Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Warm Birthday Wishes - Masking Technique Tutorial

Hi all,
I have a super cool project to share with your all today :)

Colorful Stamped Bookmark

Here is a step by step tutorial for this card :)

Here is what I started off with,

  • A piece of folded CS in dark green color
  • Plain white Neenah CS 
  • Post it Notes for masking
  • Love Stamps from Varnas
  • Distress Inks Kit #1
  • Washi Tape for masking
  • Cotton for distressing [I donot have any blending tool as of now, so blend using cotton balls :)]
  • Mini Butterfly stamp from HOTP small stampset
  • Happy Birthday sentiment from same set
  • Crochet thread

First up I stamped the heart onto a few post-it notes and cut it out for masking process
Then I adhered washi tape to the centre of CS and masked off the area for adding sentiment

I started off by stamping the heart off the CS. Now mask off the stamped portion using a mask cut out 

Stamp the next image. I continued this process and created a diagonal set using 'mustard seed' DI .

Next i did the same with 'spiced marmalade' DI on the top portion of yellow, and with 'picked raspberry' DI ont he bottom portion.
Finished off with 'peacock feathers' DI on the corners.

Once the entire stamping was done, i blended the same DIs on co ordinating areas.

I stamped some butterflies using 'red' pigment ink and fuzzy cut it. I removed off all masks including the washi tape and stamped "Birthday Wishes" sentiment on to the clean area.

Finished off by adding some thread in coordinating color and adding some butterflies. 
Adheres the finished piece to the CS

I made a maching embellishment sticker in coordinating colors and theme. This stamp is also from Varnas
This can be attached to any of your items on your desk or your notebook/artjournal etc.

Here is a colorful bookmark to go with the card. Doesn't it look yummy..If you thought it is stenciling you are wrong guys... It is created using a diy handmade eraser stamp and distress inks. WHat do you think of it guys!
Colorful Stamped Bookmark

Paru's Card making Challenge : Masking

Ranganjali challenge : March Monthly challenge Watercolors

Peek-a-boo Challenge #4 Rainbow with Clouds: 
I have made a card and a sticker :)

Happy crafting guys!


  1. Very pretty Uma! Thank you for playing along at Paru's Card making Challenges. Please don't forget to display our logo in your sidebar...this will help other crafters find us! :-)

  2. Lovely creation Uma , Thank you for playing along at Peek-a-boo Designs Challenge
    Sharada Dilip
    DT Peek-a-Boo Designs

  3. Thank you so much sharada gor visiting!

  4. Loved the way u masked the stamp n created a wonderful BG !! Superb !!Thank you for joining us @ Peek-a-boo designs this month !!

    1. Hi..drop in again to notify that our current challenge is to create anything but in pair/set !! So do drop by challenge guidelines n there is still time to play along !!!

    2. Hi..drop in again to notify that our current challenge is to create anything but in pair/set !! So do drop by challenge guidelines n there is still time to play along !!!

    3. Thanks for dropping by Vijaylaxmi... I had made a card and a sticker that you can add to your notebooks or projects. If that cannot be entered, I will add something else before the deadline! Thanks a ton for letting me know!!

    4. Hey! I have edited the post to include a bookmark if that will be fine! Please do drop by :) :)
      Thank you!

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  7. Nice card, with one stamp you have created a beautiful background. And the bookmark is good too with self made stamp :) Thanks for joining at Ranganjali's march challenge, hope you join in furture challenges.

    1. :) Thanks Purvi!!!! Definitely plan to

  8. What a brilliant use of the stamp set!!! <3
    I just got to see the most.. very impressive...

    1. Thank you so so much for the comments!!! I absolutely love the stampset!


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