Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here and today I’m sharing how I make masks for ink blending using contact paper. I love to combine masks and ink blending into my card designs! For one thing I just love the look and second, it is a great way to get more use out of your dies! Masks can be made out of a variety of materials like copy paper, post-it notes, or more commonly masking paper, but I like to use contact paper. First, contact paper is very inexpensive (I got a whole roll at my local dollar store) and second, the back is completely covered in adhesive. Please check out my video below to see how I combined contact paper masks and ink blending to create today’s card! [TT Video] Contact Paper Masks and Ink Blending with Channin Watch below or on our YouTube channel. wfc_channin_112916_1 First, I cut six poinsettia masks using the poinsettia/flower die that is apart of the Lacy Panel Die set out of contact paper. I then ink blended Tickled Pink Dye Ink around the edges of a 5” by 7” white card base using my mini blending tool by Ranger. As I was blending, I was careful to keep the center white and create a gradation out to the edges. wfc_channin_112916_2 Next, I removed the backing on my masks and then stuck them down onto my card in ring or wreath formation. I then blended another layer of Tickled Pink over the inner ring of my poinsettia masks and then blended My Pleasure Dye Ink from the edges to the outer ring. Once my blending was completed I removed my masks and then dried my card thoroughly using a heat tool. wfc_channin_112916_3 Next, I stamped and gold embossed a sentiment from the Peace on Earth stamp set in the center my wreath. I then stamped the sentiment again in black in on a scrap of copy paper and the fussy cut around it leaving a border to create a mask for my sentiment. Then using some painter’s tape, I stuck my mask down over the sentiment and then splattered gold paint over the card. I hope you enjoyed and with give contact paper masks and ink blending a try! ~Channin Supplies: Lacy Panel Die Peace on Earth Stamp Set Tickled Pink Dye Ink My Pleasure Dye Ink