Saturday, 5 May 2018


Happy Saturday.
Happy to have a bit of playtime as I wanted to make another card using the 

In case you missed my post, you use tape to pressed onto an ink pad and apply it to your cardstock.
To see my tutorial click the link above.

I wanted a nice white border so I took some Post-It Tape that I use for masking and tore it in half.  That gave me a rough cut opening to apply ink and stamp onto instead of a straight line border.
Next, using my Distress Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple), I applied ink using some Painter's tape randomly over the background until I was happy with the coverage.
Next, I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped my flowers with some more of the Candied Apple which was the darkest colour on my background.
I removed my masked edge tape and mounted it simply onto a piece of red cardstock.

Have a great weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Just Add Ink- ADD 'O' (orange)
The Artistic Stamper- BACKGROUNDS

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Meadow (Inkadinkadoo)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white, red 
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Painter's Tape; Post-It Tape


Annie said...

This looks like a fun technique! Your cards with this tape inking then stamping look terrific!

Bonnie said...

These colors are so pretty together, Karen! Love the irregular masking! This design would be pretty in blue too. Hmm. Maybe I'll get a chance to try it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another wonderful card using that technique. Great colors too!

SherylH said...

Lovely card, Karen! Another technique to put on my list to try too.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful colour combo :)

Susan said...

Love the rough outline to the coloured panel. Great use of the masking tape - I still need to get a card made for that challenge (too busy in the garden this week!). And beautiful colour combination too!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful card using your masking tape stamping technique. Love your color combo and stamped flowers. TFS Karen. Hugs.

Bobby said...

The irregular edges add to the artistic look to your card, Karen. The colors work beautifully together.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Mac Mable said...

Such a wonderful effect. Love the colours, the way you masked off the frame and the technique is so very effective. Stunning card x

cuilliesocks said...

Love these colours Karen, beautifully designed card, Kate x

Pat said...

Brilliant fiery colours Karen and love the flower stamp you have used over the painter's tape background, and love the rough cut edges for a different look. The coordinating red layer suits it perfectly. x

Loll said...

Beautiful card with this really fun technique Karen! Great colours. xx

Maxine D said...

What a great use of the technique, and I love that you used one of the background inks to stamp your image with.

Jan said...

This is such a beautiful card Karen! Your background technique give a fabulous effect and I love how your stamped images go slightly over the edges and your striking sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Lou said...

Karen that is such a cool technique. Really has that wow factor. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

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KimB said...

I love all that inky texture in the background Karen and the lovely warm earthy orange colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Leslie Miller said...

There's always something new to do with ink! What an interesting background and I can't imagine another way to achieve this unique look, and sounds very easy. Got to love that! Beautiful and perfect silhouette stamp. Thank you for the information, Karen. Maybe I'll give this a try!

The Craft Princess said...

Beautiful card!!! I have never heard of that technique before (using painters tape) but now I am going to have to try it!!! Thank you so much for sharing that technique and....Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

love your background !! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !