Masking Technique: Make Your Image Pop

You've Got This - a new Stampin' Up stamp set, masking technique - card idea by LovenStamps

Have you seen the new You’ve Got This stamp set yet?  I’m in love with the gorgeous flower in this set.  I’d call it a peony – what do you think?  The stamp set also has a fabulous background image…so fabulous that I’d actually buy the set just for the background!  But using them both together? What a great combination.

The problem I found was that I didn’t really want to cut out the flower and add it as another layer.  I’m just not usually a fussy-cutter.  But I didn’t want the hash background to cover the flower.  Solution?  Pretty easy!  Make a mask!

Masking Technique Instructions

  1. Stamp the main image on scratch paper – a post-it note works perfectly.
  2. Cut around the image – either tightly or with a small border (as used to create the peony mask for the pictured project).
  3. Stamp the main image on the project.  Cover with mask (see how the post-it note comes in handy?).
  4. Stamp background over the top of the mask (post-it note), then remove the mask.

See how it works?  Very cool technique for adding leaves to a flower, or layering flowers together so they look like a bouquet instead of a single bloom.  And on this card, masking makes the image pop out of the background – without all the fussy cutting!

Want to check out a few other Masking Technique project ideas? Here are a few from my blog!

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