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Love Card

Love Card

Hi All!

I have a fun Valentine’s card for you today. One of my readers, Diana W, suggested I try a technique she saw with masking tape. After a little digging, it’s called the “Magical Masking Tape” technique as well as the “Painter’s Tape” technique. In any case, I thought it was so cool and easy that I had to try it for myself! For my card, I used washi tape because I wanted thin lines.

For this card, I used distress ink, Hero Arts shadow ink, and Simon Says Stamp ink. All three worked great. I will tell you, however, that I tried it with pigment ink and the results weren’t good. So, if you do decide to give it a go, use dye inks.

I used Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder to create the LOVE. It looks so pretty in real life – like an enamel accent.

The hearts are from the same set I used on Monday’s card, Filled with Love. One of the things I like about Simon Says Stamp sets is that there are a lot of pieces to them. And some of the pieces are tiny! I never knew I needed and wanted tiny pieces until I had them. They are so perfect for adding a little extra something without overloading your card.

Anyway, enjoy the video and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Ink
SSS Sea Glass Ink
Hero Arts Field Notes Cube Inks
Hero Arts Cube Inks
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade
Simon Says Stamp Filled with Love
Filled with Love Stamps
Penny Black Love and Joy Dies
Penny Black Love and Joy Dies
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
Black Sparkle Powder
Stardust Glitter Pen
Stardust Glitter Pen
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Cardstock
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink


  1. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Renee C.

    I have that same washi tape and love the idea of using it to make colorful strips. I want to try out that black sparkle powder too. Lovely card and thank you for sharing it. Have a great day!

  2. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Susan W

    What a very cool technique!!! I can’t wait to try it! Love the card…so pretty!

  3. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 1:50 pm


    Hi Darlene well have to say your card is just so beautiful. As I watched you use you Washi Tape diping it in the iink and so on I was totally taken by the end result. I so have the items you used and so can’t wait to give this a try. I loved your video and always appreciate the way you do your videos because of your ability to explain everything so extremely well and as you create your design and use your magical techniques make it possible to go into my craft room, get out all my supplies and craft. Your videos are always so inspiring.

  4. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez.

    Darlene, I LOVE IT!!! This card is really beautiful, specially the word LOVE highlighted with that sparkly embossing powder. I bought that Penny Black Love and Joy die set last year after I saw you making a card with it, it’s really fabulous, but it never occurred to me to heat embossed it like that, it looks amazing, with such beautiful dimension!! The washi tape technique is also very unique, no two cards will be alike. Thank you for another fantastic video, which I imagine was done from your new and amazing craft room.

  5. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Carrie Davenport

    I like it!! my favorites are the new technique with the washi tape and how the glitter emboss Love turned out. so cute!!

  6. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Meg M

    super fun card. I really love the enamel-look to the die cut word. Before watching the video, I imagined that you used stickles to make that word. As always, your videos are inspiring and relaxing. Thanks for sharing your project today.

  7. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Celeste Goff

    Another amazing card Darlene! I adore that pretty glittery embossing powder and will have to acquire some of that for myself. Thanks for continuing to educate and inspire!

  8. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 6:47 pm


    This card is so heartfully pretty…love the embossing powder. I wonder if I could get the same effect with black embossing powder, mixed with glitter???..smiles ( just a thought)! I just did a haul video, and going back out shopping in this deep freeze we are experiencing, is not wise…lol..no matter how much I like it!…lol Thanks again Darlene, for such inspiring card tutorials!

  9. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene, this is a lovely card! I have to get some of that embossing powder. And I love how you put the ink on with the washi tape. So fun to watch you create.

  10. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Hamutal Shafrir

    Beautiful card! Thank you for another great tutorial.

  11. wrote on January 30th, 2014 at 9:54 am


    Great card! I like the look of the inked tape technique and have used it a few times. I haven’t seen the Ranger black sparkle emb powder. Wow is it pretty. THX for the video tutorial. I look forward to viewing them each week. 🙂

  12. wrote on January 30th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Gloria Taylor

    Love this easy valentines day card especially using washi tape which I have several colors. Thank you Darlene!

  13. wrote on January 30th, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Mary-Anne V.

    what a neat technique- love the results.

  14. wrote on January 30th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Meli Isen

    after watching your video, I tried this last night…Hugh fail…my color choice and placement of strip just didn’t look as good as your 🙁 … will try again

  15. wrote on January 30th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Cathy E

    Love this card Darlene! have to find the Ranger sparkle embossing powder – love the look.

  16. wrote on February 1st, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Meg McGarry

    Wow – What a fun technique.

  17. wrote on February 5th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Valerie Gee

    Darlene, I scraplifted this card for my brother’s birthday card last night. It. Turned. Out. AWESOME! The washi tape gave such a cool texture to the ink, I love it! I will definitely be doing more of this in the future. I wish there were a way for me to post an image here, I would share with you what mine turned out like! 🙂

    As always, thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity with all of us! XXOO from CO!

  18. wrote on February 5th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Robin in WA

    Love your card! It’s always fun to see new techniques and products! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us!!!

  19. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 1:33 pm


    Haven’t been on here for a while. I’ve been missing out.
    Once again great work. I’m glad I’m a monthly subscriber.

  20. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 6:12 pm


    Wow! How effective is that, using washi tape. Must give that a go. Love the black sparkle embossing also.

  21. wrote on July 8th, 2016 at 2:09 pm


    Thanks for sharing the past videos! Great reminder of techniques to use and always inspiring! Julie

  22. wrote on July 8th, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Brenda L.

    I remember this card, but had forgotten about doing this technique. Thanks for the throw back, it’s always good to be reminded! Hugs, Brenda

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