Saturday, September 3, 2016

STAMPtember Blog Hop

Hello. I'm honored to be part of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop celebrating STAMPtember, a month long stamping celebration. When September rolls around, I mean STAMPtember, I get as excited as a kid on Christmas morning! Like I've said, it's the most wonderful time of the year! :)



There are so many great products in the STAMPtember release, but THIS die is one of my favorites. I wanted to share how you can use a die (it can be any die) as a mask with different mediums. For all the cards, I die-cut the die from THIS paper to create the mask and used THIS amazing stamp set for the sentiments.

Here are the seven mediums I experimented with the mask...

1. COLOR SPRAY
This is a great medium to spray right on top of the mask to get a fun graffitti type look. I used THIS color shine spray in gold and it's gorgeous...

2. MARKERS/MARKER SPRITZER
THIS is a great tool that I don't use often enough. I placed a purple marker in the nozzle and sprayed to achieve a similar look to the first card. This is great too if you want more control of where the splatters go...
You could also use any kind of marker and scribble on top of the mask for a fun look!

3. EMBOSSING POWDER
After laying the mask on the paper, I applied THIS small VersaMark ink cube on top and sprinkled on THIS beautiful embossing powder...

I love the shine it gives when it catches the light...


*NOTE: For the rest of the card designs, I transformed the die-cut by cutting the small flower off the side. This is a great way to stretch your supplies.

4. EMBOSSING PASTE
I only have THIS white embossing paste because it's easily colored with inks. I used THIS and a little of THIS ink to color the paste and applied it directly over the mask. I love the texture embossing paste gives...


5. WATERCOLOR
I used THESE watercolors to add color on top of the mask. The mask didn't hold up well with the water (it seeps under a bit), but I really like the results...

6. INK
I used THIS pigment ink pad to swipe across the mask. However, you can use any ink. I think blending on Distress ink would give a great look...


7. ACRYLIC PAINT
This is another medium I don't grab often enough. I just did a couple of swipes of THIS acrylic paint over the mask...

These are just a few ideas. Try using your dies to create masks and experiment with mediums.

KEEP HOPPING
The next stop on the hop is one of my favorite artists, Heather Hoffman. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Also, make sure to check out the fun Dream Craft Room Giveaway HERE!

P.S. I've shared a few other ideas using STAMPtember products HERE and HERE in case you want to check them out. Have a great day and happy hopping!

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:

229 comments:

  1. Holy smokes, you've been busy! Love all the different techniques. Thanks for all the ideas on ways to stretch our dies!

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  2. OMG... such an awesome set of cards...

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  3. Love all the different colours! Very Pretty!

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  4. Well well - such lovely techniques and all of them are amazing outcomes - TFS all of the techniques used on your lovely cards! So beautiful -

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  5. Wow! Such a great selection of cards.

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  6. Wow! Love your cards and all the great ideas!

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  7. wow! WOW!!! Amazing---absolutely amazing!

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  8. Wow! Such pretty cards! I love the way you have created so many different cards using only one die. Absolutely amazing!

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  9. i just bought some new gold embossing paste, can't wait to try

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  10. Never thought to do that with my dies. Awesome cards

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  11. SQUEAL!! The New Release is AMAZING and I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the Inspiration!! SO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  12. WOW! So many great techniques!! TFS!

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  13. Oh what a great idea! Thanks Heather so much! Best wishes from Budapest, Zsofi

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  14. I need masking paper! lol I want to try all of these techniques. I love the ones using gold, so elegant!

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  15. Pretty cards and I have masking paper....now to try!

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  16. Lovely set of cards Heather. What a great idea using the die-cut as a mask... the colors are so pretty. Great technique.

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  17. Oh my goodness so many great ideas in one post! I'm anxious to try these. Great job Heather!

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  18. Great way to use the die! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  19. So many cool techniques to make a great set of cards!

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  20. Wow Heather, these are beautiful. They would make a great gift set. HAPPY STAMPTEMBER!

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  21. Great set of cards and I love seeing the comparison of the different mediums. So fun.

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  22. Such a great idea! I love how they all turned out.

