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.
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!