I love the die and stamp combos that various companies have such as Spellbinders with Just Rite stamps and Papertrey Ink's mat stack sets.... however I needed a larger die cut and stamp so I decided to make my own with Cricut and my Hero Arts background stamps. Here is the final card and below is the tutorial on how to do this.
cut your cricut shapes with 1/4 frame on the outside
this was done on my Gypsy with 2 frames from
Mother's Day 2010 cart
use the outer piece as your mask and glue with removable glue on your cut
Stamp with your background of choice and
mast with any cut in the middle.. ovals look great too.
Outline the mask outer edges and the middle mask with matching maker
it will look like this
here is another example
supplies used on my card