Today’s card is one for fall using the painter’s tape technique. This is a great technique that adds texture and interest to a card background and the best part . . . it’s very easy to do. I think I first saw this technique described by France Martin at Frenchiestamps.com
Supplies you will need:
- Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for card base, cardstock for mat 5 1/4″ x 4″, White cardstock 4″ x 3 1/4″ ( I think – sorry, I already mailed the card)
- Inks – three colors
- Linen thread
- Painter’s tape (the blue tape painters use to mask items that they don’t want paint to get on!)
Assembling the card:
- Cut a piece of painter’s tape about 4 1/2″ or so and then place the sticky side down on your ink pad. Gently rub back and forth on the tape to apply pressure to the tape so that it picks up the ink. The more pressure you use, the more ink you will get.
- Now take this piece of tape and lay it across the white cardstock and gently rub so that the ink transfers to the card. Lift off the tape. Do this for each color.
- Stamp image and sentiment on card as shown. Adhere to larger mat.
- Wind linen thread around the mat three times and secure to the back with tape.
- Add dimensionals to the back of the mat and attach to card.
- Add button (or other embellishment) to the linen thread.
As you can see, this is an easy and quick card to make and you can adapt it for any occasion.
I hope you will give this new technique a try.