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


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.


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.

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
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
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
Copic Multiliner 0.1 Black Pen
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ GNK | SSS ]
White Craft Foam
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
Bead Tray
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold…
[ SSS | SHP | ELH ]
* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
[ SSS ]
Acrylic Frame

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389 thoughts on “Masking Tips + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Oh wow!!! Beautiful cards!!! Love so much your Fuchsias!!!
    I’ve never done masking but I’d love to try!!! Thanks for your tips!!!

  2. Love the Butterflys’ and Flowers but my favorite card that makes me smile just glancing at it is the Happy Mail card.

  3. Jennifer – thanks for some really good tips on masking – this video really rounds things out! I enjoy creating “scenes” with my stamps, but hadn’t ever thought of using dies… because of that little white edge! Duh. I also love the idea of using masks to set the scene up – or the border or whatever. Never hurts to think ahead!

  4. I don’t mask often but have a few times. I have to think each time as to which goes first, which is masked, etc. so tend to just not mask. Your video is really helpful so maybe I won’t be stressing about it & mask away now. Your examples are so lovely that I can’t help wanting to try again. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! Your cards are stunning, as always!

    I don’t mask often because it is time consuming, and I don’t do well with fussy cutting. I can’t always afford to buy the matching dies that go with the stamps, but I understand it sure does simplify the process. 😉

    Thanks for always inspiring with your posts!

  6. never have yet but i will know you show me how know . love your vidoes have learned a lot of new things

  7. Hi Jennifer,
    Your work is always outstanding. Thank you for the one about the little shards of metal in the baby wipe. Brilliant!
    I have never masked before. I’m going to try it out. I purchased the metal cutter and the Avery labels. I can’t wait to get started. Your videos are so much fun to watch. You truly inspire. Thank you.

  8. Thank you for your very informative video Jennifer and lots of great ideas to make the masking and placement of the stamps much easier, and the Misti is such a useful tool for this. I love all the sets of stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh, though the fuchsias are my especial favourite and love your copic colouring too. x

  9. Masking. .. you’ve hit on a good topic here. I don’t like making the masks, tedious. BUT when I see the multidimensional and more realistic look of the layering with masking, I can be convinced. I’ll add it to my very long list of “things for focus” . . . thanks for the continuing inspiration, Jennifer.

  10. The butterfly cards are absolutely stunning. I have only done a little with masking but this technique certainly make me want to try more!

  11. The effect of the same images on the top and bottom of a card, especially with the bright colors is beautiful. I learned a lot about effective use of masking in this video. Thanks again for your inspiration.

    Billie Sue

  12. Love your videos and this PPP release is just stunning, especially the Flourishing Fuchsias and Butterfly friends

  13. All your cards are lovely! I especially like how you did the butterflies and stamping the same design on the top and bottom is a great time saver. Thanks for the great ideas.

  14. I do a lot of techniques, but I very seldom mask. If I do, it is for a very simple item and nothing as complicated as you have shown. I may have to give this a try as the results are certainly stunning.

  15. I use masking a lot. Mostly how you used it with the puppies to layer the scene and I’ve always fussy cut it 😕. I’ve never thought to make the mask first to lay out a scene. Very cleaver.

  16. I have used the masking technique and l really like it. It’s so much easier than the method I was originally shown (trying to block off part of the stamp before inking). I really like the PPP Playful Puppies stamps and dies.

  17. Great instructional video, Jennifer. I have always been afraid of masking but you showed me just how easy it is. Can’t wait to make a card using this technique. Thanks.

  18. Love your butterflies! The colors are great…BTW, I did take a screen shot of your colors! : ) Those fuchsias are beautiful…you know I GOTTA HAVE IT!

  19. Your cards are gorgeous! I bookmarked this page so I can refer to it for the masking techniques. I also ordered the snips.

  20. I can’t remember the last time I did any masking, but your technique looks much more doable for me. I did buy masking fluid, thinking I’d use it & not have to do any fussy cutting, but haven’t opened it yet–typical–haha! Wish my Glaze pens didn’t dry up, but they always do. Beautiful cards!

  21. I’m still relatively new to card making and have been experimenting with many different techniques because everything is new to me. I have, however, done some masking and have been super happy with the results. I made an Easter card and used masking to make a ‘pile’ of eggs and it turned out great. Makes me feel like a Pro!

  22. i enjoyed the video on masking. While it is not my favorite thing, there are times you just get a nicer card when you do mask. Thanks for the time and effort you spend doing demo’s for us.

  23. That’s a fantastic set of cards ! Thanks for sharing your knowledge !!

  24. I don’t do masking often, as the cards I make don’t require it often. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Thanks for the great tips on masking. I love the idea of pre-planning the design. They help on not making mistakes.

  26. Love these cards. Great idea to mirror the top and bottom halves to save on time. YES – I do mask. Time consuming to a degree, but certainly very effective.

  27. Masking is new to me so I have just learned it from your how-to-video and am wanting to try it soon.

  28. I do mask, but I never thought to try it this way. With simple images, I think I could even manage this! LOL! Thanks for some great tips, Jennifer. And, I love your cards.

  29. I do masking occasionally. Love your technique – much easier than how I usually do it! Thank you! Anxious to try it out!

  30. I do not mask as much. Bur after seeing your video Jennifer, I think I will start doing it more. It alters the image, giving you more usage of your stamps. Thanks for the technique.

  31. Jennifer these cards are so gorgeous!! I love your masking tips! It makes building up a scene so much easier! THANK YOU! And love the new PPP release! Thanks for the chance!
    Jo in Jersey

  32. I love your masking techniques. I frequently do masking and I love the results. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  33. Once again you had so many techniques and “helps” . Thank you for all you do and how much you help us to be better at card making.

  34. You always have such great ideas! These cards are beautiful! I need to do masking more often as the results are so awesome!

  35. I do mask but sometimes I get it out of order and mess up my image. It’s so hard for me to think backwards almost to create my image!

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