Tuesday, September 29, 2009

another masking technique tutorial & giveaway


How to make your own masks:
(a lot of you may already know this technique but we have to consider the newbies out there who would be thrilled to learn this - like I was years back!)

1. Stamp your image onto a tag.

2. Then stamp another image onto a Post-It note (write on/nonsticky side) so that a part of the image is directly on top of where the sticky part is.

3. Peel off Post-It note from pad.

4. Carefully trim out image. It's ideal if you trim just right inside the image.

5. Tack Post-It image on top of stamped tag.

6. Ink stamp. I like to place my big stamps on a table (rubber side up) and then ink it. This is way less messier than if I tried to put a big block of stamp on top of a tiny ink pad.

7. stamp image on top of tag.

8. Your tag will look like this. If you didn't trim inside your image in step 4, you could end up with a white halo around your image. I did in this case anyway only because the I didn't perfectly ink up my stamp. I'm totally ok with that.

9. Remove your mask. And add button and handtyped saying.

I made 30 of these cute tags and put them in this super fun mini Halloween art journal kit available here:).

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So I've been totally not getting enough sleep lately (it's all yoga's fault - I'm wide awake by 6:10am every morning regardless of what time I go to bed). I wasn't thinking about the last giveaway's deadline and totally made the wait too long. Now there's 2 giveaways going on now.

You ready for this one?

Because we don't have kids yet, my sample page is of our only son right now:).

Leave a comment here to win this fun kit and I'll draw a name for each of the giveaways on Thurs evening 8pm PST. Good luck!

200 comments:

delliechan said...

I'm one of the newbies so thanks heaps for this!! Im definitely going to try this out :)

Scraplein said...

My brothers wife is a teacher with little childeren in the age of 4 till 6 years. Every year she makes photos of her class. I would like to give her this journal so she can create a memory for the future.
XO

Christine said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I always love seeing new ones even if it's about "oldies". You have an amazing journal kit there! No kids here either, but FOUR cats. Definitely a lot of "kids" for me.

Diana Fisher said...

Great tutorial. I always forget about masking, but I love how it looks. Thanks for the reminder!

Barbara said...

Loved your tutorial. I haven't masked for a long time; now I am eager to try it again.

I would love to have this kit, so I can document my Grandson's first year of school.

Rhea said...

I'm also new. Thanks for the tutorial. I have six kids and would love to win the giveaway!

audmac said...

Love your products! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

Ari Vega-Macias said...

another newbie:)
going thru your blog while decompressing from a stressful morning:)

Casie said...

I found my way here from Ali's blog. Can't wait to see how wins!!

RachelG said...

Congratulations on the new shop!
As always, I love your journals and embellies.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the reminder on masking! The giveaway - WOW...lots of cool stuff in there! I love the picture of Mylo....our "son" is a crazy ass golden too!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Ohhhhhh, I have kids! I love vintage! This was made for meeeeeeeeeee. Great kit, love your site!!

Nicky said...

Hi there
I've often looked in your beautiful Etsy store but somehow didn't find your blog - made my way here tonight from Ali's blog. Will definitely be adding this to my favourites. PS: Would love, love, love to win the school days journal....

Kim L. said...

Love your products. I got some for me then ordered more for gifts! Love the new minis.

ceruleanblue said...

Love this kit, and thanks for the tutorial. I'm not exactly a newbie, but it was a new technique to me

Loydene said...

I'm interested in seeing what you do! Thanks for the givvies!

Katie said...

so so CUTE!!!

Brooke said...

love the blog and love love the kit!

Jenell said...

I love the pumpkin tags. I'm going to try that this weekend. Great giveaways, too.

I clicked to your blog from Ali's and I'm so glad I did - I'm bookmarking right now!!

Didee said...

Totally loving your new journal and all those gorgeous papers!!! Thank you for the chance to win! xo

themathchick said...

