Sandi MacIver – Papercraft artist – Hero Arts Fairy Window Cards and a New Video
Welcome back my stamping friends. Today my share is Hero Arts Fairy Window Cards and a New Video for you.
10 years ago before I because a Stampin Up Demonstrator, (I am no longer), I used to LOVE to play with Alcohol Inks and I still have a whole drawer full of them in my studio. Well, a couple of weeks ago, out they came and I started playing. I had forgotten how absolutely fun they are to create with (and what a mess you make haha)…..thankfully I wasn’t going out for dinner that night (MAJOR inky fingers), and the next day I organized all my pretty sheets and started the card making process.
I have been sharing the progress of these cards over on Instagram – so check it out and follow me to see what I’ll be up to next!
These are a few of the cards I created and I used a new die I have being dying to try – Hero Arts – Fairy Window. Isn’t it intricate and lovely? and it cuts like butta!
This die is almost 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, so it requires a quarter sheet of cardstock, (so you can get 4 from one sheet). It does all the inside intricate cutting, as well as the outside edge.
In the video you will see I use the Big Shot Die brush to push out all the little bits that have been cut – that was a true time saver (I got mine through Sizzix).
Then lay the die cut piece over your newly created Alcohol Ink backgrounds and audition each piece. ( or be like me and make a boat load of cards all at once).
In the video I start with really basic instructions of a background I like to make using the Smooshing technique.
When I did this back then, there was no Yupo paper! We used glossy white cardstock, so that’s what I used in the video. Glossy White cardstock has been around a long time and we have loved it for many techniques, so dig around in your stash, you probably have some.
You will also see in the video that I have embossed the card fronts for all of the cards using a Creative Expressions 3/d Embossing Folder “Sublime Swirls“.
It’s a lovely and HUGE embossing Folder 5-5/8 x 7-3/8 – 14.5 cm x 19 cm and I also share in the video the sandwich required for your Big Shot if you have the older two tab base plate, or the newer single base plate.
All of these cards are 5 x 7 (12.5 cm x 17.5 cm) finished, so all the card bases are cut at 7 x 10 inches (17.5 cm x 25.25 cm) and I used the lovely (and thick), Simon Says Stamp cardstock for them. Black, Audrey Blue, Lipstick Red, Sun Kissed, High Dive and Deep Sea.
NOTE – the second part of the video is voice over so I could speed it up, and I’m just learning how to do that, so please be kind.
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These are my two favourite cards. The top one is the background I show you in the video using Denim, Lettuce, Stream, Pearl and Silver Alcohol Inks. The purple one on the left I find the most striking.
It was created with Stream, Lettuce, Wild Plum, and a small amount of gold and silver.
I’ll be sharing more alcohol ink techniques with you very soon, so subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you don’t miss the next video.
Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed the project:
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for the Hero Arts Fairy Window Card