We'll feature this easy technique at Stamp Club this coming weekend. Yes, our fingers will get inky, but we don't mind!
Here are two samples, showing the versatility of this technique.
For this first card, I ripped thin strips of tape, and used them with Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink inks to create a plaid background for the groovy cat from the C is for Cat stamp set. Both this set and the D is for Dog set will be retired May 31. Check out the whole list of retiring stamps at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx
We have a new camera, and I'm at a loss as to how to rotate the picture. So, I hope you can look at this without hurting your neck! This second card uses big, wide strips of tape to create a more "natural" background. (I was going for grass and sky, can you tell?) I decided to stick with In Colors for this design: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party. ETA: Thanks to dd1 for helping me rotate the picture!