Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday's Tool or Technique...


1] Stamp image on card stock.
2] Stamp it again on a piece of scratch paper.
3] Cut carefully around the scratch paper image, cutting just inside the lines; this will be your mask.
4] Place the mask on top of the card stock image.
5] Stamp another image over a portion of the mask to create layered, interacting images.
6] Remove the mask to see the finished look.
7] To stamp a partial image, use tape to cover the part of the stamp you don't want to appear, ink the stamp, remove the tape, and stamp the image.
QUICK TIP To ensure that the mask stays in place, stamp image on a Post-It® note.

Here's a card using the masking technique to inspire you. I hope you have fun trying it and adding a new technique to your bag of stamping tricks.