Faux Stained Glass Flower

Hello there. I have been trying out a new technique – new to me, anyway. I decided to try the faux stained glass technique, and I thought I knew what I was doing, that it would be easy, no hassle, get it done, seen some videos months ago…….. quick……well…….erm…..not quite!

Firstly, here is the finished card:

Now a close-up:

I used the Altenew ‘Antique Engravings Cover die’, cut out several times in white card. I actually removed the outer thin frame, because when I started to stack them up together, it just kept getting in the way. I stacked at least four of them together, and then went in with Nuvo Crystal Drops in the green and pick as you see.

Sticking such a lacy die on top of another several times? Challenging. The Nuvo drops were the second challenge hurdle. Then letting it all dry – I had to wait until the next day – I’m not that good at waiting…………….but I managed.

Then realised I wanted to add Glossy Accents too…………..more waiting……….!

At this point I decided I ought to look at some videos about this technique after all……uh huh! Just at the end of my ‘playing’. That’s me all over…. 🙂

I used one of the tips from Jennifer McGuire – I had a final white outline which I embossed using Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder, stuck that down, and made the card as you see……(First time using that embossing powder – certainly won’t be the last! Lovely stuff!)

Now – in the future I can see me doing this technique again – but I will be using Copics to colour the lower level. Though, now this card is done, I really like how shiny the colours are. I must remember next time to allow a couple of days – and even to do several at a time……

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up ChallengeCAS faux stained glass + stamping + your choice – (stamping the sentiment, my choice of heat embossing and die cut layer)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challengefeminine/girly

Altenew March ChallengePhoto Inspiration

12 thoughts on “Faux Stained Glass Flower

  1. Well worth the wait, this faux stained glass card is a beauty. The rose gold adds so much elegance and richness. The intricacy of this die was definitely a chore but the outcome is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx


  2. What an amazing glassy look, and the rose gold makes a gorgeous border! A beautiful, beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


  3. Your card certainly looks like stained glass and so glad you persevered, as it is stunning. I have only ever used clear gloss for this technique but I will be giving the different coloured ones a go now. Such a striking card and thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up challenge with your beautiful card x.


  4. I’m so happy you persevered because you card is AMAZING! I LOVE the look of your stained glass flowers. The rose gold embossing on the top layer adds lots of elegance. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


  5. WOW!!! What an amazing project! You had me at “stained glass” because it’s a hobby my parents took up and which I admire. I didn’t know you could replicate that look so effectively with paper, but you’ve certainly done that here. This has dimension and depth and looks like it really is bursting with light from a window behind it. Beautiful work and such a creative idea! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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