Thursday, March 5, 2009


I made this card for a sketch challenge for the Digital Stamp Oasis Design Team Call.  Along with a sketch, the challenge was to use Copics, which I dearly love even though I am still learning with them.  

Masking is a technique that I use a lot, probably because I love to sponge the background and color my images.  So I figured now was as good as any to show a tutorial on how to mask. 
This stamp set is called Charlie Daisy from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Stamp your image on your paper of choice and then stamp it onto a lighter weight paper.  The lighter weight paper will be your actual mask.  Cut out the masking image.
Once your image is cut out use a non-permanent repositionable glue on the back of the image.  I used the Zig 2-way Glue Pen.  You are now ready to place them over the images on your cardstock.
Once the image is covered, it is ready to be sponged.  When I'm done sponging, I save the green pieces and place them with the stamp set so that they can be used again in the future. 

Stamps:  Charlie Daisy (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Basic Grey, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Basic Grey, Eggplant Envy, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  sponge, 2-way glue pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, circle cutters, Kiwi Kiss buttons, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Swirls embossing folder
Copics:  W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7, G94, YG95, V15, BV17, Y38


  1. Thanks for the tutorial! I thought I knew how to mask, and I just totally did it wrong! It turned out ok, I just did double work! Not suprised? Me neither! Ive got it now though!

  2. WOW! This is just awesome. Thanks to for your great directions I think I can do this! It is just to cute! Good luck on the DT call! I am sure you are a shoe in!

  3. How cute! I love the way you colored your horsey, and your color combo is FAB!


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