How to Create Simple Cards With an Easy DIY Masking Technique

Posted by Tyra Babington
It's so easy to use a masking technique to give your DIY card a unique touch.

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I love this masking and stamping technique for the level of simplicity! Be sure to stock up on sticky notes once you get the hang of layering your stamps -- you will not want to stop! Masking adds depth and and interest to a card without increasing the bulk, giving cards a "stationery" look. Also, the sticky note mask is going hold up for one to three uses, any more and the layering stamp's ink will bleed through the mask and onto your design.

I love love love PLUS's decoration stamp roller! I love the flag pattern and the fact that the ink is already included! just pull the stamp out of the package and start stamping right away! You in notice that I'm using the cartridge in this video, which in perfectly fine, but there is a holder available for switching cartridges. What a neat system that makes this masking technique super easy!

I keep the cards there to a simple black + white + one color design for a clean and simple look and a big visual impact. Trying layering complementary colors (how about a yellow, teal and pink for birthday or green, red and gold for the holidays!). Combine patterns and colors and get extra use out of your stamp sets. Take care and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Happy Crafting!