Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Having a few easy cardmaking techniques at your disposal can liven up a simple project. Today’s project explains how to mask an image with simple, easy to duplicate instructions.
How to mask an image
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Sahara Sand card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Watercolor paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Cake Soiree stamp set
When searching for a small image to demonstrate the technique of masking, I stopped at this set. Cake Soiree contains some really great images that will work well in this fashion. I like the fact that there are framelits to match this image, as it’s necessary to cut out the masked image. Taking the cutting over to framelits helps to move things along.
How to mask an image
When learning to mask an image, the first thing to remember it that the image to mask is the image that you want to be in the front of the crowd. In the case of this group of flowers, I masked three images that were going to remain out in front.
To easily mask any image, first stamp the image in the permanent position on paper. Now prepare a mask by stamping the image once again, but this time it’s stamped onto a different piece of paper. I find using sticky notes work well, or printer paper. Every crafter has a preferred way and device. This image will need to be fussy cut and then placed directly on top of the original image.
The hard part is done! And it wasn’t really hard at all. Keep that mask in place and stamp the other images where you would like them to be placed. When finished, peel up the mask and like magic, the original image is right out in front.
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