Scrapbook How-to: Create a Stamped Title with Masking

You want your title to stand out on your layout and one way to do that is add a background to your text. April Massad masked a portion of her stamp when creating the title for her Loving Life layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink.

Loving Life layout by April Massad from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamping & Inks

Loving Life layout by April Massad from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink

Create the look:

Step 1: Stamp phrase on scrap and trim to desired shape. This is your mask.

Step 1: Stamp phrase on scrap and trim to desired shape. This is your mask.

Step 2: Place mask on tag and stamp background design over mask.

Step 2: Place mask on tag and stamp background design over mask.

Step 3: Remove mask to reveal blank area ready for phrase to be stamped.

Step 3: Remove mask to reveal blank area ready for phrase to be stamped.

Tips for Success

  • Punch small shapes, like the ovals April used on several of her tag accents, to serve as ready-made masks.
  • Try this technique using two sizes of nesting dies or punches.
  • When your project requires very precise placement to stamp inside the masked area, consider using clear stamps or a stamp-positioning tool.
  • Apply repositionable adhesive to masks to keep them in place, or create masks from sticky notes.

 

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7 Responses to Scrapbook How-to: Create a Stamped Title with Masking

  1. Diana D says:

    Super idea! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Rosann says:

    A must try!

  3. Marlae says:

    I remember when this idea was published. I have never tried this idea. May this time I will. Still a great idea.

  4. I have a stamp similar to the one you used, and this post has inspired me to include it on a layout :-) Thanks for the idea!

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