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Die Cut Masking + Giveaway

Welcome! Today I share how to achieve a one-layer look with die cut masking. Oh… and I also show how to create a stamp from a die!

Die Cut Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I find I use dies just as much as stamps on my cards… so I am always looking for ways to use those dies creatively. For my first card, I used a die to create a mask. This results in a smooth, one-layer look that is fun to make!

I started by die cutting two pieces of masking paper with the gorgeous leaf die from the September Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit. (More on that below.) After I arranged the masks on white cardstock, I used sponge daubers to add various shades of ink from the Hero Arts Ombre Green and Ombre Brown Ink. I also dabbed on some Shimmer Spritz and added details with a colored pencil.

Die Cut Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created quick little berries by creating little dot masks with hole punches. (The shine is from an added layer of Glossy Accents.) The sentiment? A favorite of mine! That is the Hero Arts Spring Hello Stamps gold heat embossed. LOVE.

I used the “thinking of you” sentiment from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die Set to repeatedly stamp on a red card. The perfect background…

Die Cut Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the second card, I used a die to create a stamp out of craft foam. I made my “stamp” using another die from the September Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and stamped it with Soft Brown ink. After stamping little flowers and adding details with colored pencils, I covered it with shimmer.

Die Cut Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The gold-embossed sentiment is from the stamp set included in the September Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit. I couldn’t resist the fun copper shimmer cardstock included in the kit – it made the perfect card base.

Die Cut Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP + KIT

This post is part of a blog hop introducing the newest Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit. This September kit is *amazing* and filled with a lot of great products. And get this – the value is over $65 but only costs $34.99. A great deal…

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You can find the kit HERE. Remember – quantities are limited – once they are gone, they are gone! And there are many great add-on products available, too, HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Yana Smakula! She always creates amazing cards. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head to the Hero Arts Blog.

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts is giving away a kit as a prize to a blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/11/16 telling me if you ever use masking. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Hero Arts (HA), etc.