Sunday, February 12, 2012

Up in the Air - Stampin' Up! Hostess Stamp Set

Today I would like to share another card that my club members are making this afternoon.  In a previous post I mentioned that the two techniques I would be sharing this month are masking and reverse masking.  This Clean and Simple card uses reverse masking.

The idea behind reverse masking is to create an area where you are going to stamp your image and cover up everything around it.  I like to use a post it note or if I need to cover up a larger section, like in this card, I use a piece of copy or printer paper.  I find that works much better then using another piece of card stock because your stamped image close to the mask stamps cleaner and clearer.

To make the mask I used a piece of printer paper close to the size of the white layer and then punched a 1 3/4" circle approximately where I wanted the image.   I just held the mask in place ( you can use re-positional Dotto if you would like) and sponged in the circle.  Still holding the mask in place I then stamped the image.  

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment so I could get it perfectly straight...well, nearly perfect. :)

I decided to stamp and color the full image on the inside. 

One more thing...did you notice the little blue rhinestone "egg" in the nest? How cute is that!  If you didn't - go back and take a look.  

You may already know that you can color our rhinestones but if you don't let me tell you how.  Just lightly touch any color permanent marker to the rhinestone and voila ! And the best part is...they still sparkle.

Have you colored any of the rhinestones in your projects yet?  Or is this something new you learned today?  Please leave a comment - It makes my day. :)

Stamp Set: Up in the Air (C122477), (W122475),  Three Little Words (W113254)
Ink: Baja Breeze (111833), Chocolate Chip (100908), Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Baja Breeze Card Stock (111352), Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Blender Pens (102845), Basic Rhinestones (119246)


  1. Diane, This card is just delightful and stunning. So soft and pretty. I love using the reverse technique. Kind of looks like stencil work, which, I guess, it is in a way. Thanks for the tip about coloring the rhinestones. Enjoy the day.

    1. Donna, Thanks for leaving a comment. I have quite a few new stampers in club so it's fun to go back and teach some of the techniques I learned early on. Many of them commented that this was their favorite card today. Must be the cute, blue, sparkle egg. :)


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