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!
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