Altering Stamp Images with Masking (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #4)

Hi there and happy Saturday!

How are you today? February has flown by so far and I am excited to bring you my last post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady and show you another masking technique! It’s kind of a bitter sweet moment as I had so much fun creating with their products but I feel very lucky to have gotten this opportunity!! ๐Ÿ™‚


So far, I have been telling you something about “masking backgrounds with stencils & with dies”, and about “building a scene with masking”. Today I am gonna focus on:


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I always like to come up with ways to use my supplies in a way they weren’t necessarily intended for and make the most out of them that way! This goes especially for Christmas stamps … I don’t know about you but mine don’t get used enough because I have a lot of them and they are all so cute! Therefore, I am gonna show you two ways of altering stamp images so you can use them the whole year round! I will try to explain everything as clearly as possibly – but if there are any questions left just leave me a comment under my post, okay?


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The cute Volkswagen Beetle stamp from “Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs” originally has a tree and Christmas presents on top of it. Here’s two ways to get rid of those so you end up with just the car:

  • Use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the tree and presents when inking up your stamp. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink if you have any left where you don’t want it.
  • I cheated a little bit and did it the lazy way: I stamped and watercolored the car image and then simple cut the tree and presents off with my scissors.

I still did some masking on the background: I used a strip of Post-It tape over my background panel and blended an aqua-colored ink sky over it. It’s the quickest way to create a background for a simple scene!

Since balloons are often translucent I just stamped those on top of the ink and colored them in with Copics. I took sentiments stamps from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” and heat embossed “love” in gold on Vellum. I also added a bit of gold to the headlights and gold rhinestones and sequins. I am happy with how the non-traditional wedding car(d) turned out! ๐Ÿ˜€


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I had this idea in my head of a yeti family on a baby card! So I took the “Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs” stamp set and combined two stamps into one.


1. Take the first stamp (yeti with baby yeti and sleigh) and use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the sleigh and the piece of rope in the yeti’s hand before inking it up. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink.
2. Stamp this yeti and baby yeti after you removed the washi tape. Stamp it again on a piece of masking paper, fussy cut it and put it over your stamped image.
3. Now take the second stamp (caroling yetis) and place the stamp over your masked image so that the left caroling yeti fits and the music book won’t show. Remove the mask when finished. Tadaaa!

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I adhered my yeti family using foam tape. I created a frame out of the biggest rectangles from “Tilda Cutaways”. For the background I repeatedly stamped circles from the “Scenery: Dotty” stamp set in my favorite shades of mint and blue. Then I used the “Baby Cutaway” and cut it right into my background and adhered the panel flat onto a teal cardbase. The “Welcome” sentiment stamp from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” made my baby card complete!


Card 1

Balloons: RV02, RV04

TIP 1: I used watercolors to color the red car. To get enough shading it’s best to add at least two layers of watercolor. Let the first layer dry completely, then add more pigment with a second layer.

TIP 2: After fussy cutting the beetle I went around the cutting borders with a black marker to get a finished look. I learned this from Kristina Werner when I started cardmaking and it makes a big difference! ๐Ÿ™‚
Card 2

Yetiโ€™s faces: YR30, E51, E21, R20
Yetiโ€™s fur: W1, W3, W4, W5 & B00
Scarfs: BG15, BG09 & B14, B06, B37

TIP 3: For some texture and additional shading, add tiny dots with the tip of your marker like I did on the fur of all three yetis.

I’d like to thank all of my fellow crafters for leaving comments and reading my long posts! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope to have inspired you a little bit. And a huge THANK YOU again to Shay for having me on their blog this month, it has been a crafty dream come true!! โ™ฅ

For today’s challenge over on Winnie & Walter’s blog, any type of masking and altering a stamp image will be fine! I am totally aware that my second example with the yetis might be a little complicated so that not everyone feels like it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And don’t forget to leave comments here on my blog for your chance to win a 30 $ gift certificate sponsored by Winnie & Walter. I will pick one random winner from all four Leading Lady blog posts by the end of February 24th.