Thank you for sharing the masking technique! This kit would be super-fun to play with - my mind is full of ideas :)

Krista said...

thanks for the tutorial! i've never done masking and appreciate the tip.

i love this kit! thanks for the chance to win it.

Etta said...

I'm over here from Ali's blog--love the art journal and the photo of your "son". :)

Great stuff!

Tori said...

Love your style. My first time here and I have 3 kids in school in Minnesota. Your journal would be so fun to fill.

scrappysue said...

Just LOVE your art journals Eve, and the tutorial was great, I have never tried this before. Needless to say I would love to win the journal; thanks for the chance!

Aims said...

Love this kit!!
Aimers

Mama to Jayden said...

I love that kit!

One Creative Life said...

Love the new blog and shop Eve! I love the school kit it is adorable.

Tara said...

I've seen that technique before, but have never actually tried it. Thanks for the reminder!

suzantzavala said...

I am really enjoying the new look of the blog and shop. Good luck with everything.

Heather Prins said...

you make the coolest embellishments on the planet!!!!!

Marolle said...

i havent tried that technique yet, so thanks for the tutorial :)

Im still in love with your new blog, and the give away kit looks wonderfull :)

Candace said...

ooooh awesome technique and super yummy kits! Nice to see fellow Crafty Canadians following there
he(art)!

Suz said...

Thanks for the tutorial - love the look of the blog & store

Valerie said...

Only four months ago, our only son was our dog too. My how things have changed around here!

Your etsy store has been in my favorites for awhile, but I've missed out on your blog until now--when Ali posted a link.

Tina said...

as soon as i read your instructions on masking, I grabbed all my Halloween stamps and went to work! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Karen said...

just discovered your blog and shop via Ali E's blog. so glad i did!

tatumfam said...

I am just in awe at all the inspiration on your site! And I love all the lovelies you include in your kits! So fun.

Holly S said...

I love your shop-your buttons are incredible! I was looking through some stuff and came across the clear Christmas ornaments you sold last year-any chance you will be bringing those back? Thanks for the chance to win some great scrapping stuff!

Malea said...

Thanks for the reminder about the masking technique. I had learned it years ago and never really put it to much use. I think I'll have to go back and try it again soon!

weezer said...

Ha! Funny, I have been using all of the back to school stuff to scrap my only kids - the furry ones!

A said...

Thanks so much for the masking tip! I love the tags and the kit would be such a blessing and a treat to use for my three children!

Pamela Jane said...

Wow! Lots of cool stuff over here!

Tiffani said...

You make such pretty things! Great tutorial - it's a good reminder that "old" techniques are still quite striking!

amymerry said...

great tutorial! And love your newly redesigned blog and shop. Congrats!

Elisa said...

i love the new site! way cool!

toniw said...

So cute, thanks for the tip! Love the new shop and look.

amy said...

thank you for sharing your tuturial. i love the stamps you use, you have such great style with your books and embellishments that you create. i love the halloween kit you put together.

Meghan said...

thank you for all the inspiration you share with us (ME!!)-- love your blog, your ideas, your shop... Have a happy day!!

AngMomof3 said...

My first visit here via Ali Edwards' info on her blog... how very fun! You're intensely creative. I'd love to have a chance at the giveaway.

hogue91 said...

New to your site...looks pretty cool so far. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome kit.

my cup-a-joe! said...

Love your 'new look'...Everywhere you look, it's inspiring!!
Thank you for the awesome tutorial and a chance to win a giveaway. The kit looks delish!! :)

marge said...

I have purchased several kits from you this past year or so, and I'm always super excited to get them in the mail. This vintage school kit is just as yummy, and I would love to have it in my hands! Thank you for creating 'one of a kind' kits.

jackie said...

Love the pumpkin tag and the school kit! Thanks for the idea and the chance to win :)

Stay Funny said...

Fabulous Tutorial!
WOW! The kit looks amazing!
Would love to win!!!

postal orphan said...

