Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Stained Glass

A card today which I made for my niece's birthday a few days ago.  Before she had her two daughters, she used to make the most beautiful stained glass creations.  Hopefully, when the children are older, she will have time return to her hobby.  The Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson 'Butterfly' die from the Stained Glass Collection seemed a perfect die for her card.
 Although there are several techniques for using this die, I decided to inlay it - a perfect way of using up some of those tiny snippets too!  I cut the frame out in black and stuck it down firmly on a double-sided adhesive sheet.  I put the snippets of different coloured card over the areas I wanted to die cut and then fitted them into the relevant places.  It was much easier than I thought it was going to be - a bit like making a jigsaw but knowing exactly where each piece had to go.  I matted and layered the completed image, die cutting the green mat with a stitched rectangle die.  

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25 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Liz and I love the colours you've used too. I have the humming bird die which hasn't been used yet. Having read you details I now feel confident to have a go! Thanks Liz. Barbxx

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    1. I abandoned my first attempt of using glue instead of the adhesive sheets. It was too messy - however tiny the spots of glue were, some squeezed out over the black card. The adhesive sheets make it so simple. I've got the hummingbird die too - it's another beautiful die. xx

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  2. Beautiful creation. It is perfect for the inlaid technique and the perfect card for your friend!

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  3. Really beautiful - have you saved all the bits so you can make it again in different colour combos?
    Jane

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    1. Nothing to save, Jane. I used tiny snippets that just covered the areas I needed. I knew those tiny snippets would come in handy one day. :-) xx

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  4. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I love how you inlaid the colors!! It looks so amazing!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Absolutely brilliant card Liz! I do love those stained glass dies and this one is a real beauty - super use of snippets needless to say :)

    Lovely to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. This is stunning Liz and what a great idea to back with the adhesive sheet and then use your little snippets to build the picture. A bit fiddly but well worth it. x

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  7. Beautiful card, so pretty and effective. Good to know that the adhesive sheet is the best option, I need to get the bonsai one so thanks for the heads up x

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  8. Oh my oh my! Your daughter is going to love this card. I love this card!!! Thankyou for fluttering into the bingo challenge.

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  9. It's beautiful and I'm sure she'll love it. It looks fun to make to.

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  10. It really is beautiful Liz!

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  11. A beautiful card Liz, I love this technique and it is perfect for this die - so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  12. Beautiful card Liz, lovely die and colours.
    Pam x

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  13. Great such a perfect personal card! I love the bright colours you used!

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  14. Such a very pretty creation Liz, those dies are so effective, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge Flower Power theme this week.

    B x

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  15. A fantastic card Liz, love the paper piecing.

    Sue xx

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  16. Beautiful and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts "Flower Power" week;-))m

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  17. A gorgeous paper pieced card Liz!
    Janice x

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  18. Super card Liz, she'll be thrilled to snippets with it. Great colours, just lovely x

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  19. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  20. Stunning creation Liz - wonder if it took a long time, looks like it would have. Shabneez x

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    1. It took much less time than I thought it would, using the double sided adhesive sheets, Shabneez. x

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  21. Brilliant card! This actually looks like a stained glass like in real churches

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  22. What a stunning creation Liz!!!

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