Stamping

Don’t be “stumped” by masking…

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend!  I sure did.  Finally had a chance to play with one of my favorite new stamp sets — Hero Arts’ Whoo Loves You.  It has birds, owls, a branch, a squirrel AND woodgrain!  YUM!  Tried an idea that’s been kicking around in my brain for a bit — masking the stump —  check it out!

squirrel-stump-full

Here’s a closeup — by masking, it makes it seem like the squirrel is really sitting on the stump!

squirrel-stump-close

And here’s the mask — thought you’d like to see that too — it’s just a post-it-note — I didn’t even bother to cut it out the whole way, just the part where the squirrel would be sitting on the stump.

squirrel-stump-with-mask

To create the mask, just stamp the squirrel on a post-it-note and cut it out, trimming closely.  Oh and here’s a tip — stamp it so when you cut it out, there will be some of the sticky side on the back  — else the mask won’t stick to your image, doh!  (Speaking from experience here, ha ha!)

Then stamp the squirrel on white cardstock with black ink.  Next, cover her up with the mask and stamp the stump with brown.  That’s it — so easy!

And, I thought you’d like to see the inside, too!

squirrel-stump-inside

You know I had to work some felt in there, ha ha ha!

Supplies:  All stamps, cream + kraft notecards by Hero Arts.  Patterned paper by Basic Grey — love it, kinda makes me think of Japanese papers for some reason, and that makes me think of our trip to Tokyo.  Happy memories.  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder + heart die.  Making Memories pink velvet ribbon.  Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger — on the heart that the squirrel is holding.

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6 thoughts on “Don’t be “stumped” by masking…”

  1. Cute card.  I just ordered my new catalog and some stamps from hero Arts and almost got the Whoo loves you set cuz it was so darn adorable, but I didn’t.   Now I’m thinking I made a mistake.  I’ve been enjoying your blog.  Thanks for creating and sharing so much these days!  Bev

  2. Great card, and great tips about masking.  I especially like how you only cut out the bit of the mask where the squirrel sits on the log – any shortcuts are good in my book, particularly if it means less fiddly cutting!  Thanks for sharing.

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