Thursday, 20 April 2017

Masking Magic with Stamps and Stencils

Hi everyone!! Indira here today with some fun ideas to use the masking technique with stencils and stamps.

Card no. 1 - Masking with Stencils
  1. Masked off parts of the stencil to color only the flowers/leaves desired.
  2. Used ink daubers for coloring with Distress inks.
  3. Fussy cut the flowers and leaves.
  4. Trimmed off petals from big flower to get a smaller flower.
  5. Used Geo Pattern stencil to make the bg with Squeezed lemonade DI.
  6. Added splatters on the bg with Black soot DI. 
  7. Stamped the sentiment at the bottom.
  8. Arranged the floral bunch on top of the card using foam tape and liquid glue.
  9. Added some shimmer on the flowers with Clear wink of Stella pen.
  10. Finished off the card by adding the must have sequins from Mudra.

  1. You can stretch your stencils to look like stamps. 
  2. You can customize the size of the flowers by selectively cutting off petals from the actual design. 

Card no. 2 - Outline Masking

  1. Started by making masks for all the flowers and leaves.
  2. Planned the layout of the floral clusters and stamped them .
  3. Masked off the flowers and leaves to create an illusion of one behind the other.
  4. Used colored inks instead of the usual black ink.
  5. Stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.
  6. Added some bling with the sequins from Mudra.

Card no. 3 - Masking and Watercoloring 

  1. Created the floral cluster by lot of masking and stamping.
  2. Used Daniel Smith water colors and few Zig pens for highlights.
  3. Added extra foliage around the floral cluster to lend it a totally different look.
  4. Added splatters on the bg with Black soot DI. 
  5. Took the card base and made a border on one side with washi tape.
  6. Glued the watercolored panel on the card base.
  7. Tied a paper twine to add to the rustic look of the card.
  8. Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up using foam tape.
  9. Added few golden sequins next to the sentiment.

Card no. 4 - Mom-to-Be

1. Stamped the preggers lady on white card base and colored it with Zig pens.

2. Created a mask and covered her to create the bg with distress inks.
3. Stamped the pennants on top right corner of the card.
4. Stamped various sentiments from the Precious Arrival stamp set onto the bg using the same distress inks.
5. Stamped the main sentiment on a white card stock piece and adhered it using foam tape.
6. Added few sequins.

Card no. 5 - Stencil Tracing

1. Traced the stencil design on card base using a fine tip black pen.
2. Colored the pattern using Zig pens.
3. Filled in the white space with Light grey Zig pen.
4. Stamped the sentiment on white strip of paper and adhered it with foam tape.
5. Added few sequins randomly.

I hope I was able to inspire you to come up with creative ways to use masking technique in your projects.

Do join in our current challenge of the month - MASKING.

Products used



Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

Art and Craft Store - Noida
Hindustan Trading Company, Chennai
The Craft Store, Srilanka 
Papercurves, UAE


  1. That's one Fabulous blogpost, Indira...Just loved all the creative ways you showcased here...Thanks much for the inspiration, Girl :)

  2. Absolutely Awesome!! Loved all the examples :) thanks a lot

  3. Beautiful Creations Indira! Loved all of them

  4. SUPERB!!! I loved the first card very much but all the cards are way too good! *hugs*

  5. Amazing post Indira!! You have done wonders with stencils. I just loved the both the idea.. masking and tracing the stencil.. Will give it a try some time :)

  6. Wow stunning group of cards Indira. Love the water coloured Wild Rose card - aaaaa-mazing!

  7. Indira, the ideas here are so inspiring! Stunning cards!

  8. So much loveliness here, love them!