Friday, May 13, 2011

Sneak Peek of New Birthday Stamps: plus a masking tutorial

Hello and welcome to day #1 of sneak peek week!

Today I am so excited to share one of the new stampsets that are coming to the inspired stamps store WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th!!

This is a stampset all about birthdays....BIRTHDAYS comes with several different phrases and verses plus the cute cupcake you see 3 times in this card:

Now look at the inside for 3 more stamps that are in this set:

This card used prima flower, spellbinders die, Momento ink, and scrap paper from my scrap bin, plus some machine sewing on the front.  Here are the Copic markers I used to color the cupcakes:

How did I get three cupcakes?  Here comes my masking photo tutorial so you can get as many cupcakes as your heart desires!
First, I stamped the cupcake onto my paper.  Then I stamped it onto the Mask-It material (you can also use sticky notes or clear contact paper if you prefer):
Next I cut out the outline of the cupcake and took off the backing (I held it in front of the ink pad so you can see it easily):

Put that mask over your cupcake:
Next, I stamped the cupcakes that I wanted to sit next to and slightly behind my original cupcake:

Notice how the cupcakes stamp on top of the mask I put down.  Remove the mask now for the big reveal:

Ta-da!  Just remember when masking that you will be stamping and masking what is in FRONT.  So the other cupcakes (or other image) will appear behind the masked image.  I colored these in with my copics that I showed above and here is the finished card again:

Be sure to come back each day, now through Wednesday and leave a comment when you can....several wonderful prizes will be announced this weekend in one of my postings, so be sure to come back soon!!

Until tomorrow,
Be the blessing,


  1. I love this card! Say a little prayer-I submitted a card using one of your stamps to Cardmaker Magazine. Hope they publish it and give you exposure!

  2. Darling card! I love the way the colors pop off the dark background. This is my fav that you've posted so far!

  3. I can't wait to try your trick on the cupcake stamp. AND Queen Bee (Belinda) sent me to your blog.

  4. pretty card--love the flower, antie!

  5. Thank you for working with me on Copic markers! You're such a patient teacher!


  6. This looks like a perfect stamp set to make all my birthday cards. I love the verse & think it is wonderful to remind our loved ones how special they because og Who created them. Thanks

  7. Love the cupcakes, I will have to try the masking sometime. Thank you for the tutorial.

  8. The cupcakes are really nice! I want to eat one! ;-)

  9. What a cute card! I can't wait to try your stamps! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Hi Antionette..
    Looks like More gotta try ideas and stamps are on their way... Super technique...
    Thanks for all your work on these great stamps and ideas...
    Much Apprecaited... Geri

  11. What a beautiful card and one that anyone would love to receive! I love how you weave your creativity and God-filled life together. And I can't wait to go shopping for some of your new stamps!

  12. Loving the new stamps, I haven't seen the Mask-It before, looks really interesting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. One of my favorite verses. Love the little cupcakes.

  14. I love this stamp set. I see many uses for it besides just Birthdays. I have done making before, but never with the Mask-It. I can't wait to win!


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