I wanted to share a sympathy card I made for someone today. It was quick and easy using the Masking Tape Technique. I'll tell you how below.
I love using silhouette stamps on sympathy cards so I thought this one was perfect. It's a really good size too. It is from I Brake For Stamps and the stamp is called Floral Silhouette. There is also one called Floral Silhouette Border.
This is the one I used. If you use the Coupon Code SAVE10REGINA, you will receive a 10% discount off of your purchase.
This is the border stamp.
Here is the card I made.
The Masking Tape Technique is very easy. You will need painter's tape and ink pads. I usually tape my card stock down with washi tape so that it doesn't move when I lift the tape. You can make the length of your piece of painter's tape the width of the card or shorter and you can make them different lengths or even use different widths of painter's tapes. You can use the same colors or different. Take your piece of painter's tape and lay it on ink pad and pat the tape down gently so that it is covered. If you are using Tim Holtz distress ink pads, you can still use longer lengths of tape but will carefully have to move the tape over and keep covering with ink. After your piece of tape is covered in ink, lay it on the card and gently press across the tape. I usually press a little harder in the middle of the tape and gently at the top and bottom because you will get a distinct line from the tape if you press too hard. Then carefully lift the tape off and that is it. Easy! Then I just stamped the floral silhouette using Memento Expresso Truffle. I didn't want harsh black but didn't want brown either so Expresso Truffle is kind of a black brown color. I used heavy base weight card stock from Gina K Designs and the brown layering card stock is from Close To My Heart from the paper pack called, My Reflections, Balloon Ride and the color is saddle. I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Memento Desert Sand inks. I used a Gina K Designs sentiment from the stamp set called Nature's Greetings. Here is a link to this stamp set, Nature's Greetings.
I used a metal charm that says Faith. The recipient of this card is a Godly Woman and she will like that I think. I used twine from The Twinery and Enamel Dots from My Mind's Eye.
I hope you will try this easy, fun and quick technique. I would love to see your finished cards.
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