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    Just wondering…anyone ever try using a mask made out of cardstock? I've copied and made an SVG file out of some masks, but I'm afraid to use heavy stuff to cut them out. I guess I should try it….maybe some of that plastic that Lisa V used to make flowers would work???
    Anyone try it before me????

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    Are you wanting a one-off or a longlasting mask? If all you want is a one-off then cardstock might work, although you'd need to becareful not to oversaturate your mask. Id' suggest using acetate, vinyl, or the sticky-back mask blanks that TH sells.

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      Debbie, I've never had the nerve to try this with cardstock, but it may work if you're planning on inking with chalk or distress pads…
      Have you ever seen this? http://rangerink.com/?product=tim-holtz%C2%AE-idea-ology%E2%84%A2-tools-mask-sheets
      I've used them with the Cricut and the blasted machine cuts them perfectly.

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        I was going to suggest those too Peggy or thin acetate sheets.

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          Maybe transparencies?

          "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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            Yes, any of those should work. I like the Ranger because they come prestickied. I guess the Over & Over glue would do the same.
            Debbie, we're suggesting plastic simply because it's waterproof and all of the stuff that Kim, Angelica and I have mentioned are pretty thin so that cutting on the Cricut shouldn't be a problem.
            And I just had a flash. Do you save your plastic packaging like Tim recommends? That should do the trick and it's freeeeeee!!!!!

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            Yes, any of those should work. I like the Ranger because they come prestickied. I guess the Over & Over glue would do the same.
            Debbie, we're suggesting plastic simply because it's waterproof and all of the stuff that Kim, Angelica and I have mentioned are pretty thin so that cutting on the Cricut shouldn't be a problem.
            And I just had a flash. Do you save your plastic packaging like Tim recommends? That should do the trick and it's freeeeeee!!!!!

            That's what I hear most people use – recycled packaging (thin plastic)

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            Side note: Die cut some fun foam and make your own custom stamps to match your die cuts & masks!

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              Monica, I love this idea!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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                Cool idea Monica. I cut one mask for an older Lynne tut, may have to get some fun foam to make the matching stamp. Especially since it was a cool flourish I cut.

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                  Debbie, I have used card stock for masks. I find a shape I like and cut it with my Cameo, and then use the negative and positive cut outs to create a mask.

                  They do not hold up for more than one or two uses. If you are ok with that, then you should give it a try.

                  I have a stash of the butt-ugliest colors of card stock that I use for this purpose. ;D

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                  I too use cardstock for masks! Lisa used from a brick mask I cut out of cardstock from my Silhouette…her creation was gorgeous! Here is a link if you want to look at it.
                  http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2012/08/swirlydoos-vintage-traditionsthe-color.html

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                    barbara, what image did you use to cut that mask for Lisa?

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                      Yep, I do it all the time! Just need to hold it down a little harder when using, and if you are using wet paint mists, you have to work a bit faster so the paint doesn't make the cardstock wet and blur your mask edges. 🙂

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                        Great tip!! Thanks Heidi!

                        "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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