World of Dreams & Painter’s Tape Technique

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Hi Stamping Friends!
I can't wait to stamp with my Too Cool Demo Team on Monday!  We're having a Shoebox Swap featuring sympathy cards.  Each of us will bring the supplies for all participants to make our card designs.  It's so much fun and we leave with so many new ideas!  
I've been playing around with a card ideas for my swap project all week and I originally was going to do the World of Dreams Emboss Resist card that I shared last Saturday.  But, I finally decided to try a card that was a little less mess and a lot simpler. 
I think they ended up prettier, too! 
World of dreams paint tape - two cool

I wanted to feature the new World of Dreams set, because these images are perfect for sympathy cards.  This time, I experimented with the Painter's Tape Technique for a pretty tri-color background.  Ooooh!  I DO like it much better than my previous card!  I love the combination of cool blues with the warmness of the natural background.  Very nice!

World of dreams paint tape - wildflower 

Background Basics—I started with a Crumb Cake card base that I stamped with the new Chalk Lines Photopolymer border stamps.  The squiggly distressed lines were stamped twice in Sahara Sand ink to create subtle patterned texture on the background. 

Painter's Tape Pretties—I used the Painter's Tape Technique to transfer 3 swatches of ink in Soft Sky, Sahara Sand and Lost Lagoon onto a piece of 3" x 4" Whisper White card stock. See below for directions.

Sweet Silhouette—I stamped the wildflower silhouette from World of Dreams in the Memento Black Ink, then added a small sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  It's matted onto a 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Soft Sky card stock and popped up with Dimensionals.

Painter's Tape Technique How-To

Have you ever tried this technique?  It's so much fun and super-easy to do.  You can't be afraid to get your fingers a little messy, though.  Here's how you do it:

World of dreams paint tape - ink

  • Start by tearing off a strip of Painter's Tape, or any temporary-adhesive masking tape.  TIP: I like to have my piece a little longer than the length I'll need inked, so I can hold it on the ends without getting ink on my fingers.
  • Lay the tape adhesive side down onto your ink pad and press lightly over the tape to pick up ink.

World of dreams paint tape - tape 1 

  • Lay the inked tape across your card stock.
  • Lightly burnish the tape where you want the ink to transfer.

World of dreams paint tape - tape 2 

  • Carefully peel back the tape to reveal the inked swatch.  Too Cool!

World of dreams paint tape - branch  

I used some longer strips of Painter's Tape on my horizontal version, stamped with the bird branch from the World of Dreams set.  I tried stamping the Thoughts & Prayers sentiment directly onto the background, but I couldn't read it very well on the darker ink, so I covered it up with a banner die-cut from the Circle Card Thinlits.  Saved it—whew!

World of dreams paint tape - branch 2 

I almost added some Pearl Jewels, but I restrained myself (not easy) and decided it was just right with these simple layers and no embellishments. 

What do you think?  Will my Too Cool Demo Team will like making it?  Hope so!

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TC Stamper Sampler Class—Modern Medley Card Set

Modern medley set - ensemble 1Thank you so much for the fantastic response to my premiere TC Stamper Sampler Class featuring the Modern Medley Card Set

Because I'm using some retired products, there are only limited kits available!  If you're interested joining us at the July 23 class, or purchasing a Class-To-Go Kit, contact me today!

Don't forget that you can get this class for only $10 if you're one of my Stamp Club members!  I still have a few more openings for my first Stamp Club Group.


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