I have been SOOOO fortunate to have a really good friend visiting this month. Her house is in my former neighborhood where most of the homes were destroyed in the 2018 Kilauea Lava Eruption. Her house is still standing, but is not in the most wonderful shape after all that went on back then. What she loves most of all is her garden, and she returns several times a year to work on all of her trees and plants.
AND she comes to my place to get her card-making fix. And boy did we make a lot of cards the two weeks she was here. Today, I’m going to share one that we made using a technique that I’d not used for years – Stained Glass.
I find that this technique is best used with a bold image, line-style image, with not too many small sections to color. In my collection, I have the perfect set for this the Beautiful Day Stamp Set. And here are the basic instructions for this technique.
- Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock to the size you’re going to use for your stamping. Mine was 5-1/4″ high by 4″ wide, to allow me to adhere a frame over it.
- Stamp the image onto the vellum using VersaMark ink.
- Heat emboss the image using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
- Turn to the back of the Vellum Cardstock and color in the sections using Stampin’ Write Markers.
- Wait a few minutes for the marker color to dry and color in again.
- Continue coloring until the color that appears on the front is as deep as you wish it to be.Ma
For this card, I used Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, and Rich Razzleberry.
I wanted a sentiment with a large font, and chose the Get Well Soon from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set. It seems to accent that large butterfly perfectly. I used the Layering Squares Dies to cut both the square on which the sentiment is stamped as well as the mat behind it. The rhinestones are the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, which, YES, THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
For the rhinestone set – or any other product I used for this project, just click on the icon as it scrolls by below my signature. That’s a quick and easy way to find what you need to buy in my personal Stampin’ Up! store!