I live in northern Virginia, about 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., with my husband and our dog, Midnight. I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember, and have been blogging, stamping and coloring for about five years! One of the many things I love about crafting is finding new ways to use the supplies that we all have, and figuring out new combos for stamp sets that I love!
My favorite way to mix and match is to build a scene or dress up an image with masking. Sticky notes are great for making masks, because the adhesive is removable and you can use them over and over!
If you’ve never made a mask like this before, you just stamp on the sticky note (with the adhesive on the bottom), trim the image, and stick it over the part you’re masking! Here’s a look at how I’ve stored some of the ones I’ve used so far:
I’m always on the lookout for cute dog-themed stamps, and I couldn’t pass up the SWEET Doggy Dog and High Five sets. Since Midnight spends so much time with me while I’m crafting and taking photos of my projects, I decided on a dog-themed post for today!
On my first card, I combined stamps from the “Doggy Dog”, “High Five” and “Too Hip“sets to make this dapper dog and some custom background paper with the tiny paw print stamp that’s part of the “Doggy Dog” set:
I think the fire hydrant knows what’s up with the dog, right? I didn’t need to mask anything to get the face on the hydrant. That’s one of the many things I love about clear stamps…you can see where you’re stamping!
Want to find more ways to use your Sweet Stamp Shop goodies? You’ll find tons of ideas on Sweet Stamp Shop’s Pinterest boards…there’s a separate board for each stamp set, tutorials, craft organization, videos, and with more than 770 pins, you’re sure to find lots of inspiration for your next project!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope these tips will inspire you to try masking if you haven’t already, and I’d love to see what combinations you make!