Techniques on Tuesday: Stained Glass

This technique gives you the look of Stained Glass and is a simple and effective way to add colour and light to your cards and projects. Today I have a few different ways for you to create this look. I hope you enjoy and have a go at creating your own Stained Glass Windows.

Supplies that you will need: outline stamped image, vellum or window sheet (acetate), memento ink and clear embossing powder, black Stazon ink, Stampin’ Write Markers and or Stampin’ Blends.

Results from Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers both coloured on the back.
Painted Poppies

Step by Step Instructions

  • Using a well inked Black Memento Ink carefully stamp your image onto vellum (I have cut out the medium rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies) and then sprinkled with clear embossing power and heat embossed.
  • Before adding colour flip the image over so that you are working on the back. Using Stampin’ Write markers add colour to your image.
  • Let it dry before you begin to assemble your card.
  • Cut out a black frame using the stitched so sweetly dies (I have used the Medium & Small rectangle) and adhere to your image.
  • Cut a large rectangle from the Stitched so sweetly dies and mat your stained glass window using dimensionals.
  • I have then embossed the background with the leaf image from the Meadow moments embossing folder.
  • Then adhered to a black mat and adhered to a white card base.
Inspiring Iris

Step by Step Instructions

  • I stamped the images the same as the above card.
  • But this time I have coloured with Stampin’ Blends. You can colour on the front or the back with these.
  • Cut out the frame from a silver foil sheet and the Rectangle mat using the same dies as above.
  • I left the white mat blank and added a piece of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon.
  • Then adhered to a white card base.

Variations for this technique

  • You can also stamp on window sheet or acetate with Stazon.
  • To colour you will need to use your Stampin’ Blends as they are an alcohol ink.
  • Make sure that you flip your stamped image over so that you are colouring on the back, as the Stazon ink will mix with your colouring and it will become muddy.

Demonstration of Stained Glass


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