Monday, December 11, 2017

Birthday Blooms Stained Glass

I revived an old technique for this card, but with a twist. The Stained Glass technique usually involves heat embossing vellum, and then coloring the back of the vellum with markers. But for this card, I used the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers on the front, and the colors are so much more vibrant!

A huge advantage to using the alcohol markers is, if you accidentally get ink on the embossed lines, or even outside the embossed lines, it is incredibly easy to clean it off with the Color Lifter. I mean like "piece of cake" easy! I did cheat a little with some contraband - the cut out in the center was made with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle die. It was so much easier than trying to tear it!

If you click on any of the photos and zoom in, you can see how it really does look like stained glass. I deliberately made it streaky to give it depth and texture. I could have easily laid down smooth color, but really wanted the stained glass look to look like.... stained glass. Make sense?

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