Technique Tuesday – Masking

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There are several different ways to do masking.  The first one shown today is a very simple process using a low-tack tape, such as the blue painters tape, ink pads, and Stamping Sponges (#101610).  You can use this technique to make backgrounds (such as a plaid design).  Ink colors are Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Pacific Point.  [Sorry about the glare, haven’t figured out how to photograph glossy paper without a glare!]

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This must be done on glossy cardstock (#102599) otherwise, if done on regular white cardstock, the painters tape will sometimes remove the paper (as shown below).  You can, however, buy specialty tape that is specifically made for masking.

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Finally, the plaid pattern is mounted to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the sentiment from the Field Flowers stamp set (#122762) is mounted on Melon Mambo and Pacific Point cardstock.  The flowers on the scalloped circle are also from Field Flowers.  The Scalloped Circle Punch (#118874) was used to punch out the center image.

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All supplies (except tape) can be ordered from my Online Store.  Next week will be a continuation of masking – stay tuned!

Happy stampin’ !    -Sandra-

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