Monday, December 5, 2016

Stained Glass

I love the look of stained glass and when I saw the line of Mosaic Embossing folders in the Dies R us store I just had to give them a try, and what better time than Christmas. Today I am using Darcie Mosaic Candle.  I used watercolor paper on both of these cards and it embossed very well, water colored with my distress inks and Spectrum Aqua markers.  

On this first card I used an embossing pen to the raised areas, I did half the card and then turned it and did the other half. As you can see in the picture below I went a little off the embossing, You need to just take a paint brush and just lift the embossing powder off the areas that you went to far.

In my second card I decided to use my embossing ink pad so you can see the different look I got from doing it that way.  

Big Tip for you though when doing this, I used my anti static pad on the first one but forgot when I used my ink pad and the embossing powder stuck to the whole card, I am not sure if that was because I was using watercolor paper or not, so I just took my brush cleaned off the entire piece and started again by using the anti static pad and applied the embossing ink and it worked fine the second time.  I have heard if you don't have an anti static pad that people have rubbed a dryer sheet over it or used baby powder.  With this one I decided to go with blue in the background.

Once it was dry I did add some shimmer to the candles and the berries using my Sparkle  clear pen.

Here is the embossing folder I used, check out all the embossing folders they have HERE.

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Hussena said...

Such beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing the technique. Looks interesting !

Kim said...

I have always loved stained glass. I love the gorgeous stained glass windows in those old churches. Your cards are beautiful, Connie. I was interested in learning the techniques you used. You must have one serious set of dies' collection. Every card you make each time is so very different and clever!

Janice said...

What a beautiful embossing folder Connie, your cards are so festive. I love w way you have coloured them, they really do look like stained glass windows!

handmade by amalia said...

I love this new technique, Connie. Such a beautiful card and perfect for the season.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Connie, I have not seen this range of embossing folders before at all. What a gorgeous one! I really like the technique you used. It looks like it is worth the effort to be a little careful. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I actually make stained glass and your card is AMAZING!!! I love the look and the embossed images your used. VERY creative and oh so beautiful!!! Love this!

Diane said...

Wow Connie what gorgeous cards, I love the embossed effect and your watercolors are just so pretty.

Hugs diane

Debbie said...

i have never used the embossing technique. the cards i have made are so simple, mostly using pretty paper, cutouts and nicer stickers. this is just beautiful, and so creative, it looks just like stained glass!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, these are so beautiful, Connie! I never would have thought. My Versamarker dried out even though I hardly used it. It just sat there and dried out. Your watercoloring is fantastic. What a lovely Christmas card!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh these cards are lovely Connie.
Stained glass - perfect for the Christmas Cards.

All the best Jan

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Linda Carson said...

Love the stain glass look! You brought this folder to life in a beautiful way! Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful stained glass card! Great tip! The soft coloring looks so pretty.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, love the stained glass style card. So pretty and like you said, perfect for Christmas.
Love the details and the colors. Great tips on the process.
Wishing you a nice weekend ahead. xo Blessings xo