Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stained Glass Secret Garden Birthday Card

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I made this gorgeous birthday card for a close friend that I used to work with. Unfortunately it wound up being a couple days late but it's better late than never right? LOL!  I've been noticing several cards online with the stained glass technique and I loved it so much that I had to try it myself. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I love the soft colors and the Secret Garden's one of my favorite sets!

The stained glass technique's fairly easy, click here to view a tutorial. I used the same process except I used white embossing powder instead of clear. I feel really silly saying this but the hardest part for me was finding a way to color the back of the image w/out leaving obvious streaks. I tried both regular and alcohol markers, sponging, and water coloring with my Aqua Painter (btw water and vellum don't get along very well duhh!!!!!) I finally wound up using a blender pen w/my regular Stampin' Up! ink pads. Here's a supply list:

Supplies:
  • Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant card stock (item #105126 price $6.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette card stock (item #111351 price $6.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock (item #100730 price $8.50 for 40 sheets)
  • Vellum (not a Stampin' Up! product)
  •  VersaMark Ink Pad (item #102283 price $7.50)
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder (item #109132 price $4.75)
  • Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad (item #126963 price $5.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad (item #126952 price $5.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad (item #126955 price $5.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Stamp Set (from 2013-2014 catalog item #129144 price $18.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Framelits Dies (from 2013-2014 catalog item #129372 price $24.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations Stamp Set (retired)
  • Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit (item #118138 price $11.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430 price $$3.95)
  • Stampin' Up! Pearl Basic Jewels (item #119247 price $4.95)
  • Nestabilities Classic Oval Dies (not a Stampin' Up! product)
  • Nestabilities Beaded Oval Dies (not a Stampin' Up! product)
  • Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder (not a Stampin' Up! product)
  • Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder (note a Stampin' Up! product)
  • Fiskars Scalloped Oval Punch
  • Tattered Angel Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist
Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Linda's Creations Cards and Crafts
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson74@clear.net




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