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How to make a Stenciled Mask Stamped Card By Ann-marie Vaux

If you think stenciling is messy or outdated.. think again – clean lines & 2 tone colouring can bring a rubber stamp design to life. This project uses a stencil and masking technique to make an edge to edge pattern around a stamped image, leaving the image uncoloured for a totally different reverse effect.

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Advanced

You will need:

  • 6x6inch white blank card base
  • Black Cardstock
  • White Stamping Cardstock
  • Stencil of small pattern
  • Craft Masking Paper – this is a sticky paper that re-peels and resticks, so you can use it again & again
  • Ranger Oxide Distress Inks – I used Festive Berries & Spun Sugar
  • Ink Blending Tools
  • Floral & Leaves Rubber Stamps
  • Sentiment Stamp – this could be any
  • Black permanent ink pad
  • Craft Masking tape or Washi tape
  • Tape Runner or Adhesive tape
  • 3D foam
  • Scissors & Paper trimmer


  • 1

    Cut the black cardstock into a base layer for the card front approx 5.8inch x 5.8inch and cut the white stamping card into a 2nd layer approx 5.6inch x 5.6inch. Attach the black card to the front of the card using flat tape/glue.

  • 2

    Taking the white stamping card, stamp the main floral image you have chosen using Permanent Black ink, also stamp a second image on Craft Masking Paper and cut out, then place over the stamped image. Stamp the floral stamp anywhere on the card, I have stamped slightly to the right of the card.

  • 3

    Using the Black Permanent Ink, stamp a sentiment stamp half over the floral stamp and stamp again on to the Craft Masking paper and cut out then place over the sentiment on the card front.

  • 4

    Carry on stamping the leaves over each one and stamping the Craft Mask and placing over each of the stamped images.

  • 5

    Make sure all of the images you have stamped are now covered with the Masks you have made using the Craft Masking Paper. TIP: Ensure you have pressed the edges down for the next stages

  • 6

    Start inking & blending all over the cardstock using the lighter colour of the inks you have picked to use.

  • 7

    Place the stencil over the cardstock and secure using Craft Masking Tape or Washi tape at the corners. TIP: I secured my stencil on my plastic ink mat, so save any mess plus you can use the excess ink to make paper backgrounds, sprintz with water and place paper over it when finished.

  • 8

    Using the darker of the 2 Distress Oxide Inks, blend over the top of the stencil – you have masked the stamped image so you can stencil right over the top of it. Blend quite firmly to get a good even cover of colour.

  • 9

    Remove the stencil from the card and carefully start removing the masks that were sat over the stamped image.

  • 10

    Using 3D foam, add the stenciled card on to the card front on top of the black card layer.

  • 11

    The finished card

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