Monday, November 2, 2020

VIDEO: Tone On Tone Stamping Masked Backgrounds + Giveaway

*Compensated affiliate links used where possible at zero cost to you. No posts are ever sponsored or paid.*

Do you have stamp styles that you always buy, no matter what?

For me, there's one I can't resist, because it's the exact style that was in fashion when I bought my very first Hero Arts stamp - which was my first stamp - in my teens, and that's the linocut or woodcut style of image. I remember in particular the celestial linocut style imagery - the suns and moons - to me it brings on big fits of nostalgia for the excitement of learning to stamp. And because it's a timeless style, it has staying power. 

This month's Hero kit has that style, and an exciting development - masking dies! The dies cut right up to the edge of the images so that they can be masked and used with the backgrounds in the set.

I have a video for you below on these cards - it's a simple inking technique that lets you distinguish between background and foreground images that are actually stamped with the same ink pad - on the left, Indigo and on the right - Red Royal.



Here's what the full kit looks like - so cute. The ombre ink pad is perfect for those backgrounds. 


I took that sweet round background and turned it into an ornament with that little poinsettia image. First I stamped it in Rose Madder, and then did the rock 'n roll technique around the edges with Crimson ink. I added little dots of glue in the center and some gold glitter. Oh how black and white make me happy!


Here's the card for the sneak peek you got on Friday! Owl be darned if this isn't just the cutest! 

It's a one layer card because of the amazing masking dies in the kit. I stamped him first in black, used the masking dies and masking paper to cover him up, then stamped the branch. I used the masking die for that to mask it too - see how the berries are white still? Then I stamped the round background on top of all of that and added a sentiment and these enamel dots


So are you ready for the video? Enjoy! Click here if you don't see the player below.



So here are the add-ons this month - so fun. You can get them all in a bundle at a discount here. Check out those layering trees. 
Here are all the new products today.

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly...
[ HA ]
Get Them All November Add-ons
[ HA ]
SA155 Woodland Forest Stencil
[ HA ]
CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots -...
[ HA ]
AF386 Rose Madder Bold Ink - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF335 Crimson Bold Ink
[ HA ]
AF225 Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink -...
[ HA ]
AF341 Indigo Bold Ink - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
DI832 November Word Fancy Die (B)
[ HA ]
DI828 Rolling Hills Window Die (B)
[ HA ]
CM492 Holiday Blessings
[ HA ]
CM493 Fuzzy Winter Animals
[ HA ]
DI831 Fuzzy Winter Animals Frame Cuts...
[ HA ]
CM491 Winter Woods HeroScape
[ HA ]
DI830 Winter Woods HeroScape Frame...
[ HA ]
CM490 Winter Tree and Animals
[ HA ]
DI829 Winter Tree and Animals Frame...
[ HA ]
DI827 Love You Deerly Frame Cuts (D)
[ HA ]
CM489 Love You Deerly
[ HA ]
CG826 Abstract Linocut Bold Prints
[ HA ]
CG825 Etched Winter Scene Bold Prints
[ HA ]
My Monthly Hero Kit Subscriptions -...
[ HA ]
 




As usual, leaving a comment gives you a chance to win a gift card, and there's more inspiration for you from the team!




CURRENT COUPON CODES
15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
Phone stand for filming link below in the banner - 20% off sitewide with code UNDERSTANDBLUE

57 comments:

  1. Aaaaahhhhh!!! Farewell, Discretionary Income: hello Happy Craftiness! Great cards, great release....am on my way to shop!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That snowman card was so cute ! Wasn’t expecting him to pop as much as he did when you removed the backing paper. Glad his little arm made it. Thanks for sharing 😊

    ReplyDelete
  3. Take two. I’m feeling to watch your video but wanted to say I really like this style. My favorite is the owl and the snowman. Heck, I love them all!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fun idea for quick cards!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this kit and all of your cards, especially the two in the video! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the tone on tone technique but like the added color on the 'ornament' card best. Thanks for all the great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I watched the video now and have to say that we share a sense of humor (and a sense of impending doom at the thought of ripping off the poor little snowman's arm!!) -- I love the technique you shared. Thank you!! I will try that! That's a great way to get layers of the same hue.
    Lori S in PA

    ReplyDelete
  8. That new kit is really fun. It is on my list.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Like the wonderful creations with the backgrounds. Nice look on circle backgrounds as well. Ordered kit.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the dramatic beauty of your CAS cards.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh this is SO much fun! I'm going to have to try it. I've done it before, but it always ends up with the halo around the image. So it's good to know these are made NOT to do that.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just love your monochromatic cards! This kit is so much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You made this look SO easy! Thanks for the lesson.

