Sep 3, 2017

Global Design Project #102 + Stained Glass Look

I tried a new technique today. This stained glass technique was inspired by the lovely Jennifer McGuire. You can't imagine how beautiful this is in person. When I started out on this card I was planning a design for the Global Design Project challenge.
Now on to the deets. I used the outline leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and cut through the center of my card front. I took my bone folder and smoothed out around the cut. I used the outline leaf image from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and embossed it on a window sheet that I attached behind my leaf cut out. Doesn't it look like stained glass leading?
At this point I took a scrap piece of white card stock and used the solid leaf image from the stamp set and some finger daubers with some Cajun Craze, Real Red, and Tangerine Tango. I used the daubers to put on the ink and blend it into the stamp to get this mottled look.
At this point it looked so beautiful I was hesitant to add a sentiment and risk ruining it. It is so gorgeous. Lately I have jumped from Christmas, to spring, back to Christmas, and now fall. After seeing the results I got here I think I might have to stick with fall for a while. After setting it down and coming back to it a hundred times over the course of the day, it finally occurred to me how to add my sentiment. I pulled out the Sheltering Tree stamp set and pulled the thankful stamp. I gold heat embossed it over vellum.
I just can't get over how stinking beautiful this all turned out. The sheltering tree set has a wonderfully fantastic font. As you can see, I ended up doing a torn edge on my vellum to add a little bit of rustic charm. It just didn't look right going straight across. I included just a little finishing touch of linen thread and wala.
Here is the challenge inspiration photo. It was my first time participating in the GDP. Do you think I hit the challenge?
Thanks for stopping by. I am so thrilled with this technique I hope you give it a try too.

Have a fabulous day, and happy crafting!

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    1. Thank you so much! I will be definitely doing this technique like this again. I have been feverishly going through my stamp/die sets to find some other options.

  2. absolutely stunning..and a great time to be thankful for those in our lives.

    1. Thank you so much Caroll, I appreciate that!