Stained Glass Window Stamping + Mini Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

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!

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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!

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card also features the Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Kit… but using the “friend” stamp and die instead.

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For more color, I used the Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels. They seem to be the perfect accents for everything.

Stained Glass Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

Be sure to head to Gina K. Designs to see the whole release. You can find it HERE.

This is just a mini hop between friends… so I hope you will visit each blog:


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.


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619 thoughts on “Stained Glass Window Stamping + Mini Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Oh my gosh! Your cards are what my nephew calls my chicken recipe, the bomb! LOL I am being serious, those are some beautiful cards. I don’t have a die cutter yet so I can’t make these cards but I can sure admire them. How do you come up with all your ideas for your cards anyway? Do you just come up with stuff or do you see something in a book or on-line and say, I can do that and you do? You always seem to have so many ideas for cards and they always come out beautiful. I am always so amazed at what you manage to do.
    Before I close and say again how much I love your cards and thank you for giving us the chance to win something, I want to say that you inspired me to make my first ever shaker card! I watched your video on how to make one and thought that I didn’t have everything you used to make it but I could improvise with stuff I had on hand. My mom’s 90th birthday card is my first ever shaker and it’s all due to you. Thank you so much! Now I’ve found Queen & Co. and they have shaker card kits that are amazing and I don’t have to montage my house to buy some! LOL Now I have some shaker card kits and I can make them and not have to improvise. Just thought you should know that you inspired me. I’ll send you a photo of the card I made because I know I can’t post one on here.

  2. Wow!!! Beautiful Jennifer! These are stunning cards, totallly gorgeous. Just nipped over and saw the kit was sold out. Not surprised with these as inspiration. I love them! Will have a look at my stash and see what else I have instead. Thank you, as always, Lisa x

  3. Jennifer, your cards are beautiful. I really like the Gina K. products you’ve used, I’m going directly to her site now to check out what she has to offer. and see what her kits are like. I appreciate the time you invest in your blog and videos; I always learn something new.

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    when I tried this my embossing on the Acetate flaked off when I ran it thru the big shot. I tried it a couple of time. Is there a difference in embossing powders? I am new at this and have learned so much from you ! Thanks you!
    I did order some of the powders from Hero Arts that you recommended. I will try those when I receive them.

  5. I love how you give two options for the stained glass effect. I’m a bit afraid to try heat embossing on acetate, but I like how these look. The stamp sets are very nice looking.

  6. This is such a classy card. Did the acetate stamping and just spent hours trying to find the video again to refresh my mind on the finishing steps.. SOOO happy I found it. Thanks for sharing.

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