Monday, September 13, 2010

Stained-glass Card Set!

I'm actually pretty excited about this set of six cards (two each of three designs) because they were a lot of fun to make and used some fun techniques. My excitement will probably manifest in a sickening amount of detail as I describe my so-called creative process.

The cards feature Third Coast Stamps' Stained Glass Window set(CH-SGW).

All three stained glass panels were stamped onto inkjet vellum with VersaFine ink, then embossed with Platinum embossing powder. I flipped the vellum and colored the reverse sides with Copic markers. The markers do dry on the vellum, but don't blend very well. Additionally, a bit of the ink sometimes transferred from the colored surface to the tip of a different marker, so I had to be very careful to clean the marker tips by scribbling on scrap paper.

The windows were stamped on grey granitey-looking cardstock, cut out, and adhered over the vellum windows. Light blue cardstock was adhered to the back of the vellum.

The Bricks Alterations embossing folder (Sizzix) was inked with Black Soot Distress ink and then used to emboss and ink the grey cardstock in one pass through the Big Kick. These textured pieces were then adhered to side-folded A2 cards. The stained glass windows were adhered to each card.

A Sizzlets Banner die was used to cut the sentiment banners from parchment paper. I don't know who made the sentiment stamps since the labels are gone. The sentiment banners were then added to the cards, which can be used for birthdays, encouragement, and holidays.

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  1. This is so fun! Love the look of the stained glass! How neat!

  2. Wow, Kathi! These are stunning! Who's the lucky devil that will receive these beauties? Oh, what's that? You need my address so you can send them to me? Awe, shucks...aren't you sweet ;D

  3. Wow Kathi, these are just stunning cards! The stained glass pieces look amazing!