    ReplyDelete
  14. BEAUTIFUL CARDS! you really did an amazing job using the new kit from Hero Arts!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your cards, especially the one where you turned the background stamp into an ornament!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Fabulous projects you created with this kit. I like the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  17. would never have thought of making it an ornament!!!great idea beautiful cards!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great designs! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Owls are my favorite animal so of course I love the last card! The yellow and black color combo really makes it pop!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the red & black Hero card. Colors one wouldn't think about for a Christmas card
    It looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  21. These are LOVELY! I love the CAS and the backgrounds!

    ReplyDelete
  22. great cards...interesting to see you using the mask on the snowman...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh Lydia, wonderful... I too remember the background Stamos of yesteryear, in fact we used to use a potato and gouge a pattern, which was always pretty, but sad that it wasnt one we could keep. Love the masking dies.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great idea to have masking dies. Well done, Hero Arts!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh I absolutely adore how you created an ornament with the images with the poinsettia, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the black, white and red!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I really like the card with the owl, it is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great kit and beautiful cards you made with it! I also love the woodcut style. The add-ons this month are also great.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lydia I love the CAS style also & your cards exemplify it. Thanks for the wonderful video showing how you accomplished the great look by using the HA white pigment ink on top of the blue in the background. I I also really like the wood cut style of this kit & this is the first time I'd like the kit as well as every single add-on offered. Not that I can possibly afford it, but the desire is still there. lol

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow!! The Black and Red card are so elegant! Thank you for creating something in limited colors like that. I think they really stand out! The YouTube video was especially helpful!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your cards are beautiful and the new masking dies are brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love that etched winter design. Can see
    the winds blowing cold air and snow.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Really love this kit, and love your creative card with the ornament!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the wood cut look of these stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi, thanks for thinking outside the box. I love the use of the background stamp as an ornament.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wonderful cards!! I really love your black & white ornament with pop or red!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Masking dies are amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oooh, I love this woodcut look! Look at that little snowman!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Superb idea! I will definitely have to try that! And that indigo color is AMAZING!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I just love the bird! Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Fantastic cards. Can't wait to get my kit and start making cards like yours!

    ReplyDelete
  42. LOVE that Black and white card with the splash of red poinsettia! Great look!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Loved your cards! Ordered my very first kit I’m super excited to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Beautiful cards! I love the way you made the circle background into an ornament and popped the poinsettia on top!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Gorgeous cards! The masking dies make creating so easy- thank you for the tutorial! Love the yellow with the owl!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Lydia, thanks for the fun and pretty cards, and the great video tutorial. Love your cards and the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Such an exciting release, I am so ready for this!! I am also IN LOVE with your ornament card and the one with the owl. Oh how they make me want to do my own!!! Thanks for sharing <3

    ReplyDelete
  48. I love your set of cards, Lydia! It's great to see what a difference the change of colour makes to the look of a stamp! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. These are so great! I love that ornament. Thanks so much for the tip on separating the background and foreground. Can't wait to get my kit and try it!

    ReplyDelete
  50. I like that first card. Nice idea for the set.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I just love this kit too with the carved wood look! I like all the different things you did on your cards and love that little owl.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Awesome creations & kit! I absolutely love this owl!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hi Lydia :) Your tone on tones are terrific and your other two cards are wonderful as well!!! TFS :)

    ReplyDelete
  54. Wow - looks great! At first, I was thinking 'why not just choose a different blue ink?', but I can see why now. It ties in really nicely and lloks very classy :)

    ReplyDelete

Every time you leave a comment, a new LOLcat is born. ALSO - don't panic if you don't see your comment right away - I moderate my comments to keep those spammers out, so your comment will show up in short order. Unless you're linking me to Russian brides or Nigerian princes.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...