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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Layered stamping and masking tutorial

The other day I made a card using the above mentioned technique. I make masks of most if my stamps using masking sheets by Tim Holtz. I stamp on them with stazon ink and let it dry. Once completely dry, I cut out the image. I always keep the masks with my stamps. That way I have easy access.

I started out with a piece of white card that I inked up using the wrinkle free distress technique. My absolute favourite distress ink technique. 

I stamped the eye
in the middle of my card and am going to cover it with mask.

Here you see it stuck on top of the stamped image.

The hand is stamped over the mask. The image underneath is protected by it, so still visible after the mask is removed.

Another mask is stuck on the images to protect both stamped images.
Now I can add more layers. In this case gold embossing paste.

Here you see I covered nearly everything with the paste...

As you can see, after I removed the masks, the images underneath are still visible and pop like they are on the foreground. 

After adding some embellishments, a sentiment and glossy accents to is a finished card topper.

I hope it explained the masking and layered stamping enough so you can give it a try yourself!

Thank you for stepping by and I hope to see you here again.

Until next time,
Take care.

Freddie xxx


  1. Oh wow, I hope it's as easy as you make it look!! And this project is spectacular! Thanks for sharing another great technique Frédérique! !♡♡

    1. Oh it is so easy Karren! The hardest part is waiting for the stamps to dry on the masking sheet and fussy cutting them out ;-). Thank you for taking the time to read it all ♡♡♡♡

  2. looks so easy!!! , just a quick question, the gold embossing paste, do you need to heat dry it?

    1. Hey Liz, you can speed up the drying process with a heat gun yes, but you can let it air dry too. ;-)