Cardmaking, Tips and Tricks

Changing Stamped Images By Masking

Hello again creative friends. I hope you’re having a pleasant week and life is treating you kindly. I’m back again to share one more way to change you stamped images to get more out of them. In the previous posts, I shared how to change your images by adding things to them, whether it be with other small stamps or by drawing in the details yourself. Today’s post is about taking things out of your stamped images.  

How many times have you gone through your stash in search of something and find that you don’t have the stamp you’re looking for? Or it’s for the wrong occasion and has a seasonal theme?

Very often stamps are made to fit a particular season or occasion. My largest collection of stamps is my holiday collection. I love Christmas, but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately from a financial perspective) it only comes around once a year. So what do you do for the rest of the 364 days of the year?

Oh well. Not a big deal, I’ll just pop onto that huge stamp site, pop a stamp in the cart(and a few other items that happen to catch the eye), and check out using a credit card on file. DONE AND DONE. Well, you could do that… BUT, what if you could make the image you need exactly using what you have?

Recently I needed a birthday card and I couldn’t find the right stamp in my birthday/celebration section of my collection. I took a quick look into my inventory and it didn’t take me long to find the adorable stamp set Holiday Penguins by MFT. This is such a cute set and the penguins would be perfect if not for the Santa hats and winter theme. If only there was a way to fix them…

Making to the rescue! By masking portions of the penguin’s head, I was able to remove the winter theme and leave these guys a little naked for any occasion. The result was less money spent, space saved, stress levels lowered, and a fun card that I know will be appreciated.

To see how I made this card, you can watch the video here:

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