WF14 Mask Your Stamp Feb 8 - 17 *****Winner Announced****

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Posted 2/7/2014 by iring in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:12:58 PM
WF14 Mask Your Stamp

This challenge is to encourage you to mask off a portion of a stamp as opposed to masking on paper.

Please see my Challenge Blog for a tutorial and a few rules

Remember to check the challenge box for "WF14 Mask Your Stamp" when you upload your project to the stamping gallery. You need to upload 2 images in your 1 gallery post, the completed project, and a picture of the stamp before it was masked so we can see how you altered it by masking. Then come back and post a link here.

Start looking at your stamps in a new way! I wouldn't start the challenge just yet though, as there may be a twist added tomorrow (Feb 8th)

Biggest Tip : Don't forget to pull the masking tape off your stamp before you press it to paper! Been there, done that!

If you mess up, we'd love to laugh, or cry, along with you so feel free to share that too!

Can't wait to see what you create!
Cindi

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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:16:50 PM
Hi, Cindi! Thanks for hosting!
I keep a roll of blue painters tape near my craft area and do this type of masking all the time. Super idea for a challenge!



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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:22:09 PM
This is a great challenge!! I also might add that there is a masking requirement in the February Kit-In-An-Envelope swap, and this would be a great opportunity to combine the two


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djc
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Posted: 2/7/2014 12:34:47 PM
Cindi, you did a great job explaining the technique--love the visuals.

Terrific challenge!

Daria

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Posted: 2/7/2014 2:44:02 PM
This is a stretch your stamp challenge! I love it!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/8/2014 10:30:41 AM
Thanks, Cindi!

This is the kind of masking I don't mind doing .


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Posted: 2/8/2014 11:26:54 AM

I wouldn't start the challenge just yet though, as there may be a twist added tomorrow (Feb 8th)


Was the twist added today? I'd love to start working on this!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/9/2014 2:24:08 PM
I'm sorry I may have held some of you up! No twist!

I don't usually add my blog and discussion as early as I needed to this year so I planned to add a little twist after midnight on Friday. I was out of town this weekend and couldn't edit my 2peas blog from my cell phone, so no twist was added.

Mask on!


Cindi



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Posted: 2/9/2014 8:48:16 PM
Thanks Cindi. I need to think about what stamp I want to use for this!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/9/2014 9:32:23 PM
Man I looked at this challenge and really wanted to do it but I just can't think of any stamps that I would want just a part of. I will need to think about this some more before I jump in. But thank you for hosting this challenge.

vroni_garmisch
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Posted: 2/10/2014 7:40:01 AM
here is my entry for the challange I had so much fun with this challange definately something I have not done before

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Posted: 2/10/2014 3:46:42 PM
Here is my entry which I combined with Stencil It In and Embellish This.

I really only needed to get rid of a very small portion of this stamp. I needed to use tweezers. I also found that it is hard to find tape that sticks to the cheaper acrylic stamps!

Thanks for this challenge. I can see myself doing this many times!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/11/2014 9:57:35 AM
My card is here. Thanks for the challenge.


--LeAnn

Have a blessed day!


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Posted: 2/13/2014 9:22:05 AM
This was a fun but tricky challenge. I do like that I have learned how to do this because it opens so many more opportunities to use stamps in ways I would not have considered before.

I chose a busy stamp that I don't often use for this project. I wanted to create a small and fun card for this challenge. I chose to highlight the small mouse image carrying strawberries to really get a feel for how this masking technique can work. I used duct tape to mask off the rest of the stamp I did not want to use. I inked the image with black ink and then removed the tape and stamped the image onto cream cardstock. I then colored in the mouse and strawberries using colored pencils. I added the Hello Sentiment and then inked the whole card using a buttery yellow/orange color. I added a green ribbon to the cream card stock and adhered the cream cardstock to a Kraft Card.

Lessons learned- mice tails get in the way, no matter how many times I practiced stamping. Way around it, just try to blend any of the black ink that smeared into the background. First time I tried it, I also forgot to remove the duct tape. That caused a big smear mess. I know, we were warned and I still did it. Colored pencils - like the muted look but would try this would copics to see if the mouse would pop out more. Overall I have a fun card to send to a friend this week.
I also will use this technique much more in the future. I have a few busy stamps I never really use b/c they are to large or to busy. This lets me view them from a whole new perspective- what bits and pieces do I want to stamp from them. Thanks for the great challenge.


Hello Mouse Card


Happy Scrapping

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Posted: 2/13/2014 8:32:16 PM
This was a challenging challenge but well worth it. It took me 3 oops before I got one that would work. Even with all the warnings I still forgot to take off the mask! Thanks iring for making me work outside my comfort zone. linky

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Posted: 2/13/2014 8:55:53 PM
Here is my entry. I used a music background, taped off the top and bottom and stamped with Versa Mark ink because I wanted to use brown embossing powder so it would show up more on pp. Thanks for a fun challenge!

