Masking Tutorial and iCopic #51

Hey everyone!! Today, I have a masking tutorial to go with the iCopic Weekly Challenge #51.


Also, don’t forget to pop on over to the SPCC Blog because our color challenge this week is sweet and the new Color Combo design team members made their debut this week. Click here to go check it out!

The Challenge: Masking
Do some masking on your project. You can do any type of masking technique.


When laying down your scene, you need to think about what in your scene is going to be in the FRONT. The forward most objects are going to be your masked object(s).

I am using the SP and Company Ornamental Trees stamp set. For my scene, my center tree is the object that is in the front so it is going to be what I need to mask off. Let’s get started.

First, I stamped my tree onto the Kraft paper that I wanted to use. Then I stamped the same tree onto some white scrap paper. The scrap paper is going to turn into my mask. It is best to use masking film or a very thin paper. A lot of the times when I am masking I used post-it notes because they are thin AND they have some sticky on them so you can put your mask down and pull it off again.

Next, I cut out my image from the scrap paper. That is my mask.

I attached my mask exactly over the tree I stamped on my kraft paper with repositionable adhesive.

And then I stamped the two side trees with the mask in place.

I removed my mask and now it looks like the center tree is the front tree, while the other trees are in the back.

I added some G21 to the back trees to make them look slightly different than the center tree. Here is my finished project:


Additional Card Details:

  • The background paper is from the Season’s Greetings Echo Park 6X6 Paper Pad
  • I added a sentiment from the Bold Sentiments II stamp set.
  • The banner and the card base are both Real Red cardstock from Stampin’ UP.
  • I added two little dots on the banner using a Signo white gel pen.
  • The center tree was stamped in Lucky Limeade and the two side trees were stamped in Old Olive ink from Stampin’ UP.
  • I decorated the tops of the trees and the center tree with adhesive rhinestones from Stampin’ UP.
  • I finished the card off with some Green Apple Divine Twine and a Corduroy Button from Stampin’ UP (Real Red, now retired).
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