Fabulous journal giveaway - thanks for the chance at winning one of your wonderful kits!

Liann said...

great tutorial....love the new look love it...TFS...aloha

Zorina said...

Thanks for the chance here... and the tutorial lessson is awesome. Thank you!! I have no kids yet, still in the baby-making project mode here. Lol!

carolm said...

I am also new...thanks for a great giveaway and great ideas. This makes the summer to fall transition much more fun!

Mickerr said...

Great post, love your work so much. I ordered 2 of your kits and just loved working on them!!! Sending a hello from NB.

Kerry said...

This looks like a great kit! My son just started first grade this year and I think this kit would be perfect for scrapbooking his first year of all day school!

Jenny said...

So cool!

Shelbie said...

What a great kit. Thanks for the tutorial too!

Cindy McAllister said...

I love these kits...I bought one of the Christmas kits last year and it was so much fun to make...Please pick me to win , I would be so happy and excited to use it for my first granbaby "Graycie.".
Cindy

Cindy McAllister said...

I love these kits...I bought one of the Christmas kits last year and it was so much fun to make...Please pick me to win , I would be so happy and excited to use it for my first granbaby "Graycie.".
Cindy

6p00d8344d271353ef said...

You r new shop and blog are fantastic! Congrats on the move!! Your kits a fabulous!!!!!! This tutorial is great...I've always wanted to try masking, so I'll be giving this one a go!!!

Simone said...

love the new site...well done!!

- J said...

Great masking!!! and I just Love the vintage school stuff...perfect for my son who started preK. PICK ME : )

Grace Ma said...

I would so love to have the kit! Please pick me :)

Lisa-Gaye said...

Love the masking tutorial-such a great embellishment concept.

Rachel said...

Love the journal! My two kitties could use some schoolin' and I could add their pics in there :)

Mimi said...

Found you through Ali Edwards' blog post - LOVE your colors!

karin c said...

oh yeah, it's looking wonderful here!!

Hannah said...

awesome kits, and great tutorial! I'm off to make some tags!!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win such cute goodies!

outlaw aka jenn said...

love it!!

Crystal said...

Loving the new site, and would love to win the kit! :) Congratulations again!

Patricia said...

Just found your blog ~ LOVE IT! And I'm definitely one of the newbies who APPRECIATES your tips!! Thanks for the tutorial on masking ~ now I know the secret! Blessings, Patricia

April said...

Great tip on the masking...thank you!

Thanks for the chance to win also...
- April

Petra Coolen said...

Thanks for the "teaching" ;)

And that "kit give away" looks so great! Lots of cool scrapstuff.

Tamara said...

Love your ideas and creativity. You inspire me in my scrapbooking adventures and to embellish my pages more than I normally would.

cslockhorn said...

What a cute pumpkin tag- thanks for sharing! I love your Etsy site, but everything is so great I can never decide what to buy! This kit is wonderful; thanks for the chance to win. My husband and I also have one "child" (a pug), so my pages would look like yours! :)

DayDay said...

Your work is always fabulous! I love your art journals!

nikki said...

i've never done a school book for the kids or a halloween one..i really should get on that!

Melissa said...

I'm a newbie! Nice tutorial! Love the kit!

Donna said...

Very cool kit. Thanks for the tutorial - love the tag!

Dina said...

Awesome blog & shop!! I found my way here from Ali's blog! Love it!

Patty S said...

hi eve! thanks so much for the chance to win! i love your new blog and store :-)

RachelM said...

I love the look of your rEVAmped website! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

the queen said...

I wouldn't consider myself a "newbie" but I have never tried that technique. Loving the new art journals.

Gwendolyn said...

Thanks Ali Edwards for directing me to you! I love your buttony things and the kits look amazing.

Karen S. said...

Looks like a great kit! I love your products!!

Celina said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I've been stamping for ages yet I've been wondering how to do this! Beautiful site!

kim said...

love your products! Great give away - thanks so much!

