While blog surfing the other day I came across this stained glass technique on France Martin's blog here. She has a video explaining how to do it. I needed another sympathy card (again, not my favorite to have to make) so I decided to take on the A La Card Monkey #69 sketch and sympathy card challenge.
My card base is Wild Wasabi card stock. I ran a piece of So Saffron card stock through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and matted it with a piece of Island Indigo. This was attached to the card front. The sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was stamp on a piece of Wild Wasabi with Island Indigo ink and matted with Island Indigo card stock. Pool Party ribbon was added and a tiny bow was tied around it using baker's twine. This layer was added to the card. I did the stained glass technique on a piece of window sheet using Pool Party ink refill following France's directions. After it dried I stamped the image from the Flower Fest stamp set on the window sheet with black StazOn ink, attached it to a piece of Pool Party card stock and matted it with Island Indigo card stock. This was added to the card front with dimensionals. I really enjoyed this technique even if it was only a small image. I am definitely going to be doing more of this. It gives a soft background look to the image. Isn't it great that there are so many fun ways to enhance a card!! Time for dinner so I'll be on my way. Stop back again.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: Flower Fest (W-#122278/c-#122280); Petite Pairs (w-#122495/c-#122497)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn (#101406); Pool Party Classic Ink Refill (#122933); Island Indigo (#122937)
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi (#108641); So Saffron (#105118); Island Indigo (#122923); Pool Party (#122924); Window Sheets (#114323)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
Finish It Up: In Color Designer Printed Brads (#122940); Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (#122975); White Baker's Twine (#124262); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)