Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Masking and Paper-Piecing Tutorial

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Alright, when it comes to stamping, how comfortable are you with masking and paper piecing? Both of these techniques are really fun to do, but if you need a little brushing up on these techniques this is the tutorial you’ve been waiting for!

To start, I decided to make a Christmas card using BoBunny’s cute-a-licious Merry Christmas Acrylic Stamp set. I knew I wanted to have a stamped image of three overlapping trees along with a sentiment on my card, so I knew masking was the technique I would use.

Here are the steps I took to create this look:

1. I stamped a tree on both the front panel of my card, and on a piece of white cardstock. I then cut out my image from the white cardstock. This is the image I will use as a "mask"

2. The next thing I did was to use a repositional tape to cover the tree on my card panel with the tree I cut out.

3. Next, I stamped two tree images directly on my card panel. I wanted it to look like the tree in the center was in front of the other trees. I then removed the cut out tree from the center tree. Now you see it looks like the center tree is in front of the other trees.

Now it was time to add some color and dimension to my trees, so I decided to paper piece them. Here’s how I did them:

1. I stamped my tree on four different patterned papers. I then cut out each layer of each tree.

2. Next, I added layers to my trees making sure to alternate the patterned paper layers on each tree.

3. I stamped my sentiment on the card front and attached my front panel to the base of my card. I added some ribbon and a button to complete my card!

*All supplies used in this project are by BoBunny:
Holiday iCandy Jewels, Tis The Season Buttons, Merry Christmas Acrylic Stamps, Cranberry Ribbon Spool 5/8, Clover Dot Cardstock, CB Swirls & Brackets-Wildberry,Tis The Season Deck the Halls paper, ‘Tis the Season Stripe paper.

I hope you try one or both of these techniques on your next stamping project! If you do, please post a link here so I can see your wonderful work!

Many Blessings to you and yours!



  1. Fantastic project and stampping Robyn!!!

  2. So cute and you make it seem so easy!

  3. I am new to stamping and really enjoyed the tutorial. Thanks for sharing (love the card).

  4. Very cute! I really need to use both of those techniques more often.

  5. Thanks for the tips! Very cute card!! Love the stamps and the paper!

  6. What a Great Tutorial and A Cute Card :) Thanks for the Inspiration~


  7. Cute Card , Thanks for the Inspiration :) Is this the Christmas In October blog ?

  8. I love your stamping tutorial! Really cute Christmas card!

  9. Great idea Robyn! Thanks for sharing this great techinque!

  10. Hello! Thank you for this idea! It isnpires me for my next chiristma card!!!


  11. I think I have found some inspiration for my Christmas cards for this year.

  12. I just started stamping again and had completly forgot about this idea! Thanks for the great tutorial!