Today I am sharing with you a product that is a gem of an item but sometimes I think easily forgotten about. Today we are talking about Stampin’ Up!’s masking paper. I have to admit I bought some and then in the hustle and bustle of camping season totally forgot I had it. But not today! Why is this product so great? Let me tell you. Masking is a basic technique that opens up lots of fun things you can do. With masking you can create a layered background or a beautiful scene without all the extra layers of cardstock. You can use it to protect an image you colored so you can work on the background, all while keeping your image safe and intact.
Stampin’ Up!’s masking paper is light weight with a low tack meaning you can easily peel if off without it damaging your paper, Since it is so thin you can avoid getting a weird space between stamped images. Plus, you can use the mask several times before you have to discard it, saving you time and money.
With the card I am sharing with you today, I stamped several butterflies onto the masking paper, I used black ink but you can use whatever color you like. I then trimmed the images out just inside the outline of the butterflies. Now I have a mask I can use several times. Watch the video to get more information and tips. Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!
*Quick Tip: for added dimension without extra layers of card stock, take a soft gray color marker or colored pencil and create a drop shadow under the butterfly images. 🙂
159668 Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set
146985 Petal Pink cs (8 1/2 x 5 1/2)
105118 So Saffron cs (5 1/4 x 4)
159161 Design A Daydream 12×12 DSP (3 4/5 x 5)
159276 Basic White (3×3)
Blackberry Bliss Ribbon (from my stash)
147092 Blackberry Bliss Ink
147109 So Saffron Ink
- Stamp the images on the Basic White card stock and punch out with a 2 1/2” Circle.
- Stamp the greeting in Blackberry Bliss onto the So Saffron piece (2”x1”)
- Layer the So Saffron piece (5 1/4 x 4) to the Petal Pink card base.
- Next layer the DSP to the So Saffron.
- Adhere the strip of Blackberry ribbon to the DSP.
- Using dimensionals, attach the stamped circle.
- Adhere the greeting using dimensionals.