Tuesday, November 03, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shery Creates a Mosaic Effect with Painters Tape

Hi, guys! After for what seemed like forever, I finally was able to create something and take step-by-step photos. Still in keeping with my crafting theme of late (the I've-only-got-a-few-minutes-to-myself-before-my-baby-wants-my-full-attention-again), I created a one layer card with the simplest of supplies: stamps, inks, and painters tape -- for a mosaic effect.

Using strips of painters tape, I divided my card base into 9 smaller panels.

I sponged some ink onto the open areas.

I stamped the large narcissus all over the card base. [You can also use smaller images, but large stamps work well with this technique.]

I added some texture by randomly stamping the scripty and numbers in the same ink color as the background. I also "colored" the center of the narcissus with the ink splatter stamp in a darker ink color.

I removed the painters tape and stamped the sentiment in black and the card is done :o)

Here's the card up close.

I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial and I look forward to seeing your own creations using this technique! See you soon :o)

Products Shery used in today's project:


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  1. Oh my, this looks amazing, and with such a simple and quick technique!

  2. It's gorgeous Shery! The fact that you kept it one layer too - you impress me a lot with your fabulous creations, TFS too, love learning new techniques Karen x

  3. You are one talented gal! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! Love your card!

  4. Holy cow. You did that in a few minutes...with an infant in the house????? I'd still be picking out the colors. This is dynamic and stunningly beautiful.

  5. Very ARTy LOve it Shery, you know I won't be able to resist making this one later today...xx

  6. Beautiful! and it is one layer, I love it.

  7. Love the results you have achieved here Shery, and the dimension the multi layered stamping gives.

  8. Such a clever use of tape...and what a cool effect it gives! Preety card! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. Love the color pop and lovely use of painters tape...Thanks for sharing the cool idea :)

  10. This is fabulous Shery...you do such wonderful OL cards. Carol x

  11. It's good to see you back! I totally LOVE this card and will definitely be trying this technique!!

  12. WOW that is one cool technique...so cleverly done. Love it. Pinning it too
    Dr Sonia


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