Alicia Sharp said...

Thanks for the technique! Never thought of that one. Love the look of your new blog and shop. Very cool. I would love to win your kit. I have always wanted an evalicious original!! ;)

Tnbeautyqueen said...

just discovered your blog! love the handycraft style you have. Love the journal you created.

Diana
Knoxville, TN

Sheila said...

The new kit looks amazing - I can't wait to see what cool vintage papers you've found!

Himiko said...

Beautiful tutorial... so clear and so handy!

abbeyviolet said...

so cute!

pickles99 said...

love what you do with all the buttons. congrats on the new blog.

Fafuna said...

Thanks for the tutorial!
The giveaway looks great! Thanks for the chance :) .
Efrat Kashat

Lydia said...

I love it all...I hope I win! Loved the tutorial!!

Vanessa said...

great tip! love those kits!

AmberCA said...

Great giveaway! I just love your stuff. Thanks for the tutorial!

Cathy Craveiro said...

Your stuff is awesome and so inspiring! Thanks for the great tutorial! Thanks also for the giveaway! I hope i win!! :)))

Carole said...

Love the kit and LOVE your site !!

Kristi said...

Great tag and thanks for the tutorial! Love all your art journals too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristi

Leslie said...

i like the new blog!

mandi said...

Oh, I love them! It's been a while for me. Always nice to get a reminder.

Alena said...

Love the tutorial. I'm definitely going to have to try it out!!!

Michael said...

I love the new look so fresh & clean looking. I just saw your info from Ali's blog. I can't wait to use your kits, ideas, and felt accessories!

Kristyn Knits said...

I'm a newbie via Ali Edwards' blog! thanks for sharing your tutorial and a chance at the giveaway.

BeeBopp23 said...

Your handmade goods are so cute and your blog looks great! I love the buttons on your header!!

Diana said...

Love your new site and thanks for the tutorial.

I'm crossing my fingers!!!!

Sara said...

Great tutorial! Love the kits...looks like fun stuff to play (work!) with. :)

Provosto said...

I love your tutorials, thank you!! And thank you again for all of your wonderful giveaways!!

kAtHeRiNE said...

love the tutorial totally gonna try that.... I love the vintage school days kit....
thanks....Kat

Amy Coose said...

LOVE , love this journal!!!

Andrea Loge said...

Okay another seriously cute kit. Love the new blog and shopping site. Good for you!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I need to give it a try! Love the kit too!

Nancy Comelab said...

Thank you! For your inspiring blog posts, for your never-ending inspiration, for your fabulous tutorials and for the opportunity to win this amazing product! You rock!

Michelle said...

Just found your blog through AliEdwards. You are very creative. I love the tutorials. Thanks a bunch!

Asebert said...

I am a big fan of your "stuff" I think I have almost every journal kit and have used many as inspiration for my own. Love the look of the store.

Amy said...

Great tag! Thanks for the instructions!

Briana said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love your kits!

karen said...

nice tutorial - i've always enjoyed your etsy shop, but didn't realize you had a blog - a new entry for my favorites ;) - thanks!

Ms_Pea said...

Fun kit!! My kids are =^..^= cats, but I have a project in mind for it anyway!

Katy said...

you are just so stinkin' creative and clever! I love popping into your blog to see what's shakin'.
Keeping my fingers crossed...

the life of a teenage scrapbooker said...

wow thanks!
and thanks for having such an awesome blog!!!!

Megan

JennyB said...

What a cool kit! I just finished putting together a very simple scrapbook of a day in the life of my classroom (I am a special ed teacher working with kids diagnosed with autism). The parents enjoy looking at it during Open House and my students enjoy it throughout the school year.

Sara said...

I've scrapbooked forever but am a newbie at stamping. Good technique! Looks like an amazing kit. Love your stuff.

Lea said...

well I LOVE this little tutorial. I have not tried this before so thanks so much for sharing. I am thinking Christmas tags using this technique and if I start now I might not be making stuff on Christmas Eve this!

hepcat said...

