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Sat 06

CAS Masking Tape Backgrounds
by Trina Pham

Hello there!  No surprise, but I’m loving this month’s Clean and Simple (acronym CAS) challenge.  As mentioned in the intro of the challenge, CAS is a simple card design that can be mass produced easily.  It is also characterized by minimal layers, patterns, textures, embellishments and plenty of white space.  So when I spotted my blue masking tape on my desk, I decided to use the simple masking tape technique to create these cards. 


Started by trimming two panels measuring 4.75”x3.5” from regular white cardstock.  Inked the sticky side of a strip of masking tape by pressing onto a dye ink pad, then transferred onto the panels.  Repeated for the remaining colors... and that’s all there is to the technique.  Painter’s tape would work as well.  If the felt ink pad type is used, a more textured spotty look will result.


If the spongy ink pad type is used, then it will be more even and opaque.  


Because it is more opaque, white die cuts do show against it.

 The felt ink pad version looked better with black die cuts.


The diecuts are from the Butterfly Meadow die and the sentiments are from the Best Life Typewriter stamp set.  The panels were popped up on fun foam for dimension and clear shimmer was applied to the butterflies for some sparkle to finish.  Keeping these CAS, so no embellishments.  And that does it for me.  The challenge is open until April 29, 11:59 pm EST.  Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your weekend!






Interesting to see the difference between the two types of ink pads! That's good information to have. Love both your cards - that die is just as fabulous in black as in white.

Lovely both! Thanks for sharing this interesting technique!

What a great technique and two very different looks with the different ink pads! Love this die cut in both black and white!

What a clever way to add strips of color...like the more porous look from the felt pad. It adds a lovely textured look. tfs

Fun technique Trina, love the darker versions from the spongy pads :)

Great technique and wonderful to see the two different looks depending on the type of ink pad used. Thanks for the tips! The die looks fantastic in both white and black.

Such a fun technique and I will giving this one a go....Gorgeous CAS cards, love the colours and the pretty die cuts x

Thank you for sharing the fun and interesting technique and showing the difference between a sponge ink pad result and a felt pad result, Trina! Both are beautiful CAS cards and you made a clever and effective choice of the silhouette color for each background.
Hideko xx

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