Today not only am I up on my blog, but I am also over on the Joy Clair Stamps Blog as well. Every month, the Joy Clair DT is given a challenge to create a tutorial for you all based on one technique, and this month it’s masking. Masking is one of my favorite techniques to use and there are so many variations of this technique, the design team will have fabulous tutorials all month long! Today, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks I like to use when masking complex scenes. I have shared these before on my blog and YouTube Channel, but I wanted to share with them the Joy Clair Stamps crowd as well and I figured a little refresher here couldn’t hurt! Be sure to watch the full video tutorial below for all the details!
As usual, for all of the written tips and tricks, be sure to head over to the Joy Clair Blog and read them there. For the slimmer version you can keep on reading below!
On my card today, I used the cutest new stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps named “Let’s Celebrate”. It is the PERFECT set to create a fun scene for any party, but especially a birthday party! A few tricks I like to use when creating masked scenes are turning and twisting the same stamp to get a different look from it, using a stamp positioner to get the best stamping in the fastest time, and also double checking for placement and masks before stamping.
After you stamp the scene, you have to color so be sure to always use an ink that plays nicely with whatever coloring medium you plan to use. As for coloring in your scenes I would highly suggest to not introduce too many colors and use the same colors over and over again across the entire scene for a more cohesive look. Also, for embellishment and putting your card together, I would recommend less is always more for masked scenes and if you need a little touch of something extra, adding dimension is always better than adding more “things”.
Remember, this entire month the Joy Clair Stamps Design Team will be sharing different ways to use the masking technique, so check back to their blog often for a month full of inspiration and tutorials!
If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you will find them all linked below. (Affiliate links used at NO additional cost to you) Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!
- Mini MISTI
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Inkadinkado Masking Paper
- Tonic Studios Mixed Rectangle Die Set
- Big Shot
- Black Dye Ink
- Ranger Enamel Accents Black Tie
- White Gel Pen
- Dick Blick Studio Brush Markers
- Fun Foam