Saturday, 1 April 2017

Great background technique using low tack masking tape

Sometimes it is great to bring an old tried and tested technique back and use it again. Today's card uses low tack masking tape, or you could use parcel tape, or regular masking tape.

Cut three pieces of tape a few inches wider than the cardstock you are going to use. Ink Up the sticky side of the tape well by tapping on ink pad till tape is well covered. I used In Colours flirt flamingo, peekaboo peach and sweet sugar plum. Stick the tape to the cardstock butting each piece up tightly to the next. The ink will stop the tape sticking securely allowing you to smooth it transferring the ink to the card in a strip.

I then removed the masking tape and used it agin on another piece of cardstock to give a slightly lighter colour. The effect is a lovely striped background with a textured feel.

The first card with the brighter feel I used Vintage Leaves and the second Dragonfly Dreams dragonflies. Really love this effect.

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