Technique Tuesday Blog Hop - Masking Techniques

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This month the theme is Masking.  I love to do masking with the Stampin' Up! Masking Paper - makes it so easy.  Check out this fun card featuring the Playing in the Rain Stampset from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue.  Isn't it fun!I love it when you can create a card where one image appears in front of the other - that's done by masking off or covering over the first image and stamping on top.  Then colouring the 2 images.  Always used to make me wonder how they did that!

Check out my fun card with the fox and bunny playing in the rain!


  1. Cut Pool Party cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Basic White cardstock
  5. Adhere to card base
  6. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  7. Stamp fox image in middle of Basic White cardstock about 1" from top using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  8. Stamp same image on Masking Paper and cut out - I like to use Paper Snips so that I can cut right on the stamped line
  9. Place cut out image over top of the stamped image - TIP - do not press down hard on the Masking Paper or it may tear the paper when you remove it.  You can apply the Masking Paper to your pants or shirt sleeve to remove some of the stickiness before putting over image.
  10. Stamp second image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink - partly behind to the right of the first image
  11. Remove Masking Paper - gently pull off so you don't tear the Basic White cardstock
  12. Colour images - I used Smoky Slate, Sweet Sorbet and Blushing Bride for the bunny and SU400 and SU 600, Daffodil Delight and Sweet Sorbet for the fox and Dark Pool Party for the puddle
  13. Stamp rain drops using Pool Party ink
  14. Stamp sentiment in bottom left corner using Sweet Sorbet ink
  15. Adhere to Designer Series Paper
  16. Adhere Loose Daisy Embellishments to bottom right corner.
  17. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  18. Cut DSP 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Adhere to bottom of Basic White cardstock
  20. Adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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Creativity Abounds January 2023 - Fancy Folds

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Here's my Portrait Double Z Fold card that is included in the tutorial.  

Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 3 people per class and masks will be mandatory (as well as any other requirements announced by the Provincial Health Officer).

Registration is now open for the February Club featuring Rain or Shine - this is a new suite from the January to April Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes February 12th. 

Check out these adorable sneak peeks!

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Your Creativity Awaits

The January Kit features Queen Bee - this is an amazing bundle from the January to April Mini Catalogue!

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Queen Bee
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)


  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on Queen Bee Dies for $33 more (total is $93 mailed or $89 local pick up)

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

The February kit features the Stampin' Up!® Queen Bee. Check out the sneak peeks for February.

Sentimental Park All Occasions Card Buffet

Registration is now open for our Card Buffet on April 1st via Zoom.  Cost is $80 and includes

  • Sentimental Park Stamp Set
  • 10 Make and Takes (2 of 5 designs)
  • PDF instructions
  • 1/2 package Regency Park Designer Series Paper 
  • 1 row of each colour of the Milky Dot Embellishments
Register and pay by Feb 15th and you'll be entered into a draw for a Bundle!

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