Friday, December 16, 2011

A Tutorial on Stamp Masking

Good Morning Stampers! It's Christy here on this wonderful Friday with a fun tutorial for you called stamp masking. Stamp masking is used when you want to create a scene for a card or layer some images together. For this particular project I used the Lemonade Stand set, which you can buy HERE. This is a great set for so many projects I would recommend if you don't have it to buy it!

Grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy the tutorial!

Here are the items you will need for this project:
Ink, stamps, scissors, white cardstock or post it notes, markers, sponge daubers, pop dots, stickles, adhesive, and a 10-3/4 by 9" piece of cardstock for card base.

Step 1: Stamp all images you want to use for your project. There are two ways you can do this. You can stamp on cardstock, which I have done below, or you can stamp the image on a post it note so that it sticks to the card as you are layering the images. It is completely your preference. I chose the cardstock because it is more durable. For this project I used the following 4 images:

Step 2: Cut out the images you stamped. These will be used as the masks to build your scene on your card.

Step 3: On your card, start building your scene. For this particular one I started with my sign then added my money amount.

Step 3a: Take the images you stamped for your masks and put them together to see how you want your finished scene to look.

Step 4: On your card, stamp the girl first.

Step 4a: Place your girl mask over the image you just stamped.

Step 4b: Line up all edges of mask with the image you stamped.

Step 5: Stamp the glass into the girl's hand. You may have to hold your mask down so it won't lift.

Step 5a: Here is what your image will look like when you remove the mask of the girl. She should be holding the glass in her hand.

Step 5b: This is how your card should look after the girl and the glass are stamped.

Step 6: Place stamp masks over the girl and the cup and then stamp the lemonade stand.

Step 7: Place all stamp masks over the images that were stamped. Then ink your background. For this card I used a blue sky.

Step 8: Ink sky in blue and then leave stamp masks on to ink the grass green.

Step 9: After you ink grass and sky, color your images, then add clouds and a sun or whatever you choose to finish up your scene.

Step 10: Remove all masks and finish card.  For this particular card I chose to add a sparkle sun (with stickles) and clouds, which have pop dots behind them to give them dimension. 

Once your card is completed, you will have a beautifully created scene that looks awesome when your stamps are layered. Although this technique takes some time, it is well worth the finished product!! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful scrappy day!


  1. Great job on the tutorial! Nicew sparkly sun!

  2. This is something I have always wanted to try but haven't been brave enough yet! LOL!

  3. thanks for the tutorial - great job!


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