Today, we are going to use the Jar of Flowers from Stampin’ Up! to do some masking on our cards.
Masks are everywhere. These days wearing a mask has become as normal as wearing a hat. This piece of covering is our line of defence when we’re out. I cover for you and you cover for me because we need to keep each other safe. It’s the sign of the times therefore, today it’s fitting to show you a technique called masking.
So what is masking? Simply put, to cover an area where you don’t want any image. When you want to create a border or would like to overlap images, this is a useful technique to learn. It’s a fun way of adding interest to single-layered cards.
The following materials were used for this tutorial:
- Jar of Flowers stamp set
- Peaceful Moments stamp set
- Bumblebee Ink Pad
- Whisper White card stock
- Clear-mount block D
- Stampin’ Seal
Here’s a video so you too can make this card at home.
I used a thin strip of scrap paper as my mask but you can also use post-its if you can find the long ones. Trim to how wide you would like your mask to be and simply stick your mask down onto your card front. You won’t need tape like how I did in the video.
For fun, try masking diagonally or how about a different shape altogether? Try circles, star or even a heart. You’ll be amazed at the results. Just make sure that the ink doesn’t seep through your mask so that it looks clean and the shape is distinct.
I hope that you will try this technique. Experiment with the stamp sets that you already own or order the products used and have them delivered to your doorstep.
Happy paper crafting!