Monday, April 11, 2011

Make It Mondays - Die Cut Masking

Cardstock: Rustic White and Simply Chartreuse; Ink: Dark Chocolate and Ripe Avocado; All other supplies as listed below.
It's Monday, and that means Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink. Today, the challenge is to create a card using masks, but not just any masks - the masks for this project should be created using one of PTI's dies.

As soon as I saw the MIM video, I knew what I wanted to do - create a mask where I could combine both the positive and negative cuts together to create the base of my card.

I cut a piece of Masking Magic that I've had in my stash since the late 90's and cut a 5.5" x 4.25" rectangle. I placed the Fillable Frames #4 die in the lower right hand corner, tacking it in place with repositionable adhesive, and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I then took a 5.25" x 4" piece of rustic white cardstock and adhered the larger rectangle mask to it, lining up the bottom right corner. The overlap on the top and left side held my project to the table while I did my stamping with Background Basics: Text Style and inking with a bit of sponge. After stamping and inking the FF cutout section, I removed the mask and then adhered the FF cut to the cardstock, covering up the area I had just stamped. Next, I stamped my "background" using Background Basics: Woodgrain. I dressed it up with a banner cut using the Double Ended Banner die and stamped with Ribbon Tails. The sentiment is from Fillable Frames #2. I popped the banner ribbon with foam adhesive and added buttons from the Autumn Mix and rustic cream twine.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Jen, this is a truly striking card--exactly the kind this technique was made for! Beautiful job!

  2. I just love the woodgrain. Great card.

  3. Awesome Jen, It looks as though it is real wood - very striking.