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  23. Wow every card is awesome, and I love all the different mediums you used great job

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  24. My most favorite Stamp of this collection and now your cards are doubly favored. Absolutely favorite! Thanks, Denise

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  25. They each give a different result! Cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Beautiful set of cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. WOW, WOW, WOW!! Such a clever idea!! I never think enough about how I can use my products in multiple ways...thanks for the inspiration, they all turned out beautiful!!

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  28. Brilliant, love all the techniques you used! Beautiful!

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  29. Absolutely beautiful cards. Thats my favourite background. Just love your great ideas!

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  30. A great collection of lovely cards. Thank you for sharing and comparing all the awesome background techniques:)

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  31. Love this set of cards. These will make wonderful gift sets. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  32. One image and all are so unique ... will be trying this technique for my holiday card creations!

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  33. So fun to see the result of the use of different mediums. Must try some of them myself.

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  34. WoW these are great cards! You just opened my eyes on how to use supplies that I already have for these looks! Thanks so much for that! Think I will be coming back here again when I am ready to try some of these techniques. Thanks so much for sharing and all the inspiration! Love these new shimmery papers from SSS!

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  35. Great cards! Love how you made them using masking!

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  36. Love your cards and all of the techniques that you showed. Very clever! TFS!

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  37. Wow!!! Very Pretty cards!! Love all the different techniques and the different looks you got!!

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  38. great post! love the comparison of all the different mediums!

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  39. Wonderful variety of masking. I'll definitely be saving the link to this post to come back to for inspiration & technique how to.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  40. Wow, what beautiful different looks you created. These are all just stunning.

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  41. Love, love, love! Fun way to use all those mediums we tend to collect over time! Beautiful cards!

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  42. This is a great set of cards. Thank you for demonstrating the difference that a change in medium can do. Really fabulous!

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  43. GREAT IDEAS! I love these blog hops because I find such inspiration on different ways to use the tools in my stash. This is a wonderful way to use dies...thanks for sharing.

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  44. Absolutely fabulous and so creative!!

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  45. Wow! ! Great ideas! I really like how you showed us the different mediums to use and how they turn out! I thought the links to products used on each card is very clever! ! Thank you for sharing your talent with us !

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  46. I love all the examples. This has been such an inspiring hop for me!

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  47. What a gorgeous set of note cards. You really outdid yourself, and I thank you for inspiring us all and showcasing the SSS products so beautifully. What a fun blog hop.
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  48. I think my favorite release is a toss up between the glimmery paper and the "you" set... Wonderful cards, Heather, and thanks for sharing!

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  49. The cards are wonderful, and I love the technique. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Great techniques! Thanks for taking all the time to share.

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  51. Too hard to pick my favorite color!

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  52. So many beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  53. Your cards are beautiful! So pretty...

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  54. These are beautiful. Thanks for all of the ideas.

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  55. LOVE all seven of these gorgeous cards!! The first three are my favorites but they are all quite spectacular!!! So much inspiration! TFS!

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  56. Gorgeous, gorgeous , gorgeous. I love the cards but the gold emmbossing powder is fantastic and I like the green ink. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. I love all of them, but got really excited about the idea of using acrylic paint. It has not ever occurred to me to try that, but I love the look of all that black and white, and acrylic is probably the best way to do that! Thanks so much.

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  58. Love all the techniques! So pretty and I really love the glimmery ones

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  59. Such fabulous ideas. I want to try them all, starting with the spritzer tool, which I have recently rediscovered during Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry class. Thanks for the inspiration!@

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  60. Thank you SO much for sharing those fun techniques! Your cards are wonderful!!

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  61. WOW! I think it is safe to say you have been super busy! These cards are so great and a fantastic sampling of techniques. TY!!

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  62. Love out of the box thinking. Wasn't sure I was going to finishing visiting all the sites and you made it worth it.

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  63. Thank you for the valuable info and for making so many beautiful cards!

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  64. So many great ideas here. Love the results of all these techniques.

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  65. This card set is so pretty, what great techniques!

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  66. Such fun techniques! Love that die even more now~

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  67. Some great ideas! I will have to think of using my dies as masks more often!

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  68. Wow great technique - thanks for showing all the different mediums.

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  69. What fun techniques! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  70. Another pretty idea for card gift set! Love it!

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  71. Couldn't stop saying "WOW" as I scrolled down the screen. Thank you for showing so many way to do this technique. I can't wait to try this.

