Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Inking with Tape Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge

My good friend, Karen (Snippets) is hosting Splitcoaststampers 
Technique Lover's Challenge this week.  The challenge date is always open.

Karen's challenge is "Inking with Tape".  Be sure and check out her blog for the photo
tutorial. Here is the SCS Challenge Link too for the gallery of samples.

Here is my "Inking with Tape" Card!  

I wanted a white border,  so masked off the edge of my Strathmore Bristol paper
using 3M Masking Tape.

Next came the fun of using a small piece of same masking tape to stamp
background with Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber,
Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick.

I then used my TH Spritzer to spritz water on my inks for a 
more blended look.  Let Dry.

Then die cut my layer with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die.

Placed my layer in my MISTI and stamped using my new STAMPlorations 
"Create Your Own Sunshine" sentiment,  which is a stamp from the new
 "Say It Big" Collection.

I added a rhinestone to the i and Wink of Stella to the sentiment.  Popped up
on fun foam and attached to SU Whisper White Thick Card Base and Done!

Such a Quick and Easy CAS design.  I really liked the results too.

Thank you Karen for a fun, new to me technique, my friend.  Hugs....

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Adding to CropStop May Anything Goes.

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Create Your Own Sunshine"..Say It Big Collection.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Strathmore Bristol.
Inks: TH Distress Oxides: Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber,Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick. Memento London Fog.
Accessories: CUTPlorations Crazy Stitch Rectangle Die.  MISTI. 3M Masking Tape. Fun Foam. Wink of Stella, Rhinestone. TH Spritzer.


  1. Beautiful sunrise / sunset colours that go perfectly with your sentiment! Great job on the masking tape technique.

  2. What a pretty background, Nancy! Love these colors together and how they blended! Wonderful sentiment too!

  3. Nancy, your background turned out spectacular! Love those color, so upbeat and cheerful! What a great sentiment stamp to use on this too. Great card!

  4. wonderfully warm summery colours, makes me think beach and sunsets. I really need to get some of these big sentiments they are great pick me ups :)

  5. Artsy background with really beautiful colours and what a unique and fabulous technique. Love the attention to detail with the rhinestone for teh 'I' x

  6. I'm intrigued by this technique after seeing this and visiting Karen, as well. You achieved a whole different look by spritzing. Pretty both ways! Sounds so easy, too. I will definitely want to try it. Thanks!

  7. This is so clever and very effective Nancy... It's beautiful!

  8. Such a pretty oxide background for your sentiment!
    I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    You can find the current link party here: https://cropstop.blogspot.com/search/label/link%20party

  9. Thanks so much for linking up! I hope you'll join us again soon!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy