This gal is dreamin’…enjoying the day for sure!
- She’s inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- Colored with Copic Sketch Markers
- Nestabilities standard square and scallop square dies
- Masked with Eclipse tape
- Positioned with the Stamp a ma jig
- Making Memories brads
- Basic Grey pattern paper 6×6 pad – Blush (old pattern)
- Distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Black Soot for aging the papers
- Ink Blending Tool for aging the papers
- Martha Stewart border punch – Spring
- Tonic trimmer
- Martha Stewart scoring board
Now…on to my masking and positioning tutorial! FINALLY! I’ve been thinking of doing this forever! Holler if you have any questions. (photos will all enlarge if you click)
1. Start by stamping your main image on your card-stock and on a piece of Eclipse tape (thin paper with adhesive on the back, wonderful for masking because it is so thin)…
2. Next you will want to cut out the image you stamped on the Eclipse tape, CUT ON THE INSIDE OF THE STAMPED LINE, when you place this mask over your image you want to barely see the stamped line of the image you stamped on the card-stock, trust me, you want to!!! I only needed to cut out her bottom half for this card.
3. Peel the backing off your mask and place it over the image you stamped on your card-stock.
Take your Stamp a ma jig and place the imaging sheet into the corner just like you see in the photo. (the imaging sheet is translucent plastic, a little rough on one side, stamp on the rough side)
Ink up your stamp and stamp it on the imaging sheet while holding the stamp a ma jig in place with your left hand. Making sure the imaging sheet stays tucked into the corner.
Another “trust me”, you get good at this the more you do it and will never stamp again without it! It is so nice to stamp things right where you want them in the first place!
Your imaging sheet will look like this…
4. Now you are ready to stamp your fence OVER the little girl image…gear up your courage…hehe…
Place your imaging sheet w/the fence stamped on it over the little girl and move it around until you find where you want to stamp it.
Hold the imaging sheet down with your right hand and with your left hand bring the Stamp a ma jig up to the bottom left corner and fit it to the imaging sheet, making sure it fits perfectly, keeping the fence right where you want it.
5. Ink the fence stamp again….with your left hand hold that Stamp a ma jig right in place and “take away the imaging sheet”.
Bring the fence stamp up to the Stamp a ma jig (left hand still holding it in place), making sure the block is fitting right into the corner straight on… I touch it to the stamp a ma jig and then take it down to stamp the card-stock… it will make sense as soon as you do it.
The finished stamped image…ready to color!
Can’t wait to hear how you get along with this… I hope you try it and love it as much as I do!!! I have every stamp positioner that was ever created and I LOVE this stamp a ma jig… it is so easy and the non slip base is part of the reason it works so great. I buy extra imaging sheets but for the most part I just clean them off after I finish…sometimes I even use it for stamping names with alphabets… a letter in each corner of the sheet…however many sheets it takes…it really is slick!!! I LOVE it! My stamp a ma jig is one of the original ones, now they are a light tealish color…
Have a great rest of the week – stamping off!