VIDEO: Painters Tape Technique

 love and sympathy-painter tape-stampin upLoving this cool and super easy technique using painters tape, of all things! Normally you would use this stuff to mask off areas of your walls/house that you didn’t want paint on, however today we’ll be using it to apply paint (or ink in our case). Today’s sympathy card sample from the Love and Sympathy stamp set was made by Kathie Rotti.

Below is another example from Diane Giarrusso featuring the Spread the Joy stamp set. I’ll post the supplies for both cards below.

Tip: I found this technique works best with the new style “foam” ink pads from Stampin’ Up, you can still do it with the older “felt” pads, just a slightly different result.

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Includes all measurements and supplies
Love & Sympathy Painters Tape Card pdf



non-Stampin’ Up supplies: approx 1″ Painters Tape



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  1. Really liked the way this card turned out. It’s amazing what tools you can use to create images.

  2. Great Technique, I will give it a try. TFS!

  3. Really neat technique.

  4. I like the color combination for a sympathy card.

  5. I like the sentiment a lot as well as the flowers. They really make a nice card. Thanks for the video I can’t wait to try this out.

  6. Rhonda Miller says:

    Both cards are very pretty. I need to try this technique.

  7. Thank you so much for all the beautiful designs. Now I just need to buy all the stamp sets 🙂

  8. Jacki Cardoso says:

    I’ll have to give this a try. TFS!!! I love the colors.

  9. love that your videos are short, sweet and too the point. I enjoy watching.

  10. This project is going next on my list

  11. Very pretty cards. Great color combinations

  12. I can finally get rid of my painters tape

  13. Nice card!

  14. Catherine says:

    love love love! I like this!