Sunday 29 November 2020

Making Some Plaid with Inked Tape

Hello and Welcome.
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC (Technique Lovers Challenge) over at Splitcoast Stampers.
Basically what I do is to choose a technique and set it up like a challenge for everyone to try.
I like to present some easy ones, using materials that everyone will have on hand.
This one is simple and fun and is called Magical Masking Tape.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock for my front panel.
  • I got out some Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) and some Painter's Tape.  You could use masking tape, washi tape or even Scotch tape if you don't have the other. 
  • I took a piece of the tape as long as my panel and pressed it onto my ink pad, sticky side on the pad.  I laid the tape onto my white cardstock and rubbed.

  • I started with some green stripes and then added some red ones.  Where the red and green stripes overlap, it made another colour.
  • I continued this process until the front of my panel was all inked up.  I just love the texture impression the tape made.
  • To give my card the look of plaid, I drew in some lines and dashes with a Signo Fineline marker.  
  • Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and using the Outline Snowflake stamp, I inked it up with some Versamark ink, pressed it over the inked panel and then white heat embossed it.
  • I splattered with my white Posca paint pen and coloured in a few areas white.
  • I added the die-cut sentiment from Simon Says. It is a two part die so I cut one from black cs and the other from a piece of vellum and then lastly added some red sequins.
  • I mounted the piece onto some red and then green cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Just Add Ink- LETTER S
Papercraft- MAKE YOUR BKG 

Stamps- Outline Snowflake (SSS)
Inks- Distress, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); Vellum
Accessories and Tools- Painter's Tape; Merry Christmas die (SSS); Misti, white eb powder;
red sequins; Posca paint pen, Signo marker, Cuttlebug, heat tool


Christine Alexander said...

so Clever Karen, the tape made a wonderful plaid background :)

Pat said...

What a great idea Karen, I will give that a try! I love the red and green and the added white spots and spatters, and the black lines work well too, and great with the coordinating tone of the sentiment. x

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card, love how you've made the plaid background and that large sentiment on velum is is so beautiful Kate x

Marie Bingaman said...

Wow, Karen! Another GORGEOUS Christmas card! 😍😍😍

nancy littrell said...

OMG..What a clever and creative masking tape with ink plaid background, Karen. Your heat embossed open stamped snowflakes and Bold die cut sentiment and framing to finish your card are beautiful too. TFS your step by step and photos showing the technique too. I want to check out your challenge too. Love and Hugs..Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

You slay me with your clever mind, my friend!! Never would I ever have thought to stick a piece of tape into my ink pads! Genius, I'm tellin' ya!
Such a fun result!

marilyn said...

Fun technique that I'd quite forgotten about! Your card really steps it up... and just makes me smile!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card.I wish I felt ambition enough to try that technique. I don’t even feel like writing Christmas cards. I still have no energy much.

Evelyn S. said...

This card just jumped off the page! I love it...and love your use of the masking tape technique.

Bonnie said...

Another awesome technique that I have yet to try! I love the texture the inked tape leaves behind! Beautiful plaid background!

Imke said...

Cool card, great technique. Thanks for joining us @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again soon.


Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the step by steps on how you created this striking and amazing card. Full of vibrancy and the plaid looks fabulous and so creative Karen x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Another creative and wonderful card Karen. Love the plaid, such a clever way of doing it.
Keep safe
Faith x

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! What a great technique and so beautiful. Love the plaid background you've done with it and you finally obtained a very eye-catching card. Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing the step by steps of this technique and for playing along at The Papercraft Challenges.

Nikki Spencer said...

What a fabulous inky background! Great card and such an effective design. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.