Fun with Stampin’ Up! Decorative Masks

Dots & Stripes decorative masks card collection


Hubby was away all day today, and I needed a break from packing to move, so I decided to play with the new Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!  If you haven’t noticed them yet, they’re on page 205 in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  There are two sets – Hearts & Stars and the ones I chose to use, Dots & Stripes.

There are several ways to apply ink to the Masks.  For my cards today, I chose to fill several Stampin’ Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and Ink Refills.  It takes quite a few drops of reinker – just add more if your color isn’t as vibrant as you’d like.  Then simply use your spritzers to add color to your cardstock.

I took pictures of the steps along the way so that I could explain how I achieved the variegated colors.

First, I laid down a piece of Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  Next came a piece of 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock.  Then using my grid paper to line everything up, I laid on my Decorative Mask.  You’ll see I have my Stampin’ Spritzers already filled and ready.  I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Night of Navy on my first card then Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo on the other three.

Mask 1

I started by spritzing on Daffodil Delight over the first two rows of the Decorative Mask.  Give a firm push all the way down and keep the spritzer moving from left to right.

Mask 2

Next I spritzed on Old Olive, trying to get a bit on the second row of the Daffodil Delight and also covering a row or two of the remaining dots.

Mask 3

The last spritzing, I used the Night of Navy spritzer to spray a bit into the Olive and the final row of dots.


Decorative Mask dots and stripes 5

Pick it up carefully after you’ve done all your spritzing so the ink on the mask doesn’t run off onto your cardstock.

And here’s the finished product!  I loved the background so much that I simply added a sentiment and no embellishments.  The skinny black border helped the colors pop out.  “Hello There” sentiment is from the Hello There stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes blue

Next I tried Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo with a sentiment from Geometrical.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 4

Then I got the idea to spritz at a diagonal!  Oh, this is so much fun and addicting!  Here I used a sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 3

And finally, rather than washing off my mask, I set a piece of Whisper White cardstock on top of the mask to soak up the excess ink and got the reverse design.  I think this is actually my favorite!  Sentiment is from Lots of Thanks stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 2

To clean off the mask, I just ran it under warm water and blotted it dry with an old towel.  I can’t wait to use all of the other masks now!  So fun, quick and easy – and WOW!

Leave me a comment and let me know which card you like best!  If there are at least 5 comments, I’ll randomly choose one to win a FREE Dots & Stripes Decorative Mask set!  Customers only, please – no demonstrators!  The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 7th, and posted on my website, so check back to see if you’ve won!

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Just Because

Just Because

Here are some great products that are in the 2013-14 Annual Catalog but are also carrying into the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  You’re able to purchase all of these products now, but if you need to wait a little bit, you can also purchase most of them after June 2nd.  It’s a quick & easy card, with very few steps and a nice, clean look.

  • I love using a double layer of Whisper White cardstock to set off the look of an easy card.  Be sure to set the top layer apart by using lots of Dimensionals.  I don’t use Sahara Sand much for a neutral, but I think I’m going to start – it was the perfect color!   I cut the Sahara Sand cardstock rectangle using my Stampin’ Trimmer with the Rotary Addition and the Scallop Cutting Blade.  It creates a nice delicate edge to all four sides.
  • The flower is created with three punches – Blossom Punch for the largest, Pansy Punch for the Daffodil Delight layer and a 3/4″ Circle Punch for the center.  You’ll find the designer papers in the following packets – Tangerine Tango from the Brights Collection Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight from Quatrefancy Specialty papers (which is retiring June 1st) and the Pacific Point polka dot, also from the Brights Collection Paper Stack.
  • I use A Dozen Thoughts stamp set so much, and the “just because” sentiment is one of my favorites.  You can see this versatile set used in a get well card HERE.
  • Candy Dots have become my “go to” accessory – they’re easy to use, very affordable and travel well in an envelope.  These are all from the Brights Collection Candy Dots.

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UPDATE:  I just realized that the Quantrefancy Designer Series Paper is 50% off now through June 4th while supplies last!  Item No. 130141 $12.95 now just $6.48!

Don’t Forget!

IC Club allBe sure to get in on the In Color Club for 2014-16!  I’m taking reservations now for ordering June 2nd.  Check out the details on the In Color Club HERE.






Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Use hostess code J26ZFXH2 when checking out to receive June’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

THINGS YOU’LL NEED – Just click on the photo below to view more details or to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.

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