6 Cards Using the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you six cards that I used the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks from the Holiday Catalog on.  These are not for what you hear the term masks used for all the time.  These are our stencils.  I know you may have been like me when I heard the term I thought "Why in the world do I need something that they use to decorate walls and craft projects with!"  But, I have found masks/stencils are a wonderful tool that allows you to create beautiful cards.  I am going to share six cards with you today, where I used stencils and the same card sketch.  You will notice that by changing up the stamps, colors, papers, and embellishments you can create totally different looks.  Here's a look at all the cards.

Ink Blending:  

One of the techniques you can do with masks/stencils is ink blending through them. It's probably one of the easiest and one of the quickest ways to these little plastic bits of goodness.    And depending on how you use them you can create completely different looks.  You can ink blend through them with many different ways.  You can use a sponge brayer, sponge daubers, sponges, make up brushes, etc.  Here's a look at all the cards where I used ink blending.  


We are going to start with the Fall themed card.  I used one of the decorative masks and ink blended two different colors through the masks.  I used Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks through the masks on a piece of Whisper White.  I attached that to a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Crumb Cake.  I added two die cut and embossed leaves and stamped some of the pumpkins and I used wink of stella to color them.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Cajun Craze.  
For my Halloween card I used Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green inks on a piece of whisper white.  I colored the little monster form Boo to You using matching Stampin' Blends. If you noticed I let the colors fade out where they meet and transition in to each other.   
For the Christmas card I used #Elfie and colored one of the little elves and cut him out and popped him on the card.  I used old olive and garden green to stencil the back ground.  
For the snow man card I used the same stencil three different times to create the tree background to give the look of distance.  I used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, and Night of Navy.  I just shifted the stencil over and up each time to get the forest look. I stamped and colored the little snow man and added some of the snow accent puff paint to add some snow.  

Pastes and More: 

On the next two cards I used designer series paper and embossing pastes through the stencils to get the looks.  When using the embossing pastes make sure that you have a pan of water close by so that you can place the stencils in quickly when done other wise it will dry in them and ruin your stencils.  Don't ask me how I know that.  
With this card I used the shimmery embossing paste through the tree stencil.  I just wanted to create something that was sparkly and icy looking.  Once dried I attached it to my card base and added the sentiment.  Once of the best things about the mask backgrounds if you can get so many different looks depending on what you use.  

For this card I used the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper and the decorative masks.  The embossing paste was tinted with ink refill and then I used vellum and the First Frost stamp set with white embossing to create the focal image.  This helped to draw the eye to the focal images.  

I hope that you liked this quick little post about the using the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.  If you need any of the supplies I've used today you can find them in the Shopping List below.  I will see you tomorrow with another project and a video.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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