Video: Die Cut Masking + Giveaway

Hello! I found a bit of time to share a video. I am really excited about it because it uses a great new stamp and die combo… and shares some tips for die cutting and masking.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Stamps and dies are like peanut butter and jelly – a perfect match. I get really excited to do new techniques using them together. And today’s dies and stamps are very special to me. The Prayers set was created in a collaboration between Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp… two companies that mean so much to me. I simply love it.

I created two cards using this new set to show a die cut masking technique. For the leaf card, I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Grand Maple die and the prayers die from Inkadinkado Masking Paper. After heat embossing the prayers sentiment with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder, I arranged the masks.

I used an Ink Blending Tool and applied Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, and Fired Brick Distress Ink over the masks. To create some texture, I placed a screen from Dreamweavers on top of the inked area and applied more of the same ink on top. After the removing the mask, I am left was an inked leaf shape… with a clean and defined white halo around the embossed word. I love this look!

I was inspired by the leaf die and it’s stitching around the edge, so I mimicked that and drew some dash lines around the leaf with a gold pen.

I created another card, similar in design, but used a heart die from Memory Box and silver embossing powder instead. I applied Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks to the masked heart and used a silver pen to add dots around the heart, too.

This technique will work with any stamps and coordinating dies. Experiment and have fun!


How would you like to win a Prayers die and stamp set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/23/15. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Here’s a look at the great set:


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.)

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789 thoughts on “Video: Die Cut Masking + Giveaway”

  1. great technique with making the white edge on the word and with the grid stenciling – thanks for sharing!
    and I would love to win the prayer and stamp set and try it out myself

  2. I absolutely love your cards. The techniques are simple enough but give an elegant touch to the cards. I will definitely make these cards.

  3. I love what you showed us, I am amazed at how many techniques you know. How do you remember them? I would love to own this stamp set and would use it a lot.

  4. Amazing masking and ink blending, Jennifer! I do love this stamp set. And finally got to watch this video late this evening. I had my 7 mo. old grand baby today and he’s very busy. Thanks for your fabulous videos and giveaways.

  5. I have taken many of your classes, have joined your blog site and love what you teach. I believe you are the best card making instructor I have ever come across and I love how you make supplies stretch….in other words I’m a major fan of yours. Thank you so much for sharing your talent

  6. wow, I like this technic, which bold the prayers and make it stand out so well.
    Thank you for sharing your thought 🙂

  7. This is so very cool! Your techniques are always the best and your instructions are clear and easy for me to understand. Thanks for the chance to win this fun set!!

  8. Love the new stamp and die combo and the techniques you used to create these wonderful cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Such Beautiful Works Of Art! I could watch all of your videos all day long…..but I must go run some errands….but I will be back! Thanks so much for sharing all of your glorious work!

  10. What a beautiful stamp set. One of those things you really don’t want to need–but would be so glad to have when it is needed

    Glad to see if is coming back now–I didn’t see it the first time around.

    So glad to see this going on. I know it means so much to those parents who have suffered a loss like this.

  11. What a lovely stamp! I would love to have one! My grandson and his wife were expecting twins and lost them to miscarriage. It was devastating to them. I am afraid that people often don’t realize how difficult it is for the couple. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful stamp.

  12. Wow. I am sitting here thinking this set will become very important no doubt – I lost my daughter at the young age of 34. A Mother, A Wife, A Daughter, Sister, Aunt. That was 2005. You never stop grieving, but you do heal as best as you can and life will go on with questions that to this day still come to the surface by a trigger you never expect.
    The losses of loved ones, co-workers (we have had 2 last year alone) a spouse this past week of one co worker and the shattered pieces of the children left. A broken world for them. I am buying this set for my stash and hope for all those, that positives come through the painful losses. My heart goes out.

  13. Love this stamp set. The tutorial you did was awesome., and I’m thrilled to have found you. I learn something from you every time I watch one of your tutorials. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

  14. Thank you so much for your wonderful videos, I’ve learned so much. I wish I lived closer so I could see you in person. I’ll have to look for more of your videos/tutorials.
    I’m going to purchase the prayer stamp and die set and send cards to the “Lasting Hearts” card club.
    Again thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Amazing stamp set! I Absolutely Love it. Thank you so much for the chance to win it. I really enjoyed watching your video. I hope everything is going well..

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