I used normal masking tape from the DIY store, a large Tim Holtz type stamp that I bought second hand and some Archival ink or Stazon. I love the transparent effect you get, just like the bought one. I have used some already on a Mother's day project I am working on. It adds another dimension and a vintage feel. You could colour it too by using Distress ink in your chosen colour, with a foam blending tool.
Start by laying out strips of masking tape on your cutting mat to create a sheet you can stamp on. (I used a small spare mat I keep for travel purposes and I will leave it stuck to that until I need to make more) Ink up your stamp and begin stamping the image. I alternated the stamp using it upside down for some impressions. Fill all the gaps on the tape.
You can now peel of your strips of paper tape and use them on your projects. I ripped the edges of each piece and tore some in half lengthways to get narrower strips. I will definitely be doing this again! Have fun! TFLx