Hi everyone! It's Lindsay here, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog & YouTube channel, here with you today sharing a fun technique, Masking Tape Backgrounds! This technique is so fun and easy to do with very few supplies needed! You only need cardstock, masking tpae (I used painter's tape), and ink pads. For my cards today I used dye ink pads, but pigment ink pads will work for this technique, too!
The basic instructions for the masking tape background technique are very simple. Start with a piece of masking tape that is the length you want it. I went with a length that is slightly longer than my cardstock. Then, press the tape into your ink pad inking up the STICKY side of the tape. I just use my finger and press the tape into the pad, moving the tape down until the entie length is covered with ink. Finally, press the tape onto your cardstock to transfer the ink to your paper. I like to put a piece of scrap paper over the tape while I'm pressing so I don't smear any ink that may be on top of the tape or my fingers. It's that simple!
Now that I shared the basics of this technique, it's all about customizing it and making it your own! On my first card I "stamped" the tape in a plaid pattern using Christmas colors. This is such a fun and quick background!
I knew I wanted a more Christmasy background so I could pair it with the Merry Christmoose stamp set! I love this stamp set!! It's just too cute!! And the sentiment is from Snowy Greetings, another super cute set that's perfect for winter time!
My second card is more of a striped background, but I cut down my painter's tape into different widths for more variation! This is a great tip for painter's tape in general, so you don't have to store so many widths in your craft room. All you need to do is place it in your paper trimmer and it cuts like butter!
With the dusty color palette of this background I wanted to make a more autumnal card. I went with the Deer Friends stamp set and colored quite a few of the images to create a little scene! And while I LOVE the sayings in the Deer Friends set, I wanted to make this more of an everyday card. So I pulled a "You Got This" sentiment from the Life's a Breeze stamp set.
Because I went so bold I wanted to make this into a fun birthday card. I am always in need of boy birthday cards and I have to admit I struggle with them! I chose to use the Jesus is My Jam stamp set, which is from the Color by Faith line, but the images are PERFECT for a more teenage boy card! I just paired it with a sentiment from the Life's a Breeze set to finish the look!
I hope you all enjoyed a look at this fun masking tape background technique and will give it a try! It's so easy to play around with and customize it to fit your cardmaking style!
If you are interested in any of the stamps I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!
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