Hello, and welcome to our January Blog Hop!  We are so glad you are here!  If you haven’t already done so hop all the way around and check out Tina Lesson’s post for this month.  I know it’s great!!
Our January theme was inspired by a card created by Laurie Meier using a masking technique. It was such a lovely card and reminded me how much I love masking techniques. They are something you can totally teach a beginner, but even the most advanced of stampers continue to use and enjoy them as well.Our project could  be ANYTHING, but had to share a Masking Technique.
This is the project Laurie shared a few months ago.  I just love it!
The created the card I am sharing for our World Card Making Day event last October.  I haven’t had a chance to share it and thought this would be a perfect time.
Here are all the the measurements and directions for creating this card.





Season of Seashells Card


  • Season of Chic stamp set
  • Chic Dies
  • Label Me Fancy Punch
  • Blending Brushes
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
  • Scrap Paper


  • Blushing Bride 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/2
  • Petal Pink 1 1/2 x 2 1/2
  • Distressed Gold Specialty Paper 3 x 4
  • Natural Finish Ribbon 3 inches.
  1. This card used a Masking Technique. First, tear a sheet of scrap paper in half on the long edge and use washi tap to cover the top and the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock.
  2. Stamp the outline image of the seashell from Season of Chic in Early Espresso. Stamp the fleck/spots stamp in Soft Suede.
  3. Use a Blending Brush to apply Blushing Bride over the stamp images. Then do the same with Crumb Cake ink.
  4. Remove the scrap paper from your card.
  5. Stamp the “thinking of you” stamp onto the small piece of Petal Pink in Early Espresso then punch it out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.
  6. Fray the ends of the Natural Finish Ribbon on both ends. Leave a little unfrayed so you have enough to attach the ribbon to the Petal Pink Label.  Set aside.
  7. Attach the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock to the Blushing Bride cardbase with Dimensionals.
  8. Cut the cross hatch die cut piece of Distressed Gold paper in half and adhere to the Very Vanilla layer using Multipurpose Glue, Tear & Tape or Glue Dots.
  9. Finish off the card by attaching the Petal pink label.

Thank you for letting me share this card with you.  I hope I have inspired you to try a masking technique, too!  It is SO fun and easy!  If you have questions or need help placing an order please contact me.  I would love to help you!  Don’t forget that we are in the middle of Sale-A-Bration!  You can receive FREE product by doing something we all love to do, buy stamping supplies!


Check out all this year’s goodies at my Online Store!  Use this month’s Hostess Code: EMB3NMKM and receive a sursie from me!

I am all done and am off to see what Laurie Meier has to share with us.  I am sure it is sensational!

Stay Safe & Crafty!




Product List

Season Of Chic Bundle (English)


Label Me Fancy Punch


Blending Brushes


Paper Snips


Paper Trimmer


Bone Folder


Silicone Craft Sheet


Grid Paper


Simply Shammy




Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Stampin' Dimensionals


Tear & Tape Adhesive


Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad


Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad


Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad


Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Distressed Gold 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper


Natural Finish 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Ribbon

NC Demos January 2023 Blog Hop – Life’s A MASK-querade!

11 thoughts on “NC Demos January 2023 Blog Hop – Life’s A MASK-querade!

    • February 2, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      It is SO easy! I know you can handle it! =-)

  • January 29, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Wonderful thanks for sharing.

  • January 29, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    You did a nice variation on Laurie’s original idea, Tracie. I really love the shells and how you used the ribbon on your card 🙂

    • February 2, 2023 at 12:37 pm

      You are such a pro! This will be no issue for you!

    • February 2, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, Toni! I love this ribbon and set a lot! SO many options!

  • January 30, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Such a pretty card! Love the shells. Great idea to fray the ribbon. Let me thank you again for the great time I had on Saturday! Fantastic Quarterly! Hope you are soaking up some rays today!

    • February 2, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      Awww. thank you, Laurie! And thank you for the original idea for this month’s theme. You are always inspiring me!

    • February 2, 2023 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you, Jo Anne! I am so glad you like my card and that you had a good time at the Quarterly. It is always wonderful to see you! Yes, I am definitely getting some sun and relaxing today!

  • January 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Tracie – Your card is just stunning! What a great stamp set to use for the masking technique. Definitely going to CASE your card.


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