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How to Mask your Stencils for Card Making Scenes

Using Masks with stencils for Scene Cards

Stenciling is a fun way to add easy details to your handmade cards, and using Masks helps you to be strategic with your placement as well as mix and match a variety of stencils and create cards that really WOW!

Today our designer, Lisa, decided to make a small beach scene using the Oval stencil from the Oval Circle Mask set. She then added in a few other stencils to create a fun Beach scene that has us dreaming of a relaxing summer day! Take a look at how she used masks to create sky, water and sand out of different stencils. She has step by step instructions as well as some great progress photos to help you recreate this awesome card, or just use the techniques on your next project!

Cat Laying on the Beach by Brass and Bliss Craft Co

How to make this card:

  • Die cut a panel of white cardstock.
  • Positioned the ‘4211 Oval Circle Mask’ stencil in the center and taped it in place.
  • Die cut white cardstock with the ‘5328-03 Slimline Waves Die’.
  • Laid one of the wave die cuts over the oval window and blended on some Color Fuse Inks in browns to create a sandy layer.
  • Covered up the sand and used another wave die cut to add to blend blue ink in the middle section.
  • Without moving the two die cuts, laid the ‘4105 Wavy Stencil’ over the top and used a darker blue to add waves.
  • Covered up the waves and added yellow ink to the top section and then laid the ‘4108 Sun Burst Stencil’ over the top and used a darker yellow to add sun rays.
  • After I finished creating my scene, I decided that instead of the one layer, I wanted to create a popped up window instead of a flatter card, and I wanted an extra layer of color, so I hand cut around my oval scene I created and adhered it to a yellow panel and layered the yellow onto a white panel.
  • I used the ‘5013D Rectangle Stitched frame’ to cut another white panel, but added an oval die in the center to create the window and ran them through my die cutting machine together.
  • Added foam tape to the back of the window panel and placed it over the beach scene layer.
  • Stamped, die cut and colored the images from the new ‘Cats On The Beach’ stamp set.
  • Used varying thicknesses of foam tape to add the images to the card.
  • Die cut the smallest die from the Outside Scallop Frame Die Set from white cardstock.
  • Stamped the sentiment from the Cats On The Beach onto the rectangle die cut.
  • Popped the sentiment onto the card.

What a fun card and a really neat way to use multiple stencils to gain the most pizzaz on your small card space. Using different stencils created dimension and also made the card more fun to create! We are all about maximizing our craft time and making it exciting and entertaining, as well as seeing the final project! We hope you are able to use these tips to create something beautiful on your next project and try to Mask your stencils during your next craft day!

Happy Crafting!

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