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Christmas Masking Card

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By:  Cathy Peper, Editor

Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches

Snowman, Tree, Kids Sledding and Sentiment (all Inkadinkado)
Solar White card stock (Neenah)
All Spruced Up card stock (Gina K Designs)
Silver Strip patterned paper from Dots and Stripes (Echo Park)
Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa and Cottage Ivy (Tsukineko)
Archival Jet Black (Ranger)
Splendor Magic (Tsukineko)
Fancy Tags 2 (Spellbinders)
Eclipse masking tape (Judikins)
sponge daubers (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers (.too)
R35, B21 and RV23
Glue pen (Zig)
Ebosser (Craftwell)
Double sided adhesive (Scotch 3M)


I was inspired to make this card from a Halloween card I saw in Scrap and Stamp's "Just Cards!" magazine.

  1. First, consider your images and figure out which ones you want to use and how big they are.  This will help you determine the number of areas you want to mask off and the placement.
  2. I chose to use the snowman, tree and kids sledding stamps, but decided to mask off four areas.  The last one I was going to stamp a small filler stamp in, like a snowflake, but it wasn't needed.  I used the quarter inch Eclipse tape to mask off my areas.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  3. I also planned where my sentiment was going to go.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  4. Using Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the snowman image in the bottom right corner and stamp again on Eclipse tape to make a mask.  Cut out the mask.
  5. Color the image with Copic markers and cover with mask.
  6. Stamp the tree image.  I inked the top of the tree with the green ink and the tiny trunk with brown.
  7. Stamp the kids sledding with the Archival black ink.  I didn't find it necessary to mask either the tree or the kids.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  8. Using a sponge dauber and the Splendor ink, ink the background of the snowman blue, the tree red and the kids green.  Be careful not to go past the taped edges into another area.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  9. Remove all masks.
  10. Attach stamped piece to striped patterned paper and then to green card base.
  11. Stamp sentiment onto white card stock and die cut with fancy tag die.  Glue down with Zig glue pen.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  12. I now have another set of cards for my Christmas list.  I hope you'll join me in making masked holiday cards.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


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3 Responses »

  1. I love this! what a perfect way to use several smaller images. Great idea I am going to try.

  2. lovely card, great technique, thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my this is very nice. Love the sections and the sentiment across the middle.