Hi everyone! I am super excited to share a new product collection that is debuting at Taylored Expressions and was developed by Laurie Willison (one of my sweet and awesome friends that I adore!) Laurie wanted to figure out a way to do masking on card projects that didn't involve using lots of tape and torn cardstock. The result is the new masking stencils that we are sharing today!
There are masking stencil sets available: rectangles, squares, circles, and ovals. Each set includes two different sizes of each shape as well as the negative piece so you can use those to mask as well. The best part about the stencils are the guides that enable you to line up your cardstock perfectly with no measuring! Make sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to learn more and watch the video that will show you the masking stencils in action. Also, if you haven't tried out Pixie spray or purple tape to hold your stencils into place, this is the perfect time to do it!
I used the larger circle in the Masking Stencils - Circle collection for the project that I am sharing with you today. I used Pixie spray to hold my stencil in place over a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock that I lined up using the guides on the masking stencil. I used a blender brush to add color into the circle shape using Confetti Cake and Cookie Monster inks.
Then, I layered the Snowfall stencil over the masking stencil (also holding that in place with Pixie spray) and used a blender brush to apply Cookie Monster ink through it. Then I added some sparkle with Moonstone glimmer paste over the inked dots on the Snowfall stencil. All of my blending and glimmer paste stayed right in the open circle area on the masking stencil and created the perfect backdrop for the cute reindeer from the Fluffy Friends - Holiday set.
I added the "happy holidays" sentiment in black ink and a scattered a few snowflake sequins down the card front to finish it off.
The masking stencil added that perfect focal point layer to this project without having to die cut and add more layers. The possibilities are pretty amazing for what you can do with ink blending and layering... make sure you check out what the TE team and special guests created!
If you purchase all four of the masking stencil sets in a bundle at the Taylored Expressions webstore, you will get 15% off and from now through Sunday, October 27th, you will also get a roll of 1/2" purple tape FREE!
Make sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see more about the new masking stencils and link up to the TE team and special guests that are sharing projects today. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will be back again tomorrow with more inspiration to share using the new masking stencils.