April 30, 2019

Masking technique!

This technique is one of my favourite to do. It does involve some preparation of stamping and cutting the masks. But once you have the masks ready, the fun starts.

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have another set of three cards using masking technique for Altenew’s Progressive Cardmaking class. This is a great class for beginners but also for advanced card makers to be reminded of various techniques and supplies to use in an advanced way. It motivates you to think outside the box and stretch your supplies.

On this set of cards, I used the same stamp sets from Altenew but each card is one step more advance than the other. The stamp set I have used to make these are called: Perfectly Perfect for florals and for sentiment the Painted Greetings stamp set. So without further adieu, there are the three cards.

I started with masking one flower and stamping leaves to make a small floral cluster to masking several images to stamp and cover an entire panel for the third card. I really enjoyed making these. And I started making them by about 8pm yesterday and completed them at 1am this morning. Yup I burned the midnight oil. Once I started, I could not let go. In all I slept for 4 hours this morning and back into the routine today. But I am so proud of these cards and excited to share with you.

Card #1 – Beginner level

So I prepared all my masks in advance. Then started with a small cluster on this card. I coloured it using Artist Markers. I also added dots for texture on the card. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock and adhered for contrast. A few enamel dots to finish off the card. Clean and simple with a bit of interest in the colouring.

Card #2 – Intermediate level

On this card, I extended the masking from one flower to two and made a larger cluster and kept the cluster to the left side of the panel. Again I coloured the cluster using Artist Markers and added texture using dot. The bullet nib on artist markers are great to add these dots. White heat embossed sentiment from Painted Greetings stamp set on black cardstock added contrast to the card. Same enamel dots completes the card.

Card #3 – Advanced level

On this card, I went to town with masking and stamping to cover an entire panel. I must admit, although this was time consuming and tedious at 11pm, I throughly enjoyed the process. The reveal was so exciting. This was the reason I kept going and going at night. Once I saw the fully stamped panel like a background stamp, I wanted to colour. This time, I kept the flowers neutral and coloured in grey. The colour came from the background. I added texture using the dots and used the same enamel dots but I changed up the sentiment. Since I introduced pink enamel dots, I needed more pink to tie them all together. So I stamped the sentiment from Painted Greetings stamp set in Baby Pink and Fuchsia inks for an ombre on white strip of cardstock. I think the pink with the blue on the background adds pops of colour to all the grey colouring. This card is my favourite of all the three. 🙂


Hope you liked my project for today. Have lovely Tuesday!


  1. So beautiful, Gayatri!

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