Thursday, September 28, 2023

Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks

Welcome to the September 2023 Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop! We’re glad you've joined us to check out this month’s cardmaking inspiration featuring the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks.

 When I saw the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks pictured in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog, I knew they would be on my first order from this catalog!  I could just envision using them for so many different projects – cards, wall art, journals, etc. The creative possibilities seemed endless! 


There are 7 masks/stencils in the collection – 4 of them layer together to create a beautiful collection of sunflowers and leaves.  The other 3 include leaves, snowflakes and an argyle pattern.   You can spritz, sponge, trace, emboss or add texture with the masks.  And they clean up easily with a baby wipe or by rinsing with water.

I drew some color inspiration for my project from a set of paper napkins I had bought a while ago.  The checked border on these napkins reminded me of the Black & Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon that is in the Mini Catalog, and I decided to include that ribbon in my project too.


I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Copper Clay and Early Espresso Ink and blending brushes to color my sunflowers.  Boho Blue, Misty Moonlight, Pretty Peacock and Old Olive were the inks I used to color my leaves.

I also created a background with the argyle pattern using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  My sentiment came from the So Sincere stamp set, also from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog.

Here are the measurements for the card pieces:

   Basic Black Card Base – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

   Argyle Pattern Layer 1 – 4” x 5 ¼”

   Basic Black Layer 2 – 3 ⅝” x 4 ⅞”

   Very Vanilla Layer 3 – 3 ½” x 4 ¾”

   Very Vanilla Mask Layer – 6” x 6”

   Black & Very Vanilla ⅜” Large Check Ribbon – approximately 10”

After blending the inks over the stencils to color my sunflower and leaf images, I fussy cut out the flowers and leaves with Paper Snips.  I layered the smallest sunflower on top of the largest sunflower image to create a flower with a little more depth and dimension.

I love how my card came out, and I’m looking forward to playing and creating more projects with the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks!

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below.  We always appreciate your feedback and would love to know you stopped by, so feel free to comment below!

Bonnie's Blog

Diana's Blog

Product List
Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks
So Sincere Cling Stamp Set (English)
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Boho Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
Copper Clay Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Blending Brushes
Small Blending Brushes
Black & Very Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Large Check Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Seal
Paper Snips
Paper Trimmer
Simply Shammy
Take Your Pick


  1. Beautiful card Kim and love the colors and your tutorial also!

  2. kim what a beautiful card. A lot of work when in to this card. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Bonnie! Not as much work as you might think! Mostly cutting out the flowers. The blending of the ink for the flowers was fun!