Faux Stained Glass Window

I teased about another idea with the Flourishes stamp set, and here it is.  I don’t think of myself as a stamper so much as a paper crafter, so my brain goes beyond the stamp and  color it in phase.  I went in the ‘what kind of color would mimic stained glass’ and took it from there.  I posted the full instructions on the Spellbinders™ Blog

Start with ink and photo paper.

Add colors of ink, one at a time, starting light and going darker:

Create as many as you need:

Stamp the image:

Use SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™’s Adhesive Sheets to apply adhesive to the colored panels, this will turn them into stickers so we don’t have to worry about tiny scraps of paper and adhesive.

Stamp image again onto white cardstock, and heat emboss:

With scissors, start to hand cut the individual images from the colored papers.  Cut inside the lines, adhere so the embossed lines are visible.

Keep cutting!  I cut the blue pieces from several images to vary the color, to closer resemble stained glass.  Cut then put in place, otherwise its a very difficult puzzle to put together.  Trust me!

Next, make the card.  I cut an opening in the card front with Labels Eleven #5, the fifth largest die tempate.  

Then I made a frame to go on the front and a mat for the image, all in the same pass through the Wizard. (Gotta love those Nestabilities®!)

Add a sentiment in a Double Ended Tag:

And another Labels Eleven as a blue mat for the inside:

 Sure the blue parts were tedious, and to make this easier I suggest using patterned paper and/or a less intricate stamp. 

Here is my supply list: Spellbinders Wizard, S4-246 Labels Eleven; S3-149 Double Ended Tags; Flourishes, Beauty Within Stamps; Clearsnap, ColorBox Black, Blue Queue, Green Queue Pigment Inks, Pink Queue Fluid Chalk Inks; Sparkle N Sprinkle, Ebony Spark Embossing Powder; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, Adhesives Sheets, E-Z Runner; Creative Impressions, Blue Brads; Worldwin, Black, Light Belguim Blue Cardstock, Aspire Silver Ore Linen Cover; Photo paper

Have a great day!


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3 responses to “Faux Stained Glass Window

  1. Hi Beth, thanks for your comment in the Cupboard re Impressabilities, I’m honoured to have you visit and thank you for your offer of help. As you will have seen, my blog is all about the Cuttlebug and how to use it, although all my tutorials can be converted for use in other machines. These Impressabilities are more difficult to emboss clearly in the Bug than in the Wizard or Big Shot, which is why I’m doing this project. It’s actually a bit of a teaser aimed at creating an interest in Impressabilities and their versatility. I have arrived at a way of doing the embossbing/debossing successfully and all will be revealed during the week. The crafting on the Spellbinder Blog is excellent and you are all very talented crafters. I have read most of the posts on Impressabilities, but
    my final post will show a technique that I have not seen before (I might of course have missed it) – you will perhaps be able to tell me. Anyway, thanks for your information – I will later in the week pass this on to my readers. Best wishes, ikki

  2. Beth, this turned out SO COOL!!
    Love it 🙂

  3. What a fun look!

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