Things are looking good at Evalicious!

Teresa said...

Love the new blog! Awesome tutorial! Thanks

Krista O' said...

I just found you thru Ali's blog, I cant wait to see more!

alissa said...

i am totally loving your new blog/website! :)

alissa

lynnecalo said...

Love the new blog! And the new store. The vintage school journal looks great. Good luck with the new store and the new products!

Chibouki68 said...

Hi,

Wow! I just love your products. Didn't know you had a blog. Just discovered it from Ali's one.

Oooee said...

A bit timid right about stamping (just starting out)--looks like I need to let loose and not worry about misalignment and perfection. Groovy journal and fun store.

Oooee said...
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Jody said...

Cute cards and journal and everything around here! I just posted on the last entry too. Maybe I'll get lucky sometime! Have fun making great stuff. =)

Erin said...

LOVE your new blog design. LA did a smashing job. I am so excited for halloween and the fall season. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mariana said...

Love your job!!! xoxo from Brazil

Mrs. Morty said...

Hello, I'm new! Thanks for the tips and the chance to win that fun kit. I'm just starting to dabble in art journaling, it is so much fun!!

jenlouie said...

now that my dudes are back to school, this would be so sweet to win!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

I love all this inspiration and your shop is fabulous.

McArthur said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I would love to use this to document my 2 and 3 year old girls!

Vanessa said...

Great technique - so helpful seeing things in action. And - of course - super cute kit!!!

curnes said...

Okay, you have the CUTEST stuff!!Can't wait to try the masking tag idea!
(Oh, and pick me!)
Carolyn

Kimberly Gust said...

Thanks for the great masking tip! I love your kits, so of course I'd love to win!

kokesjer2911 said...

that Halloween kit is so cute!

letter {A} studio said...

I found you through Ali, but have enjoyed your stuff in Simply Obsessed kits. Thanks for the tutorial - sometimes it's nice to be reminded how to do cool things withough reinventing the wheel. I love the kit - pipecleaners are very creative.

celina said...

I love your kits and your new blog!
Your journals are the best!

Tricia said...

Thanks for the great products and tutorials! I am a huge fan. Keep up the exciting work!

jess said...

i love your tutorials. i love your style. and i would definately love to win this kit. i'm not exactly a parent with kids yet but i would love to have it to document the memories i have from when i was going through the school days! you are such an inspiration! thanks!

Shirley said...

Just happened to find your blog tonight and what a delight! Love your stuff and the masking tutorial was great!

PaperTurtle said...

LOVED the tutorial...would love to win the kit! :o)

jeremy said...

your new blog design is sooo lovely. leigh-ann kills it every. single. time. what a girl. . .
the design is almost as lovely as your lovely products. ha!
jer

julie said...

This would just be perfect for my kids who have just satrted school and playgroup.

Your stuff is such fun. I love it.

Thanks,
Julie

Meghann said...

Love the vintage school days kit. My husband & I don't have kids yet either, but are working on getting our first furry addition to our family!

Sandrine Deleuze said...

Great tutorial !!! Your tag is so cute ;-) Can I ask you wich stamp you use for the background ? it looks so fun ! Thanks !
Ad thanks for the chance to win !

Nadine said...

I would LOVE to have this kit because
if I had the funds, I would so purchase
the kit from your store! (uh oh, is this a
hint NOT to give me? teehee~)

anyway, it would be great for my son
when he starts school (: and thanks for
the masking tutorial! I'm excited to learn
this technique! ^^

taylah_ said...

Hi!

your blog is great! I'm only new, but I can see it becoming a regular feed. Thanks for injecting your sunshine into the rest of the world!!

:D X

isa dona said...

love this tutorial, love to learn more and more !!!

isabel scrap said...

I never use the masking, i'm going to try it soon
thanks for the chance

la zaz said...

