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Mask That Stencil


Hi, crafty friends, it’s Chark here today with some easy masking. I used my fave star stencil and a digi star with sentiment to create this card. I wanted it to look like the big star was trailing some smaller stars, so I just placed my stencil where I wanted it and added some paper that I cut and adhered to the stencil (I used dot roller adhesive).


After that, I used an ink dauber to quickly color the stencil…love those daubers!

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Then I placed the digi stamp (that I trimmed) into place and inked the edges.


I decided to use a die cut as a stencil for this card and just laid the white die cut in place and inked with Salted Ocean Distress Ink on the edges of the card. I didn’t measure or anything and wasn’t going for perfectly placed background images. Then the die cut was all blue, so I popped in the center and added a “Thanks” die cut. I masked the “stencil/die cut” I made so just parts would be inked on the background.


These took so little time (considering I was a little afraid of masking, because I figured you had to be really neat and precise, which I am not at all!) that I will be doing this technique again for fast cards.

Don’t forget to enter your Hero Arts projects in this month’s challenge: Masking.

aAnd a little birdie told me the ink daubers (including the neon colors) are on sale at the store. The yellow one I used is just $3.50! Wait, there’s more… A2Z Scrapbooking is also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media sites, so you don’t  miss out on any future promotions, challenges and inspiration!

Happy Wednesday!


Remember, you can Special Order any of these supplies if the store is temporarily out of the item at no extra charge! Just request it and a2z will make sure you get it!

Astral Digital Stamps

Yellow Ink Dauber

Sky Stencil Pair 

Dot Paper from Echo Park

Star Dust Stickles

Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Thanks Stamp and Cut

Winter Cheer Tag Set




Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

2 thoughts on “Mask That Stencil

  1. Fantastic examples of masking. Wonderful.

  2. Partial masking is fun!! Both card so cute, I like the effect on the second one, it’s really carefree and playful!

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