Yes it is masking tape. I covered an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Very Vanilla Cardstock and then sponged it all over using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. Then I used pearl ex using a stipple brush to cover it all. Sprayed with a little hairspray for the final touch. Then cut it up to use on 4 cards. Most of my stamp sets are 'girly' so I thought this would be neat to use for a masculine birthday.
Heck I wouldn't wanna give my Mother in law a card with an elephant on the front now would I? BIG Grin