Saturday, February 6, 2016

Love in Stained Glass

     I have something really different from my usual 'style' this morning and I had so much fun stepping outside my norm.  No, that doesn't mean I've suddenly become "abnormal" but who knows where it could take me?

I started with the sketch at The Outlawz
although I kept it much more simple.

     The heart is a cling rubber stamp I found somewhere and it's been bouncing around in my collection, new and unused, for more than 5 years (shame on me.)  There's no identification on the stamp so I have no idea who made it.  I stamped it onto vellum with VersaMark ink and used silver EP to heat emboss it.  Then I colored it with my ProMarkers and, what do you know, it looks like stained glass!

     Before I fussy cut it (no easy chore but do-able because of the embossed outline), I put it onto sticker paper and then cut it out.  After it was fussy cut, I peeled off the backside paper and adhered it to the card front.  That meant there was no tape to show through the vellum, something I really dislike and one of the reasons I don't use vellum very often.  Now that I've discovered this technique, I may use it more.

      The smaller roses were stamped directly onto the card front and colored.  You can see how different they look when compared to the the vellum and heat embossing.

     The "Love You" sentiment is cut with a die set from Sizzix.  I didn't want anything to take away from the stained glass heart so I added no embellishment at all.

AAA Cards
Cards in Envy
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Creations
Creative Moments
Double D
I {heart} ProMarkers
Melonheadz Friends
Mod Squad
Not Just Cards
Paper Girls
Passion for ProMarkers
Simon Says Stamp
Sisterhood of Crafters
Where the HeART Is

     Hope your weekend has started well.  Don't forget that the Super Bowl is tomorrow and if you're not a football fan, watch it for the fab commercials and half-time show.  Enjoy and Happy Stamping.   NanaConnie 


  1. Connie, what a beautiful look. It really does look like stained glass. I think I'm going to have to try this one. I hardly ever use vellum for the same reason. I think you made the right decision using just your sentiment so as not to take away from this gorgeous image. Have a good weekend.

  2. How pretty, and a great take on the sketch! I'm always concerned about being too innovative about the sketches - but you always are, and they look fabulous! Your stained glass is lovely! hugs, de

  3. Beautiful! I love the heart roses they look gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  4. Wow! the challenge is hearts and flowers and you made a heart out of flowers! Great job and I am impressed with your card. Good luck and thanks for playing at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge host

  5. Beautiful card Connie. I love the gorgeous image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. Great job Connie! This is a lovely design!! Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges and at The Sisterhood of Crafters! We hope you’ll come back often.

    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Such a pretty card with it's "stained glass" heart.

  8. It may not be your usual style, but it's gorgeous!!! Great fussy cutting too. LOVE THIS!

  9. It's so pretty NanaC & that's a great tip about the sticker paper & vellum! Doh, why didn't I think of that! Lol
    Dawn xx

  10. Very pretty card and a great take on our theme this time.
    thanks for sharing at AAA cards.

  11. Thanks for joining the From the Heart challenge at Cards in Envy this week. Very lovely.

  12. I love the heart of roses. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Have a Heart Challenge!
    Gayatri xx

  13. This is so pretty and a great tip about vellum. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT

  14. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week.

  15. Very pretty and great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining our Double D 'Pretty Pink Hearts' challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  16. So stunning Connie.The heart is so pretty and your colours are beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in my favourites challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Beautiful floral heart! Love the design of your card and thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  18. Love your stain glass look so effective. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT

  19. nice work! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  20. Lovely effect - Thanks for joining in at the DD!

  21. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creation.
    Anna-Karin DT

  22. Love the way you created that stained glass effect! Thanks for the inspiration. And, thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)


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