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


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.

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
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

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

  1. I am loving how you personalized each cup or mug for your friends. I have a prayer group of tea loving friends and this would make a great card for them!. You always have such creative ideas and tips. Thank you for your videos.

  2. I really like the masking technique and as always, you make it look so easy!! These cards are beautiful!

  3. I have done masking in the past, but this takes it to the next level for me. I love all those cups and phrases. These would make perfect cards to send to all my girlfriends!

  4. I really struggle with copic colouring, and you make it look so easy! Cutest of cute cards, I love your videos as I learn so much. Not sure if I will ever be able to put it into practice, but I am trying!

  5. Beautiful cards! I just love that Soft Pool ink you have carrying over onto all the other cards. Thanks for the masking tutorial and tips. Masking is something I struggle with because I often get confused over which to stamp first – what you want on the bottom or the top. For some reason, I can’t ever seem to get that straight.

  6. What a wonderful set! I am constantly making coffee/tea themed cards for everyone and this set absolutely fits my needs. You are wonderful in showing us your creative ideas!!!

  7. Jennifer, Your cards are always so beautiful and I just love the colors of ink you choose. Thank you for sharing.

  8. These coffee cups are so adorable! Thanks for so many ideas, I cannot wait to use this masking technique with my kit! Love everything you do, Jennifer 😍

  9. Oh my goodness, what adorable, personalized cups! I love your personalized cards, so cute. You make the masking look so easy.

  10. I love this set, who doesn’t love a latte or tea or hot chocolate? and the possibilities are endless now that you have inspired us all (Jennifer you are amazing!)

  11. Awesome cards Jennifer! Such a unique way to use the products in this release, and personalize the cards for each person you’re giving them to. Can’t wait to get my hands on this release!

  12. I love all things coffee! fun to have a whole stamp set, and I love your ideas, Jennifer! thanks for the opportunity, Hero Arts!

  13. I had no idea on how to mask after watching you making these cards I believe I can do it. Thank you as always for your tips and tricks

  14. Jennifer thank you for sharing. I always enjoy your cards and appreciate your talent! Very cute and usable stamp set.

  15. Love the whimsical quality of your cards. I also am a big fan of teal/turquoise which dominates your cards this month.

  16. I am truly impressed by the strength of your creativity in your techniques and card design. I am always inspired to do my best to replicate your ideas but can’t seem to always find stamps or dies in my stash that work as well as yours! Keep up the inspiration! I love watching your blog videos!

  17. Wonderful cards and I love the simplicity of one-layer cards. Some times I find myself getting too involved in layers and embellishments and forget to enjoy the simple art itself.

  18. These cards are awesome! I would not have thought to to stamp images onto the coffee cups. As always, thank you for the fountain of inspiration!!

  19. I like that you always do something a little different with your techniques. I am excited this is my first monthly set. I’ve watched a ton of your videos on YouTube. You are very creative.

  20. Coffee + dogs & cats = a winner. Loved the cards you made. Yes, masking can be time consuming but what results.
    TY for your wonderful instructions.

  21. Super cute cards! What a great idea to decorate the cups by masking. Nice backgrounds especially that partial doily background.

  22. So colorful!. This stamp set has soooo many options! (I’m partial to the single cup card, though, because the pattern on it reminds me of my dishes)

  23. More great techniques and ideas – thank you. Love your cards and how you personalized them, making them extra special!

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