Masking isn’t just great for stamping objects in a realistic-looking way — it’s also helpful for stamping natural-looking landscapes and scense. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to use masking to stamp a scene, as we make this woodsy card with the Waterfront stamp set.
Masking to Stamp a Scene with Waterfront
Yes, I’ve been on a bit of a masking kick lately. There are just so many different fun ways to use this stamping technique! Today I used masking to stamp a scene with the new Waterfront stamp set (Occasions 2018).
Waterfront includes several different shapes and landscape elements in a really fun, watercolor style. You can turn these stamps any direction you want, or ink up just parts of them for different effects. Plus, since Waterfront is a photopolymer set, you can actually bend these stamps into slightly different shapes. This makes Waterfront incredibly versatile for scene-making!
For my card, I used the Waterfront stamps as-is to create a simple ‘cabin on the lake’ scene.
When I saw the little cabin stamp from this set, it reminded me of a cabin at Lake Tahoe that my family stayed at once when I was a child. So I tried to recreate that scene on my card. Isn’t it wonderful that you can use stamps to do things like that?
Tips to Make This Card
Want to make this card? Here are the supplies you’ll need. To see how to make it, and learn how to use masking to stamp a scene, be sure to check out the video!
Shopping links are included at the end of this post.
Stamps: Waterfront photopolymer stamp set
- 5-1/2 x 4-1/4-inch Island Indigo horizontal card base
- 5-1/4 x 4-inch piece of the houndstooth pattern paper from the True Gentleman designer paper pack
- 5-1/2 x 1/2-inch strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock
- 3-3/4 x 3-inch piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the scene on
- Scraps of Tranquil Tide (1 inch) and Whisper White (3/4 inch) cardstock for the sentiment pieces
Ink Pads: Island Indigo, Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Other: Clear blocks to use with the stamps; Big Shot or other die-cutting machine, plus a shaped die to cut the image piece; 3/4- and 1-inch circle punches to cut the sentiment pieces; linen thread; SNAIL adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots.
All of the Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used to make this card are available 24/7 through my online shop.