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StampingQueenJAR 04-15-2012 07:31 PM

TLC373 ~ Magical Masking ~ {4/16/12}
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No, it's not what you think.....it's Magical Masking Tape!

As some of you know, I am on a mission to use "old" supplies and "old" things and make them new! I am bringing sexy back! I got my eyelets out this week, and fibers, and did some polished stone...stamp sets I have had forever and haven't used.

So today we are doing an "old" technique -- one I learned years ago. I call it Magical Masking Tape!

It's simple and makes for a neat background. Here are the supplies you need:
1. Masking tape
2. Glossy paper (it won't work on regular cardstock - the paper will tear)
See below for alternatives!
3. Dye ink pads of your color choice

1. Take a piece of masking tape long enough to cover from edge to edge of the size paper you want to use.
2. Lay it across the pad, sticky side down, and press into the ink.
3. Now lay the tape across your glossy paper and press down.
4. Then we do the step that I call "Eyebrow Waxing." :)
Hold the paper and quickly pull the masking tape off (like those gals that wax eyebrows do with the tape after pressing it on -- OR like you may have pulled off a bandaid! OW!!). Be sure to hold the paper with one hand and the tape with the other.
5. Your ink will make a lovely textured design on the glossy paper.
6. Continue with different colors, using a different piece of tape for each color until you achieve the look you want. (I used a new piece for each application, even with the same color.)

I did mine in "rows", but you could layer colors on top of each other, or do all one color -- just depends on what you want it to look like. I did all my Rose Romance color, leaving space for my second color, and then did all the Pretty in Pink color.

See the thumbnail photo below for my last color I did -- masking tape is still in place. Your design will look different from others, depending on the colors you choose and the width of your tape. Mine was about 1 1/2".

I wish there was a way to do this if you don't have glossy paper -- if you have any ideas, post them!

Added: Sallie used regular cardstock and painter's tape and has a beautiful design in the gallery!! Thanks for the idea!
Ina suggested photo paper from the dollar store, and Neva said she took some of the "sticky" off of the tape first by sticking it to cloth. Thanks for the ideas! I want everyone to be able to try it.

My sample: Enough

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joan ervin 04-15-2012 07:44 PM

This is such an awesome technique, Judy, and it's new to me...I'll give this a try tomorrow!!!

fauxme 04-15-2012 07:56 PM

Sounds like a great technique Judy. I can't wait to give it a try.

bensarmom 04-15-2012 08:00 PM

Judy, I've never done this technique before. I'm so anxious to try it.
Well, here's my card. I love this technique. I'm going to have to play again later. Thanks Judy!:)

StampinHappyInCT 04-15-2012 08:02 PM

What a great technique! I, too, have never heard of it, and can't wait to try it.

ckbythesea 04-15-2012 08:22 PM

This sounds so fun! I see some inky fingers in my future! ;)

lacyquilter 04-15-2012 08:34 PM

Sounds like a really fun technique. Will have to try it tomorrow.

yellowrose46 04-15-2012 08:51 PM

This may be an old technique, but I had never heard of it. it looks interesting and I will give it a try, if I can find my masking tape. For those of you without glossy paper......just go to the dollar store and buy a pack of photo paper for $1.00.

Lindastampz 04-15-2012 08:53 PM

Yep... I'll be trying it tomorrow! Thanks for the idea. Maybe turquois... pink... purple...?

ckbythesea 04-15-2012 10:16 PM

Fun, Judy, and I like the results! Hope to try it again soon; here is my first shot:

TLC Wishing you joy by ckbythesea - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Cook22 04-15-2012 10:36 PM

New to me too - and I blitzed the house last night on the cleaning front, so if I'm not too tired after work I should be good to try this out when I get home. Your photo looks like a lovely soft distressed look. Thanks, Judy.

n5stamper 04-16-2012 02:09 AM

What a fun technique this was. Here is my HOPE HAPPENS WITH MAGICAL MASKING.

hobbydujour 04-16-2012 02:35 AM

A new technique for me, Judy. It does create a neat effect. I didn't do a whole background...just a stripe since I was combining your challenge with the CAS for today. This technique fit in perfectly with that CAS sketch IMO. I used regular CS and blue painter's masking tape and it worked fine. Thanks!


TreasureOiler 04-16-2012 03:53 AM

So cool!!! Great technique! Will need to pick up some masking tape today :)

jdmommy 04-16-2012 04:40 AM

here's mine: RED and a butterfly

niki1 04-16-2012 05:04 AM

Here is my card :
TLC373 A Magical hydrangea by niki1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Holstein 04-16-2012 06:47 AM

Thanks Judy for another great technique. Here is my card. TLC373 Magical Mother by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

fishymom 04-16-2012 06:56 AM

Thanks for the great technique, this was a fun one that I will definitely do again! Here is my card, Masked By the Sea.

