Hello! Today I share a faux stained glass window technique. I am in love with the results, and hope you are, too. Oh – and I have a fun giveaway!
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
This technique works great for any stamps (especially layering or outline stamps) and coordinating dies. The look of the heat embossing floating above the colored stamping is stunning in real life!
For my first few cards, I used the new Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Kit. This kit is fantastic – all practical supplies that work great together.
I first stamped the solid leaf image by inking it with various Gina K Design Dye Inks (SSS | GK) and Tsukineko Sponge Daubers. This is a great way to get wonderful blending! I then gold heat embossed the matching outline leaf on Hot Off The Press Heat Resistant Acetate… along with the “thankful” sentiment.
I used the coordinating dies to create windows on a white cardstock panel. The acetate heat embossed pieces are adhered directly to the back of the window panel… and the colorful leaf and a white cardstock piece are sitting behind that with foam tape.
Check out how that leaf looks like a stained glass window. The dimension between the solid colored leaf and the gold outline leaf really making a huge difference!
My second card also features the Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Kit… but using the “friend” stamp and die instead.
On all of my leaf cards, I used Lucy’s Cards Clear Jewels for accents. I like that these jewels add a bit of sparkle but are not too distracting. I also used the Gina K Handmade Goodness Stamps (SSS | GK) to stamp on matching Gina K Designs envelopes.
I needed a couple sympathy cards and felt this design would work well. This first one uses a “thinking of you” sentiment from the Gina K Designs Sentimental Summer Kit.
My second sympathy card uses a beautiful sentiment from the Gina K Sentimental Calla Lily Stamp Set (SSS | GK). Be sure to take a close look at this set – it has some wonderful sentiments that are often difficult to find.
I created one more example using stamps and dies from the Gina K Boho Flower Mini Kit. (I have been wanting to use these for some time now!) For this one I colored the flowers with Copics… and used silver embossing powder. Other than that, the technique is the same!
For more color, I used the Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels. They seem to be the perfect accents for everything.
You could do this technique with any outline stamps and coordinating dies. I hope you give it a try!
Today I am joining a few of my friends to celebrate one of our favorite people and her fabulous products – Gina Kurpsky of Gina K. Designs. I recently have become good friends with Gina. I tell ya… we were instantly sisters! Can’t say enough about how wonderful she is. An angel. So my friend Kathy Racoosin and I decided we needed to do a mini hop to celebrate her newest release!
This is just a mini hop between friends… so I hope you will visit each blog:
- Gina K. Designs (Gina Krupsky)
- Jennifer McGuire,Ink <—— me!
- Understand Blue (Lydia Fiedler)
- The Daily Marker (Kathy Racoosin)
Gina is giving away FOUR $20.00 gift certificates on every stop in the hop! Winners will be chosen from each blog’s comments. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/4/17. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! )
Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.