Jan 10, 2019

Stained Glass Cards

Hello DRU Fans! Hope your New Year is off to a great start! :)
This is America, back to share a set of Stained Glass Cards created with some fab cutting dies!

This First card features the Hummingbird die from Sue Wilson's Stained Glass Collection and the Mosaic Bauble Die (from Sue Wilson's Festive Collection). All cuts are multi-layered for dimension. The outer Mosaic frame pattern added so much interest to the stained glass look. It's cut from Silver Mirrored Cardstock. The sparkly background panel was first adhered to double-sided sticky sheets then sprinkled with Iced Snow Gliter Jewels, then colored over glitter with liquid tints. Acetate was added under the top layered frame for the glass look.

This Second card is done is mostly Gold also uses the Hummingbird Die that's been cut multiple times and layered for dimension. The very first layer was sprayed with adhesive and layered over a panel that was previously Gilded with Gilding Flakes. This created a lovely textured background. I then colored in sections of diecut with select liquid coloring tints, blending the colors and re-coloring for richer tones. The top framed layer was cut from a Gold Glitter Kissed Sheet - (was good for adding more sparkle and texture). I finsihed the glass look with an acetate piece (cut to fit the frame) placed under the top layer.

The Third Card issdone in silver and features the Butterfly die from Sue Wilson's Stained Glass Collection. Also multi-layered for depth (and multi layering after coloring also helps with covering-up/hiding any coloring mishaps). The background panel was cut from a Gilded Flake Sheet. The coloring was done with liquid tints over the flakes. (For a richer tone, you might like to color then let dry a few mibnutes and then reapply colors). The top layer cut was cut from a Silver Glitter Kissed Sheet for added texture. The silver also helped this colored background stand out. Acetate was adhered under the top frame for the glass look.

The last Card also features the Butterfly die. It's framed with the Mosaic Bauble Die that's been cut and from Gold Mirrored Cardstock. The Cuts are multi-layered for depth (and again this also helps to cover any coloring mishaps). The background panel was adhered over Blue Cardstock for color contrast. Acetate was also adhered under the top frame for giving this the stained glass look.

Here are the D R U Products used...

Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Stained Glass Collection Hummingbird

Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Festive Collection Mosaic Bauble

Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Stained Glass Collection Butterfly

*** Other Products ***
Creative Expressions Gold & Silver Mirrored Cardstock & Sky Blue cardstock Paper. White, Black Cardstock. CE's new Colouring Tints, Gilding Flakes and Glitter Kiss.

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  1. Wow! Gorgeous stain glassed Cards!

  2. WOW! These are the most beautiful stained glass cards I've seen! AWESOME job and amazing inspiration! Thanks so much!

  3. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely amazing!

  4. Beautiful cards, I love to color on glitter on my stained glass cards , but adding the acetate over gives it a whole other dimension that is fabulous!!


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