Sunday, 14 February 2016

Jane Allmark Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Using Masks Techniques

Today I thought I would talk about how to use masks on cards to give different techniques. This is another keeping it simple ideas of how to create some beautiful cards without having oodles of stash. Masks can be created easily by cutting a shape, a circle or an oval out of a piece of cardstock. The thinner the cardstock the better to be able to stamp or ink right up to the edges without getting a ridge. By cutting a shape from a piece of cardstock you have two masks to use the shape you've cut out and the space left over.

Here is an example of using the circle as a mask. By placing the circle centrally on the card tape down with some low tack tape or a tiny speck of snail adhesive or two way glue put on and left to dry sponge round the circle first in light colours and then add your stamps of choice. I chose the botanical blooms set one of my favourites in the Stampin Up Spring/Summer catalogue 

By using the circle as the mask it leaves a lovely white space to place a sentiment.

The second example is using the space left behind after die cutting an oval. Now if you are a beginner and don't have punches or dies raid your cupboards for circular items and just draw round and cut out using a craft knife to give you the two masks. This time I filled in the oval again with a light sponging of colour and then stamped using the Stampin Up Botanical Blooms and the lovely sentiment Just For You which is a freebie with a £45 spend (fantastic deal until the end March so check out the Stampin Up website)

So there you have it lovely one layer cards using a mask in two different ways. All the items used were from Stampin Up so if you would like to purchase anything or just have a browse at all that Stampin Up offers the. Pop over to their website and use Jane Allmark as your demonstrator of choice. Thank you so much for dropping by