Dec 5, 2016

Stained Glass

Hi, Connie here with you today using an embossing folder.

I love the look of stained glass and when I saw the line of Mosaic Embossing folders in the Dies R us store I just had to give them a try, and what better time than Christmas. Today I am using Darcie Mosaic Candle.  I used watercolor paper on both of these cards and it embossed very well, water colored with my distress inks and Spectrum Aqua markers.  



On this first card I used an embossing pen to the raised areas, I did half the card and then turned it and did the other half. As you can see in the picture below I went a little off the embossing, You need to just take a paint brush and just lift the embossing powder off the areas that you went to far.



In my second card I decided to use my embossing ink pad so you can see the different look I got from doing it that way.  

Big Tip for you though when doing this, I used my anti static pad on the first one but forgot when I used my ink pad and the embossing powder stuck to the whole card, I am not sure if that was because I was using watercolor paper or not, so I just took my brush cleaned off the entire piece and started again by using the anti static pad and applied the embossing ink and it worked fine the second time.  I have heard if you don't have an anti static pad that people have rubbed a dryer sheet over it or used baby powder.  With this one I decided to go with blue in the background.


Once it was dry I did add some shimmer to the candles and the berries using my Sparkle  clear pen.

Here is the embossing folder I used, check out all the embossing folders they have HERE.

Another fast and mailable idea for your Christmas card giving this season.


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8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful embossing folder Connie, your cards are so festive. I love w way you have coloured them, they really do look like stained glass windows!

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  2. Gorgeous creation Connie and awesome tips! Thanks for sharing wonderful inspiration!

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  3. Great technique with the embossing pen; your cards turned out beautifully. They really do look like stained glass.

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  4. I actually make stained glass and your card is AMAZING!!! I love the look and the embossed images your used. VERY creative and oh so beautiful!!! Love this!

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  5. Wow Connie, this is so beautiful. Just love your technique with the embossing for the stain glass. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Hugs

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  6. Connie your card is beautiful. I love the look you achieved. Just gorgeous.

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  7. Wow Connie, these are both so gorgeous!! I love the gold embossing. Your water coloring is beautiful too. Simply gorgeous stained glass!!

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  8. An absolutely gorgeous card! every detail is perfect!

    Alicia

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