Stamp masking with Santa & Mrs. Claus


Tis the season for cards & holiday crafting!┬áLast month I shared a video on how to create masks for your stamps really quickly with the ScanNCut (here’s a link to the video) and today I wanted to share a photo story of a new stamp set scene I’ve created using markers.

Step #1: Come up with a design and test it out if you’re unsure. Use a piece of scrap paper and play! Once you’re ready go ahead and get stamping, starting with the image you want to be at the front first.


Tip: Remember to use an appropriate ink for the kind of marker or color you’re using to color this in!

#2: Cover the front stamp with masking paper. Stamp the next layer. Cover with masking paper. Repeat!


Step #3: Color it in! Remove all of the masking paper and work in any order you like and enjoy the coloring fun!

Tip: If you want a colorful background, you may want to hold off removing masking paper until after you color the background. It depends!


When I finished mine, I realized it was just too much white! What to do? I cropped mine down 1/2″ and mounted onto a cute patterned paper! I also added some glitter pen dots just for a bit extra.


I really had a lot of fun with this, and I’m really enjoying that I can do layered masking without the hassle thanks to my ScanNCut! Even with matching dies, I’d still need to hand-cut stamp masks out if I wanted them to be precise. Love this- and can’t believe I only just discovered the fun that it brings to my card making most especially.

Disclaimer: I am a paid consultant for Brother, however all ideas and opinions are my own. I happily share with you my experiences with the ScanNCut and crafting!

6 thoughts on “Stamp masking with Santa & Mrs. Claus”

  1. Hi May,
    I love this card it is so cute. Love the idea of the mask and the finished card. I am using acrylic paints to paint on a 6×6 pre prepped canvas. I am using some of the designs found within my scanncut as a stencil. I also used one of the cuts to use as a mask when painting over some leaves.
    Love your idea using the masks and making them with your scanncut. I love my machine and have a great time with it.
    Happy Wednesday,

  2. Now I need some masking paper! So, if I remember correctly, you stamp onto masking paper and then cut out the mask wth the Scan n Cut? What kind of ink do you use?
    Such a cute card!

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