Hello! I am back with another video focused on the many things you can do with masking. All of my cards are one-layer and are even personalized for the recipient. I am hoping this video makes you look at your stamps differently!
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
What’s one of the best ways to stretch your stamps and get new looks? Masking! Masking can be done in many ways. I shared a few of these methods in THIS video a few weeks ago… and today I am sharing more.
All of my cards today feature cups and mugs from the newest Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit. (More on that kit below.) I used Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets to create masks in order to stamp the cup, add the whipped cream, and stamp a soft background with the Hero Arts Floral Doily Stamp (SSS | HA). I even used the negative mask to stamp the Hero Arts Floral Doily Stamp (SSS | HA) pattern on the cup itself… giving it a completely different look. (Be sure to watch the video to see how this was done.)
Thanks to lots of masking, I have a one-layer card with lots of interest.
My next card steps up the masking a bit. I again used the Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit and masking to create the mugs. I added a cat from the Hero Arts Kit Tea Stamp & Die (SSS | HA) to the mug and a dog from the Hero Arts Headline Message Stamp Set (SSS | HA) to the cup. (This card is going to my friend Kristina Werner, so that is her cat and my dog.) I also stamped the Hero Arts Scribble Background Stamp over the masked images with Hero Arts Soft Vanilla Ink (SSS | HA).
And yes, I probably should have had the mug sitting behind the cup – oh well. It’s handmade, not perfect! 🙂
My last card combines many masking techniques together on one card. This card is special because it is going to my friend as a thank you for a fun girls weekend. Each gal is represented by a mug on the card. I again used the Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit along with letters from the Hero Arts Alphabet Soup Stamp Set (SSS | HA). The images on the mugs are from the Hero Arts Kit Tea Stamp & Die (SSS | HA), Hero Arts Headline Message Stamp Set (SSS | HA), Hero Arts You’re Beautiful Stamp Set (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Unicorn Stamp & Die (SSS | HA).
So with masking, I was able to take simple images and personalize them for my card!
This post is part of a blog hop featuring the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August Kit. This kit has a huge stamp set, a large background die, coordinating, dies, inks, and more! The kit value is $77… but only costs $34.99! 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! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does 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.)
HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $77, but costs under $35…
There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. Worth checking out! You can find them all HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Jessica Frost-Ballas – my very talented friend. (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 8/12/18. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, 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? 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 with an asterisk or from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.