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Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

Essentials: Tilda Cutaways
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
Scenery: Dotty Stamp Set
In a Word: Baby Cutaway

Ink Pads:

docrafts – Artiste Pigment Ink Pad (Aqua)
Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Minty Fresh, Merman, Peacock, Fish Tank)
Tsukineko – Versamark Ink
Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)
Post-It Tape
Teal Cardstock

Other Supplies:

Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Blender Brush
Artist Grade Watercolor
EK Success – Cutter Bee Precision Scissors
Memento – Tuxedo Black Pen
Scotch 3M – Foam Tape
WOW – Rich Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Rhinestones and Sequins
Copic Markers
Uni-ball – White Gel Pen


4 Cards With Blue Backgrounds

Hello and happy Sunday!

It’s all grey and rainy here today … Which makes it a perfect day for crafting and blogging! ๐Ÿ˜€

I made a couple of cards over the last days and it turned out they all have dark blue on the backgrounds! It wasn’t planned – I guess I just felt like using blue. Two cards mimic a blue background as water, the other two use blue to create a wintery wood scene.


Paper Smooches Sweet Escape Card



Paper Smooches – Sweet Escape Stamps

Paper Smooches – Hearts Dies

Ranger Ink – Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire)

Colored Pencils



Handmade Whale Card


Just add ink card challenge 443

(Embossing paste on my card base, coloring on the whale image)


Poppy Stamps – Heart Screen Dies

Avery Elle – Whale Hello Stamps

Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Denglisch

Watercolor, Copics

Shimmerz Paints – Dazzlers Spun Sugar Paste

Wave Stencil



Winnie and Walter So Tweet Card


Less is more challenge 388 Colour Navy Yellow

Addicted to clean and simple ATCAS - code word BIRDS (New birch trees stamp)


Winnie & Walter – So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set

Winnie & Walter – Mini Scenery: Into the Woods Stamp Set

Ranger Ink – Distress Oxide Ink (Blueprint Sketch)

Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Alles Liebe

Copic Opaque White for splatters

Colored Pencils



Yes, a Christmas card in February! ๐Ÿ˜€ During winter I sometimes still feel like making Christmas cards – and you can NEVER have too many of them!!

For the watercolor background I used a large round brush (no. 10) and these watercolor paints (applied in two layers):

  • Mijello Mission Gold – Cobalt Blue No. 1
  • Schmincke – Cobalt Turquoise
  • Mijello Mission Gold – Burnt Umber

Hero Arts Christmas CardHero Arts Christmas Card Detail


Hero arts challenge crafters-choice-300x300@2x


Hero Arts – Deer Stamps

Hero Arts – Road Trip Stamps

Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Warme GrรผรŸe

Hero Arts – Shadow Ink (Soft Granite)


Finetec Gold Watercolor for splatters

Copic Opaque White for splatters

Uni-ball – White Gel Pen

WOW Embossing – Rich Gold Embossing Powder


Have an amazing day! โ™ฅ


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Beary Happy “Hello” with Lawn Fawn

Hello and happy Saturday, everyone!

Today I have a clean & cute handmade card to show you that features Lawn Fawn’s “Beary Happy Holidays” stamp set and a Distress Oxide Ink background.


beary happy card with lawn fawn


  • I stamped the bear images as if they were holding hands while ice dancing … I just needed a tiny mask for the right bear’s hand. I colored them with Copic Markers and added a few accents with my white gel pen.
  • For the background I die cut a big 3 3/4 inch circle from masking paper and masked off the bottom part with masking paper as well. Then I applied three shades of Distress Oxide Inks onto the panel: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass. I so love these pastell colors! With the masks still on I added splatters of Copic Opaque ink as snow.
  • I stamped three snowflakes from “Beary Happy Holidays in grey ink onto my panel and glued it onto a light grey cardbase. I added some streaks of Copic G000 to the bottom of the background where the ice would be for the bears to skate on.
  • For the sentiment I took a smaller “hello” die from Lawn Fawn’s Magic Color Slider set.

For this card, I was inspired by the latest Lawnfawnatics card challenge with its “Happy Little Critters” theme. The cute bears have been sitting on my craft table waiting to be used since December and I am happy they made it onto a first card today. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you like the wintery design! Stay warm! โ™ฅ

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Stamps & dies:

Lawn Fawn – Beary Happy Holidays Stamps
Lawn Fawn – Magic Color Slider Dies
Lawn Fawn – Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 80 lb Cardstock
Light Grey Colored Cardstock


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black Ink

Other supplies:

Masking Paper / Repositionable Labels
Scotch 3M – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Sakura – Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink Pen Black
Uni-ball – Signo Gel Pen White