Band Stamping Tutorial

My apologies for not posting lately.  We had a death in the family, and have been spending a lot of time dealing with finances, insurance, etc.

I know you’ve all been waiting for the tutorial of the technique used in the cards from the last few posts, so here goes!


Create a colorful band of color on projects using this simple masking technique.

1.  Determine where you’d like your color band. Cover everything except the band area with scrap paper (masks), using washi tape or painter’s tape to secure.  I like to do this on grid paper to get these pieces lined up straight.  If you use painter’s tape, be sure to remove some of the tackiness by patting it on your clothing a couple of times, so it won’t tear your cardstock.

2.  Choose two or three ink pad colors, and apply the lightest color to the band area with sponges, daubers or blending brushes. Add the next color sparingly in smaller areas.  I used Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel on my sample.

3. If desired, stamp images in the darkest color. I stamped the snowflakes in Blueberry Bushel.

4. Remove the masks to reveal your beautiful band of color!

This was the first card I made using this technique.  It uses the Snowman Season stamp set, which was in the last Holiday Catalog.  But, good news!  It will be back in the fall!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  This is a very simple technique that doesn’t require a lot of supplies, but it can make a BIG difference in your cards.  I’d love to see what you make with this!

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