Hello everyone and happy Friday! It’s Lydia here with you. I’m sharing a video that shows 3 different ways of masking to add a stamped pattern background.

Fussy Cut Masks

The first way of masking is the way that I started out doing it. Firstly, I stamped my flower from Hope Stamp Set, using Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Teal Cave, and Galactic Stream Inks. I then stamped the solid layer onto a sticky note and cut around the image. Then, I placed this directly over the stamped flower. Afterward, I added the leaves around the flower using Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, and Just Green Inks. I stamped the solid leaf layer onto a sticky note before cutting around this and placing the masks on top of the leaves. Once all of the stamped images are masked, I stamped over them using one of the background stamps from Block Print Stamp Set using Limestone Ink.

Coordinating Die Masks

The second way is much quicker than the first as it cuts out the time spent fussy cutting. I stamped the flower as before, this time using Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, and Vineyard Berry Inks. I then used the coordinating die to cut a mask from a sticky note. Next, I placed this over the stamped flower and added the leaves using the same inks as before. I cut masks for these using the coordinating die and placed them over the stamped leaves. Again I took a stamp from Block Print Stamp Set and stamped this over the masked images using Limestone Ink.

Heat-Embossed Masks

The third way gives no border around the stamped images and also gives a shiny, enamel look. The flower was stamped this time using Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, and Firebrick Inks. Next, I took the solid image and stamped this directly over the previously stamped image using Embossing Ink and then heat set using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Then I added the leaves around the flower as before. As the embossing powder resists the ink, I could then wipe this off the image. Once all the leaves were stamped, I stamped over them again using Embossing Ink and heat set using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. I then took the background stamp from Block Print Stamp Set and stamped this over the images using Limestone Ink.

I finished all of the cards quite simply using a sentiment from Hope Stamp Set using Permanent Black Ink.

Here you can see the different looks you get using the different types of masking. The fussy cut masking leaves no border around the stamped images but does take a little time to cut out the masks. The coordinating die masking takes less time to cut out the masks, this leaves a thin white border around the stamped images that can help them ‘pop’ from your background. And lastly, the heat-embossed masking, again these leave no white border around the images and create a fun enamel look to the images.

For a step-by-step on how these cards came together you can watch the video below or check it out over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again real soon!

SUPPLIES USED:

Hope Stamp & Die Bundle
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Hope Stamp Set
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Hope Die Set
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Block Print Stamp Set
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Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink
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Aqualicious Crisp Dye Ink
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Teal Cave Crisp Dye Ink
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Galactic Stream Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink
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Heart Beat Crisp Dye Ink
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Vineyard Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink
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Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink
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Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Ink
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Firebrick Crisp Dye Ink
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Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink
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Honey Drizzle Crisp Dye Ink
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Minty Mint Crisp Dye Ink
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Sweet Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Just Green Crisp Dye Ink
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Limestone Crisp Dye Ink
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Embossing Ink
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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