One-Layer Card Masking + GIVEAWAY

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!

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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.)

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Thanks to lots of masking, I have a one-layer card with lots of interest.

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The sentiment is from the new Hero Arts Spill The Tea Stamp Set (SSS | HA).

And yes, I probably should have had the mug sitting behind the cup – oh well. It’s handmade, not perfect! 🙂

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

So with masking, I was able to take simple images and personalize them for my card!

Masking Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

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.)

GIVEAWAY

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.)

SUPPLIES

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.

Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Spill The Tea Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Kit Tea Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Headline Message Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Alphabet Soup Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Youre Beautiful Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Unicorn Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Floral Doily Stamp
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Scribble Stamp
[ HA ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Vanilla Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Fiskars Spring Assist Titanum Scissors
[ SSS ]
PenBlade Assorted Retractable Knife Set
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]


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281 thoughts on “One-Layer Card Masking + GIVEAWAY”

  1. What a wonderful and versatile set. Could be used for so many occasions and I love your one layer cards!!

  2. You never cease to amaze me. It’s impressive how many beautiful things you create. This set is adorable . I already bought it. Can’t wait to use it!

  3. Always come to your blog when I need some inspiration, you always create the most beautiful cards.

  4. As always, so clever and so stinkin’ cute! Your videos always teach me something and now I can’t wait to try this technique. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

  5. This is a delightful card even though it seems quite daunting to me with all the masking it requires. The end result, however, is quire wonderful and it is so nice that the Hero Arts designs are such that you can create such personalized images. (I immediately thought of Kristina when I saw the cat. ) Thanks for the great ideas and instructive video.

  6. I am totally in love with all of your fabulous cups and mugs and want several of them in real life!! Terrific masking… you’re the Zorro of Cardmaking!!!

  7. Love the set of cards , this is a whole new spin on coffee cards or any drink ones.
    loved all the little thing to put on the cups to make them special the colors are great.

  8. I am new to the “crafting” world and totally love trying new things. Whether it’s very hard or not.
    I just go with it. I also just started loving coffee so this would be a perfect kit for me. 😊. I love the masking technique and love how easy your instructions are. Even for a newbie like me. THANK YOU!!!

  9. Love the personalization of this card. Thanks for offering this giveaway, Jennifer! You are a true inspiration to so many.

  10. I love this ideal of masking. I never thought of that myself. It gives me so many more ways to be creative. Thank you Jennifer.

  11. Very cool idea, although I don’t think I have the energy for it! I do use masking, just not that ambitious.

  12. Wow-more great tips to improve masking techniques. I love the idea of “personalizing” stamps to those you are sending to. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

  14. I just adore coffee themed cards and you make me look at masking in a whole new way.
    Thanks for more great ideas!

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