Die Cut Monoprint + GIVEAWAY

Hello! A bit ago, I shared a fun Distress Ink Monoprint technique. Well I am back today to share a variation of this technique using die cuts! It is fun and results in two cards at once.

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

For all of the cards shown today, I used a Die Cut (faux) Monoprint technique. (Be sure to also watch THIS video for a variation of this technique.) I start each inking white cardstock with loads of Distress Ink and then die cutting with any die I want. I then mist the inked die cut with water and lay it onto white cardstock before running it through my die cut machine to press the pieces together. The excess ink from the wet die cut transfers onto the plain white cardstock… creating a second inked piece! Thus, for all of today’s cards, I end up with a pair of examples.

Be sure to watch the video to better understand the technique!

My first two cards feature the monoprint technique using the new Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Frame Die.

I used the inked die cut piece on a plain white notecard along with an inked Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks die cut and a stamped message from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set.

This card uses the white panel where I transferred ink to. It is amazing how well it works! I also added gems to both cards for shine.

This next card uses the same Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Frame Die, but I adhered both of the resulting pieces together on one card. The layered look gives lots of dimension! I also used the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Hello Die and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set.

Next up? A pair of cards made with the Simon Says Stamp Wrought Iron Wide Border Die. What a gorgeous die! I added a “hugs” greeting to the die cut using the new-and-oh-so-fabulous Simon Says Stamp Rounded Alphabet Dies.

I stacked a few extra white die cuts behind the inked die cut for a stacked look. It makes a big difference!

With the extra piece, I simply added a Simon Says Stamp You’re Doing Awesome die cut on a plain white notecard.

I really like how the new Simon Says Stamp Deco Heart Dies works so well with the older Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp! I used the two together to create my next pair of cards. The first card uses the inked die cut on an acetate window I created on the front of the card. The background is embossed with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.

I also added a sentiment to the window. The message is from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set… and the rounded sentiment banner is from the Simon Says Stamp Nested Banner Dies.

I used the monoprint piece from the Simon Says Stamp Deco Heart Die on a second simple card. This also features the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set, Nested Banner Dies, Center Cut Heart Stamp and Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.

The rest of my cards have shimmer on them. This is because I added some Perfect Pearls to my water bottle. This creates a pearlized water!

My next card pair shows clearly how this die cut monoprint technique ends up with two pieces that are mirror images of each other… using the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip Die.

For both cards, I added Simon Says Stamp CZ Thanks Die Cuts.

Look how well that image transferred – a perfect mirror image of the last card.

This technique can also be done with backgrounds with a die cut opening. This pair of cards features the Simon Says Stamp Bixby Wreath Die. The inked piece is on the card on the right, along with a “hello” die cut from the Simon Says Stamp Oh Hello There Die.

Here you can see how well the excess ink transfer to the other piece! And I am in love with the new Simon Says Stamp Friend Outline Die.

The next two cards use the Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Burst Die, Big Thanks Dies and Stamp Set. I am amazed how well the ink transfers… even with these tiny little petals!

My last set of cards shows how well this technique works with background dies, also. I used the awesome new Simon Says Stamp Holiday Knit Background Die. The color transfers so well!

Here you can see detail that background die provides. I added lots of pearls to the pattern, too.


The dies I used today are part of the new Simon Says Stamp Diecember Release. There are LOTS of great dies – be sure to check them out HERE.


I am giving away four of Simon Says Stamp dies! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/18 telling me your favorite product from the new SSS release. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS-brand products or those with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Frame…
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Simon Says Stamp Wrought Iron Wide…
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Simon Says Stamp Rounded Alphabet Die
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Simon Says Stamp You’re Doing Awesome…
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Simon Says Stamp Deco Heart Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Nested Banner Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Friend Outline Die
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Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip Die
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Simon Says stamp Shimmer Burst Die
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Simon Says Stamp Bixby Wreath Die
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Simon Says Stamp Holiday Knit…
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Simon Says Stamp Oh Hello There Die
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Hellos Dies
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Thanks Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words…
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp
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Mini Distress Ink Pads
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Perfect Pearls
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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*Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Sizzix Big Shot Express
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Bead Magical Tray
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Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Creative Corners
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Microfiber Cloth
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EK Success Tweezers
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Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip Die
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412 thoughts on “Die Cut Monoprint + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I’m in love with all the products but I think the Holiday Knit speaks to me as a papercrafter and a quilter. Thanks for your inspiration!


