Hi there. Today is all about masking! Masking can be a tedious process, but the results are always impressive. My video shares several tips that I hope are helpful in making it easier!
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One of the best ways to save time when masking is to use the coordinating dies to cut the masks, instead of scissors. When you finish your stamping, you can then use a matching pen to fill in any lines that didn’t stamp due to the white trim around images from the coordinating dies. It saves so much time to not have to hand cut the images!
In the video I also share another helpful tip when doing masking. I arrange the masks onto an extra card so I can plan where the images will end up. I then can use that as a guide for where to place the images and transfer the masks.
Be sure to watch the video to see the tips in action!
My first card uses lots of masking. Using the coordinating dies to cut the masks saved me a TON of time. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set (SSS | PPP | EH) and Dies (SSS | PPP | EH) – such pretty images. I stamped the same images on the top and bottom of my card to save more time. This is easy with the MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS | EH).
I added a lovely sentiment from the Pretty Pink Posh Life Stamp Set (SSS | PPP | EH) along with several of the shiny Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold Jewels (SSS | PPP | EH). I also stamped a greeting from the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mail Stamp Set (SSS | PPP | EH) on the matching envelope.
My next example also uses the same masking tricks (again – be sure to watch the video!) with the Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies Stamp Set (SSS | PPP | EH) and Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mail Stamp Set (SSS | PPP | EH) and coordinating dies. These images are just too cute!
I colored my images with Copic Markers, but you could use any medium you want. Also, I like to use a Copic Multiliner 0.1 Black Pen to draw in any parts of the images covered by the coordinating die masks.
My last two examples feature the Pretty Pink Posh Butterfly Friends Stamp Set (SSS | PPP | EH) and Dies (SSS | PPP | EH). I used a bit of masking with these, also, and created two cards at once. The first uses the Pretty Pink Posh Lovely Script Die (SSS | PPP | EH).
I also used my Sakura Black Glaze Pen to add shiny black details to the butterflies and “lovely” stacked die cut.
Today I am a part of a blog hop celebrating the newest Pretty Pink Posh release. I used many of the new products in today’s video.
Pretty Pink Posh is giving away four $25 gift certificates. (Two winners each day of this two-day hop.) For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the hop stops by 11:59pmEST on 5/14/18 telling me if you ever do masking. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.)
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Pretty Pink Posh. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.