When painting around a window, we use masking tape to keep the paint from getting on the glass. Just like that tape, in card making the term"masking" describes covering one part of the card to keep from stamping or inking on it. In future tutorials we will demonstrate more advanced masking techniques. For today we will introduce the basics.
Here are two cards on which I combined masking with sponging to create a moon.
I punched a 1-1/4" circle out of the sticky part of a post-it pad. I like to use a sticky-note pad for masking, because it is easy to reposition without leaving a mark on your cardstock.
On the first card I'm using the circle that I punched out. After sticking it to the cardstock I sponged all around the circle with pumpkin pie ink. In this card the un-inked circle is the moon.
She stamped a second frame on a sticky note (colored yellow for easy visibility) and punched or cut it out to cover the stamped frame.
After covering the stamped frame, she stamped the entire card with a floral background stamp.
The mask is removed to reveal the un-inked space for her sentiment.
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