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Easy Die-Cut Masking

Die-Cut Masking

Hi All,

The technique I used on today’s card has so many possibilities! I used some snowflake die cuts to mask an ink blended panel, then sprayed it with white ink. It’s surprisingly easy to do. Here is a close-up of the masking:

Die-Cut Masking

You could also use a watercolor-washed background before applying the masks. It’s kind of hard to explain in words – you’ll have to watch the video! The snowflake die set I used in the video has been replaced by a new set that is very similar, so I linked to the new set in the Supplies section. Enjoy. 🙂


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Snowflake panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches 10.5 x 13.7 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Simon Says Stamp Fun Flakes Dies
Snowflake Dies
Impression Obsession Snowflakes
Impression Obsession Snowflakes
Penny Black Love and Joy Dies
Penny Black Love and Joy Dies
Easy Tack Spray
Easy Tack Spray
Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
White Ink Spray
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Perfect Pearls
Ranger Mini Mister
Mini Mister
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Chipped Sapphire
Gansai Tambi White
Gansai Tambi White
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Silver Glitter Cardstock
Silver Glitter Cardstock
SSS Vellum
SSS Vellum
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 6:21 am


    It’s a little too far from Australia to Dallas to go look at this stunning Christmas card'(smile) so I guess I’m just going to have to make one of my own. As I have all the elements required in my stash, this shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks for giving me the inspiration.

  2. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 1:12 pm


    stunning card! can’t wait to try a technique like this soon

  3. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 1:50 pm


    Speaking of Christmas, are you collecting cards for shut-ins this year? I remember awhile ago you mentioned something about this.

  4. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 2:04 pm


    What a great technique and such a beautiful card…Thanks for such a terrific tutorial!

  5. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 3:31 pm


    I agree–1/16″ mats are hard to line up! With a 1/8″ one, at least you can use a gridded ruler (I use one intended for quilting). Anything less “standard” I pretty much have to eyeball. I think you did a great job, though! Love the background you created. It makes me think of the Milky Way, or a more monochromatic galaxy background. Really pretty! I have basically everything I’d need to recreate this card, so I may give this a try. Thank you for sharing the inspiration & process! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  6. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 4:09 pm


    Beautiful card. I love the technique.

  7. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 5:43 pm


    Beautiful! I’m definitely going to give this technique a try.

  8. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 5:50 pm


    Great technique and a very pretty card. Thanks Darlene

  9. wrote on October 13th, 2017 at 7:23 pm



  10. wrote on October 14th, 2017 at 8:46 am


    What an outstanding card! I’m going to try this. Love the darker colors with the white sprays applied on top. Great results! Thanks!

  11. wrote on October 15th, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Jennifer Stark

    Lovely card. I know that perfectionist feeling. Don’t let it interfere with your creativity and joy of creating!! Sometimes when I let things go, I have happy accidents!! I love EVERYTHING you do! I think you’re fabulous!!!! I am going to give this technique a try today. Thank you!

    • wrote on October 17th, 2017 at 5:33 pm


      You’re so sweet Jennifer – thank you!

  12. wrote on October 16th, 2017 at 1:27 am



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