Masking technique and watercoloring with Stampin Write Markers with video

Today is the first post & video in a new technique series on “masking” with stamping. To mask a stamped image is to protect it from other stamping you will do and allow that masked image to appear in the forefront of your scene. It may sound complicated but I hope to take away the fear and help you tackle this technique. *Please share your card creations by emailing me a pic of your card and I will feature them in one of my blog posts 🙂

The card stock, foil paper layer and ink were selected to coordinate with one another. I used a Tip Top Taupe card base measuring 3 1/2″ x 7″ after scored and folded. To decorate the card front, I used a piece of copper foil card stock that measures 3″ x 6 1/4″. Isn’t is lovely? Copper seems to add just a nice hint of refinement to a project! I cut a piece of Bristol paper to 2 3/4″ x 6″ and it is laying directly on the copper. A length of Linen Thread and Perfect White Accents finished off the look.

For this project, I used a stamp positioner to help place the images. I stamped onto Bristol paper with Stampin’ Write Markers and muddled the ink with a water brush. This is a very easy way to watercolor with your markers! For further details on this procedure/technique, watch the video I made for this project.


Let’s break down the masking technique in a few easy steps:
1. Stamp your desired image onto a piece of masking paper or a post-it note in any ink. Cut out the image with scissors.
2. Stamp the same image onto the card stock at the place you want it to be displayed. Allow ink to dry.
3. Cover the stamped card stock with the mask.
4. Start stamping in other areas and do not fear stamping on top of your focal image because it is covered by the mask. After all stamping is complete, remove the mask and discard.
5. Your focal stamped image is clear of any other stamps and you can see the other stamping appear to be in the background.

** there are many different choices in supplies in making. I linked to several choices in the supply list below. **



I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below…


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂


Try this technique with ANY stamp set and get a great new result. Imagine a small animal peeking out from behind a larger object. You can do it with masking! Stay tuned next Tuesday for another project & video in this series. Lets make it together 🙂

-Jenny Hall
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Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo


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