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Masking and Dry Embossing - Last Minute Christmas Card!

Masking and Dry Embossing - Last Minute Christmas Card!

Hello Friends! Thanks for stopping by - I don't know about you, but I am still making some last minute Christmas cards! I think that using gold and silver metallic cardstocks really help dress up simple cards to give them that extra something! A great way to add even more interest is embossing on them, and an easy way to do that is with a stencil and your die cutting machine!

I started with a piece of gold metallic cardstock and the Wallpaper Stencil.

You need to check with your specific die cutting machine instructions for embossing with a stencil, but this is the sandwich that works with my Vagabond. The tan mat under the cardstock is rubbery and is used for embossing with stencils. 

 

Look at the gorgeous result! Stencils are one of my favorite crafty tools because you can do so much with them!

I cut this down to 4" x 5 1/4" and matted it on some red glitterstock and added my focal image.

For my image, I wanted to use one of the dogs form the Four Legged Friends stamp set, but I needed something to make it holiday themed. I used one of the presents from the Crafty Elves stamp set for this!

I did a little masking to create my small scene here with the present in front of the dog. When I am going to be making a scene, I like to lay out my stamps on my paper in the positions I want them for the scene. This helps me to see which stamps will be stamped first and what needs masked.

When masking for a scene, you need to stamp the image first that you want to be in the forefront of the scene. For this, I wanted the present in front. 

I need a mask for this image, so I leave the stamp in place after stamping onto my panel, and then stamp onto a post it note with the leftover ink on the stamp.

I don't need the whole present cut out on the mask, because only the right side needs to be masked off where the dog is. 

Once the mask is in place, we can stamp our doggie!

 

I love making scenes with masking!

I colored up my scene, die cut it out with an oval die and attached it to the front of my card with some foam tape. Voila! This card is cute and shiny, but was pretty simple to create!

 

Thanks for checking out my project and Happy Holidays!

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