Multiple Masks and Blind Embossed Stripes with Painted Petals and Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Hello stampers! When I sat down to stamp this card I had two objectives in mind. One, I wanted to use my Sheltering Tree stamp set in a different, unexpected way. And two, I wanted to use my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add blind embossed stripes in the base of the card.

I decided to use the stippled leaf stamp as a textured background. But before I did that, I had to create a few masks.

IMG_3800I stamped the flower image from Painted Petals with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive on white cardstock. I then stamped them again on a sticky note and fussy cut out a mask.

IMG_3806I used my mask to cover the image stamped on the cardstock.


I then created a circle mask using Stampin’ Up!’s 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and placed the round opening of the circle mask over the flower.

IMG_3808I stamped the stippled tree leaves stamp from Sheltering Tree in Soft Sky and then removed both the circle and flower image masks.


I stamped the greeting with Soft Suede and then took the circle I had cut out of the sticky note and used it as a mask to protect the flowers and stippled circle background I had created.

IMG_3813Then I stamped the ink splatter from Gorgeous Grunge with Memento.

Having completed the stamping, I moved on to the base of the card. I wanted to blind emboss vertical and horizontal stripes using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.


The place marker on the far right of the scoring plate shows the score line where the card will fold. I wanted to create five blind embossed stripes between that score line and the left edge of the card. The place marker on the left indicates the center of that area which is 2-3/4″. I started by scoring on that center line. I then score on the two lines to the left and right of that center score line.


It’s hard to see in this photo but here are the five, blind embossed, parallel stripes.


I then turned the card around on the scoring plate. I wanted to score five blind embossed lines in the middle section of this area as well. The place marker on the left shows the center line of that section which is 2-1/8″. I scored along that line from the top down to the fold line of the card.


I then proceeded to score on the two lines to the left and center of that middle score line.

After mounting the stamped image on Cherry Cobbler and then adhering them to the Soft Sky cardstock base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I tied it all up with our 1″ Sheer Linen Cherry Cobbler ribbon which is now retired. You can substitute our 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler #120992.

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2 thoughts on “Multiple Masks and Blind Embossed Stripes with Painted Petals and Simply Scored Scoring Tool

  1. Hi Amy, I would like to say that your card is stunning. Thank you for the tutorial, the visual has helped me to understand how you created your card. TFS.


    • Thank you Susan. I “borrowed” the idea of making stripes that way from a fellow stamping friend. We made it at my last club meeting. I’d love to see what you come up with!


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