Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Scrapn With Flair Mini Album and Masking Technique Tutorial!

This is my first tutorial and my third creation with the Scrapn With Flair June Kit this kit is full of fantastic goodies from FabScraps (paper and a min-album) and I am Roses (flowers) plus some other add-ins like an assortment of trim and lace.  At last check with Leanne at the store there are still some left so be sure to click on the link above to purchase one before they are all gone...

I have featured the Mini Album finished product first and the tutorial on masking will follow...

The chip board FabScraps Mini Album came bare with the cutouts you see here and the decorative chipboard die cut on the lefthand side.  I covered it with the paper from the kit.  Everything you see in the next series of photos is from the kit with the exception of the stamps, the ribbon on the album rings (left) and the cutie pictures of my ballerina!  Everything else came from or was made with the products in the kit!

Detail of embellishments, flower and trim.  I just love the metal accents :)

This is the inside of the first page, there was not much to work with on the inside of the cover so I covered it with gesso and stamped a script stamp randomly around the page, then when dry I added some ink to provide some colour in the script impression.  The silhouette is from the masking technique which I will cover later in this post!  The fan flower is provided in the kit (some assembly required...glue dots are your friend!)

Detail of the I am Roses that I coloured with Lindy Stamp Gang mist, I added a second colour with a  bingo dauber applicator connected to a different Lindys Ink to get the more red tips.  I also made a paper flower by cutting a spiral out of some scraps of paper from the kit.

Page 3 and 4: The pearls, trim, jewels and stickers you see here all came from the kit.  The ribbon on the tag did not.

Here is a close-up of the tag I made using some paper scraps from the kit.  The stamped images of the dancer and phrases is all from a Close to My Heart stamp.

Page 5 and 6: Again some great embellies from the kit including yet another fan flower, more trim, and jewels!  I carefully covered the faces of the dancers for their protection.

A detail of some more tags, again the ribbon on the tags are from my own supplies!

This is the back cover!


An age old technique in scrap-land but one that can be used again and again, and often gets forgotten.  So  lets back up the train to simple for the next few photos and see how this simple technique can really make a scene!

First: lay stamp down on the page or area that you want to mask.

Then you use any type of mist, for this, I used Lindy Stamp Gang.  It has some great colours and wonderful finish with a nice shine to it!

Spray on the mist.

Then remove the stamp, let it dry.

For this next step I am going to proceed on a different page of the book, where I used this same technique on a paper page, vs the textured page on the previous image.
So here you see the silhouette of the dancer, this image shows how it looks when the mist is dry.

Next step, stamping in the shadow left from the mask technique.  Take the same stamp used for the mask technique place it on a block and get it inked up!

Stamp the inked image in the silhouette left from the masking. Centred

And then you have a stamped image with a glow around it!

I used this technique throughout this book!  Go to ScrapnwithFlair to order yours!


  1. Fantastic tutorial Steph!!! Love the masking technique. :)

  2. What a great album Stephanie! I love that "glowing" stamped image effect you created; Definitely something I'm adding to my to try list!

    ~Elysia @ http://mischievouscrafts.blogspot.ca/

  3. what a wonderful album and fabulous easy ideas with using your stamp and masking wow