Thursday, April 25, 2013

DT Thursday - Stained Glass Window

Welcome to Impression Obsession's DT Thursday!  I have another idea for you today, using this die:


A couple of different ideas melded to pull this card together: a comment on my vintage radio card that suggested making a stained glass window with the arch die... and an idea I had been toying with using the Cover-a-Card Cracquelure stamp to create a stained glass look.

Here is the card that resulted, and a little peek into my process.

I started with the Sunny Sunflower stamp... I stamped it in brown ink, and colored in the basic color areas, so I would have some color reference points after the crackle background was stamped.

Stamped the crackles...

... then colored in each little section, trying to create a mosaic effect where sections side-by-side were different colors. Here's a picture I took while I was coloring...

These are the Touch Twin Markers I used:

I used a Sizzix Rounded Tag die to create the window opening, then framed it with the arch die. I created the window box by overlapping two trellis bases.

 There's an embossed acetate layer over the colored panel, for a more window-y look...

I used these dies in the window box: Leaf Cluster, Swirl Tree, Spiral Flowers, Hydrangea Set

Just a few more out-of-the-box ideas for your dies!

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  1. Great combination of dies for this scene and the stained glass is a clever idea. Gorgeous !

  2. No way. Totally amazing. I can't believe you coloured in all those little spaces. You rock!

  3. Stunning card! Wow Dina, TFS.

  4. Ingenious!!!! Fabulous results - love the colors too!

  5. Amazing! You colored each little crackle space! What patience.

  6. Beautiful card,Love following you,just awesome!!

  7. Every time I see one of your creations I'm amazed, but you out did yourself with this one...WOW!

  8. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the way you did the inside look of the window. Something I'd like to try. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Edna

  9. Stunning!!!! Simply Stunning!

  10. Wonderful project!! Great idea to use the flower in your stained glass window. It looks beautiful the way you colored it and I love the acetate over top of it also! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.