Artistic Mix Decorative Masks

Stampin Up Artistic Mix

Stampin’ Up! has made some really nice Decorative Masks over the years.  For those who do not know, Decorative Masks are the same thing as stencils.  They are a lightweight plastic that you can lay on top of a piece of card stock to add designs to the background of your cards using ink.  The newest Decorative Masks they offer are called Artistic Mix.  There are five masks in the pack that can work together to make beautiful backgrounds.

To make this card I took two of the masks and layered them together.  I held them down with a piece of retired Washi Tape so they would not move when I was applying the ink.  I used Basic White card stock and Bermuda Bay ink using Blending Brushes.  By the way, if you buy multiple Blending Brushes you can have one for each color family.  I labeled the back of mine saying “blue”, “green”, “yellow”, etc so I don’t mix them up.

Here is a photo of what it looked like after I added the ink.

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Next, I took off the masks and added some removal medical tape over the sections that had the Bermuda Bay ink and added some Orchid Oasis ink where the thicker lines were.

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I turned the mask and repeated this step to finish the background.

Next, I used some stamps from the Framed Occasions stamp set.  I stamped the hexagon outline in Bermuda Bay ink and the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink.  Then I cut it out using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.  After that, I cut out a piece of Basic White and Orchid Oasis card stock using two dies from the Frosted Flurry die set.  I cut them in half because they were not quite as long as I wanted them to be.  I layered one on top of the other and adhered it to the background.  Lastly, I added the hexagon with the sentiment on top using Dimensionals.

Isn’t that a fun background?

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Another Joyful Flurry Card

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I figured while I had all the supplies out from the card I showed you on Monday, I would make another card using the traditional stamps and dies from the Joyful Flurry stamp set and the Frosted Flurry Dies bundle.  By the way, you can save 10% by using the bundle item number.

To make this card, I first stamped a few of the snowflake stamps and the sentiment onto a large piece of Basic White card stock using Versamark Ink.  Then I sprinkled some Copper Embossing Powder over the top and heat set them with my Heat Tool. Making them all at once enabled me to cut them all out using the coordinating dies at the same which saved a lot of time. I used a piece of Washi Tape to keep all the dies in place while cutting out more than one,   By the way, I love the stitched around the sentiment strip.  Both the small and the large strips have this stitching.

Next, I ran a 4″ x 5.25″ of Basic White cardstock through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and layered that on a Basic White card base.  I cut out three other snowflakes using Copper Foil and arranged all the different snowflakes on top of the card.  The best way to adhere Copper Foil is to use Multipurpose Glue.  Lastly, I layered the sentiment strip using Dimensionals.

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