Dinky Tree Mask Greeting Cards by Nikki Acton


Today I have been playing with one the newest range of That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils and Masks – Tree (TC085). I have created 2 cards, using the mask in slightly different ways.

For the blue tree – I started with a piece of card I had randomly spritzed some Distress sprays on, and allowed to dry. I placed the mask down and secured with stencil tape/ removable tape. I then used Cut and Dry foam to apply Versamark through the open areas of the mask – pouncing gently ensuring I gained full coverage. I removed the mask and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This has now sealed the area behind the tree. I then spritzed with Mermaid Lagoon Distress spray – but this now only colours the un-embossed area – so the tree itself.

For the white treeI started with blank card. I applied Versamark over the mask itself – so adding the ink to the actual tree. I secured it (Versamark side down) to the blank card and ran this through my Big Shot (I place it between photocopy paper). This transfers the ink onto the card and I heat embossed with clear powder again. This seals the tree area allowing me to add colour to the background – again I used Distress sprays – but inks would work just as well.

I trimmed my tree cards and mounted on some Distress Oxide backgrounds I had previously created. I do love the versatility of masks and stencils!

See you next week.



Alternative Happy Birthday Stamp: PaperArtsy Mini’s by Emma Godfrey – EM18

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  1. Ooh stunning cards, beautiful use of the new stencils too
    Donna xx

  2. Nikki, they are beautiful, and I love this mask with the tree, and have already created a few surfaces ,for the blog- using them .
    You used great techniques , the result is gorgeous !! xx

  3. These are gorgeous Nikki. Love the beautiful colours and your stencil work is amazing.
    Fliss xx

  4. Great work with the stencil creating 2 super cards
    Amanda x

  5. Fab makes Nikki and useful for both male and female. Love the backgrounds you've created. Hugs Tracey xx

  6. LOVE these Nikki. Both are just STUNNING. Xj.


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