Monday, June 17, 2024


It's Monday and time for a new featured bundle of the week.  This week I will be using the Full of Life Product Suite which includes the Friends for Life stamp and die bundle.

Remember, during June 2024 you can get an additional 10% off on stamp & die bundles!

The card I'm sharing today was one of the cards I showed in my Learning with Friends video on June 13, 2023.  This card uses that Masking Tape Technique, which is a fun and easy technique using, duh, Masking Tape.

If you missed the video showing how to do this technique you can watch the replay below.

Today's card uses the standard method for the masking tape technique (no water) but adds a bit of a twist from what you normally see by adding "tape applied" colors in multiple directions and different lengths.

The colors I used for the background are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.  To me, this card has a bit of a retro feel, but "back in the day" we would never have combined orange and red together!  Obviously color trends have changed and now pretty much anything goes when it comes to mixing and matching colors.  If you like it -- go for it!

After I created the Masking Tape background, I used the new Dotted Circles embossing folder to emboss it.  This is one of my favorite new embossing folders in the Annual Catalog.  It also has a bit of a retro feel, so I thought it added a nice bit of texture to my "retro" card.

I love the large two-layer friend die that is part of the Friends for Life Bundle.  The stamp set has several other sentiments in it that can be combined with the large friend die or they can be used on their own.

What do you think?  Are you a red, orange and yellow fan?  Or a "retro" fan?   I know just who I'm going to send this card to.  She is my longest-time friend (we don't say "oldest friend") and I hope she likes her happy mail when it arrives.

After making the background and trimming it to size, I had a narrow strip left that I used to add a bit of color to the inside of the card.  Adding a matted decorative strip is a simple way to dress up the inside of a card so it doesn't feel forgotten.  When it is a leftover "scrap" that's even better!

Use this link to download a copy of the tutorial for today's card.  The tutorial also includes the link to the video, so if you need to refer back to it in the future, it will be easy to find.

A list of the Stampin' Up! Products I used on the card are shown below.  For the technique you can use any type of masking tape you have.

Product List

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