I love the photos of the class, perfect for christmas gift
thanks for your tutorial

the mustik said...

thnaks so much for the giveaway, the kit looks fantastic...
happy halloween

Misty Portland said...
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Misty Portland said...

would love a chance to win this kit and put it in great use of precious moments for my soon to be 5 year old boy who will be starting school before we know it....also it's my birthday...maybe I'll get a better chance :)
Thank you! and please know I do have a California address.....

Shilbe said...

ooh! thanks for the chance! :D
great blog.

Michelle said...

Wonderful! I will have to try this on my Halloween layout! Thanks for sharing and I must say: I love all your cool stuff!

Prinzessin Erbse said...

What a nice giveaway! I´ve got 2 kids here, so this would be very nice. Your new homepage with shop and blog is really cool!

Nate & Millie said...

I love all of your new things! I can't wait to use my Halloween album...now I just have to decide what I'm going to do with it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Susanne said...

what a great giveaway! would love to have it for my daughter!!

Genevieve said...

Just discovered your blog through Leigh-Anne...sooo much yumminess going on here! That Halloween kit is absolutely fantastic, and so is the vintage school kit! You rock, plain and simple :)

mamasue123 said...

wow, just found your blog, love your creations!! We do have one real child and a new puppy, now get why people love their dogs sooo much :)

Anna said...

Hi, I'm new to your site. I found you through Ali's blog. Your work looks fabulous! Pick me, pick me!

Cate said...

Super cute! The Halloween art journal kit is adorable too!

Bethany said...

Love, love the journal kits! Thanks for a chance to win!!

ejmom said...

Wow! Love the look of your website and your new art journals. i've bought two of your kits and I just love them!

Brittany said...

I love the new shop it looks great!!!

Michell Rene said...

Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win. This would be perfect for a story/LO I want tell in Ali's class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking.

Karen said...

Stunning giveaway Eve - thanks for the chance to play!

Michelle Sanders said...

your new stuff is amazing and those kits...KILLA!
You are totally inpsiring me to stamp now you know! LOL!

scrapping4twins said...

Oh that is super cute! Love that journal! I think it is always a great idea to put ideas out there even for the "seasoned" stampers because we forget some of the little techniques that making stamping so much fun like "masking"!

L84ASALE said...

Eva - I am a newbie and I am totally excited to play! I really appreciate the step-by-step and would absolutely Love to use this new technique on one of your amazing journals!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jamie said...

Oh wow!!! Love all your creations! And your blog looks awesome!!!

Rita said...

These are so awesome! Thanks for the stamping tutorial - always looking for new inspiration.

Patzke's said...

I found your blog from Ali Edwards blog. Great find. I will have to add you to my favorites.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the tutorial -- I'm just starting out and it's all new to me! This is a beautiful kit and I appreciate the chance at the generous give-away :-)

kristen said...

ahh thanks for the tutorial!
super cute kit!

polkadotsoup said...

cute tutorial - great for making some holiday tags...

and eeekers - your new kit is adorable! thanks for the giveaway!

- Katie

Mim Smith Faro said...

Count me in please! Came on over from Freckled Nest :)

Meredith said...

I am new to your website and LOVING it!

tasha2shoes said...

i'm not a newbie, but thanks for reminding me about a cool technique i'd forgotten about!!!
also.. i LOVE your blog and etsy store :) thanks for keeping us inspired :)

Summer Braxton said...

I love this kit! I like your Halloween one, too. fun!

Candace H said...

Wow, that journal looks fabulous! Not a new technique to me, but one I haven't used in a while... thanks for the reminder!

Lydia said...

I just love, love, love your blog and your style!! Hope to win!!

jennifer said...

I hope it is not too late, I love your stuff and would love a chance to win. The new blog is beautiful!!
fingers crossed in Guelph . . .

{Sarah} said...

How adorable!! Love that stitched heart! And hey, who cares, I'm one of those people who scraps their animals because they don't have kids too! LOL ;)