Saturday, 28 March 2015

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another blog hop from the Stampin' Creative team. This month I am at the start of the hop but you may have joined the hop from Lou  who once again has a lovely project for you.

This month we have been set the technique of Masking when creating our card. 

I choose to bring out a stamp I fell in love with when I saw it but in reality have used very little until now. Possibly because the weather has been so gloomy! A few days of bright sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures have awoken my spring fever so time to banish the winter blues. 

In this project I have used 2 different ways to mask. Firstly I have used a mask to create the oval through which I have stamped. I held the mask in place with post it notes.  I stamped the Sweetbriar Rose through the oval using Soft Suede. 

Next I created a mask for the Sweetbriar Rose image by stamping onto a post it note and fussy cutting around the image. You don't need to get into all the teeny tiny areas but cut as much detail as you can.

Secondly I placed the cut out image over the image on my card stock and replaced the oval mask again holding it in place with post it notes. 
I then stamped the Hardwood stamp over the whole area in Crumb Cake. 

The end result is an image in an oval. Any shape can be used to create the mask so why not give it a go and see just how simple but effective this technique can be.  

For more inspiration hop on over to Emma and see what she has been doing.


  1. OOh Emily, great minds and all that!! Love the wood effect together with Sweetbriar rose, so pretty :-)

  2. Love the stamping through an oval idea, Emily, I'll be CASEing that :)

  3. What a lovely combination of that pretty flower and the hardwood stamp. Grogeous Emily xx

  4. This is beautifully elegant Emily … I too love the masked, stamped images stamped through the oval x

  5. See how great minds think alike, how funny that both you & Eimear went for ovals and the woodgrain stampset - Easter eggs on the brain! But you're both so totally different in style and the outcome - that's what I love about stamping, it's always unique! I love that rose flower stamp, don't have it yet ... ummm you may have tempted me!

  6. Stunning! Creative Blessings, Tracy x