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Masking is a cardmaking technique that allows you to protect a desired area from change while you are stamping over it.
"Clowns wear a face that's painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today?"
This technique allows you to add a three dimensional or depth effect to your images as it can appear that the images overlap. All you need is an image that you want to show repeatedly, such as would happen with a bouquet of flowers.
Follow my easy step-by-step tutorial for how to create masked images for your handmade cards.
Here's an example using the Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set (retired). The background fish have been stamped then blocked off with a Post-It note fish cutout to allow the sea fans to be stamped on top of them, thus making it look as though the fish are swimming in front of the sea fans.
If you have a handmade greeting card or scrapbook layout you have stamped using this technique, I would love to see it. You can have your work displayed here on PaperCraftCentral.com by posting it here:
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
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