Okay now that the depressing stuff is out of the way, let's move on to the card. I decided to go ahead and share my other stain glass card with you today. Since I have done a tutorial on this technique before, I know these posts are shorter than most. With that in mind, I thought it best to do another short one today and then we move move to something new. So let's get going.
This time I went with a Christmas theme and used a bell stamp I have. I started with a piece of Real Red card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I used this as the base card. Now while it does not come through in the photo, the red of the card does show through the white glitter just a tad. I think in the future, I would place a piece of white card stock behind it to make the frosted window stay white.
Here is a closer look at the bells. I bought this stamp years ago at a little stamp shop. I wish I could say the shop was still open but it has since closed. I stamped it using StazOn ink directly onto the acetate. I then let it dry for a moment while I selected my glitter colors for today. I decided to stick with traditional Christmas colors of red and green with some silver and gold thrown in for good measure. Again, I wiped over my image with a dryer sheet before beginning to apply the glitter to reduce the static and help the excess glitter to release. I started with the darkest color and worked to the lightest one. Remember you want to use a white liquid glue that will dry clear. Once I had all of my glitter applied, I put the image aside for several hours to dry.
I used the champagne glimmer card stock to make the frame for this one. Again, I measured the image and drew a box on the back of a piece of 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of the champagne card stock. Using my craft knife, a self healing cutting mat and my ruler, I carefully cut out the box. I attached my dried stain glass image to the frame using sticky strip. Once it was securely attached, I attached the entire image to the base card using glue dots.
See I told you it was a short post. Oh well. Tomorrow I will be back with another card to share with you. This time it will be a punch art card. So be sure to stop in again to see what it is. Thanks for stopping by today!!!!!