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  72. Lovely set of cards using the same die with all these techniques.

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  73. Love your various masking ideas! They really pair nicely with the You Matter background!

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  74. wow -what great ideas. thanks for sharing!

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  75. I love your cards they are gorgeous especially the purple (my favorite color) one! So so pretty! Tfs

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  76. Thanks for showing how to use so many different media for this technique. I love that Enchanted Gold embossing powder!!!

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  77. What a wonderful post with so many ideas and information. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

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  78. Love all the variety with the masks. Can't wait to try some of them!

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  79. Genius techniques to use with stencils! I never even thought of many of these ideas -- this is so much fun to see!!!

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  80. I love all the mediums you have shown here! Such an amazing, helpful tutorial. The bright blossom is also my favorite die from this release.

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  81. Thank you for showing the different effects of all these media! Beautiful set of cards, too.

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  82. What a great use of different media with the mask and die. Sometimes you only need one die! I particularly love this Bright Blossom die.

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  83. Never thought to do that with my dies. Love the cards!

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  84. Heather, these are amazing! Beautiful examples.

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  85. Such a great technique. Definitely on my to-do list!

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  86. Thank you for sharing these nice techniques.

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  87. These are all so pretty! What a fabulous set!

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  88. Such a beautiful set of cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. These are so very gorgeous! I love the set you created! Hugs, Robin

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  90. what a great set of cards. thanks for all the tips. i just remembered the other day that i had that spritzing tool in my stash. it is a very fun look.

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  91. Great ideas! Love all your cards!

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  92. Great set of cards. Thanks for sharing the techniques.

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  93. Love all the technique inspiration! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Love all the techniques you used with the die!!!!!

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  95. What a cool idea. Wish it wasn't 10:30 pm or I'd do some now.

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  96. What a cool idea. Wish it wasn't 10:30 pm or I'd do some now.

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  97. Gorgeous cards!! I love everyone of them!!

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  98. This is such an awesome idea that never think about! Brilliant! Such a beautiful flower die, love it!

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  99. Love all the mediums you used to get these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  100. I don't think of all the different things in my stash often enough. Thanks for reminding us to continue playing with everything in our possession! The ideas made them all new again! Especially the mask!

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  101. Gorgeous set of cards! Love the different techniques!

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  102. Great cards! What a nice gift they would be.

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  103. Thanks for showing the differences using each medium with the die! Beautiful cards!

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  104. WOW!! Love your cards and so many techniques for one design. Thank you for sharing your ideas and for being part of the stamptember blog hop giveaway.

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  105. I like the fact you were able to make so many cards using just one die and different techniques! Thanks

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  106. What a great series! I like the way they all turned out - wonderful techniques.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  107. Hi Heather,
    Wow! Great creativity and versatility...with beautiful cards as a result! STAMPTEMBER is a most wonderful time of the year!!👏🏻😻

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  108. I like how you did each of these cards the are very pretty thank you for sharing them with us.

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  109. Wow, your cards are amazing. I love them all.
    Valerija xx

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  110. Wow! Love all the different looks with the different media on your mask!

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  111. Lots of great ideas there - thanks! Love all the finished results :)

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  112. All of your cards are beautiful

    Kathleen

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  113. Your cards are so stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous, and just wonderfully spectacular!!!

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  114. Wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  115. Great idea to use the die cut to mask for so many different mediums. Especially love your black and white card

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  116. Thank you for sharing all your different ideas!Beautiful little cards!

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  117. Lovely cards - thanks for the great variety of techniques!

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  118. WOW Heather, these are gorgeous! A great technique and I love how you used differentmediums for each! Great info!

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  119. what a great idea, I love it when you can find other ways to stretch your supplies
    Thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  120. Really lovin' the different techniques you used...such a pretty set of cards!

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  121. Love the idea of using texture paste! WOW!

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  122. Thanks for sharing all the different mediums with this masking technique.

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  123. I love how you used all the different mediums on the cards.
    Such a great way to see how each technique looks...I love the marker spray :)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards !

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  124. Wow what great samples! You really got amazing results with the different mediums. Super alternate use of the die!

