Mixing, Matching and Masking Your Stamps (and meet Suzanne)

Hi, everybody! Suzanne here with my first post for Sweet Stamp Shop!

Suzanne Bier profile photoI 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:

100_4510wmTo save the mask, I just stick it on top of the plastic stamp packaging so it doesn’t get lost!

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!

100_4577On 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:

100_4564wmHere’s a quick look at how the layers come together! (Just click the photo to see how it works):

dog-maskingI used the Doggy Dog set again for my second card, and combined the fire hydrant stamp with one of the faces and another stamp from the “Stuck on This” set:

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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!

Before I go, here’s a recap of the stamp sets I used to make today’s cards: “Doggy Dog“, “High Five“, “Too Hip” and “Stuck on This

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3 Responses to Mixing, Matching and Masking Your Stamps (and meet Suzanne)

  1. Julie says:

    AWW – Love your cards….must get the top two sets!!

  2. awwww…super fun Suzanne!

  3. Evelin Tee says:

    Love the gif of how you mask! So fun!

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