A super quick tutorial!

The other day I wanted to try an idea with a stamp set I've had for awhile. I thought I'd take a few quick photos to share my process. Nothing fancy, certainly a technique that many card makers have used but a fun one that can be used in so many different ways!

The art of Masking...

I first cut a piece of white card (Canson) slightly larger than my 4.25"x 5.5"  rectangle die (MLPW rectangle nesting dies -TRIBAL). I marked where the die would cut so I could work out where to stamp the images. Using Unity 'under the sea' stamp set I stamped the jelly fish 5 times in a row.  

I used post-it notes to mask off the jelly fish faces. 

Once the faces were masked, I used painters tape to mask off another area. 
TIP: I also added an extra row to the top to cover all the white, as I didn't want to get any ink on this area. 

I chose three distress ink colours - Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid lagoon, and Salty Ocean. 
Then using a blending tool, blended them together from light to dark within the masked area.

Pulled off the painters tape (with clean hands!!!)

Then removed the post-it notes.

I then added (lots of) sparkle to their heads using a gelly roll - clear pen and put it through my cuttlebug to die-cut a rectangle. I also added the sentiment and finished it off with My Little Paper World sequins (Blue Lagoon - available soon).

The finished card....

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this quick photo tutorial on masking...

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Happy Crafting!


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  1. Thanks for sharing! Your projects are inspiring!! I just decided to make one of your mini albums with my 4H club. Any pointers? Thanks so much, Wendy


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