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  125. peep peep peep, that's my dinner ready, so itr means i've been blog hopping for 45 minutes already!...love your cards, the silhoutte effect is very elegant!

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  126. So much use out of a die cut.
    Wonderful idea.
    the cards are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  127. Love how you stretch your supplies to create different effects. Beautiful cards!

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  128. Lovely cards, they make a nice set :)

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  129. Wow these all look incredible, thank you for all the great ideas too!

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  130. Thanks for showing us so many ways to add colour to a mask created by a die cut. They are wonderful

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  131. Wauu. So many cards with just one die.. And different techniques.. Amazing..Thanks for sharing!

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  132. So many different looks with so many supplies in our hoards. Lovely ways to make cards that we all can accomplish. Thank you.

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  133. What a gorgeous set of cards! I love all the different techniques you used and it was interesting to see how they all turned out! Happy STAMPtember!

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  134. So many great ideas! Beautiful cards!

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  135. Great idea on using the due as a mask and haven't thought about using so many mediums to achieve a look.

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  136. Woooowww Heather
    I have to try this Technique
    the result is adorable and i guess faster right
    love this set of cards from you
    all are gorgeous

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  137. I really enjoy when you and other designers show the variations to help us out

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  138. Wow! Thank you for the great information re using the dies in different ways.

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  139. Great techniques! Thanks for sharing all those cool ideas. Love your examples & will be trying these tips out soon!

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  140. I love how you did these cards. Fabulous look.

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  141. Love how you did all your cards thanks for sharing how you made them.

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  142. VERY cool technique and I love how you showed all the diff mediums, including the not so perfect leaky water color one!!!! They're all gorgeous :)

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  143. Wow. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing all the different types!

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  144. I love that you used so many different mediums with your die cut mask.

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  145. Very cool technique, Heather. I must give this a try. Lovely cards.

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  146. Wonderful set of cards. Well done.

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  147. I tried this technique last week, but my spray choice was too pale. I'm going to try again with a bolder spray.

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  148. Wow!! Such a clever way to make a beautiful stationary set!!

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  149. LOVE this idea Heather! I need to try it out :)

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  150. Thanks for all the products you can use the die template with. I've never thought of applying versamark and embossing powder. I think I will definitely give that one a go.

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  151. Such a variety of techniques! I love your set of cards. TFS

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  152. Wow! Such great techniques -- that I haven't seen before! Thanks so much for sharing! What a lovely set of cards they make!

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  153. Gorgeous elegant cards. Love them all! :o)

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  154. Thanks for showing the different ways you can use the die and the different looks you get with different mediums.

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  155. Love your cards and thank you for showing different ways to do them!

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  156. You've inspired me! Next time I have a bit of time in my creative space this type of technique/card is top of the list! TFS!

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  157. Awesome set of cards, thanks for inspiration:-)

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  158. Fun techniques, new ideas for me. Thank you

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  159. Fun collection of cards. I love how you showed us all the different ways to use these products on your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  160. Impressive set of cards!! Loved all the mediums used.

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  161. Thank you for showing so many great techniques!

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  162. Lots of techniques on the same stamp, very nice cards!

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  163. So many great ideas for getting lots of different looks with the same die; thank you!

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  164. So fun!! What a great set of cards!!!

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  165. OMG ! Lots of technique for a single die ! So nice from you to explain all those techniques ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

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  166. What a great instructional, Heather, and beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  167. What a great instructional, Heather, and beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  168. Neat way to use the die cut, Heather! Thanks for showing us all the different mediums we can use. :) ~ Andrea

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  169. Thanks for showing so many techniques! They're all beautiful too :)

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  170. Clever ideas and beautiful results, thanks for sharing!!

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  171. What a great set of cards! I love the embossing powder example! :)

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  172. Your cards were great and all the different colors change the looks on some of the cards.

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  173. This is a neat idea that makes such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  174. Love your style of cards happy September hoppin along hugs!

    Going. To try this style of cards...

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  175. Thank you for the inspiration and so many great ideas.

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  176. Thanks for sharing all those techniques! It was great to see a side-by-side comparison!

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  177. It is amazing how different each of the media you used created such unique results using the same die/mask! Great idea for the blog. Thank you for sharing!

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  178. Love these techniques. Beautiful cards.

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