Tuesday’s Tip: Masking with Painter’s Tape

I love the magic of masking and today’s take on the technique is one of many I’m sure.  I call it simply Masking with Painter’s Tape.  In today’s post, a picture is almost worth 1,000 words.

Masking with Painter's Tape #1
Tear off 1″ more of painter’s BLUE masking tape than you need and lay it down on a piece of scratch paper or grid paper or computer paper……whatever paper you have handy. Gently remove the tape from the paper.  Repeat at least 4 times, removing some of the tackiness from the tape.


Masking with Painter's Tape #2
Lay the tape on your card stock in the area you want to remain blank/empty.


Masking with Painter's Tape #3
Stamp your image. In the case of this image from Eden’s Garden, I rotated the image 1/4 turn after each stamping, re-inked and stamped again. Rotate, re-ink, stamp again.


Masking with Painter's Tape #4
Slowly and gently remove the painter’s tape.


Masking with Painter's Tape #5
Stamp your image in that empty space. My “Merry Christmas” is from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set.


And here’s my finished card:

Eden's Garden Christmas card
On my finished card I used the “Merry Christmas” from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set found in the Stampin’ Up! July – December 21 Mini Catalog, p. 57.


Please go back to the this post for more information about my finished card above.  And please share with other readers a masked card that you’ve made.  We all love fresh ideas!


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