try.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Inkspirational- PLAY
(play with a technique)
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Birthday Letter It (Ranger); Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade,
Candied Apple, Walnut Stain (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Painter's Tape; clear eb powder; heat tool; Misti


Christine Alexander said...

wonderfully artsy background with tape :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fab idea Karen very beautiful card
Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

it's a beautiful card Karen and I love those colours, thank you for the how to, Kate x

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I am definitely going to try this.

Jutta said...

So love this card! Your colours and instructions are great. TFS

Susan said...

Great way to use the masking tape background technique - I've only ever done in stripes of colour! Wonderful blend of colours!

BożenA said...

WOW! Karen, this card is an incredible impression. As if I were standing under an autumn tree and looked up, from where the rays of the sun pierce. A brilliant composition !!!
BożenA xx

nancy littrell said...

WOW!!! Fabulous "Ink with Tape" technique, Karen:-) We will be home soon, so do plan to try your technique. TFS your wonderful photo tutorial too, my friend. Your stamped design turned out beautifully. Hugs...

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, this is so gorgeous! I had never heard of that way of using the masking tape before. So thanks for sharing it. I love the end results of your card too. That is such a pretty Autumn card design.

Marina said...

It gives a beautiful organic effect and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Bonnie said...

What a neat technique, Karen! Love the bright background colors! I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial!

Bobby said...

What an interesting technique, Karen. It really works well with your stamped leaves, giving them more dimension with the taped colors behind them.

Loll said...

Such a fun technique Karen. I love the way the tape leaves a random design. Gorgeous colours and beautiful background for your stamped leaves. xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a stunning effect with that fun technique. I have not heard about it before and what a wonderful and unique effect it is x Love your unique and creative card x

papierelle said...

It's a preview to autumn ... beautiful!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card you have made using that technique Karen

Tracy Freeman said...

This looks awesome and such a great technique !
Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A picture of loveliness, LOVE it.

Pat said...

This is extremely pretty Karen and I love the orange and red together, and then the leaves stamped over the top in similar colours gives a lovely all over patterned look, and then the clear embossed sentiment stands out perfectly inked in black. x

Nonni said...

Such a beautiful look! I've never heard of this technique but after seeing this I definitely want to give it a go. love the texture from the tape and variation in color. Beautiful stamping too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!