Well on to the card!! Yes it is another Stain Glass card. This time it is a single rose in a vase.
Again I used the corner punch to secure it to the Elegant Eggplant card stock. This time to add a little texture to the card, I used a stamp set called Confetti. This set is one you can use for background. I chose the falling leaves to add to mine today. The base card is Daffodil Delight and stamped the leaves in Daffodil Delight ink. I just liked the way the colors went together.
Yesterday, I mentioned that there are different types of glitter and which one you use can make a difference. This card is a good example of that. When I went to glitter the water in the vase, I grabbed a very pretty blue glitter that reminded me of water. What I did not do was look to see that it was a type called Transparent Glitter. What that means is the glitter is actually sheet and is influenced by the background color. So when I first was trying to decide what color to layer this on, I discovered my error. The water did not look right if I went with a green or yellow. Once I realized the glitter was transparent, I began to try colors behind my rose to see what would make the water look right. Elegant Eggplant worked for me. I would always recommend you try colors behind your Stain Glass pieces to see what will look the best before adhering it down. They best glitters to use for this are:
Opaque - these are jewel toned and work with any background
Hologram - these are a glitter color plus all the colors of the spectrum
Neon - these are bright colors and make a bold statement
Pearlescent - these are soft, pastel like colors
I tend to use the Ultrafine Glitter because of the beautiful sparkle it gives off. I think it looks very natural and finished when dry. You can experiment with other sizes of glitter like chunky, confetti, or microfine. Really it is just your preference.
Tomorrow, I have one more Stain Glass card to share with you. Then I will move on to some other techniques I promise. I just really enjoy doing this one. Believe it or not, it relaxes me. Guess I am just weird like that. Oh well. Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow.