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New Cardmaking Video Hero Arts Looking Glass Dies

Hey cardmaking friends, welcome back.  Today I have a New Cardmaking Video Hero Arts Looking Glass Dies to share with you.  Since sharing this card back in August, I have had quite a few emails asking for a video on how these stacking dies work.  I’m happy to share my technique with you.

I also received Hero Arts Order which included some new background stamps, so I’m using one to compare to the stencil I used on the original card.

This gives you different options for your backgrounds.

Finally, at the end of the video I share a few more card ideas with less layers, that would be mass producible for your holiday cardmaking.


handmade christmas cards using Looking Glass Dies for paper crafting from Hero Arts

Hero Arts Looking Glass Dies

These dies are created to stack and build a scene.

The first/front die cuts the deer out from the center of your card front.  To create the mini art piece square, you add a square die around it. (shown in the video).

Next, is the trees and finally, the mountains.

In the video, I show you how you can change out the mountains to make them tall or short.

handmade christmas cards using Looking Glass Dies for paper crafting from Hero Arts


The original card uses the Starry Night Stencil to create the background.  Use a blending brush to add VersaMark Ink through the stencil then heat emboss it in white.


handmade christmas cards using Looking Glass Dies for paper crafting from Hero Arts

In the video,  I use the Hero Arts Etched Winter Swirls Bold Prints background stamp.

Watch how I line up the stamp in the Misti to get a perfect stamped image each time.

Finally, the sentiment for both cards is from the new Christmas Robins stamp set.  I’m currently working on a new video with that set, so stay tuned.

Here’s Today’s Cardmaking Video




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13 thoughts on “New Cardmaking Video Hero Arts Looking Glass Dies”

  1. Bonjour Sandi,
    This is the DEER Christmas Year. I have already made 3 Christmas card and I used DEER paper, stamps and die cut. I like the wild wind stamp. It shows very well the movement. In your creation, there is an excellent depth to this image. And let’s not forget the autumn feeling going to Christmas.
    Merci Sandi

    1. Thank you Yolande, it occurred to me that not everyone has a ton of snow at christmas time, so I decided to do a card that had a fall feel to it, LOL SO glad you are started on your holiday cards and yes, Deers are a thing this year for sure

  2. Thank you for this video, I was playing with this set last night, I used foil cardstock, definitely trying watercolour now. I love your trick of lining the card base in the misti then laying the top on (mine are never right, and never thought of this trick), you are a genius! Love the cards, so pretty.

  3. Sandi – Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new subscriber and love how you show many variations on using the same tools. And also show how different tools can be used to create the same look and feel to a card. With a limited budget, it is always nice to know I can look within my current stash to see what will work.

    1. Hi Sharon, welcome and you are so welcome. I try really hard to use my stash, paid good money for it, want to use it. I also like sharing lots of different ideas for one stamp set as I hate using them just once, LOL

  4. Sandi, your Dahlia card won with Hero Arts. Yay! Congratulations! You probably know already, but yay for winning! 😀😀😀

      1. Hi, Sandi! So sorry I was vague. Your card was picked by Hero Arts in their fan favorite cards. Your card was the first one they picked. From those that they picked, one is picked and gets a gift card. I thought all the cards picked won a gift card, but it was another card that won. I apologize. I got too excited when I saw your card and didn’t read through. I’m so sorry for the confusion. It’s still a feather in your cap that you were their first card chosen. 😀

      2. Sandi, I wrote you a response, but it disappeared. Or maybe needs extra time to appear. I will check back. So sorry to be a bother. 💜

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