Masking Tutorial

I promised you a masking tutorial when I uploaded my Like No Udder card. Well, here it is!

Start with your stamped image. Here I'm using the elephant from Wild About You inked in Almost Amethyst, stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

I then stamped the same image on a Post-It Note. This is your mask. You should stamp it close to the sticky strip as you will use the sticky to hold it down.

Next, you will cut out the part of the image. In this case I wanted to mask everything but the ear so I only cut out the ear. If you wanted to stamp over the image like I did in my Like No Udder card you would cut out the whole image to use as your mask.

Now you need to place your mask over your stamped image. Here I lined up the negative space of the ear over the ear that I had stamped on my piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This is were the sticky strip becomes important. It will hold your mask over your image.

The next step is to stamp over your masked image. Here I am using the polka dot stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I have inked it up with a darker color, Night of Navy.

This is what you are left with. You can see that I inked the whole image, but most of that is stamped onto the Post-It Note mask. Now you can easily remove your mask.

Here's your image. You can see that the polka dots are only on the elephant's ear.

Finish your project. Here I added some sponging around my image. I also added a strip of Night of Navy along the side of my Almost Amethyst card base as well as a Round Tab punch of Night of Navy. I stapled some Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon to my tab and added my sentiment in Night of Navy.

Try masking on your next project. It's a quick and easy way to add a interest to your image.

Stamps: Wild About You, Everything Baby
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy
Paper: Very Vanilla, Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stamping sponges, staple
Technique: Masking, Sponging


Corie said...

This card is so cute, thanks for the tips on masking!!