Stretching Your Dies // Hero Arts

Today I wanna share a card that I had originally intended for the Hero Arts blog, but decided I didn't like the execution of it enough. However, the technique I used is still something I thought would be fun to share.
For the actual Hero Arts post, I used this fun die in an unusual way - I'll be back soon with a video on exactly how I made that card, but for now, here's just another different way to use this die.

I used the die as a mask for this card. I ran the die through with a clear transparency (I found the thinner ones cut cleaner than thicker, actual "cardstock" acetate) and used this transparency as a mask. I cut two pieces, and flipped one over so that I could get both sides of the ornament. If you wanted, you could use copy paper (the thinner, the better for inking), but the transparency really helped me position the second, flipped side of the ornament. I'll try to add a pic later to illustrate better....

Thanks for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardstock: Hero Arts Floral Mixed Layering papers
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Merry Messages by Lia
Other: Hero Arts Neutral Mixed Accents, Hero Arts copper embossing powder and white embossing powder, clear acetate sheets, silk ribbon (stash)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Paper Layering Ornament die


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