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!
Stamp 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.
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