Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Little tutorial

One of my all time favourate techniques is masking and stamping – I love the effects you can get with even very simple images.  My mum, who is a bit of a stamping novice, was quite confused by the technique though and couldn’t get over how simple it is once I showed her step by step…and I've recently been asked about it elsewhere too so I thought I‘d post a card I made with a few pics to show what I did. Apologies to those of you that will know how this works.

This is the card – made with  a single cupcake stamp, a cherry and a background gingham stamp –oh and the sentiment of course. I actually wish I hadn’t added the cherry but it’s too late (and I mean gone bedtime late) to do anything about it now!  SD532543
SD532537Stamp the cupcake onto a sticky note (making sure part of the image is on the sticky bit!) and cut out just inside the stamped line. Stamp the cupcake onto your cardstock and cover it (mask) with your sticky cut out.

SD532538 Stamp the image again over the mask, you can mask and stamp several times - I did five cupcakes.

Mask all of the cupcakes and stamp over with background stamp.
The cakes look more natural, like they are standing one in front of the other, on top of the background  - which I thought look a bit like a picnic table cloth!!  I've coloured with pro-markers and added a little ribbon and bling.

I’m going to enter this here -

Thanks for visiting…now I’m off to bed!! Esther xx


  1. Nice Tut Esther very clear. XOXO Zoe

  2. Great card Esther, I haven't tried masking yet and your tutorial will certainly help me I'm dying to have a go!
    I like the cherry too!

    Thanks for sharing your card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  3. What a great tutorial! Your cupcake card is darling (Love the gingham!) and perfect for the CAS-ual friday challenge! Love the ribbon and pearl slider.

  4. great tut, very easy to follow! your card is adorable...and yummy! great job!
    hugs & blessings

  5. Awesome job on the masking! So cute! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. I love masking and I love these cup cakes :-) great job x

  7. Fantastic. I love how you made your bg.

  8. oh just love this hun its gorgeous oh just love those cupcakes,great masking hugs cheryl xxx

  9. Great card, love the cherry!
    I love masking to, it just adds that something extra to an image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Wonderful technique and love your tutorial! Your row of cupcakes turned out just yummy! :) Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Great tutorial, thank you! Also love the cupcake card. Have a great day. Hugs, Kim

  12. Great use of masking! Thank you so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  13. Your card is beautiful Esther! Those cupcakes really do look like they're sitting on a tablecloth! Maria x

  14. Great work!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. Love this card, so cute!


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