Masking Technique 101 Blog Hop

Hi everyone, this month we are focusing on the Masking Technique.  Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team have come up with this month, I know that will have some fabulous ideas for you.
Techniques 101 blog hop
Well anyone that knows me will know that Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year so naturally, I could not resist making one more Christmas card lol.  The stamp set I have used is called Snow Place and it is from the Annual (main) Catalogue.
masking technique by Patrice
Measurements for card
Thick White Card
– 13.8cm x 21cm – card base (scored in half at 10.5cm)
– 12.8cm x 9.5cm – card front
– scrap for stamping bow
Basic Black Card
– 13.1cm x 9.8cm – mat for card front 
Basic Instructions when making this card
1. Create small window square on card front using either Post-it-notes or Post-it Label Roll, I have used the roll.  If unsure how large to make the window you can place the un-inked image on top of the card prior to masking (as below).
masking technique taping by Patrice technique stamping by Patrice
2.  Stamp the snowman image using black archival ink inside the window and also on the sticky roll or post-it-note (as above).
3.  Cut out the snowman image from the sticky roll and place on top of the stamped image (as below).
masking technique placing mask by Patrice technique sponging by Patrice
4.  Sponge using small circular motions over the top of the masked areas.  Helpful tip, I always tap the excess ink (off the sponge) on scrap paper first, doing this makes you are less likely to get big blotches of ink on your card (as above)
5.  Stamp the snowflakes on top of the sponged area (as below).
masking technique over stamping by Patrice technique removing tape by Patrice
6.  Remove the Post-it label roll or Post-it-notes to reveal sponged area (as above).
7.  Stamp the arms on the snowman and the saying using basic black archival ink.  Stamp the bow tie on scrap card, cut out and adhere to snowman.  Finish card by colouring the nose, painting the snowman using the clear wink of stella brush (adds a slight sparkle) and add a few rhinestones to the centre of the snowflakes.
masking technique close up by Patrice
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.Techniques blog hop next button
Just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Month’s Techniques 101 Blog Hop.
1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2. Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK
8. Marine Wiplier – France (not playing this week)

Masking Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.
Please note that you will need to have clear blocks to attach stamp too if you purchase the clear stamp set.


Comments: 10

  1. Sandi MacIver December 8, 2016 at 3:15 am Reply

    aw, he is totally adorable Patrice

    • Patrice December 8, 2016 at 8:59 am Reply

      Thanks Sandi 🙂

  2. Leonie Schroder December 8, 2016 at 3:32 am Reply

    Oh Patrice I love your little snowman! Way cute

    • Patrice December 8, 2016 at 8:58 am Reply

      Thanks Leonie 🙂

  3. Carmen December 8, 2016 at 4:27 am Reply

    Awesome card Patrice!

    • Patrice December 8, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

      Thanks Carmen 🙂

  4. FRANCE MARTIN December 8, 2016 at 5:25 am Reply

    Great way to frame thanks you for sharing

    • Patrice December 8, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

      Thanks France 🙂

  5. Heike - December 8, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    So cute your little snowman! Love the way you made the window square. I think I hve to search for that post-it-roll… 🙂

    • Patrice December 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm Reply

      Thanks Heike 🙂 I hope you manage to find the post-it roll, so much easier to use.

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