Hello. Today I am here to share a video on masking with coordinating dies. I also have a fun discount code and giveaway!
[This video was also featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog. All supplies are linked 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 have been longing to use the Hero Arts Pine Branches Stamp and Die Set. I like that this set can be used for any occasion, not just for the holidays. However, this technique could work with any stamp set and coordinating dies.
I started by die cutting the Hero Arts Pine Branches dies repeatedly from a piece of Inkadinkado masking paper. I then placed the large negative-space mask on a piece of green cardstock, and placed all of the positive pieces on a blue piece. (Gotta love a technique that results in two cards!) Finally, I applied Tsukineko Delicata White Shimmer Ink over the masks with a Jumbo Dauber. You could use any ink for this with any blending tool… lots of possibilities!
Next, I stamped the coordinating image on top of the inked areas on the green card and in the open areas on the blue card using a darker ink. The perfect fit!
I really wanted to add a “merry christmas” and “hello” sentiment die cuts to my cards, but they got a bit lost on the background. Therefore, I created focal point frames with with my Hero Arts Nesting Circles and Nesting Rectangles Dies. (Loving these!)
I hope this inspires you to do some masking with your coordinating dies. It’s a technique that will work with any stamp and die set!
How would you like to win the Hero Art products I used today — Hero Arts Pine Branches Stamp and Dies, Nesting Circle Dies and Nesting Rectangle Dies. YAY! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/21/16 telling me if you use coordinating dies. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
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 with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.)