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!


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.)


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
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
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Stardust Glitter Pen
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81 thoughts on “4-For-1 Masked Cards + Blog Hop”

  1. Love these cards Jennifer! Hearts have always been my thing, so these are a ‘must do’. Fantastic technique as always! You are amazing! Thank you for all you do!

  2. The cards are stunning. Colour selections are amazing. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your tips and creativity talents.

  3. Oh, I just love these cards! And what a great idea for creating multiple cards at once – I wouldn’t have thought of that. You’re my card-making guru, Jennifer!

  4. What a great technique and beautiful cards! I have learned so much from you and you continue to amaze!! Thank you for all that you share!

  5. Oh my goodness Jen, I’m watching and first off I think why is she doing that? 🤔Then lightbulb!💡 Wow! Love it, thank you so much for sharing this. I will be doing this soon!
    XO April

  6. Another fabulous video & technique Jennifer!! I definitely want to try this with a heart or other shape! And what an excellent idea to make extras & just add the sentiment later! Brilliant as usual!!

  7. Hi Jennifer, Such a clever technique that I haven’t seen before and I can’t believe it makes 4 beautiful cards! You do continue to amaze me as well with all your posts and endless ideas. I so appreciate your time, effort and talents. The cards are all so classy and beautiful!

  8. Why is it the the most simple techniques are something we have to see?? These are just lovely and I REALLY like this technique. Thank you so much for sharing with ask of us!! I love following and trying new stamping techniques you’ve shared.

  9. Another great video! I love this technique and the fact that it gives me another way to use this stamp and die set, as well as other stamps I have in my collection.

  10. Four from one is pretty good! Lovely cards and this set is wonderful. Very generous of Ellen for an ongoing fight to end breast cancer. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing the great tips for making more than one card with these designs. I love masking but how much better to have the masked version for another card.

  12. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing the great tips for making more than one card with these designs. I love masking but how much better to have the masked version for another card.

  13. Thank you for sharing this technique. I don’t know how I missed the Hero Arts You are Loved stamp set. It is wonderful. I decided I had to purchase it . So many need the encouraging messages. Thank you again.

  14. This is a great technique for creating batch makes and they are all so pretty and love all the colour combinations Jennifer. The stamp set by Ellen helps a very worth cause. x

  15. What a wonderful technique and an amazing cause ..
    Thank you again for taking your time to educate and inspire us

  16. I love this technique! Great to make several cards at once, thank you.
    I wasn’t aware of the campaigne to help to find a cure for breast cancer. This touches Home as I am a survivor as was my Mom. I will be purchasing these wonderful items.

  17. Very cool way to mass produce. You could make a bunch of these and not add the sentiment until you send them. Very pretty. Love your ideas. TFS.
    Thanks Ellen for making that stamp set. This industry is so full of kind and generous woman. So happy to be part of it. Your generosity is kindness at its best.

  18. Okay! I’m inspired! I now want to make a couple of card sets for gifts! I know it won’t be quite as easy as you made it look, but you certainly gave me a head start! Thank you!

  19. Great technique and beautiful stamp set. You have such brilliant ideas! I must see if I have anything I can try this with.

  20. Lovely cards and stamp set! That’s great that so much of the proceeds are going to the research. My sister-in-law is going thru chemo now due to breast cancer.

  21. Jennifer, I love the bright and bold colors you used on your cards. Thank you for all of your inspiration.

  22. These are just GORGEOUS!! The rainbow flowers are my favorite!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I can’t wait to try this technique. And thanks for the tip about holding off on the sentiment until you know what you will be using it for…great idea!

  23. Great technique, Jennifer. So many possibilities with various shapes and positions on the cards. I got this stamp set from Ellen when she first released it but haven ‘t used it yet. These cards are just the invitation I needed to use it now. Thanks!

  24. Wow, Jennifer, these are fabulous! I love the idea of a breast cancer research blog hop; my paternal grandmother died from complications of breast cancer back in 1962, before I was born. I’m having a crafty friend who is rusty at stamping come over in a few weeks and I’m going to share your tutorial with her — I think she’ll love this idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  25. I love this stamp set and have used it several times Jennifer. (My daughter’s 32 year old BFF recently had chemo, followed by having a mastectomy so I bought this set to send a couple of cards a week to Erin.) Not only is the stamp set beautifully put together but the thought that Ellen Hutson has donated so much to breast cancer research is simply amazing. I love your cards and will definitely be giving this technique a try. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~

  26. Beautiful cards! What a wonderful way to get a lot of cards quick. I can see using so many different ones with this method. I can’t wait to try this! Thank you.

  27. So Cool. I was a little confused at first, I couldn’t work out why you die-cut the card before stamping but it all became clear!

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