"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

January 17, 2011

Cinderella Card

I made this card for Stampotique Designers Challenge: Put on your best Mask.  The "Masking" technique is very easy to do and it gives your stamped project depth.  It's a popular design choice for many stampers and a single stamp will yield hundreds of possibilities.

Here's my completed card:

The inside reads:  
A new pair of shoes can change your life, just ask Cynderella.

Keep reading if you'd like to learn this technique.....

Fist stamp your image on cardstock and quickly re-stamp on scrap paper:

cut out the image on the scrap paper, this will be your mask.

Next, place your cut out on top of the image you stamped on cardstock.  Now you're ready for your second image.  Stamp your second image on top, like this:

You might be thinking this image is ruined???right?.....remember, I covered my image with my mask.  Here's where my image really is:
It was underneath my mask.  After you remove the mask, you get a nice clean image:
It's that easy!


  1. That is so cool, Maria. I wondered how you got it to not show the background through. Sometimes it's the simplest things that work the best.

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge!

  3. oh wow, what a clever and easy idea! I never would have thought of that. I dont stamp... but that is really cool!

  4. Oh, Maria, I really like this!! I am just starting to learn scrapbooking, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I just finished my first little mini-scrapbook, and will be starting another album this week! I will definitely try out this technique... And I agree with you 100% about the shoes.. A pretty new pair can make the dullest of days look a whole lot sunnier! ~tina

  5. Great job! I always forget to use this technique.

  6. So that's how you do that!! I always wondered. Those are some pretty stamps!

  7. Neat, thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a nice day. Hugs, Kim

  8. Very fun idea thanks for sharing
    Your card turned out very pretty !

  9. That looks like I could do it. Google reader ate my blog list so I just found out how to recover my followers.

  10. Great job and thanks for the little tutorial. I don't use this technique enough. Thanks for joining us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  11. Wow! I love that. I have a friend who gave me a card similar to that, and I wondered how she did it. Thanks for showing us the insiders trick. ;)

  12. Neat! I had to read this through twice (cause I haven't had my coffee yet!) but then I had the "A-ha!" moment! Can't wait to try this out!!!

  13. Lovely masking, thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  14. That's awesome, I think I can even handle that! :-) I got lots more stamps after Christmas on clearnce and should start practicing now don't you think? :-)

    Thanks for the stamping lesson!!!
    Coreen xoxo



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