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Masking Video: How to Mask
By: Karisa Tell, FaveCrafts Editor
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Are you guys into card making or scrapbooking? My hunch is no--we seem to be more of a crochet and knitting group. Paper crafters, feel free to say hi in the comments, though! I wasn't much of a card maker either until I started looking at some of the project ideas on FaveCrafts and seeing how easy they might be to replicate. I mean, anyone can cut out shapes (either with scissors, a paper punch, or a Cricut), and anyone can adhere embellishments to a piece of cardstock, especially with the help of glue dots. I soon learned that you can even make your own embellishments if you want to save money in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store.
Card making is one of those crafts that everyone has dabbled in at some point--we've all got to give cards to friends and family on their birthday, and a good number of us give cards on Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Mother's Day, and other special occasions. We've got lots of cardmaking technique videos on our YouTube channel that could turn even the most novice paper crafter (i.e. me) into a real card making maven. One of the techniques I learned from our very own YouTube channel is masking. Ever heard of it? Me neither! Masking means blocking off part of an image when using rubber stamps so that the blocked-off (or "masked") portion does not get stamped. Clear as mud, right? This video by Latrice Murphy explains it a lot better! You can watch the whole thing to see how she makes that adorable bunting and cupcake card, or just watch through the first 3 minutes to learn the technique.
And if you don't feel like watching a video, don't have the capabilities of viewing one on your computer, or you're reading FaveCrafts at work and don't want the boss to find out (shhh, I won't tell!), I'll break it down for you: How to Mask
Doesn't that sound easy? For all of you non-paper crafters--doesn't this video make you want to give it a try? What's the most involved card making technique you've ever used?
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