Embossing with Decorative Masks


Are you looking at this picture and wondering which embossing folder I used? I didn’t use an embossing folder!  I used one of our Seasonal Decorative Masks!  Isn’t that cool???!!!

Seasonal Decorative Masks

To do this you will need a rubber embossing mat.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell these but I found one on Amazon.  Here’s the sandwich you’ll use in your Big Shot:

  1.  Big Shot platform
  2.  Standard Cutting Pad
  3.  Rubber embossing mat
  4.  Whisper White cardstock (or another color of your choice)
  5.  Decorative Mask (carefully place it on the platform because it is the same size as the platform – you don’t want it damaged as it goes through)
  6.  A piece of printing paper folded in half.  This part is very important!  You are adding this paper to add more “height”.  Each Big Shot is calibrated differently so it’s possible you won’t even need to do this step.  You will have to experiment to find out.  Slowly run this sandwich through your Big Shot.  If it is very difficult to run through, STOP, and take the printing paper off.  It’s also possible that it will go through easily and your paper won’t emboss in which case, fold your printing paper in fourths.  You’ll see what I mean when you give it a try!
  7.  You’ll now have a beautifully embossed piece of paper!

Here’s a card I made using the embossed piece.  It’s difficult to see it in my photo, but if you scroll down, you’ll see a close up. 



The adorable dog comes from the set Bella & Friends and I colored her with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from the set Endless Birthday Wishes.  I also used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits – love them!!!  If you love them too, get them before November 30th, otherwise you’ll have to wait for their debut in the 2017 Annual Catalog which comes out in June 2017.  CORRECTION:  I apologize for giving wrong information here!!  The Framelits WILL be available after November 30th.  Yippee!!

All of the products I used to make my card are listed below.  To place an order or for more information about each product, simply click on it.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Product List

Big Shot


Another Layout with the Seasonal Decorative Masks


Several days ago I shared a card I made using the Seasonal Decorative Masks from Stampin’ Up! You can see it HERE.  For today’s card I used the same mask and colors to create my design and then sized it down for this layout.

Here are the measurements for the panels:  Dapper Denim:  2″ x 5-1/4″  &  Whisper White:  1-3/4″ x 5″

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Product List – Click on any of the products below for more information or to place an order!

Seasonal Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!


I am in love with a product in the Holiday Catalog that I bet you haven’t even noticed!  They are the Seasonal Decorative Masks and they are tucked away on page 43.  Each stencil measures 6″ x 6″ and there’s so much you can do with them!


One way to use them would be to simply place your Whisper White cardstock underneath the mask and create a fun pattern with a sponge dauber and an ink pad!

For my card today, I sponged Emerald Envy over the entire stencil.  Then I went in with Dapper Denim and randomly sponged.  I love how it turned out!

I used the one on the right for my card and the one on the left is just Emerald Envy.


The one on the right is Crushed Curry and the one on the left is a combination of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.


Imagine all the color combinations you could create!!

Product List – Below are the products I used to create my card.  Click on any item to place an order or for more information. (The last product is a bundle price for the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and the Blossom Builder Punch.  I didn’t use the punch but I wanted you to be aware that there’s a 10% savings if you purchase both at the same time).