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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Totally Tilda DT card and masking Tutorial

This is quite a long post so grab a brew and put you feet up lol.
over at Totally Tilda  our challenge as you may have guessed is masking,

now I used to dread the thought of masking, but now I love it and do it quite often,
I will show you my card first then the tutorial,
As you can see I have masked my images two times, a first for me as I usually only do it once lol,
still it was great fun! and do hope you will try it too,

The images are coloured with copics, then I have used a petite ovals large Nestie for the shape, I have machine stitched around this and also around my main paper edge,
the inner paper has again been roughly torn and then distress ink has been added to the edge,
my snow is liquid applique,

Masking Tutorial
here goes lol,

Basically you need your chosen stamps, some thing to do your masks with, I use post it notes as they are perfect but any thing that will stick and then can be easily removed is ok too,
I also use a woodware stamp positioner but there are others out there too, and of course your chosen ink pad, I use memento because I'm colouring with copics,
Here you can see I have stamped onto my post it note then carefully cut these out, you will notice I did not need to do the trees, ignore all the lines on Tilda this is perfectly normal when you  re- use it as a mask and I have put it on to show you, your newly made one will of course only have the image you have stamped,

You always start with your main image first then work backwards, seems a little strange at first but hey it works really well lol, so here Tilda has been stamped leaving enough room around her on my card stock for the other images,
Put your ready made mask on top off your stamped image, line it up carefully, remember yours will be just the stamped image, not all messy like mine  he he,

Take your stamp positioner and make sure  the angled piece buts firmly at the top edge and side of your large acylic piece, take your stamped image  and line up your block with your stamp into the corner so that it's in the right place for later 

next place this stamped image that is on your stamp positioner where you want it to be, you can move this around till you find the best place, here it shows Tildas hands will be resting on the bench and her bottom will be sat on it too, very carefully take away the large acylic positioner you have stamped your image on holding on to the angled one making sure this doesn't move, I find relaxing at this stage helps as I tend to get worked up and it sometimes moves lol, 
if this does happen however just do it again, placing the positioner with your image back into place, lining it all up, then carefully remove it,
remember to re ink your stamp too!
here I have already done the above and have then placed the mask of the bench on top of the mask of Tilda, my stamped images are underneath these masks and so are protected from any further stamping, my masks again look messy ignore that, there would just be Tilda and the bench on yours lol,

Do the same thing again with your tree stamp and your stamp positioner, lining it up at the corner and taking your stamped image on your block  into the corner,
Here my positioner is again placed over my masked images to get the correct placement then carefully removed again, leaving my angled piece in the correct place,
Here is the finished project with all the masking taken off and your ready to colour,

 Here I am going to show you know what it will look like if you don't line it up properly
Can you see the mistakes!
Tilda's hands look like they are in the middle of the bench as does her bum! lol
the trees are also  lower than the bench so Tilda looks like she is sat on a floating bench, this can be remedied  as I will just cut Tilda out and use her, but it means a lot of work wasted,
still it hopefully does show you
 "not to do as I did but what I say lol,"
 And here again is the finished project all coloured up,

Bunny Zoe's ~ Anything Christmas with pearls
Glitter fairies ~ Non Traditional  Christmas
Mad for markers ~ Anything goes
The craft garden ~ Christmas with a twist
Just Magnolia ~ Ribbon

Edited to add
I won on Just Magnolia with this card

I hope you have enjoyed my Tutorial and will have a go,
thanks for looking,
have fun!
catch you later


Kleine85 said...

Hun, that is such an lovely card. Like the szene you stamped. I think I need this magnolia christmas tree stamp for myself *lol* It's wonderful!!

Hugs, Tanja

Chrissy said...

Fabulus card Liz, and great tutorial, never tire of tutorials..and really awesome how you showed your mistake, it actually helps to see where others go wrong.
Beautiful colouring, lovely card...


Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Liz, love the soft pink on your card and the distressing. I never done masking before, thank you for taking the time to share this tutorial, you make it look so easy :) Have a nice Sunday xxx

cebelica said...

Another fantastic card! I love all the details and howyou did the masking. Thanks for he tutorial as well! :) Hugs!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow stunning creation as always ! I am on the train to work so this was great to read your tutorial ! I have not tried masking yet so will Definately put the fear aside and go for it ! Thanks for taking the time out to show us !. I really love the pinks and blues together on this one ! So very very pretty! Kitty :D

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!

Judi said...

Absolutely STUNNING card Liz - LOVE it!

Judi x

craftykitten said...

Fab tutorial Liz, great tips, gonna have to get me one of them there positioning thingys.
Gorgeous card, superb colouring, but then yours is always superb colouring!!
Dawn xx

Christa said...

What a great card , Liz !! Love the soft colours. Thanks for the tutorial ; I will try. I am not into masking yet.... Christa.

krafty-kutz said...

OMG ur card hun...and fab tut xxx

Mummylade said...

absolutely gorgeous Liz!!

Karin said...

What a wonderfull card! Love the colors and thank you for sharing the tutorial :)

Greatings, Karin

Christine said...

Hi sweetie great tute I only put a link on mine..lazy eh.. stunning Tilda creation love it.

smiles mummy x

Larisa said...

It is fantastic!! Love your card so much! Great job!!!!!

yvon said...

