Sneak Peek! Masking technique using new set ‘Birthday Blooms’

Stamp with Sarah Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Birthday Blooms 121215

I’m back again today with another make using a new stamp set ‘Birthday Blooms’. The set will be live to purchase with the launch of the Spring/Summer Catalogue out on the 5th January 2016. If you’d like a free copy please do email me. The stamp set is available in wood-mount or clear-mount and I think it is very pretty. This is the smaller of the two blooms in the set and I’m enjoying water colouring them with an Aqua Painter at the moment. I’ve stamped the bloom in Smoky Slate, seven times in a row. To prevent overlapping of the image, I’ve made a mask using a post-it note.

My top tips for making your mask would be :-

  • Make sure you’re stamping the majority of the image over the sticky strip of the post-it note.
  • Cut up to, not over the outer line.
  • Re use your mask! Pop it in a cellophane bag stuck into your stamp case so you don’t have to make the mask again.
  • If it looses it’s tackiness, you can spray the back of the mask with a temporary glue spray.

Stamp with Sarah Birthday Blooms Masking directions

Masking directions in picture form above.

Inside Card Birthday Blooms 121215

I finished off the card by repeating the Rose Red border, and stamping a single flower in the bottom corner. I hope you will try some masking sometime soon, I’d love to see your results.

Don’t forget the last date to order Stampin’ Up! for Christmas Delivery is tomorrow, Sunday 13th December 2015.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend, thanks for reading.




Stampin’ Up! have released their Year-End Sale selection, with some products with up to 60% off! How exciting is that? You’ve been buying a real mix of items, there’s not really a winning favourite at the moment. Some items has already gone and are now sold out, so I must stress that ALL products are available while supplies last. There are some great bargains in this lot, so if you fancy some items, do not delay in getting your order placed either online or over the phone with me. Available until 4th January 2016.

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