Have you tried the Painter’s Tape Technique yet? Chances are you may already have Painter’s Tape at home and this is a quick, simple, no mess way to create a colourful background. If you need to purchase some, you can find Painter’s Tape at any hardware store. It may be green or blue in color and has a light adhesive that makes it easily removable whether on painted walls or on card stock.
See the step by step instructions below.
I wanted to play with the new 2013-2015 In Colors some more so it was easy to decide what colors to use for this card. From left to right are Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar.
I decided to leave a gap between each strip and at the edge but you could layer them closer together. It is actually easy to see the ink on the Painter’s Tape and decide where to place each piece.
The stamp set I used for this card is Summer Silhouettes. I know I am guilty of often overlooking this stamp set. A set of 9 it includes various leaf and flower silhouettes as well as a very functional border image to add finesse to cards stamped with this set.
Place a torn strip of Painter’s Tape across the ink pad sticky side down.
Lightly press on the tape to pick up the ink.
Place the Painter’s Tape onto the card stock and press on it again to transfer the ink to the paper.
Gently peel the tape from the card stock. You can remove the tape as you add each colour or place all of them and remove them together.
The tape can be used again.
Design unique cards with this nine-piece stamp set featuring beautifully rendered flower and leaf silhouettes. Great for spring, summer, or even fall. Perfect for embellishing scrapbook pages–or for creating one-of-a-kind tags!
Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set of 9
Note that the Summer Silhouettes stamp set is now retired.
This sounds wonderful. I will have to try it some time.
Is there a reason to use the sticky side? Is it because you get more of a textured impression from the sticky side? In my experience, I think masking-type tapes are textured on both sides. Using the back would do away with the risk of sticking to your cardstock.
I like this idea, but will the painters tape tear the cardstock when you remove it? I tried a different approach, using the painters tape to mask off and it tore my cardstock a little. It may have been the cardstock I was using, not sure.
Thanks for the idea.
When I use painters tape, I stick it to my pants or arm or once or twice first. That takes a little of the sticky away. I was thinking with this, the tape is going to get kind of wet, so maybe that will take some of it away. Otherwise you could probably do what I said above. I don’t know if this will help, but it is an idea.
if you warm the tape with your heat gun it will be less likely to tear the cardstock
I often use artists tape (it’s narrower so would give a very different look). It comes off very easily.
Hello, it’s a very good idea, I will try it it’s sure, thanks a lot.
Have a nice day.
What a great idea. Thank you for sharing
Oh wow! whooda thunk it? Great idea!
Very cool! Thank you for sharing?
I work with seniors who have dexterity issues. This will be perfect for them. Thanks
I like it! This I will have to try. Thanks for sharing your technique.
Wow! What a genius idea! I can’t wait to try it.
What a cool idea! I loved it—and immediately thought of a “rainbow” effect on a card! Lots of great uses for this technique and the tape is reusable to boot! WIN, WIN! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Happy stampin’! :-))
Simple but impressive!
Thank you for your tutorial. I’m going to try this technique.
What a great technique! I love all the new incolours.