What is the Masking Technique?

0 comments
Share This!

Q: What is the masking technique and how do I get the best results with it?

A: Masking means to cover up one area when stamping another.  It is used when you want one image to appear behind another.  Or you might use it to stamp inside a die cut, or to only stamp part of  your card.

It can be used many different ways to achieve some really fun looking hand made cards!

Tips:

  • Use thin paper for seamless stamping.  If you use thicker paper or cardstock, you will get a funky white edge around your stamping.  A think piece of paper allows the stamp the most contact with your paper, resulting in a perfectly stamped masked image!
  • Use a post-it note, or 2 Way Glue so your mask will stay in place (apply your 2 Way Glue, allow it to dry and BAM!  It’s a temporary adhesive turning your scrap paper into a post-it note of sorts!).
  • Save your masks to use again!

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will have another card in my KISS Cards Series (Keep It Simple Stamper) using the masking technique!

I just filmed the KISS Card video and I’ll tell ya it’s a ride!  The first card ended up being a Not-so-KISS Card and that one will come to StampNation tomorrow.

The second KISS Card Video had a bump in the road…or two…which resulted in a part two…this card turned out different than I had planned and is a questionable KISS Card.  Check back tomorrow- you’ll see what I mean and you can let me know if YOU think it is a KISS Card!

click here to see my video tutorial on how to do the Masking Technique.

Have a great day, thanks for checking in and Happy Masking!

 

Gallery Projects Stampers' Q&A

Become a CP Craft Room Insider:
Sign up for free, and receive exclusive tutorials, videos, PDF downloads that I don’t share anywhere else.

Recent Projects

RainbowButterflies

Butterfly Rainbow with the Rock and Roll Technique!

View More: http://em-grey.pass.us/catherine-pooler-october-2016-em-grey-photography-raleigh-nc

Best Practices for the Midnight Ink Pad

Alana and Petey

The “Petey” Experience

Spring Sale

More Creativation Favorites

Perfect Banners 7

CP’s Favorite Things from Creativation!

Creativation

Straight from Creativation

Embossing Paste and Stencils 2

Embossing Paste with Stencils with The Perfect Reason SOA

Second Generation Stamping with The Perfect Reason Collection YT

Second Generation (and ombre!) Stamping with The Perfect Reason

CASEing Allison and CP 3

Creating a Clean and Simple Card – CASEing with The Perfect Reason SOA!

IMG_0200

This Week at StampNation…

Using Dies as Stencils Catherine Pooler

Using Dies as Stencils with The Perfect Reason SOA

Eva and Catherine Valentine's Day Card 2

The Cutest Video Hop Ever – Valentine’s Day Card by Eva

PerfectReason_Instagram_AvailableNow

The Perfect Reason SOA Winners!

31925642823_b0b86fde71_z

The Perfect Reason SOA is now available!

ProjectGuide

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 3

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval 5.1

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 2