Monday, December 12, 2011

A Masking Tutorial!

Hello! I am here to share a tutorial today!! Woot, woot!!
First off, I have got to tell you how much fun I have working with Market Street Stamps! I love the quality, it is simple unbeatable. The fact that you can see through them to know exactly where you are stamping, and then the crispness that the images have, it's just amazing.
Ok, enough of my praising {but I do hope you all know first hand of what I am talking about}.

The technique that I will be sharing with you is another type of masking.
The first thing I did was take the card base and inked the edges with a blending tool and Antique Linen Distress Ink to give it a vintage feel.
I then, took a peice of kraft cardstock and stamped it with the Grace background using Angel Pink Momento Ink.
In the picture above you can clearly see the background as it is still wet. But when the ink dries, the images will only show very faintly, adding just the slightest, prettiest addition.
Next, I cut out a label shape using my Silhouette Cameo {I absolutely love this thing!} and again distressed the edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I then stamped the cake from Celebrate Cake on the label using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. {Looking back, I should have used a different ink, such as Momento, that would not bleed when wet.}
On an scrap piece of paper, {I used a label that I had originally cut but was too large} I stamped the cake again and then cut it out to use as the mask.
On top of my craft mat, I taped my masking label on top of the label for the card. I then sprayed it with Tattered Angels' Vanilla Breeze.
As you can see, the spray is confined to the cake. When dry, I applied the pearls in the circles on the image.
And here is the finished product! I also sprayed the Prima flowers with the Vanilla Breeze and added a couple different ribbons to the kraft cardstock and then stamped the Happy Anniversary! in the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Above is a close up of the flowers and cake. I hope you find this tutorial helpful!!

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  1. DoBea this is BEAUTIUL and such an awesome technique! I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing your ideas and giving tutorials of how to do it! Hugs- Glora

  2. This turned out so beautifully! I am going to have to try this ASAP!!!