greeting cards

Smile: Masked flowers

Smile: Masked flowers


I love stencils, but I don’t get round to using them very often so I made a point of creating a card with a stencilled background. The clear-embossed top layer on the flowers doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but it looks lovely and shiny in real life. I ended up masking the flowers twice — after doing the stencilling on the background and revealing the flowers I just wasn’t happy with it so I masked them off again and added some Distress ink over the top.

Inspired by:

Originally spotted on Instagram, this card using heat embossing for the top layer of layered flowers struck me as a really clever idea.


  • stamps:
    Uniko Studio – beautiful blooms II
    Clearly Besotted – sunburst (sentiment)
  • stencils:
    Memory Box – scraped paint
  • colour:
    Avery Elle – pigment ink – kraft, jungle, celery, sapphire, sugar plum, vino
    Distress ink – antique linen
    Versafine – onyx black
  • embellishments:
    Neat & Tangled – sequins – crystal clear
  • paper and card:
    Hunkydory Crafts – ink me! stamping card
    Papermill Direct – plain – navy
  • miscellaneous:
    Inkadinkado stamping masking paper

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