Using a large background stamp with a masking technique - Hardwood

Simple masking is an easy way to include just a portion of a stamp on your project. This card design shows just a portion of our new Hardwood background stamp where normally the stamp would cover an entire card front. 

To get this look:

  1. Die cut a large circle from the center of a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of copy paper.
  2. Remove the circle.
  3. Set the remainder of the copy paper - your "mask" - over a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
  4. Stamp the Hardwood image. The copy paper will cover a portion of the card stock, protecting it from the stamp; the stamp will only reach the uncovered portion - the circle we removed in step 2.

By the way, did you notice the twine along the top of the card? This is actually our Gold Baker's Twine with the gold string removed. It's easy to do, just gently unwind the thin gold string from around the neutral twine. (It's nice to have options, isn't it?)

Want to create today's project? 
Here's what you'll need, along with the item number for easy ordering.
Stamps: Hardwood (clear mount 133035), Summer Silhouette (wood 126445, clear mount 126447), Blessings from Heaven (wood 123050, clear mount 123052)
Project Colors: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Framelits - Chalk Talk (129983), Circles (130991)
Embellishments: Natural Trim (129983), Candy Dots - Brights (130931), Gold Baker's Twine (132975)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)