Stampwilly

Card

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Posted: 2/13/2014 11:27:33 PM
I'm sorry for all of the oops! I think anyone who has masked their stamp has forgotten to remove the tape at one point or another! I hate when that happens! I've done it too! But look at the great results you achieved. They were worth the effort! I love the cards that have been submitted. Thanks so much for taking on this challenge!


Cindi



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Posted: 2/15/2014 2:45:14 PM
Bicycle card

I just realized I forgot a picture of the original masked stamp. I'll go add that now.

Thanks for the challenge, this is something I definitely need to do more of, I love how I was able to easily layer my sentiment on the bicycle by doing the masking first.

I combined with "Paint Brushes challenge" and "A little of this and a little of that"

Far North
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Posted: 2/16/2014 5:23:34 PM
Cindi this is on of those great technique for a stamper's toolbox of tricks.

I usually only use this stamp on horizontal cards since the stamp is long. And not only did I mask the stamp but I also changed the weather from winter to spring!

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Here is my gallery post.


...Jan
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Posted: 2/16/2014 8:48:44 PM

Outstanding cards Jan and Michele! Thanks so much for masking your stamps! I love what you did.


Cindi



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Posted: 2/16/2014 9:20:58 PM
Thanks for introducing me to masking directly on the stamp. I tend to be a bit impatient with masking and this is much faster than making a mask.

Mega Combo



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Posted: 2/16/2014 9:55:45 PM
One more.


Poodle Card



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Posted: 2/16/2014 9:58:18 PM
This was harder than I thought. I kept trying to do this large background stamp and mask out the center but I kept messing it up.

So, plan B. I had this cute Rudolph stamp that I got at a garage sale this summer for a quarter! I thought he would make a cute gift tag but he had a sentiment around him and it was too large to fit onto the stamp. Enter this challenge, I just masked it off. And of course, I had to add some glitter so it fit's Stampwilly's challenge too.

Iring, Thanks for this challenge! I really enjoyed it. Now I have a good start on some gift tags too, I went ahead and stamped out a few while I had the washi mask for it.

Here's my tag
Rudolph tag


LeighAnn

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Posted: 2/16/2014 10:31:16 PM
Thanks LeighAnn and Sarah! Clever ways to mask your stamps. Your cards are really cute!


Cindi



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Posted: 2/17/2014 10:24:35 PM
My masking is not too exciting- I masked out the sentiment from a speech bubble then stamped over a different work. But...it is the first time I ever masked on a stamp and I love the way I can stretch my stamps even more. I am sure I will use the technique again.

Birthday card for a dog


M

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Posted: 2/17/2014 11:11:53 PM
Hey Sophikins! That is the perfect reason to mask a stamp, to say what you really want to say!

Cute card for a lucky dog!


Cindi



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Posted: 2/18/2014 9:31:35 AM
Thanks so much for taking on this masking challenge!

All of your names went in the hat once for each project entered.

And the winner is :





























Stampwilly!

Congratulations!


Cindi



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Posted: 2/18/2014 9:44:28 AM
Congrats Stampwilly! Thanks, iring, for a great challenge!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/18/2014 12:20:48 PM
Congrats, Stampwilly.

Iring - thanks for hosting. It gave me a chance to pull out my modeling paste again, which I hadn't used since SOF13.



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Posted: 2/18/2014 1:24:37 PM
What a fun surprise to found I won this challenge! Thanks so much! I had fun with it.

Stampwilly

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Posted: 2/18/2014 5:32:35 PM
Congratulations stampwilly. I didn't get to do this challenge but it looks like heaps of fun.
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Posted: 2/18/2014 9:37:28 PM
Congrats Stampwilly!


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Posted: 2/19/2014 11:21:33 AM
Congratulations Stampwilly! And thank you iring for hosting this challenge I really enjoyed looking at all the projects.

djc
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Posted: 2/20/2014 12:27:58 PM
Congratulations, April!

Daria

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Posted: 2/20/2014 10:12:10 PM
Congrats, Stampwilly!

And big thanks to you,Iring!
It's neat to see how a little masking can change up an image!


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Posted: 3/11/2014 11:05:56 AM
Although I was unable to complete a project for Cindi's WF challenge, I so wanted to use the technique of masking-the-stamp.

I used 'mask-loading' for this piece. The technigue helps when you have to load the same stamp several times--as I did for the bear & eggs stamp.

And I've never been really fond of the bear stamp, but using this mask-the-stamp technique has me seeing new ways to use him. I can mask the eggs & have him 'hold' lots of items now (without resorting to fussy cutting. Thanks for the challenge, Cindi!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 3/13/2014 10:35:28 AM
Thanks for linking up your project Daniel! Lots of masking going on there, and you created a nice framed scene. I love how the inside of the frame is egg-shaped too. Can you explain the "mask loading"?


Cindi



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Posted: 3/13/2014 12:29:19 PM
Thanx, Cindi.

I explain most of mask-loading in my how-to comments on the gallery piece, but neglected to make it clear that while I make my masks the 'regular' way--plain paper & fussy-cutting--when I use them to protect areas on the stamp from getting inked, I reverse the actual paper mask & put it on the stamp before I ink the stamp. I usually use a little roll of tape to hold the paper mask to the stamp. HTH


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