One of the May swaps for my “Inchies 1×1” group was an ATC with a masking tape background. Since I would be using a pear inchie on the ATC I wanted to incorporate the word “pear” into the masking tape. I could have just made my masking tape background and then stamped the word on the top, but I wanted the background to have more depth.
I started by taping a piece of freezer paper, shiny side up, to my work surface. I then placed strips of masking tape side by side on the paper. Using Stazon ink, I stamped “pear” with several different stamp sets on the tape. As you will notice, I goofed and stamped some letters the wrong way. Since I was going to be tearing the tape into pieces I could throw the bad bits away.
After the stamping was done I pulled the stamped tape off of the paper and began adding torn pieces to the cardstock ATC backing. A note here: originally I used only tape that was stamped with words on the ATC, but it seemed too busy for me so, I decided to use a mixture of stamped and plain masking tape. I liked that result better.
Deb, What is it exactly you are doing? What is an “inchie” or “ATC”. This craft is very interesting.
Wow – this is a beautiful composition. The inchie is wonderful by itself, but is a perfect focal point for the ATC, which has too lovely a background to cover up. Great card!