Sunday, September 1, 2013

Challenge #5 for the Virtual Card Making Party

Challenge #5 was hosted by Donna and was Masking Tape Block Stamping....another technique I'd not seen before.  I love this kind of technique because it's completely random and will give a different result each time you do it.

Donna did a really great tutorial and I would recommend taking a look at it, especially if you like making your own background papers.  I did do a couple of things differently.  First, I wrapped my stamp block in aluminum foil before I did the masking tape.  That made clean up easy that.

I also used 2 colors of ink.  I used the yellow shade first and just didn't feel like it had enough impact so I wiped the block down with a baby wipe and then re-inked it with brown.  Now we were talkin'!  I am ecstatic with the result.  My hubby said it looked just like birch bark to him and that's exactly it!

You can find my card and the others for Challenge #5 here.

I went with a masculine feel to this card but think it would be perfect for a woman too.

Masking tape block stamping is going to be a go to for me when I need to find an interesting background paper in just the right colors.  Thanks so much to Donna for including this technique!!

I've also submitted this card to:

A Little Bit Crafty -- Clean and simple
Craftin' Boutique -- #5 Thinking of you
Drunken Stampers -- Campsite
Tuesday Throwdown -- Best friends


  1. This is beautiful, Roberta! Makes me want to go try this technique again with those colors to see if I can duplicate it!

  2. I really love the organic look to the background. It does look like birch bark, and it's even better in person.

  3. I really like the image on your card. Looks great!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

  5. I love the outdoorsy, natural feel to this card. You did a wonderful job with your masking tape stamping! Thanks for joining us Drunken Stampers. Cheers!

  6. Ohhhhhh lovely lovely lovely!! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!!

  7. What a gorgeous creation thank you for playing along with us at Drunken Stamper this week
    Jacki xx

  8. Wow, I can't believe you made that background -- it really does look just like birch bark! Awesome masculine card. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers this week!

  9. I love your card, Roberta! And I love the tip with the aluminum foil! I'll definitely be trying that. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge!

  10. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty his month...good luck
    Wendy xx


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