  3. Hello Jennifer, again your cards are so amazing. My favorite die is the outline floral frame, but there are so many beeautiful dies, it is hard to decide.

  4. I love the new Floral Frame die! I really like the larger dies that can make an entire card front quickly when I am rushed! And what a great new way to use them twice at once! Thanks again for so much inspiration! May God truly bless you and your family this Christmas season!

  5. Wow. Wow!!! So many great dies to choose from the Outline Floral Frame die, the Sweet Tulip die and CZ’s new thanks dies definitely make the top of my list. The heart die is stunning as well. Loved your technique and look forward to trying it 😉💗

  6. I love this ‘monoprint’ technique! I will have to try it with dies. I tried the rubber stamping method and it works great. I love that you get two card bases with only one go. Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent. I love all the dies but if I had to pick just one favorite I would pick the Nested Banner Dies. Next stop is the first of your 2018 My Favorite Things. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  7. I am in love with the new large picture book dies. I just finished collecting all of the small ones and I love them. Sooo cute. Hope you have a happy holiday. My birthday, anniversary and my daughters birthday are all in December. A very busy time of year. It is my favorite. Thanks take care

  8. I love the new SSS Deco Heart die and how well it works with the center cut background stamp. I really like when new products work so well with older ones. Thanks for sharing this technique and all the gorgeous examples!

  9. I love them all 🙂 But I think my favorite is the Outline Floral Frame. Thank you for the videos you post showing these techniques. They are so helpful and your cards are beautiful.

  10. What a great way to get two card pieces at once, basically. You always have some of the most innovative ideas Jennifer. Love that floral frame die.

  11. I love dies so it’s so hard to choose. My favorite is the Holiday Knit background die.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Those banner dies are the absolute best of the release. For their standalone price, you get 12 dies, 12 dies!! And they are nested, so the variations are endless. I’ve never seen a set that even approximates these. What a very sensible idea.

  13. Thanks for the loads of amazing inspiration. Clever way to get more out of distress inks and dies, monoprint technique is awesome. Can’t decide which one’s favorite, though I have a soft corner for pearls!

  14. Thanks Jennifer for the introduction to all of these products. I especially love the background dies but.also those word dies by SSS. You can create simple fast cards with them or elaborate cards. Thank you.

  15. All of these dies are pretty and I love what you have done with some of them. It’s hard to choose a favorite. The versatility of the heart draws my eye. Thank you for sharing different techniques!

  16. Really looking forward to trying this technique. It’s a great way to add interest to your die cuts and as a bonus you get two cards for your effort. Wonderful video and great examples. I think my favorites would be the SHimmer Burst and the Holiday Knit Background.

  17. Amazing how this works! I bought the SSS Tulip die–such a good price point, but I really want the Holiday Knit Background!

  18. I am new to die cutting, so I’m amazed at the different ways to use them. I love the SSS outline floral frame die and the word dies!

  19. So many great dies, but I would say the rounded alphabet tops the list. Can see using that a lot and a great price. Thank you for the wonderful videos!!!

  20. What a great technique! I would of never thought of that. The OUTLINE FLORAL FRAME is really pretty and my favorite in this release.

  21. Your cards are so beautiful! I really love the cards with the heart background stamp and dies. What a fun technique. One of my favorite dies in this release is the Holiday Knit Background Die. 🙂

  22. Wow, Wow, Wow……these cards and dies are fantastic! So beautiful. I love the background dies; and the layered “Thanks” die from CZ Designs is wonderful. Thanks Jennifer, for your always creative, doable techniques and ideas.

  23. Jennifer, I had so much fun making the monoprints that I can’t wait to try this technique! Thanks for all you do!

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