There’s nothing like an adorable stamp set to put you in a creative mood! We were instantly inspired by the latest Festive Friends gift set included in Papercraft Essentials 165. Isn’t the reindeer the cutest? And with the coordinating reindeer outline die in the gift set, it was so quick to do a bit of easy stamp masking.
If you’re not familiar with stamp masking, it’s a stamping technique that allows you to layer your stamps seamlessly. This requires a special paper (stamp masking paper) with a low tack backing (so it doesn’t tear your paper). Usually you stamp your image onto masking paper, and then fussy cut your image. When you remove the masking release paper, you can place that on your card stock and then stamp on top of it with a different stamp to create a background like in the card below. You can also stamp your card stock first, and then add your mask on top if you want to stamp other details onto your card.
Stamp masking is quick when there’s a coordinating die in your stamp set. You can imagine how difficult it would be to fussy cut around the reindeer antlers! So take advantage of the coordinating die in the Festive Friends stamp set. If you want to be really ambitious you could mask and stamp a herd of adorable reindeer!
To colour our reindeer friend we used Little Tipsy Alcohol markers, but of course you can use any colouring medium. We also used some of the smaller accessory stamps to decorate the antlers and give our reindeer a bit more personality!
Watch the full tutorial as well as the alcohol marker colouring process in our tutorial below:
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