Tutorial Tuesday-Masking Technique

For this week’s tutorial I am going to show you just how easy masking is to do. Believe it or not, this was a technique I tried to avoid for a very, very long time, because I didn’t think I could master it. When I bought this Hero Arts stamp set I saw many, many cupcakes together, so I finally learned to mask. Have fun with your masking project.

Supplies:

Black stamp pad

Assortment of stamps

Post-It Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stamp two, or more images side-by-side. Start with the image considered to be in the front row, or the front of the images that you are stamping. Repeat stamping each image onto the Post-It note so that the top of your image has sticky on the back.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Next, cut out the images you stamped onto the Post-It note and stick them over top of the images that you stamped. This will protect your images on the next step. As in this photo, stamp your image exactly where you would like to stamp to go. Your small images that were stamped out earlier are totally protected by the Post-it note.

 
 
 
 
 
 


Continue to stamp out the images you would like to use. If you would like a third layer of cupcakes, you would just repeat stamping cupcakes onto the Post-It note and cover up the second row of cupcakes, and then stamp out a third row.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Finished card.


Posted on : Aug 12 2008
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11 People have left comments on this post

Aug 12, 2008 - 05:08:59
Penny said:

Oooh, look at those – so yummy!! I think anyone would simply LOVE to receive this fun card!

Penny x

Aug 12, 2008 - 07:08:02
CraftyLyra said:

Great tutorial! Thank you so much!!

Aug 12, 2008 - 08:08:41
Kim H said:

WOWZERS girlfriend this is awesome! I love the tutorial and this card is gorgeous! Your coloring rocks my world 🙂

Aug 12, 2008 - 11:08:22
Jennifer E. said:

YOU are the master of color! Your images always “pop” and your cards are fabulous!

Aug 12, 2008 - 12:08:21
Ila said:

This tutorial is Wonderful!! and those cupcakes are Gorgeous…Yumm..Hugs, Ila

Aug 12, 2008 - 06:08:40

(Raising Hand)… Yep.. I am one of those masking challenged people… Thanks for the tutorial! I am adding it to my list of things to ‘get back to’!!!!

ps. Awesome card!

Aug 13, 2008 - 02:08:01
Ang said:

I love to mask,its fun eh? Just wanted to stop by and say hi, i got out my prisma pencils tonight and started exploring with some oil brush cleaner and found that it blends so beautifully as i did not have any Gamsol. I love your site, fun fun fun.
ANg

Aug 13, 2008 - 01:08:40
Kim Prince said:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beth!!!! This is such a happy card!!

Aug 15, 2008 - 01:08:00
Maria said:

I love how you did your masking and how you layered your cupcakes!! Awesome! Boy those cupcakes look awfully delicious!! Very pretty colors!!

Maria

Aug 19, 2008 - 07:08:01

Awesome tutorial and I love the card. I’ve also never tried to mask. I should try it, too.

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