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.
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.
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?