Abundant Beauty Masks Friendship Card for the MMM Challenge

Abundant Beauty Friendship Card by Secrets to Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

A new Make My Monday challenge starts today with the theme, “Create Your Own Background.” Oh, there are SO many wonderful ways to make a card besides a designer paper background. It was time to get out the NEW Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks for some fun stenciling, so the card I have for you today is the first card I made with them. Stenciling is fun and easy and allows you to be as creative as you like to be. Also, you can use whatever you like to color them with, but I decided to use ink and my Stampin’ Brushes.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit the Make My Monday Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, I used Melon Mambo cardstock to make this A2 card, because I wanted to use a color that I rarely use. I cut the cardstock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it at 4-1/4.”

And now, the fun part!

  • So, as you can tell, the fun part of this card was all about coloring the stencils. Firstly, I taped my white cardstock to my glass mat. Then, I taped the petal mask down over the paper. After that, I first brushed Bubble Bath ink over the entire flower, then, using the same brush, inked the areas closest to the center with Melon Mambo ink.
  • Next, I replaced the petals mask with the one for the flower center, then, colored them with both black and Melon Mambo inks.
  • After that, I replaced that mask with the leaves mask. This time I did the leaves in random spots, using Shaded Spruce ink, trying to vary the ink concentration.
  • Once it was done, I cut it out with the Deckled Rectangle die and layered it onto Basic Black cardstock.
  • Then, I inked up the sentiment from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set and cropped it out with the retired Sending Flowers dies.
  • Finally, I colored the NEW Large Check Ribbon with the dark Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blends marker. Then, I tied a small piece of white Baker’s Twine into a bow in the middle of the ribbon and adhered it to the card base with glue dots.
  • Lastly, I finished the card with some Glossy Dots.

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Addicted to Stamps and More
  2. Allsorts
  3. Beautiful Blossoms
  4. Crafty Catz
  5. Crafting Happiness
  6. Happy Little Stampers Stencil
  7. Krafty Chicks 
  8. NBUS (first time to use these stencils)
  9. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  10. Stencil Fun Challenge
  11. The Paper Funday
  12. A Perfect Time to Craft
  13. Try It On Tuesday

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE

October Paper Pumpkin news…

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This kit also features special glitter glue! What a great way to add some extra twinkly details to your cards. And the best part? Your October Paper Pumpkin Kit will arrive in a beautiful box that coordinates with the theme and design of the cards in this kit. What a great way to bring inspiration to your crafting experience!

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards—4 each of 2 designs—and eight coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs.
  • A Real Red Stampin’ Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmas-themed pre-cut pieces
  • Finished folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

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Noah is getting so good at riding his bicycle!



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18 thoughts on “Abundant Beauty Masks Friendship Card for the MMM Challenge”

  1. Your stencilled background is beautiful and a perfect foil for the sentiment,seeing Noah’s pic brought back find memories of my son’s on their first bikes. Have a great week

  2. Hi! Miss me? I’m at a stand still for unpacking as the remaining boxes are too heavy for me and I have to wait for a friend to come help with the craft room after 10/6! I love your card and thanks for entering it at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies. I can’t wait to see a pic of Noah when he loses the training wheels! Have a blessed day.

  3. Wow, Deb, I LOVE the stencil in these bright colors! Just perfect! Makes for a great background, for sure – I’m loving this new set, and now I can’t wait to try it in all kinds of fun colors!

  4. Beautiful stenciling, love the bright colors and how pretty the shading looks! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks!

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