Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Stamps and A New Technique to Share

I had never tried the Magic Masking Tape Technique and am sharing my first attempt at this simple but fun background. The challenge at Craft-room Challenge is to try something new, and the stamps are also being used for the first time on this card. Anything Goes at Sweet Stamps this week, and this card will also be entered there.

To create this background, you start with a piece of glossy paper and some low tack masking tape. Tear off a strip and push it into a dye ink pad so that it is covered with ink. Attach it to the glossy piece, then pull off. I did it in three shades of Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, but any ink will do. I know dye inks work, but maybe other types of ink do as well- it is always fun to experiment. After creating the background, I simply stamped the beautiful silhouette flower from Penny Black and added a sentiment. I layered the glossy piece on black and then a peach card.

Stamping smiles, Karen


Debi said...

Karen, this is sooooooo effective!! love it, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

Monica Edwards said...

Beautiful card i love how you did the background really neat. Thanks for joining us at come back for next weeks challenge!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the background color technique- very pretty and really shows off the Silhouette image! Thanks for sharing with us at

Stacey Richardson, said...

Lovely effect with the background vs. silhouette! Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!