Friday, 27 January 2012

A Little Bit of Masking ....

This week's blog project comes from Helen N who has made a variation of a card from one of the classes she did last year called 'One Stamp Five Ways'.  She has used her one of her favourite Little Claire stamps 'Single Flower' and has made a card using masking - she had requests after the class to put step by step instructions on the blog so here they are!

To make the card you'll need the following:

Little Claire 'Single Flower' stamp
pale purple spotted paper
kraft paper
purple self adhesive gems
Promarkers - Pear Green, Bluebell, Orchid, Cool Grey 1
corner rounder punch
post it notes

And here's what you need to do:

1. Cut a piece of kraft paper measuring 13cm by 13cm and a piece of pale purple spotted paper measuring 12cm by 12cm.  Use the corner rounder punch to round two of the corners on each piece of paper.  Attach the pieces to the base card with the curved side towards the bottom of the card:

2. Stamp the Single Flower image on to a post it note, putting the top of the flower as near to the top of the sticky part of the post it as you can:

3. Cut the image out of the post it note - you only need the head of the flower and the top part of the stem:

4. Cut a piece of white card to measure 8.5cm by 9.5cm.  Stamp the Single Flower image once in the middle of the piece of card:

5. Stick the post it note flower (the mask) over the top of your stamped image, placing it carefully so it is stuck directly over the base image:

6. Leaving the mask in place, stamp the Single Flower image twice on the white card, once to the left of the middle image and once to the right of the image.  Each time, be careful that only the flower heads overlap:

7. Remove the mask carefully from the white card (if it is still sicky enough you can keep it to use it again) and then colour in the three flowers using Promarkers:

8. Mat the coloured image panel on to a piece of kraft paper measuring 10cm by 9cm and stick on to the card:

9. To finish, put self adhesive gems in each corner of the stamped image panel and add either a stamped or peel off greeting:

We hope you like this week's project - masking is a really effective and easy technique - just remember to choose a stamp that is easy to cut out!

We'd love you to leave us a comment to let us know what you think about the card!!


  1. It's gorgeous, I have done the masking thing on a christmas card but the flower looks lovely xxxx

  2. Gorgeous card and great tutorial Helen, xxx

  3. Beautiful of my favourite stamps. Fab tutorial....thanks Helen xx Gaynor

  4. Thank you what a fantastic idea with the post it notes :D I loved it xx