Layered Faux Stained Glass Flower

Hello there. I hope you are all well.

I have been trying out a new technique – well, I tried it once 18 months ago and liked the effect – so I thought I’d give it a go again…..forgetting how much work and waiting time has to go into this technique.

Here is my card:

This card took me a couple of days – mainly because of the waiting time, but also because I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with it…..

I knew I wanted to do the faux stained glass technique using this die from Pink Fresh Studio, but this time I cut the die out if white card stock several times, stuck two layers onto a piece of grey card, inlaid the flower and leaf cut-outs – yep – that was challenging to find the right ones for the right spaces….then coloured the petals with cool grey Copics and a couple of green Copics.

Then I added glossy accents to the flower petals only – waited until the next day for that to dry – then added a black die cut as a frame on the top.

Phew – this took a lot of fiddling, I must say……

So – the grey behind the flowers and leaves is the base layer, then a couple of frames of white, inlaid white pieces, Copic colouring, glossy accents, then a black layer……..I think you can see the different layers and the shine from the glossy accents on these last two pictures.

The sentiment was added as you see and there we have it.

I think it may well be another 18 months before I do this again……

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdowngrey, Kraft, Green, White

Lil Red Wagon nature – flora or fauna

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge no stamps

Time Out Challenge Adventurous

Shiny Red Christmas

Hi there. There is another challenge starting at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is – as always – anything goes Christmas. Here is my card:

A few more photos from different angles:

I enjoyed re-visiting my past style of cards with the Wonderfully White card last week, I decided to do another die-cut card for this challenge.

The base layers are from a new purchase for me from Card Making Magic – ‘A5 Ornate Rectangles’ die set, using quite a few of the the larger layers in white and a shiny red card.

The sentiment is from Time For Tea Designs, and the poinsettia and leaves are from Sue Wilson.

The smallest rectangle is embossed using a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder, for some added interest.

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge, and I look forward to seeing you in our gallery.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Challenge occasions

A Bit More Time To Craft anything goes

Crafty Friends Challengeanything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas with option no sentiment

Wonderfully White

Hello there. I have been die-cutting and die-cutting yesterday and today, whilst an alcohol ink creation was drying for a future project.

This card is paying homage to the first kind of cards I liked to make – and realise I still do! I used to take a lot of the Sue Wilson die sets and just cut them out, then add them to a card base – lots of layers and dimension.

There are some die sets here that are new to me – I used a Christmas gift token to buy some older Sue Wilson die sets – so – new to me, though older sets.

Here is my humongous card:

It has become clear to me that taking a good photograph of a project which is white is near-on impossible. I tried outside in the daylight, I tried using my mobile camera with and without the flash, I even tried some photograph ‘fixing’…………I’m not 100% happy with any of the photographs, but I have provided quite a few so you get the idea.

I used the same white card on all of these die-cuts – even though the picture sometimes gives the impression of different types or make of card, and even some of the photos means the card looks cream or ivory – all the same card, and all the card is white………………

I used a card base from a pre-scored pack – does anyone else have lots of card bases is shapes and sizes? – as I wanted a really large card base to add all my elements.

The dies sets and embossing folders are listed, but the process began with die-cutting the poinsettias, then embossing the flowers with the ‘Ice Crystals‘ embossing folder to add some interest to the flower leaves.

I stuck the flowers onto the card base with 3D glue, as this allows some moving around and slotting in of other elements. The added leaves and branches placed as you see.

The sentiment is die cut three times and stacked for dimension, and adding the outline die-cut too, to bring the sentiment more into focus.

The white accents to the centre of the flowers came about because I was looking for some white glittery Nuvo Drops – but found these instead

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Rainbow Card ChallengeWonderfully White

Water Cooler ChallengeOccasions

Cut It Up Challengedie cuts and snow – (white and frosty with snowflake and icicle embossing folder)

My Time To Craft use new stash

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Happy Little Stampers atg with dies Challengeatg with dies

Christmas 24 Challengeatg Christmas