How to Build and Layer a Masking Scene - VIEWER REQUEST!

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Hi Crafters!
Today I have a viewer request! I am always open to suggestions for videos and I had someone ask about masked scenes since I have featured them a lot this month. She stated that she understands how to mask but not necessarily how to build the scene and in which order to stamp. So I have created a video that starts with an easy, typical floral image and ends with a full scene. Today is also the LAST day for my 1 Million Views Event so be sure to check out all of this month's posts to be entered into the giveaways! The last giveaway is sponsored by HolyLise! She is the Queen of Snark and is sponsoring $15 in So Suzy Stamps' Snarky Stamps! Fair warning though, the snarky line is not for everyone which is why I'm not featuring them on today's post!



First of all, masking is an affordable technique! You only need a few supplies and it saves a ton on postage since you are generally creating everything on one layer! You need masking paper (or post-it notes), black ink, a stamping tool or block and some micro-tip scissors. You can make do with regular scissors but with intricate designs, it might get tricky!



For the first technique in the video, we start of simple. The most common type of masking is with flowers and sticking the leaves behind the flower.  With masking a scene, you have to think of the order in which you see things. For example, if I am looking at a flower, I see the flower, the leaves are behind the flower and the sky is behind the leaves. So I would stamp the flower, mask it off, stamp the first leaf, mask it off, stamp the second leaf, mask it off and then add colour to the background. I created a more complicated version of this card here


For a more detailed scene, you have to think about who is standing in the very front (the astronaut with the flag), who is standing directly behind him? (the aliens), the rocket ship is further in the background and lastly the sky colour is behind the ship. 

A BIG THANKS to my friend Josefine @Holylise for sponsoring today's giveaway!


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52 comments

  1. Thank u for the great video today .

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  2. That was an amazing video. I really enjoyed it. I am a beginner in the card making/stamping thing. I love it! Thank you! You make it look easy!

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  3. Thanks for this-- very helpful!

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  4. Thanks for the great tips on masking and creating this awesome little scene. All your videos are so fun and easy to follow - I like to go over your video techniques before I start a project - thank you so much:)

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  5. I love this video , I'm pretty new to stamp Making . This was very helpful.

    Thank you
    You have a calming voice.

    Terese

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  6. What an awesome tutorial! You are great at teaching in details! Thank you

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  7. Always love your
    scene building
    cards, so cute.
    Thanks for a
    wonderful month
    full of goodies
    and inspiration.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Great tips on building a scene!

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  9. The space themed card is adorable!

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  10. THanks so much for this, great learning tool!

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  11. Wonderful video! Thanks for all the tips!

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  12. Justine really enjoyed your masking tutorial....you truly make it look easy....but have to say your scene turned out spectacular....and that stamp set is so cute.
    Thanks for all you do and the way you do it. Thanks too for a chance for a most generous giveaway!! YOU so ROCK!!

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  13. Thanks for all blog posts and videos and giveaways, what a great way to celebrate your success:-)
    I don't have any specific video suggestion, I'm still discovering new techniques...but maybe...I recently go my hands on heat tool and embossing powders, so maybe video about embossing?:-)

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  14. I have really enjoyed all your videos this month. I really appreciate you leaving in the little goofs (like putting the little alien too far behind the astronaut so his eyes didn't show) because then we know it isn't a big deal when we goof up

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  15. I would love to see something on color matching. i.e. pattern paper with image you colored. I always color first and match later but other pick their paper first.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  16. Love you videos. ..I just got into distress inks...so I would love to learn some technics on how to use them...like watercolouring, or just blending. ..
    Thanks Justine! !

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  17. Thank you for another great video.

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  18. Great how-to's!! Thank you!!

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  19. My only request for videos is something you do frequently... backgrounds, of all kinds. I love variety and techniques and I get bored easily if it feels like I'm making the same card over and over. Keep the ideas coming! Even if its an idea you've done before, but haven't in awhile... we all need a reminder or a kick in the butt to bust us out of a rut!

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  20. Great video! I have really been wanting to try that masking paper. I'm not thrilled with my results using post it notes. :-)

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  21. Thanks for the in depth tutorial on masking. Really helpful.

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  22. Great tutorial. I learned alot. tfs

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  23. I have enjoyed all the videos and techniques you have put on the month along with all the guests. It has been fun and some really good inspiration has come to me from them. Thanks

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  24. Great technique. Thank you.
    Kathleen Mc x

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  25. Thanks for all the great videos and card design ideas, just can't think of anything else to suggest for a video.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. I really enjoy your videos. I think it must be the teacher in you.

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  27. Love your cards and your videos, thank you!

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  28. Masking is such a great way to make a scene! Thanks for the additional instruction!

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  29. Great video! Love all the useful scene building tips!

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  30. Thank you for the great tutorial. I really need to do masking more.

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  31. Glad I found your videos through Stamp Junkies.

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  32. What a wonderful vellum card, Justine. Thank you!

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  33. Sweetie, this video was the icing on the cake. I always learn so much from your videos. You're one of my favorite teachers.🤗

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  34. Awesome video. Thank you.

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  35. Great tutorial definitely need to pick up the masking paper as I made a mess trying tfor use the blue painters tape in a card. Love you videos to easy to follow and concise! Great job.

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  36. So many great tips. Thanks so much.

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  37. Great card and thanks for the tutorial. Build a scene for card is such a fun thing !

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  38. i still don't get the hang of it but thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love the masking technique! It can really take. Single layer card from wow to WOW! Thanks for highlighting it today!
    This has been an awesome month of inspiration and fun giveaways! Thanks for letting me tag along for all the fun!

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  40. I've done very little masking, but I'd love to do some "scene" cards, so I better learn. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  41. Thanks for sharing masking. Your tutorial makes it look so easy.

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  42. I love learning new techniques thank you!

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  43. Slowly making my way through all of your videos-- and contests. LOL. Thanks for sharing such awesome techniques and refreshing ways of making it all looks so incredibly easy. Why does it seem so hard for me? I think I am clumsy!

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  44. Justine, your videos are awesome! I've been watching them for a while and I love each one! Thanks!

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  45. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  46. Thank you for a great video.

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  47. Thank you for the tips on masking! Love your cards!

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  48. This was so helpful! Thank you!

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