Make Your Own Mask

Let’s “think outside the Mask” today. There are so many possibilities when it comes to creating your own masks!

If you have circle punches or dies, you can make your own. If you have flower punches or dies, you can make your own. Dragonflies. Butterflies. Textured dies. Even a straight-edged piece of cardstock!!

I decided to challenge myself to re-make a card that I recently had designed using a Plenty of Patterns mask. The new card would be made with the exact same ingredients but with making my own mask from standard supplies that casual crafters would likely have on hand.

On the left is the card I originally designed with a Plenty of Patterns mask, and on the right is the altered version made with supplies on hand.

Similar ingredients, different backgrounds

The first thing you will probably notice is that the card on the left has more colors. I chose to use less colors for my alternative card, because maybe people don’t have a full rainbow of colors yet. I wanted to show that you can achieve a beautiful effect with just two colors.

Every other ingredient is identical: The card base, the dimensions, the ribbon, the butterfly embellishment, and the pearls are all identical. The same coloring tools were used – Blending Brushes and Ink Pads.

The main difference is with the mask itself. For the second card, I ran the large Brilliant Wings die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine on a 6×8 piece of cardstock. Creating a mask is as simple as that!

I used grid paper to line up the Basic White layer.

I taped the mask around the outside edges. And I carefully brushed over the surface.

I had so much fun, I challenged myself to do it again with another card.

The card on the left is using a different Plenty of Patterns mask as the background, and the card on the right was just using large circle die cuts. The snowflakes are stamped!

Here is one more card, just for fun. This is using all circles!

The possibilities really are endless!

Note: I’m holding a free zoom class about Masking on December 15th, 2021 – I hope you can join!! See info here.

From now through December 20th, you can earn a free kit. Learn more at the bottom of the page here.

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