I have had so much fun with masking lately. You can check out a few other samples here and here! This one is very similar to the others but I used circles as my mask! I love how the flowers look like they are peaking out! Just beautiful!!!
I started with a Watermelon Wonder card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it onto my stamping surface with a little dab of snail on the back to hold it in place. For the mask, I took a piece of scrap printer paper (you need the scrap paper to be thin) and punched holes out of it with the various punches. I used the 2″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, and 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. I punched a few of the circles on the edge of the paper! Now you can place the mask over your Whisper White cardstock and be sure to tape it down so that it doesn’t move while stamping and coloring. I stamped the flowers from the Love & Affection Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink. I used this ink because I didn’t want the color to bleed when I started coloring. The smallest flower I stamped in Elegant Eggplant since it is solid. Be sure to stamp the images in the middle and onto the mask so it looks like the image is hiding. Leave the mask on while you color in the flower….it is easier that way. I did it with the mask on and after taking the mask off. You are welcome! Always here to help you with the easier way! I used the Peekaboo Peach Marker, Emerald Envy Marker, and Watermelon Wonder Marker for the flowers and leaves. Once they are all colored in, you can remove the mask. I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set in the corner. I thought there was an open spot in the upper left corner so I added a strip of Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon there. I wrapped the ribbon to the back side and added a few Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold it in place. I continued to added more dimensionals to the back and placed it on the card base. It is as simple as that.
You could even do the reverse mask and place circles on your cardstock and stamp or ink all over and then pull off the mask to reveal circles to use for the greeting or another image! There are so many fun ways to mask your card!!! Let me know what you favorite one is in the comments below!