YLM 04-16-2012 07:00 AM

new to me too i'll give it a try

muzbysmom 04-16-2012 07:33 AM

I haven't done any challenges for a while so I decided to give it a try today. My card can be found here:

LL's Upsy Mask TLC373 by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bambi64 04-16-2012 07:43 AM

This technique is just what I needed to make my card that I have been staring at all weekend long! Thank you and enjoy: TLC373 Thank You by bambi64 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Crafty Julia 04-16-2012 07:56 AM

TLC373 6 chicks in a row and Tilda for Leslie
Love this new technique! My SCS friend Leslie provided me with these cool stamps from Prickly Pear- so here's - 6 chicks on a row and Tilda for Leslie. Have a sunny day!

TrishG 04-16-2012 08:27 AM

Great technique! I even got a chance today to play!

Magical Masking Cupcake by TrishG - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Greywolf 04-16-2012 08:30 AM

Wow! This is a nifty technique and I do want to try it, but it will probably be Weds. before I have time to make a card.

The cards in the gallery so far are looking great! This looks like a technique that I'll use often.

triasimite 04-16-2012 08:51 AM

This is new to me, too! I enjoyed it.

Purple Winds (bb) by triasimite - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

LilLuvsStampin 04-16-2012 09:25 AM

Fun technique, Judy! Here's mine. I did use masking tape on my regular white card stock, but I used Ranger Distress Inks, so I don't know if that made a difference or not.

angelsparkly 04-16-2012 09:28 AM

Here is probably my one card for the week. Headed out of town but just had to play: TLC magical masking by angelsparkly - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

muzbysmom 04-16-2012 11:08 AM

I had such a good time making my first card for this challenge that I made a second. It can be found here:

LL's Masking Magic Lovely as a Tree by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I'm going to need several cards for Father's Day so why not start now?

Reddyisco 04-16-2012 01:00 PM

Thanks so much for the challenge, Judy. Here's mine.

Crafty Julia 04-16-2012 01:24 PM

TLC373 Bloom On!
What a terrific challenge! I made an aquamarine background for my ATC and went from there- with Prickly Pears' Flourished Circle Tag and Bloom On! Added a fabric border, and double ties. Enjoy the flowers! Here's Bloom On!

tessaduck 04-16-2012 02:32 PM

My goodness, but isn't this technique fun? I used blue painters' tape over plain white cs, with a negative mask, for this one:


Luv Flowers 04-16-2012 03:03 PM

Thanks Judy for another cool technique. I'm really liking them lately. TLC373, CAS, SUO, Fun Birthday by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

BobbiesGirl 04-16-2012 05:10 PM

Thanks, Judy. This was pretty much fun, but it needs a little work on my end. :cool: Here's mine.

Crafty Julia 04-16-2012 07:06 PM

TLC373 Lots of Love
Great challenge! Decided to combine magic masking and brass plate stenciling with my Cuttlebug machine. I used blush, red and green for my masking. Here's Lots of Love

MaryR917 04-16-2012 07:09 PM

thank you Judy for such a fun challenge-I combined it with the color challenge-here is my card

I Dig You

etsdas 04-16-2012 07:20 PM

What a great technique! I have seen such lovely samples in the gallery, but I need practice - even if I did another which for now I have left on my blog.
I will not have a chance to take a closer look at the rest of the gallery until later.

MMTPT194 & TLC373 by etsdas - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

snowmanqueen 04-16-2012 09:46 PM

Great technique
CC371, CAS166, TLC373 by snowmanqueen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

gabalot 04-17-2012 02:33 AM

Here's what I did ... I only had a roll of super old, super sticky, gooey masking tape in my misc. "tool stuff" bin. Drats, but now it's in the garbage! I did have a partial roll of painter's tape that I purchased for masking and thought I'd give it a go. I used Ranger distress ink on regular cardstock and it worked! There was no ripping because painter's tape is removable masking tape! Yeah! BTW, the ink didn't stay "wet" like it does on glossy paper.

So ... why is my card not in my gallery? Here's the story:

Made card, very excited to share my discovery. On way with card to computer to upload, I stopped in the kitchen. Set the card on the kitchen counter while I put dinner in microwave. My cousin arrives. I go in the b.r. Micro timer goes off. Cousin takes my dinner out of the micro and sets it on the counter. YES! Unknowingly, she sets it on top of my card. Dinner was "steamed" and the plate had condensation on the bottom ... a lot ... to the point of some dripping. Consequently card got wet and smudged and ugly. Cousin felt really bad. I told her it was okay. (She was trying to help me so what else could I say?!?) Needed to work on my TPT card for Charles so I haven't made another one as yet. When I do, I'll upload it and link it to this thread. End of story.

Okay then. Hope this is helpful to somebody.

HAPPY papercrafting! Gabby :)

n5stamper 04-17-2012 02:44 AM


tessaduck 04-17-2012 08:44 AM

My new favorite technique! Using this week's color and CAS challenge:

Blessings on You by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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