Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stamping With Sami #2

Hi everyone!

Our winner from the SWS#1 is. . .  1. Sonya 

Sonya used the adorable Candy Hearts stamp set to create her sentiment on this beautiful card! Congrats, Sonya!! Please email me so I can get your prize mailed out to you.

Here is Stamping With Sami Challenge #2!

SWS#2: Simple Masking
Use your SP stamps to do some simple masking.

If you are new to masking, I've added a very simple tutorial to the end of this post.

Our Stamping With Sami (SWS) challenges are designed to inspire beginner and advanced stampers. We focus on SP and Company Stamps and supplies found in the SP Store because we know our products are fantastic and I am sure you would agree! We want our challenges to be super fun for everyone, keeping the following rules in mind:
  1. Entries must clearly identify SWS Challenge in their blog post or gallery entry so that we KNOW you are playing along with the SWS Challenge. Link back to us, list us as part of your description, etc. Make it clear that you are participating in our challenge or else your entry will be deleted from the linky widget. We don't want our challenge to be the last thing you list in tiny print, we want to be the inspiration for your creation.
  2. Entries to our challenges must use at least ONE SP and Company Stamp.
  3. Your creation must be newly created, specifically for our challenge. 
  4. We love other challenges, just like the rest of you, but there comes a time when the challenge madness gets out out of hand. So to curb excessive challenge pile-ups: Entries that enter more than 2 other challenges will be removed.
  5. Or course, entries must follow the guidelines given for the actual challenge also.
These official rules are linked in the sidebar for easy reference, click here!

If you don't yet own any SP Stamps, we would love for you to get some and try them out! You will fall in love. And don't worry, some of our stamps are as low as $4.50, and our full 4X6 sets are only $12.99. Our stamps are not only affordable, they are fantastic quality!!

The Prize
We will select one entry at random to receive a prize every week. This week, we are giving away a new stamp from our January release. This stamp has not yet been revealed (will be revealed on the 10th!!), but I assure you, you're going to LOVE our January stamp release! Join us for our release party starting at midnight Tuesday morning in the SP Forum, for some chit chat and fun!

Add a direct link to your finished SP project below. Entries are due at NOON EST on January 14th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced along with our next challenge next Sunday.

Here are the gorgeous inspiration projects from the SP Challenge Team:
Lori used various Artsy Heartsy hearts as masks to create this layered heart panel.

Patchi used one of the Ultimate Sentiments II die cut shapes as a mask, and then stamped the Hearty Hearts Background stamp over it. This created a white space for her sentiment to fit inside.

Britt did some masking on her project using the Hug a Bug stamp set, to create this awesome fish!!

Enter your direct link below:

When laying down your scene, you need to think about what in your scene is going to be in the FRONT. The forward most objects are going to be your masked object(s).

I am using the SP and Company Ornamental Trees stamp set. For my scene, my center tree is the object that is in the front so it is going to be what I need to mask off. Let's get started.

First, I stamped my tree onto the Kraft paper that I wanted to use. Then I stamped the same tree onto some white scrap paper. The scrap paper is going to turn into my mask. It is best to use masking film or a very thin paper. A lot of the times when I am masking I used post-it notes because they are thin AND they have some sticky on them so you can put your mask down and pull it off again.

 Next, I cut out my image from the scrap paper. That is my mask.

I attached my mask exactly over the tree I stamped on my kraft paper with repositionable adhesive. 

And then I stamped the two side trees with the mask in place.

I removed my mask and now it looks like the center tree is the front tree, while the other trees are in the back.

I added some G21 to the back trees to make them look slightly different than the center tree. Here is my finished project:

Today, we've got another sneaky peek for you, from the January release (January 10th)!!

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  1. Thank you so very much--I just sent my address to you! And I love masking, the DT samples are awesome!

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