Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Masking the Stamp

This is a different take on the card design I did yesterday. That silhouette frame reminds me of looking through a gate and seeing someone's beautiful garden and I wanted to do a card that had that feel to it.

On a trip to Archivers I picked up this 6x6 paper pad from Basic Gray. It contains some beautiful floral images. The silhouette frame was cut in brown to match the stems on the flowers. The three larger flowers were cut out of another sheet of the paper and layered around the framed sentiment.

The sentiment is an older Stampabilities image and this is what it looks like:

Love that script but it didn't fit in the design the way the words were on the stamp, but you can fix that and here's how.

Place a piece of paper over the word you don't want to stamp and ink up the first part of the stamp you want to use.

I hope you can see that one word is inked and the other one is clean. So now I stamped the first word, cleaned the stamp and repeated the process with the other word. I was either brave or silly depending on how you look at it and stamped each word without the use of a stamp positioner. This time it worked out but if you want to be sure the word ends up exactly where you want it I would recommend using a postitioner.

We ended up with over 6 inches of snow yesterday and a little sleet. Temp is supposed to get near 40 today so a lot of it should be gone soon. That is a nice thing about snow in the south...it goes away before it has time to become a nasty frozen pile of ice.

Hope you can use the technique of "masking the stamp" to alter a stamp so that it fits your design.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!


  1. Beautiful card, Debbie! Love that paper and the way you've cut the flowers to surround the sentiment!

  2. This is stunning Debbie, I think it would make a beautiful frame for a picture too! Love the PP and the colors on this.

  3. This is an absolutely stunning and elegant card!!! I love it! You are really starting to pique my yearnings with that Silhouette....

  4. Lovely use of that gorgeous patterned paper Debbie! Beautiful card!

  5. The diecut looks sooo awesome with the gorgeous BG papers and I love how you made the sentiment fit...thanks for the tutorial!!!!

  6. Gorgeous - you were daring using the stamp... what a beautiful card!

  7. Wonderful details on how you masked that sentiment! I can see you are having so much fun with your Silhouette!!


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