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4-For-1 Masked Cards + Blog Hop

Hello! Today’s technique is a favorite of mine. Using a bit of simple masking, I created four cards instead of one!

[All supplies are linked in the text and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you… except on the Courage stamp set. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I am always looking for techniques that help me to make more than one card at a time. For these cards, I started with one piece and ended up with four cards. Yay! There are many variations of this technique, but this one is the one that worked best for me.

I started with a 4.25×5.5″ piece of white cardstock and die cut a Hero Arts Heart Infinity Die heart from the center. I then temporarily adhered the negative heart space onto another piece of white cardstock… and the positive heart piece onto yet another piece. I then stamped a rainbow of Essentials by Ellen Courage flowers over the heart’s edge on both pieces. (Be sure to watch the video to see this in action. The inks used are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)

I then removed the pieces that were temporarily adhered. I end up with four pieces!

The first is a white cardstock piece with flowers… and a masked heart in the center. Perfectly smooth! For this piece, I stamped the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set sentiment in the center…

The second is a white cardstock piece with flowers inside a masked heart. Perfectly smooth again! This sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Mirror Mirror Stamp Set.

The third piece is a heart filled with flowers. I added it with with foam adhesive to a white notecard. Love those colors! The sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp Set.

The fourth piece is white cardstock with a heart cut from the center… surrounded by flowers. (The center card shown here.) For dimension, I used foam adhesive to add this piece to a card.

So basically I end up with four cards – two with dimension and two with one-layer (thanks to masking).

I did the same process to create more cards! For these four cards, I die cut the heart on the edge.

I love how this technique results in a one-layer flower-filled heart! This beautiful sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness Stamp Set.

Here you can see the difference between the smooth, one-layer heart and the popped-up dimension heart. Both are fun! (The “you are loved” sentiment is from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamp Set.

So on this next card, I messed up when I was stamping the sentiment inside the heart. So I die cut a smaller heart to cover up my mistake. That “thank you” sentiment is a good one… from the Concord and 9th Floral Turnabout Stamp Set.

And… one more set! This time I used sentiments from the Reverse Confetti Autumn Greetings Stamp Set.

I added dots and details to all the cards with a Stardust Glitter Pen. The added shimmer really adds a lot!

BLOG HOP

Today I am honored to be a part of a special Hop For Hope Blog Hop! We are revisiting the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp and Die. $25 from the purchase price of this stamp & die set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help fight breast cancer! A LOT of money has already been raised with this set. How awesome is that?!

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my wonderful friend Kelly Marie Alvarez. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find 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… except on the Courage Stamp Set. Thank 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 asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the store image to shop.

*Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp & Die
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*Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamps
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*Essentials by Ellen Mirror Mirror Stamps
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Reverse Confetti Autumn Greetings Stamps
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*Concord and 9th Floral Turnabout Stamps
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*My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness
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*Hero Arts Heart Infinity Dies
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Neenah Class Crest 110lb White Cardstock
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Coin Pages for Ink Swatches
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Altenew Coral Berry Ink
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Altenew Ruby Red Ink
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Altenew Orange Cream Ink
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Altenew Autumn Blaze Ink
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Altenew Fresh Lemon Ink
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Altenew Honey Drizzle Ink
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Altenew Parrot Ink
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Altenew Olive Ink
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Altenew Mountain Mist Ink
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Altenew Lagoon Ink
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Altenew Carribean Sky Ink
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Altenew Persian Blue Ink
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Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
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Altenew Deep Iris Ink
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Versafine Black Ink
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Stardust Glitter Pen
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