Wednesday 28 February 2024

Group of Seven Cardmakers - Masked Stenciling

Hi everyone, it's time for the Group of Seven Cardmakers to try out a new technique. This month we have a guest Designer Pat (Colourful Card Creations). Pat combined stenciling and masking to create a beautiful card.

Technique Instructions:
  • Cut or torn mask (free-hand or use a die).  Secure mask over part of your card front
  • Secure stencil over top
  • Use sponges or sponge brushes to add ink over your stencil
  • Remove stencil and mask
Card 1- Stencil using a Silhouette cutting file given to me as a gift, Stamp -, Distress inks for Blending.
Sentiment - The stampin Place (no longer in buisiness)

Card 2 - Stencil - Lavinia, Stamps - Sentiment retired StampinUp,  Birds Card IO, Distress Oxide inks

Card 3 - Stencil Magenta, Stamp Magenta, Inks Distress Oxide, Faux matting using a gold pen

Card Recipe


Julia Aston said...

Three pretty designs using the masked stenciling technique Christine - I love that meteorologist sentiment on your pretty snowflake one ! (how true!), the mix of colors on your second card is so pretty with the masked center for your birthday wishes, and I love the silhouette tree stamped over your colorful diamonds masked stenciling! Julia xx

I Card Everyone said...

Christine, I think that masked area was made for your wonderful sentiments! and I LOve your ink choices today!

Pat said...

Three terrific cards using this technique Christine, and I love the Silhouette cutting file with the pretty snowflakes, and the bluey grey background ink blending looks wonderful, also the masked off corner section as the place to stamp your wonderful sentiment looks great. I love the colour combination on the second with the blue, brown and yellow using this pretty Lavinia stencil, and the sweet little birds either side of the sentiment within the masked oval shape are really lovely. I just adore that beautiful black stamped tree in the masked off corner on the last, and the diamond shapes on the stencil are gorgeous and the pink, yellow and grey ink blending through it makes a fabulous background. x

Loll said...

Three fabulous cards Christine. LOVE the first one with the beautiful blend of several shades of blue. The sentiment is sweet and it really stands out in the masked area. Gorgeous colours for your second card and such a great idea to mask a label shape for your sentiment and two sweet birds. The last card is my fav (it's the colours!) :) Beautiful with that gorgoeus silhouette tree. Looks like you had a lot of fun (and success!) with this technique. xx

BożenA said...

The first card made me smile. It looks like a snowdrift, behind which you can see a cloudy sky, full of snow that is currently falling. The second card left me speechless when I saw these amazing swirls in such harmonious colors. This is a big WOW!
And the third card... you chose the perfect shape of the template with this beautiful stamp. The masking technique combined with stencils gives truly stunning effects.

Trina P. said...

Great collection and technique. No surprise, love your first card… it’s BLUE-tiful, 💙😉💙

Lisa Elton said...

Greta job with this technique, these are all lovely, Christine!

Brenda in IN said...

I love all three of your cards with this masked technique. Beautiful designs and great stenciling over the masks.

Darnell said...

What a fabulous range of designs using this technique, Christine! I love all three different masking approaches and the pretty colors you used! That last silhouette tree should be framed! Hugs, Darnell

HilaryJane said...

These are great. You have achieved 3 very different looks with your stencils and masks. Love them all. Thanks for the inspiration too xx

Leslie Miller said...

Always a plethora of beauty to see here when you do these techniques! You have such great stencils and stamps. Love the colors. Wonderful representation, Christine!

Nstiz said...

There are fabulous! I particularly love the one with the tree. What great colors and beautiful backgrounds. Love your choice of muted colors on the first two also.

Bonnie said...

I love how the swoop of your first card made a great place for this fantastic sentiment and how the masking left a "tag" for the sentiment on the second card. What a fantastic bright stenciling on the third card that makes this silhouette tree really stand out!

Sarn said...

Really beautiful work - especially the third card with the tree and the diamond stencilling xxx

Susan said...

Beautiful work on all three. My favourite is the first - I really love that sentiment and the space created for it by the masking is perfect - lovely blend of colours around the snowflakes too.