This technique is so simple and, boy oh boy, does it pack an impact!
It's hard to believe that the background on this card takes just a few seconds to create! I did not have any masking tape in my craft room, so I popped up to the dollar store and bought a roll. It worked wonderfully, showing that you don't need the expensive stuff to do this technique. I received this card in a swap in October with some local Demonstrators. Did I mention these local ladies are awesome!!!
Stamps: The Open Sea
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Midnight Muse
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Other: Masking Tape, Linen Thread, Ovals Dies (#1 & #2), Occasions Punch Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Regals Candy Dots, Neutrals Candy Dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
To do the background you need 3 pieces of masking tape wider than your ink pad (the long way). Then lay the tape over the ink pads (Marina Mist, Smoky Slate and Pear Pizzazz) lightly push the tape into the ink pad picking up some colour. Be very careful not to push too hard or your tape will stick to the ink pad surface and when you lift it up, it may tear your ink pad foam!!!! (Yup learned this is the hard way.) Lay the ink filled tape on your Whisper White cardstock, one at a time, in colour progression. You need to reink the tape after each time you apply it to the cardstock. Also make sure you lift the tape back off of your cardstock very gently as that can rip as well.
Hope you get a chance to give this a try! . . . . . .