Friday, February 13, 2015

Avery Elle masking challenge

Hi everyone!  I spent some time this week reorganizing my dies (post showing my new storage to come) and while I was doing that, I uncovered a few stamp sets that I bought and have never used!  GASP!  Right?!?  I vowed to get those stamp sets inky and I started with Avery Elle.  So today I played along with the Avery Elle Masking challenge and used my new Petals and Stems stamp set.
 Confession time, I really don't do much masking.  I mean I know what it is, but it always confuses me as to WHICH image to hide and I always get it wrong.  So I end up fussy or die cutting my images and call it a day.  But masking was the challenge, so I jumped in.  I took a few pictures to share just in case you get lost like I do :-)
 Step 1: Stamp the image onto a post-it note, making sure to stamp a good portion on the sticky part.  
Step 2: Cut out the image, this is what you will use to mask your image on your paper
Step 2(b): I stamped some "fiddling" or practice images and cut them out.  This helps me visualize how and where I want them on my card.
 Step 3: Stamp the image you will want to APPEAR ON TOP, in my case it was the small flower
Step 4: Cover that image with the post-it note
Step 5: Stamp the second image over the post-it note and that will APPEAR ON THE BOTTOM, in my case it was my large flower.
Now if I was super advanced with my masking skills I would have also masked the stem branches on this, but hey, I know when to call it a day!  lol!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Here's a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Avery Elle, Petals and Stems
Dies - Spellbinders, (GLC-016) Baby Buntings
Ink - Memento Luxe, Pistachio and Lilac Posies; SU Peach Parfait
Accessories - Want2Scrap black rhinestone strip, stickles, misc ribbons

PS. There is still time to enter my Valentines Giveaway which is open to everyone!  I will post the winner tomorrow on Valentines Day!



  1. Hi Michelle, Wow I am soooo impressed! Thank you sooo much!! Like you I have tried and stuffed up masking so many times I have given up. But thanks to your extremely in depth step by step, I now feel confident enough to have yet another go. Your card is just lovely! x

  2. Wow that turned out really pretty. Not a technique Ive ever tried, sort of confuses me although your instructions are really good, think Ill skip this one at least for now lol.

  3. Beautiful, Michelle! I love the colors on this, and your masking is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the AEIHeartU Challenge!

  4. Masking always makes a design seem magical, but I don't use it very often. This card is beautiful and your masking is perfect, Michelle!

  5. Beautiful - and how kind of you to share your tutorial as well! LOVE your colors too!!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at AEI{heart}U Challenge!!!

  6. Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the FUN Design and the colors!! THANKS for sharing the tutorial too!! Have a Fabulous Week!!! :-)