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Hero Arts Fairy Window Cards and New Card Making Video

Welcome back my stamping friends.  Today my share is Hero Arts Fairy Window Cards and New Card making Video.

10 years ago before I because a Stampin Up Demonstrator, (I am no longer), I used to LOVE to play with Alcohol Inks.  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.

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Hero Arts Fairy Window card and a NEW Video, cards made with cardmaking products from Hero Arts and SImon Says Stamp

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!

hero arts Fairy Window Die from Simon Says Stamps

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.  I have updated that brush to the Tool n One from Spellbinders, (linked below).

Next, 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.  Dig around in your stash, you probably have some.  If not, grab some Yupo Paper

 

Hero Arts Fairy Window card and a NEW card making Video, cards made with cardmaking products from Hero Arts and SImon Says Stamp

In the video that I have embossed the card fronts for all of the cards using a large embossing folder (this one is no longer available), but check out the lovely large embossing folders over at Spellbinders, they will do the trick.

Finally, 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).  I used the lovely (and thick), Simon Says Stamp cardstock for them.  Black, Audrey Blue, Lipstick Red, Sun Kissed, High Dive and Deep Sea.

Here is the Hero Arts Fairy Window Cards and New Card Making Video:

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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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Hero Arts Fairy Window card and a NEW Video, cards made with cardmaking products from Hero Arts and SImon Says Stamp

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.

Hero Arts Fairy Window card and a NEW card making Video, cards made with cardmaking products from Hero Arts and SImon Says Stamp

It was created with Stream, Lettuce, Wild Plum, and a small amount of gold and silver.

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12 thoughts on “Hero Arts Fairy Window Cards and New Card Making Video”

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I am so glad to see your talent bloom with all the new products you can use and show case. Your detailed explanations are great and highly appreciated. I look forward always to your next posts. Thank you for sharing your talent with me! Peace

    1. aw, thank you Cindy and thanks for hanging with me through the change. It’s so nice to be playing with all these fun products again, old and new, and yes, I’m just having fun. Just getting into the groove of my new life, and I’ll be creating more videos to share with you so stay tuned.

  2. Rosemarie Menassas

    thanks for inspiring me to open my Alcohol inks drawer! Love this idea. Following you on Instagram and see that you are some kind of marvelous baker as well. you rock!
    thanks for the ongoing tutes, Sandi.

    1. aw, thank you my sweet friend, open that drawer and get them out, this technique is super easy and fun. and yes, I love to cook and bake too.

    1. yep, you me and Randi, and what a mess we made haha, and how many packages of paper did we go through, that was an awesome weekend

  3. Sandi I think your cards are stunning!!! The backgrounds turned out amazing. It’s fun to rediscover old techniques..can’t wait till your next post. I too love the fairy die.

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