Saturday 17 September 2016

Congratulations: Stained Glass Effect entered #GDP053

Welcome once again to my blog

Today's card was created with a wedding in mind. 

I used the colour scheme from this weeks GDP Challenge (pic below) ....
Colour challenges really make me think & pushes me to use the colours that I normally wouldn't contemplate. 
I have seen the 'Stained Glass Window' or 'Lead Light' effect done many different ways over the years, but had yet to give it a go myself, until today.


Here is my card


#Fallingflowersbundle #Leadlighteffect #Heatembossing #KOCreationscards #Blending #Handmade #Wedding #Engagement #Promotion

How I made Congratulations:

  • Cut a Night Of Navy card stock to 15  x 21.6 cm, score and fold to make 15 x 10.8 cm
  • Cut 1 Night of Navy to 10 x 14 cm
  • Cut 2 pieces Whisper White to 10.3 x 14.8 cm 
  • Cut 1 gold foil piece to 9.9 x 14.4 cm
  • Cut a piece of the striped embossed DSP from the Irresistibly Floral collection on the diagonal to 9.4 x 13.8 cm

For the front: 

  • Colour the flowers, buds & leaves using Watermelon Wonder. I coloured mine from behind then also added some more colour to the front for added depth.
  • Using the Striped DSP, a Stampin' Sponge and Night of Navy ink pad begin blending from one end working the colour, fading gently to almost white at the other end.
  • Using a tissue wipe the stripes clean back to white.
  • Arrange your flowers, buds & leaves in the bottom corner that is the lightest colour.
  • Find a sentiment you like. I used the 'Congratulations' from the 'Floral Phrases' stamp set.
  • Stamp this in VersaMark following the same steps as below for the flower embossing excluding step 1 & 6

Stained Glass Flower Arrangement:

  1. Using a scrap piece of vellum dust with your embossing buddy.
  2. Stamp image .... 2 flowers, 2 buds & 1 x leaves using VersaMark ink. 
  3. Then dust the images with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. 
  4. Gently tap the back of the vellum with your fingernail to rid of excess powder.
  5. Heat with your heat tool, until all has melted and smooth.
  6. Cut out with the corresponding die cuts.
  • When colouring the flowers I started on the reverse side and then moved to the front to add depth to areas that needed it. 
#Fallingflowersbundle #Leadlighteffect #Heatembossing #KOCreationscards #Blending #Handmade #Wedding #Engagement #Promotion

 I used Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the striped DSP to the gold foil. 
I then used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the gold foil to the Night of Navy card stock & used dimensionals again for the Night of Navy to the Whisper White card stock.
 I adhered all of this to the card base with Tear & Tape.
For the inside I used the same stamps for the front on a piece of Whisper White and heat embossed in Gold Stampin' Emboss powder.

#Fallingflowersbundle #Leadlighteffect #Heatembossing #KOCreationscards #Blending #Handmade #Wedding #Engagement #Promotion

I hope you enjoyed my creativity today.

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to make this card please refer to the Carousal below, Find your item and click it to go straight to my store.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.

Any questions please use the comment section below.


  1. Gorgeous card Kim! I love what you have done with the Irresistibly yours DSP. Amazing sponging! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again soon.

  2. great layers! (PS - so sorry that I am late checking out the Global Design Project Submissions. Thank-you for playing along!) - Krista from Canada

  3. Hi Krista, thanks so much for stopping by & apologies needed.


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