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Masking with Satin Cut-outs

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Masking with Satin Cut-outs


I love May Arts Ribbon and I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (check out my blog, you’ll see almost every project I post features an item from one of these two companies!) and when the two teamed up it was a dream come true! Always looking for ways to get more use out of my supplies, today I’ll show you how shaped cut-out ribbon takes on a whole new use when paired with spray inks.


With fall knocking on the door and thanksgiving just around the corner, I created a beautiful fall themed tag to decorate a hostess or thank you gift featuring masking with satin ribbon cut-outs.



You’ll need:

• ~ 6-9 in. May Arts Satin Leaf Cut-outs (EX96 and/or EX98)

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Chalkboard in Medallion

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Partridge in a Pear Tree

• Solid light cardstock

• Stamp and Ink

• Respositionable Adhesive

• Corner Rounder

• Assorted May Arts Ribbon for trimming (Brown Burlap String-SM33,Natural Burlap String SM10)



1. Trim cardstock to size and spray lightly with brown mist.

2. Wrap length of leaves around cardstock, using respositionable adhesive to secure leaves to cardstock.

3. Spray with Chalkboard mist and after drying, remove the masked ribbon.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach your desired look.

Allow to dry, round corners, ink edges and stamp sentiment. Adorn tag with various trim and string.


Here are some tips and tricks:

• Do not remove the ribbon mask if you want your original cardstock base or previous misted layer to show.
• Make sure each layer of mist is dry before adding another layer to avoid a muddled mess.
• Your cardstock will warp so allow for ample drying time and flatten under books if needed.

• I’ve used the same length of ribbon to adorn my tag as I did to mask, the ribbon now has a nice shimmer!

• A plastic bag covering your workspace is a great tool to catch the overspray. When your masking project is complete, lightly spritz the used/leftover mist with water, lay another blank tag and “smoosh” the color onto the tag with the bag. This will give you a colored tag (or two!) with a lot of nice looking texture and shimmer for use with another project!


Did you know that May Arts offers a HUGE variety of satin cut-outs?! Create a tag set using the same holiday theme but different cut-outs.


This tag features EX28 Satin Pumpkins. and the same mists. The loop for this tag uses white silk ribbon (SK01) that was sprayed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist in Medalion.



You could also quickly create a tag set featuring a tag for each season. This tag uses 371-38-17 Pink Heart Satin Cut-Outs and Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. It is adorned with a Faux Suede/Ruffle Edge ribbon in white (NV01), Scalloped Trim in Red (360-38-14) and Red Burlap String (SM14).


Blog posted by: Karen Baker

  1. Jen W.

    These are so awesome, Karen! Great layers, colours and texture and I like how you used the ribbon on the first tag.

  2. Sue McRae

    Great idea for making quick tags.

  3. Alice W.

    such a neat idea, Karen! beautiful tags, too! thanks for sharing the fun technique!

  4. Sue D

    Very cool tags with this masking technique.

  5. Rebecca Ednie

    Great technique. Tfs!

  6. Lisa Petrella

    All of these tags are FABULOUS!!! And such a clever use for the cut-out ribbons!!! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

  7. Kim H

    These tags are great! I make tags for all the gifts I give through out the year, and I cannt wait to use this trick on my Christmas tags. Thank you.

  8. Monika/buzsy

    Fabulous tags! Love how you used those trims as masks! Great idea! :o)

  9. Denise Bryant

    Clever idea! Great combination of May Arts and the Glimmer Mists!

  10. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kathy P

    Love those tags! Great way to use ribbons as masks!

  12. lynn

    such a clever use of the satin ribbon and mists, karen! love your tags:)

  13. kas

    Can’t wait to do this with all my fun satin cut-out ribbons!!

  14. ~amy~

    I LOVE them…the tags are wonderful…GREAT technique Karen!

  15. Khristen Foss

    Love it! Great idea 🙂


    cool ideas! the idea can take care of any season or celebration.

  17. alexandra sirugue-mac leod

    super idea and so well explained!
    Thank you!!

  18. Janet Sisk

    Another fabulous idea! Great other use for shaped ribbon. Thanks! 😀

  19. Trinh

    Awesome tags!

  20. Marcia D.

    Wonderful idea. I will have to try that.

  21. Rufus

    Great looking tags! Love that leaf ribbon

  22. Kathy Skerven

    You are the master of mists! I’m not sure which one is my favorite-I like them all. May Arts really does have all kinds of shaped ribbons which means tons of possibilities.

  23. Kathryn

    What a wonderful way to make use of a fun ribbon a few times over to make it last longer. 🙂

  24. Amber R.

    This is a fabulous idea. I’m going to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Nicole

    Awesome tutorial, thanks so much for sharing this!

  26. Heather I.

    Fabulousness!!!!! I love them all – great tutorial!!!

  27. Kelly Sas

    Tags are beautiful and that leaf ribbon is so perfect!

  28. lalo

    All these are just AWESOME. The shapes of the ribbon really came out nice and clean. Super cool!!!

  29. Jenny M

    Love this fab use for ribbons and trims Karen, such a subtle effect 🙂
    Jenny x

  30. NinaN

    What an awesome idea!

  31. Ashley N Newell

    What a fun technique!

  32. Erin

    Fabulous, this is a match for you!!

  33. JenMarie

    Such beautiful tags!!

  34. Holly Tolman

    This is a great idea and so versatile!

  35. McStamper

    Love your tags.

  36. donna mikasa

    great tutorial, Karen! such a beautiful effect. I’m hoping to try this out myself!

  37. Chari

    Very nice idea Karen. I like the heart tag best. 🙂

  38. Tammy Valley

    These tags are adorable and love those ribbons! 🙂

  39. Jingle

    These are great tags! I love the pumpkins and the hearts!

  40. Kelly

    Oh, Karen, those tags are amazing and I am in LOVE with the leafy ribbon! Beautiful work and clear tutorial!


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