Make It Monday #290: Combining Stenciling and Masking

Betsy is hosting this week's Make It Monday challenge, combining two classic techniques — stenciling and masking, for a striking one-layer effect.




If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and combine stenciling and masking.

–Please enter new projects only.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.  

–You will have until 6am, Monday, July 10, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, July 10, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


  • STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Spring
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • DIES: Beautiful Berries: Spring
  • OTHER: Herb Garden Mini Kit (stencil), Ink blending sponge, removable adhesive
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
MIM 290
Congratulations, Helen F.! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 15 Comments

  • 1
    Marybeth says:

    Betsy……both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! Love the video and so happy I have the mini kit with stencil!!!!!

  • 2
    Greta H says:

    What a fabulous technique–absolutely love the look! Thank you for the great tutorial, Betsy!

  • 3
    Diana K says:

    Prettiest technique ever! Love your totally awesome cards, Betsy!

  • 4
    Holly Saveur says:

    LOVE it SUPER gorgeous!!

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    MaryAnn N says:


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    Marcie says:

    LOVE the look of this card Betsy! I immediately looked for the Beautiful Berries: Spring (which was already in my cart), and I’m pretty sure that those wonderful flowers(?) are from another set. I’d sure love to know what set that is, if you have a moment. Thanks for the beautiful MIM video.

  • 7
    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    WOW! These are stunning and such a fun idea! 🙂

  • 8

    I love, love, love these cards, Betsy! Can’t wait to try combining both stenciling and masking on my next card. I’m so happy that I have the stencils from the Herb Garden kit! They are so versatile and add a whole new look to my cards. Thank you for this wonderful MIM video! ♡

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    Adele Holcomb says:

    Thank you, Betsy! Had fun yesterday playing with this technique, and I just need to finish my card before posting it. I especially like the resulting white “halo” around the image, which helps it stand out from the background.

  • 11
    Candi says:

    These are gorgeous, I can’t believe it never occurred to me to do this.. thank you so much for the inspiration and the enabling, I wasn’t sure I needed the berry set… but silly me, of course I do.

  • 12
    Bobbie Bluegill says:

    Beautiful technique and your cards are wonderful.

  • 13
    Michele W says:

    Thanks for another great video, Betsy! This is a great technique – one that I look forward to trying – and the cards you made using this technique are bright and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 14
    maria f. says:

    What a great technique with gorgeous results.

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    jan metcalf says:

    This is my favorite Make It Monday! Love this technique and the gorgeous results, can’t stop playing! Thanks for sharing Betsy!

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