Oh (sigh) what a gorgeous creation Liz, those colors are yummy. Thank you for the tuturial, i will defenetly give this a go.
Hugs, Yvon

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Liz,
Gorgeous card! it's all so pretty.
I love your masked images.
Superb tutorial!!!
Love, Melly. xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Wow Liz not only a fantastic card but a really useful informative tutorial for masking , I'm off to put a link on TT challenge blog to your post.......hope that's ok with you ?
Thanks for making masking look so easy and so stunning
Hugs Susie xx

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Liz.....and I so love all your gorgeous details too hun...and fab tut....!

have a lovely Sunday...hugs Vicky xx

Susy said...

This card is stunning, Liz and your masking tutorial is great!


Susan Flynn said...

Hi Liz another beautiful card from you x

Lily Anuska said...

Took you long time but the card is beautiful. Hugs.

nessy said...

beautiful liz ~ amazing colouring and details ~love it all!!
vanessa xx

coops said...

wow this is so beautiful liz.your colours are really pretty and i love your gorgeous images and details :D
great tutorial too, thanks for sharing ;D

xx coops xx

Crafty Chris said...

stunning Liz Thanks for the tut I have done it before I think i would be called a lazy crafter.
Chris x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Absolutely stunning.


arjette said...

What an awesome card Liz!!!! Beautiful how you masked your stamps, thanks for the tutorial!!!

gr. arjette.

Janny said...

What a lovely card, thanks for the tutorial, hugs Janny

Mandy said...

Beautiful card hun, so you :)Fab tutorial too, do you know I don't even own a stamp positioner, must go shopping lol
hugs Mandy xx

Janette said...

Oh Liz this is a gorgeous card, really beautiful and you did a fab tute too.xx

Suzan L said...

Hi Liz, Your card is gorgeous!! I love the scene that you have created with Tilda!! And, your coloring is beautiful!!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Liz. Really pretty card. Love the images and colours. Thank you for the tutorial, this is something I have wanted to try and you have made it look easier than I thought it would be. Donna

Rebekah said...

This is fabulous Liz and what a great Tut too, love your snow! Hugs Rebekah xx

Linda said...

Wow and Wow absolutely stunning card!!!!! Love love the design and your coloring too!!!!! Excellent work again!!!!!! Wow!!!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, Liz, this is gorgeous! Love the colors, your coloring and all of the fabby details & embellies! Stunning!

Bron said...

Oooo I always love visiting your blog and once again you have not disappointed. Such a beautiful card, love the pinks and a great tutorial too. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers this week hugs from Bron xo

Dodici said...

Superb card,Liz!Adorable image and colours!
Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week!

Miss Emerald said...

Liz, every time I am glad as a child of your post! Because every time you manage to surprise me with beauty and splendor! As this wonderful card! Great! It was interesting to see how you create the image! Thank you!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe crafts♥

Rose Petal said...

WOW Liz. How beautiful is this. Pretty colours, beautiful design, lots of gorgeous texture. Cute image and so wonderfully embellished.Thank you for joining us at The Glitter Fairies and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Sirpaliina said...

Great card, beautiful colouring, i love it.


downrightcrafty said...

oh gosh cannot believe I missed this post, another stunner and fabulous tutorial your mask looks as over stamped as mine do lol x

Hugs Kate xx

Sasha said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous colouring and lots of lovely detail:)

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card - I need the trees *lol*
Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week. Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Doreen xx

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty . I love the snowy trees
Thanks for joining us MAWTT this week
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning card Liz Tilda looks so at home among those trees, the papers, embellishments and design are superb
Lorraine x

Kim said...

Stunning card. Thanks for the great tutorial. I think it's time for me to get a stamp positioner. It sure makes it a lot easier than guessing. Lol!

Hugs Kim

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning Magnolia card as aalways from you Liz and a brilliant tutorial - thank you

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Moni said...

Stunning card, fab details, Tilda is so cute. Great tutorial. Hugs,moni

Francy said...

WOW this card is stunning. thank you for the beautiful tutorial.

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwww, what a beautiful card you made. Nice colors and lovely stamps. Nice done the Masking Tutorial. Thanks.

Hugs AStrid.

Loz ♥ said...

I love your masked scene, and that puffy white stuff - I gotta get me some of that :)

Alicia said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge. Make sure you vote for your project this Saturday (Oz time) at our challenge blog. Alicia xx

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is stunning!
An adorable image and beautiful colors. I love the way you masked the images.
Thanks for joining us this week at JM/HS.

Denise Gutierrez said...

what a great tutorial!!! I have never seen that stamp positioner before... I need look into that! and the final product just looks AMAZING!!! I am you new follower #497

Joanne said...

Just Beautiful Liz, and super job on the tutorial too! Big Hugs, J:)

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning,the scene you have created is just amazing and just love your tutorial too hun,hugs cheyrlxxxx

Maria Therese said...

Totally forgot to thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe, hope to see you again at our next challenge ♥

Purple mad Alison said...

Do you know, I've learnt so much from reading 3 posts in your blog than i have in a long time. Thank you. It's a brilliant tutorial and a technique I'll be using in the future. Hugs Alison x x

My Little Corner said...

Liz, your tutorial really useful and help me so much! thanks a lot for sharing your brilliant idea :)


manuela said...

assoutamente fantastico!!
..avevo proprio bisogno di questo tutorial: grazie!!!

a presto


Mau xx said...

A gorgeous Card Liz, your work is always use such beautiful colours too.
Great Tutorial, looks like I need a stamp positioner :) thats why mine are always

monny2 said...

Just came across your tut & I have to say it is the clearest explanation I've come across for this technique. Thank you so much for sharing. I absolutely looove your card too! Beautiful colouring.