How to use Stencils / Decorative Masks for Quick and Easy Cards

Today I have some cards using the Loveliest Layers Decorative Masks which are in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalogue. There are five masks in the pack, four of which layer to produce a beautiful flower and leaves. The fifth mask can be used to create an interesting background.

I have also used one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders which are now available in my online shop.

Card 1:
This one uses Blending Brushes and the four layered masks with Blushing Bride, Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Granny Apple Green inks. As you can see from the above image, these masks are very easy to layer. Start with the open flower and a light ink, then leaving the mask in place overlay the detailed floral image. Add a darker ink. Remove these two masks and place the open leaves mask over the flower and add a light ink. Keep the mask in place and overlay the detailed leaves and ink with a darker colour. I have provided extra texture with the ‘hash’ Basics 3D Embossing Folder. The art panel was then layered onto Sweet Sorbet and a card base of Thick Basic White. The sentiment is from Biggest Wish.

Card 2:
For this card, I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive inks. Add lightly for the open images and add more of the same colour ink for the detailed images. You can vary the contrast by adding more or less ink on either layer. I then fussy cut the images and added to a Seasonal Labels die cut added to Rich Razzleberry DSP on a Thick Basic White card base. Some Rhinestones were added for bling. The sentiment from Go To Greetings was embossed in white on Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Card 3:
I used the large background mask for this note card. After adding ink, turn the mask 90° and add more ink. This ‘fills in the gaps’. The floral image is from Framed Florets coloured with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and cut with the matching die. The oval and open leave die cuts are also from the Framed Florets Dies. The sentiment was created with the Thanks Embossing Folder, fussy cut and the raised ‘thanks’ coloured with Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.

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2 thoughts on “How to use Stencils / Decorative Masks for Quick and Easy Cards

  1. Enait, I love your cards and info. I really loved it when you did videos, as you are so easy to follow. are you doing video anymore. Keep crafting you are wonderful. thanks Lihaha

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