Hello! Today I share a fun masked and repeated stamping technique that creates unique backgrounds.
This technique isn’t difficult to do, but is difficult to explain in text. So be sure to watch the video to see it in action!
My first card features a rainbow of stars coming out from the center of the card. I used my MISTI Stamping Tool to stamp a star in the center of my white cardstock… and then masked the star and shifted it 1/2″. I repeated this in a rainbow of colors on both sides of the center star. I finished it off with a double silver heat embossed star. The star and sentiment are from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November Kit. (More on that below.) I also added silver heat embossing to the edges of the notecard.
My next example uses the same technique, but with a snowflake and mix of blue inks. The center star has Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder over navy ink… and it looks so pretty in real life! I added Studio Katia Silver Foil Crystals and a sentiment strip. Again, all the images are from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November Kit.
You can also use this technique to create a line of images. Here, I stamped the tree from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November Kit in various shades of green ink. The main tree also is sparkle heat embossed and decorated with a few Studio Katia Silver Foil Crystals. The sentiment is also from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November Kit.
My final card shows another variation on this technique… resulting in a staggered look. This is definitely easier with a MISTI Stamping Tool, but you can draw pencil lines to help in doing this with an acrylic block.
The ornament is again from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November Kit, but the sentiment is from the Hero Arts Happy Hanukkah Stamps. I used a glitter pen and ruler to draw the strings to the ornaments and put a silver bow on the main ornament.
This post is part of a blog hop featuring the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November Kit featuring great holiday images and unique products. The kit value is $72… but only costs $34.99! (The folks at Hero Arts are super generous!) You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)
There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. You can find them all HERE.
HERE is the kit. All this for under $35! (There are 60 of those tags included.)
The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite cardmakers – Laurie Willison. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)
Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 11/12/17. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)
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. Thank 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 paid for or sponsored.)