Sending Love & Sympathy – Masking Tape Technique in Action

In my last blog post (which embarrassingly was August 6th), I shared with you a card that I got at Convention 2014 in a swap that featured a technique called “Masking Tape.”  Earlier that same day my husband received the sad news that  the mother of one of his good friends had died the night before.  I knew I wanted to make Ricky and Debbie a sympathy card and thought that both the technique and the stamp set featured in my August 6th post would be perfect.

Now, I have to confess that I had never tried the Masking Tape technique and it was not as easy as my last blog post may have led you to believe (or maybe I’m just masking tape challenged).  After several trial runs, I finally found a method that worked for me.



My tips for this technique:  (1) use masking tape that is 1/2 to 3/4″ wide (I used 1″ wide tape and it is almost too wide); (2) if you have the juicier foam ink pads, “stamp off” on scratch paper once to reduce the amount of ink that will transfer from the tape to your cardstock.

In addition to the Lovely As A Tree stamp set, I used the Love & Sympathy stamp set for the greeting and on the inside of the card.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the top matted layer from the card base.

If you would like to give this card a try, here are the materials and products you will need with easy links for ordering:

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
Sponge Dauber
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Extra-Large Oval Punch
StazOn Black Ink (trees)
Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (trees)
Heat Tool
Lovely As A Tree stamp set (clear-mount) (wood-mount)
Love & Sympathy stamp set (clear-mount) (wood-mount)
Snail Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Masking or Painters Tape (non-Stampin’ Up! product)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will come back again to see what else I have to share with you.  Until then, I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.

Stamp on my friends,

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