Let's start with the base card and go from there. I decided to use Pacific Point card stock as my base. It was cut to be 4 1/4" x 11". scored at 5 1/2". However a funny thing happened while making this card. When I put my top layer with the kite onto the blue, I put it on upside down. I am sure the fact I was talking on the phone at the time had nothing to do with it at all. So I cut the card in half making it 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and will keep it as a sample for future reference. The kite tail is a piece of Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I wanted to be sure to tell you here as you cannot really see the tail in the other photos. The layer I added on top is Tangerine Tango card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4". Let me show you a close up of it.
I used the impression folder called Elegant Bouquet and ran it through the big shot prior to attaching it to the Pacific Point. I wanted to jazz it up a little so I started by adding doodle dots to all the petals on the flowers. Then I added little pearls to the flower centers. I only worried about the ones that would show. Now I realize as I am looking at the picture, you can see the center of the one right under the kite so I should have placed on there too. However when I was looking at it on my craft table, I failed to notice. It is attached using runner adhesive.
I started work on the kite design by stamping my image on a piece of acetate using StazOn black ink. I love the dragonfly image on this one. As you can see I used the stain glass technique, which involves lots of glitter. Always work from darkest color to lightest. I think I have said the opposite before but I was wrong if I did. By doing the darkest first, you will not run the risk of a dark color getting into a lighter one and showing through. Anyway, use a glue that dries clear and work with one color at a time. You have to let the design dry completely before attaching it to the card. This will take a while so you can use that wait time on another project. I wanted to attach it using dimensionals but they do not stick well to glitter. So I put the dimensions onto the dragonfly kite using a glue dot and them adhered the backside of the dimensional to the card itself.
Since I have now done a half week of stain glass cards, I have decided to finish the rest of the week with them too. I truly enjoy making them and once I get started it is hard for me to stop. I did make a second card using this same stamp but not as a kite. I will share that with you tomorrow. I do so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visit. Please do come back tomorrow!! See you all then!