We have a color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site:
Here's my contribution:
For this card I tried the fun Masking or Painter's Tape Technique. I used masking tape as that is what I had on hand. It is so simple to do. Here's how:
Apply SNAIL adhesive on a clear mount block (for this project, I used clear mount block "E").
Lay strips of masking or painter's tape, sticky side UP on a clear mount block. This is the hardest part of the technique because the surface of the tape is, well sticky! I used the tips of a pair of scissors to hold the tape down and to smooth it out on the block.
Color the strips of masking tape using markers or Stampin' Spots. I do not have a Soft Suede marker, so I used the Soft Suede Stampin' Spot that came with the All Dolled Up Kit Stampin' Up! was selling awhile back.
Turn the block over and stamp on a piece of glossy white card stock (you can stamp on a piece of regular Whisper White card stock, but the colors will not be as vivid).
Carefully lift the block off the paper. Remember the tape is sticky! Set aside the piece to let the ink dry. You can do a few backgrounds by just reinking the tape before having to change out the tape.
I also wanted to try out my new Expressions Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! The first try didn't do well as the cut paper got stuck in the Thinlit. I tried to dig it out with my paper piercing tool, but the word just came out in pieces :(
So I added a piece of wax paper to my Big Shot sandwich and it worked perfectly. The word just popped out! The sandwich should be: Cutting Platform, cutting plate, card stock, wax paper, framelit and upper cutting plate.
Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can. It means a lot to all of us! We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges. A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site.
Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Island Indigo markers, Soft Suede Stampin' Spot
Paper: Island Indigo, glossy white, Soft Suede
Accessories: painter's tape, SNAIL Adhesive, clear acrylic block, Big Shot, Expressions Thinlit die, Small Heart and Owl Builder punches, wax paper