Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Bird Crazy with Masking

I apologise for some of my photos that are not the best as I was creating at night.

Items used:
Tim Holtz Stamps - Mini Bird Crazy and Things
Tim Holtz Dies - Mini Bird Crazy and Things
Dark Room Door - Texture Stamps - Splatter
Hello from the Impression Obsession Dies - Greeting Set
The flower pot is the Jacko Lanten die.
This card was coloured with Copic Markers 

I like to stamp fine acetate (usually comes with the stamps you buy) and stamp all my birds on it with Stazon Ink and cut around them ready for masking.  That way they are permanently ready for you to use.  Coulture Creations two way glue, or something similar, allows you to stick them to your project and remove again without any harm being done to your project.

Decide which ones you want in the front line and stamp.

Once you do your first stamp you place the masking acetate over it before you stamp the next bird.

This is how it will come out, with the second bird partly behind the first.
You always stamp what you want in the front first and then the birds for the background

Always leave the masking on each one as you go, until after you have done the back ground as well.

Below is the result of using chalk for the background  
and children's colouring pencils for the birds.
Birthday Wishes from the Impression Obsession Dies - Greeting Set


The below card was coloured with children's Water Paints.

So you don't have to buy really expensive pens to make cards.  

Happy Crafting everyone.  May your 2017 be full of creativity
that will bring many blessings to others.

Crafty Hugs,  Carol


  1. Your card are such fun Carol and loving the bright and cheery colours, perfect during these dull dark days.

    B x

  2. Hi Carol,
    Clever masking and such great use of the stamps.
    I'll be honest I don't mind seeing them on others desk but I'm not into these birds or other like images at all. I like some cartoon images but nit these. I've not found anyone else who doesn't like them though as everyone seems to be loving them or the cats..
    Great stamping dear friend.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


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