Masking is a fun process whereby you can make certain images appear to be in the foreground and other images appear in the background. Here's how I made the following card:

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View the card and see the supplies I used here, at my gallery: Masked Roses.

I started by stamping the first layer of roses on my cardstock. Then, I stamped a rose on a Post-It note (making sure to stamp at the top of the paper where it would be sticky on the other side). I cut out my Post-It rose so that I would have a repositionable mask, allowing me to cover the roses I had already stamped on my cardstock. The Post-It note rose would absorb any ink that might have gotten on my cardstock roses as I stamped the leaves and yellow flowers in the background. Here is a picture I took after stamping my first leaf over a masked rose, to illustrate just what it is that I'm talking about here (sorry that the image is not so sharp):

See the little yellow Post-it rose? See the green leaves stamped on top of it? Those leaves will not be showing up on top of my roses. They will now appear to be coming from behind the rose, as you can see in the finished card above. And that's the secret of Masking!



Anonymous said...

Your card is fabulous and I love your blog! Thanks so much for recommending mine as well :) I love stamping soooo much and am so happy to share the fun with others!

Nicole said...

Tracy, you are more than welcome! I love getting to know people in the blogging world and I've been trying to track down more stampers to keep up with. I found your blog this morning and it's great!

Thank you for your kind comments! :)

Jacque said...


Your card is beautiful !!! This is one of my all time favorite sets. Thanks for sharing it.



Kimberly Dawn Wells said...

*scratching head* That's so simple and so awesome. Why didn't I think of that?