Masking Unleashed – AECP

So this is the last class for level 2. I think part of me has procrastinated in submitting this post cause I know I’m getting close to the end. But, we must move forward.

So when I finished this class I was pretty confidant I would easily create cards because this is a technique I use all the time. Only problem with a technique I use all the time – when it comes to my class projects I have to do my best and do something different. So, with all that said, I went outside the box, then back in, then way back out.


  • Hanging Garden Die Set
  • Build-A-Flower: Wild Rose Layering Stamp
  • Tranquility Rose Stamp & Coloring Stencil Bundle
  • Tim Holtz Cling Stamps – Crazy Talk Sentiment
  • Spellbinders – Blooms Collection Dies – Sentiment
  • Alcohol Inks – Including Gold, Silver and White
  • Vinyl
  • Versamark Ink
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Masking Paper
  • Grafix Craft Plastic Sheets and NARA Black Paper

I’m going to present these cards in the order that I made them, cause I cannot pick a favorite. I love how all these cards turned out. They’re so unique in their own way.

Card 1

For my first card I did some basic masking. The class shows you how to mask off a stamped image and then stamp another image, which gives the look of your new image behind your original stamped image.

Masking Unleashed - AECP
Basic Masking

Card 2

My second card was a bit different. This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while, but just never got around to it, and that’s using a die-cut piece of vinyl to mask with alcohol inks.

I die cut Hanging Garden out of vinyl and put it on my black Nara alcohol paper. I then dropped white and silver onto my panel (I kind of made a big mess but kept going anyway.) Once dry, I removed my vinyl mask. I die cut the second Hanging Garden design and stacked it with three cuts.

The hardest part about this panel was finding the right sentiment. I probably spent about an hour looking and finally found one in my Crazy Talk Sentiments set – ‘be original’ stamped in Stazon Ink.

Masking Unleashed - AECP
Hanging Garden Masking

Card 3

This is a pretty simple card – using one colour for the stamping, and the same colour for the ink blending. I’d like to work a little more with this design and technique. I feel like I’d get a lot of looks with this type of masking.

With this card, I masked off the flowers, leaves and half of my panel with Altenew’s masking paper, and ink blended, using the same colour as my stamped images. Then I added my white heat embossed images on top.

Masking Unleashed - AECP
Masked Flowers and Panel

Card 4

I love this card! I love everything about it.

I used the same masking technique as I did for Card 2. Die cut vinyl and adhered it to my Grafix sheet and added my alcohol inks to the panel. I added a bit of gold to the panel as well, which really makes it pop. I added the die cut Hanging Garden and slightly off-set it from the masked area.

This card felt bright and fun to me so I decided to make it a birthday card. I used Spellbinders – Blooms Collection ‘birthday’ sentiment die. I always try to keep all my products Altenew for these classes, but I loooove these dies. They’re so dainty and subtle. If Altenew is reading this, I would love to see more options for basic die cut sentiments.

Masking Unleashed - AECP
Hanging Garden Die

I thought I would add a photo of some of my other attempts at masking. Some of these I just gave up or I made an oopsie and then gave up.

Attempted Masking

So this is it for Level 2. I’m super excited to get started on my final project and move forward to Level 3.

Altenew Educator Certification Program

3D Words AECP Level 1 AECP Level 2 AECP Level 3 Alcohol Inks Alphabet Die Altenew Blending CardKit Cardmaking Challenge Christmas Copics Crepe Paper Crepe Paper Flowers Design Team Distress Oxide Inks dry eraser Foiling glider Glitter Hot Foil Markers Masculine Card PanPastels Papercraft Business Peonies Pink Ink Designs Silhouette Designs Simon Says Stamp Slimline Stamp stamping glider Stencil Storage and Decor Vinyl Watercoloring Zig ZIG Real Watercolor Brush Pens

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