Merry Christmas Masking


I have created my own mask by die cutting using the Fancy Labels Dies #2 with copy paper. I have used copy paper as this makes a thin layer so when stamping it stamps close to the edge of the mask straight onto the cardstock.

I have used an array of blue inks and silver pigment ink for stamping the images from Build a stocking stampset.

To make the die cut edge a little more defined I have used the lightest blue ink with a blending tool and blended the blue with a very light tough only.


I lifted the mask off to reveal the stamped image.  You will find this method can also be easily used as a 1 layer card option as well.


I have used a step up version by layering the stamped card stock on another white layer with foam mount tape which is then matted onto a black cardstock base.


I have stamped the image from Festive Greetings with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.


To finish embellishing the card I have added some silver star sequins and glossy accents to the stampset silver stars.

IBS Festive GreetingsInspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 2 DieInspired by Stamping Build A Stocking Stamp Set


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  1. I love this creative idea, Jo! Your card is beautiful in every way! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for taking the time to do your photo tutorials on your posts!

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