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Masking Tips + GIVEAWAY

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!

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

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).

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also used my Sakura Black Glaze Pen to add shiny black details to the butterflies and “lovely” stacked die cut.

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card showcases the Pretty Pink Posh Get Well Soon Die (SSS | PPP | EH).

Masking Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

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.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Justine Hovey. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the PPP Blog.

GIVEAWAY

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.)

SUPPLIES

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.

Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuchsias…
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuchsias…
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Life Stamp Set
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mail Stamp Set
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies…
[ SHP | SSS | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies Dies
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Butterfly Friends…
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Butterfly Friends Dies
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Get Well Soon Die
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
Pretty Pink Posh Lovely Script Die
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
*Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Die Cutters
[ AMZUS ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ AMZUS ]
Copic Multiliner 0.1 Black Pen
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ GNK | SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
Bead Tray
[ AMZUS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold…
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
[ SSS ]
Acrylic Frame
[ AMZUS ]


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385 thoughts on “Masking Tips + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I do masking sometimes but it takes so long to cut the images it’s a little frustrating but I love this ideas. I will definitely try it 😍

  2. Ive done a little masking. I just use post it notes, and blue painters tape. The masking paper you use would make the job much easier. Thank you for sharing your creativity, inspiration and creative techniques.

  3. Beautiful cards Jennifer love the new stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I often do masking and try to remind myself when I get new stamp sets to make a set on masking tape as well. I love to stamp out images to colour when I have spare time or a card front or two so I make sure I am using the stamps. At the same time I will cut a couple of copies of any images I feel I would like to mask later, cut them out and store with the stamp set for use when its needed. By doing this I can save myself time later on and go with the flow when inspiration hits. Buy large rolls of masking tape that I then add to pieces of computer paper in A4 size ready for stamping when needed.

  4. I have tried to mask once or twice but with your technique I will work with masks more often. Thank you for all your beautiful cards and the encouragement to try making our own.

  5. Yes, I do masking thanks to your sharing the technique. I really like doing it but haven’t tried the dies. On my “to do” list. Really pretty card!

  6. I have done some masking, but it involved tiny cutting out of detailed images and it took forever! I love your technique!

  7. I started masking after I seen one of your videos and thought what an amazing idea. I lovee it then and think it’s amazing now.

  8. So appreciate your masking tips, Jennifer, because now I’m eager to try this. Your cards are awesome, and you showed and explained the details very clearly. Haven’t been big on masking before but when I have, I love the results.

  9. Wow Jennifer, what a great tips about masking. Very handy and I will certainly use your tips next time when I am stamping more layers. Thank you so much for showing and sharing this with us.

  10. I just love this masking technique. Thanks for sharing this with us. I am definitely going to try this. Your cards are amazing.

  11. I love your masking ng ideas and tios. I want to try them more often. I have done very minimal masks bg in the past.

  12. These are all so fabulous!! Masking can definitely be time-consuming but the results are definitely worth it!! I think my favorite card is the fuschia one; it’s just so beautiful!!

  13. Yes, I have used the masking technique on a few cards. It is a great way to create a desired scene.
    And speaking of scenes, I LOVE the puppies waiting at the mailbox scene you’ve created with these darling PPP stamps!!! How cute are these stamps?!! I also love the beautiful floral card you’ve made. Your choice of color made the images really more exquisite! And the butterflies are as “lovely” as their card says!

  14. What beautiful and fun cards! Love the bright fun colors you used to really make the images pop. So neat to see the masking technique come together as well!

  15. Love this! I do use masking on my cards but not often. I’ll use it more if I know it’s a quick mask that won’t take tons of time to cut by hand.
    Thanks for the great video!

  16. Beautiful cards. I’ve only tried masking once. These are great examples. Will definitely try again.

  17. Thank you for so many good tips. I don’t do masking much, but always plan to…maybe I’ll think about it again!

  18. I love these! You explain masking so well that I feel comfortable with doing it more and more! Cards are beautiful!

  19. I always learn so much from you, Jennifer! Thank you for every tip, every new (and some older 🙂 ) techniques! You are gifted and such a gift to us! Never a wasted moment in your videos. Thank you for this wonderful masking video…so helpful!!

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