Simple Masking: Christmas cards

Stencils are essential tools for masking in my toolbox of tricks and tricks. I love being able to make a quick background with them for cards and other art journaling fun!  This blog post is part of a challenge that I am in called the ABC's of Christmas

 I used a Taylored Expression's stencil and Sentiment to make this simple card, the Die I used is an oval and it worked well for this card. I needed something extra so I added some twine.

For the background I used the stencil and added spun sugar distress ink to it, then went in with picked raspberry to give it a softer look, I also used antique linen for the bottom of it. (tutorial to come!)
 This card was the same process like the one at the very top, I use a Christmas stencil with snowflakes, and added clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then went in with Blue Jean blue distress ink and wilted violet and black soot to give it that winter's night look! (beautiful!)

Designer tip: I use Bristol paper, it blends the ink oh so well, (too well, sometimes) it's my favorite substrate (paper) to blend ink on. I love it and can't get enough of it, It's the best bang for the price, especially when it's on sale!


  1. Fabulous cards - love them all...but the blue one is my favourite!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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