Stained Glass Cards

Hello crafty friends welcome back!  Hope your New Year is off to a great start! Today I'm sharing a set of Stained Glass Effect Cards created with Sue Wilson's fabulous dies), for my DT post found at DRU's Inspirational Blog!

This First card features the Hummingbird die from Sue Wilson's Stained Glass Collection and the Mosaic Bauble Die (from Sue Wilson's Festive Collection). All cuts are multi-layered for dimension. The outer Mosaic frame pattern added so much interest to the stained glass look. It's cut from Silver Mirrored Cardstock. The sparkly background panel was first adhered to double-sided sticky sheets then sprinkled with Iced Snow Gliter Jewels, then added the liquid coloring tints over glitter. This gives it a fab textured sparkly look. Lastly, an acetate piece was added under the top layered frame for the stained glass look. 

This Second card is done is mostly Gold also uses the Hummingbird Die that's been cut multiple times and layered for dimension. The very first layer was sprayed with adhesive and layered over a panel that was previously Gilded with Gilding Flakes. This created a lovely textured background. I then colored in the sections of the diecut with CE's select liquid coloring tints, blending the colors and re-coloring for deeper, richer tones. The top framed layer was cut from a Gold Glitter Kissed Sheet - (was good for adding more sparkle and texture). I finsihed the glass look with an acetate piece (cut to fit the frame) placed under the top layer. 

The Third Card iss done in silver and features the Butterfly die from Sue Wilson's Stained Glass Collection. Also multi-layered for depth (and multi layering after coloring also helps with covering-up/hiding any coloring mishaps). The background panel was cut from a Gilded Flake Sheet. The coloring was done with liquid tints over the flakes. (For a richer tone, you might like to color then let dry a few mibnutes and then reapply colors). The top layer cut was cut from a Silver Glitter Kissed Sheet for added texture. The silver also helped this colored background stand out. Acetate was adhered under the top frame for the glass look. 

The last Card also features the Butterfly die. It's framed with the Mosaic Bauble Die that's been cut and from Gold Mirrored Cardstock. The Cuts are multi-layered for depth (and again this also helps to cover any coloring mishaps). The background panel was adhered over Blue Cardstock for color contrast. Acetate was also adhered under the top frame for giving this the stained glass look. 
That's it! These were so much fun to put together! 
What do you think? Which was your favorite? 

Here are the D R U Products used...

*** Other Products *** 
Creative Expressions Gold & Silver Mirrored Cardstock & Sky Blue cardstock Paper. White, Black Cardstock. CE's new Colouring Tints, Gilding Flakes and Glitter Kiss. 


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I'd like to also enter these Cards into the following FUN Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes 
Colouring in Scrapland - hand-colored image - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crazy for CAS - Animal 
Cute Card Thursday - What's New? 
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - New Beginnings 
Inspire.Create.Challenges - Color Challenge 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Glitter or Foil 
Ike's World - A for Animals / Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Love to Craft - Anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes 
Southern Girls - Anything Goes 
The Male Room masculine projects only - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Black and White
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday - Something Old/New (used older dies / new coloring tints)
Two Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter 
Unicorn Challenge - Things with Wings 

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  1. America, beautiful projects! I have seen these stained glass dies but wondered how to color in sections. You have used glitter? Any tips for doing that? kReN@afourthlife kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

  2. they are all gorgeous. Can't pick a favorite.

  3. A beautiful set of cards here. I haven't seen a stained glass image on a card for a long time - it was once one of my fetishes and I had loads of SG images, but I let them all go...maybe I shouldn't have, lol.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Try it on Tuesday for our New or Old challenge.

    Cath x

  4. Love the stained glass effect. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

  5. These are all just absolutely stunning America! And yes, they sure do sparkle! LOL AWESOME creations my friend! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Make It Sparkle’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
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  6. oh wow, your cards are stunning!

    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!


  7. What a beautiful set of cards! Bravo!!!
    Excellent artwork!
    Thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges.

  8. Wow. Stunning work. It must have taken you a long time to colour these beauties. A labour of love.

  9. Beautiful stained glass cards. Thank you for taking part in the January "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  10. Just so beautiful! A fantastic set of cards!
    Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday !
    Happy weekend!

  11. Amazing cards, as always, America. You are such a great inspiration, my dear friend.
    And with my DT hat on:
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. A wonderful set of stained glass window design cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  14. America,
    What gorgeous cards I love these stained glass cards and the effects are beautiful.Thanks for joining in with us at the Cute N Crafty challenge. Thanks Cheryl DT
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  15. Oh WoW !! Super stunning cards.
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  16. These are STUNNING! Good luck on your entry!! Thank you for entering in CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog
    Check out these links for more challenges and fun
    CuteNCrafty Mommy,
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    and Cute N Crafty VIP Digi Stamp Club

  17. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  18. These are just stunning. Thanks for joining our glitter or foil challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  19. Oh how super stunning, what wonderful works of art :) Thank you so much for joining us at IIKEsWORLD this month. Hugs Jane xx

  20. WOW, these are all Gorgeous!! Love those dies and how you used them!~ makes them so special. Thank you for linking up at IMAGINE THAT CREATIVE PLAYGROUND!!

  21. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  22. Stunning! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous stained glass cards and the products that you used with us at Love To Craft

  23. Breathtaking and gorgeous! Great papers and card design! We would love to have one of your projects submitted for an upcoming issue of the magazine! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
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  24. Wow..your cards are stunning !! Loved the stained glass look ! Colors paired with gold look beautiful.

  25. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Fab'n'Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  26. These are truly fantastic, so effective. Thank you for sharing with us at As You Like It. Sarah DT

  27. Wow!! These are amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

  28. Those cards are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining us on the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.

  29. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  30. Wow! Amazing projects you've created. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  31. What a beautiful stained glass effect you have created for your projects! Thank you for joining us at the Male Room for this fun Anything Goes challenge!

  32. Your card is so different, love the gold frame and the use off your colours in the stain glass. Well Done, Thank you for entering a Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

  33. These are such beautiful cards! The foiled papers are a gorgeous touch to the stained glass look! Thank you for joining us Paper Girls in our challenge this week!

  34. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

  35. Hi,your card is beautiful but sorry not clean and simple. Hope to see you again.
    Wilma - DT-team Crazy for CAS

  36. A beautiful cards, perfectly designed. I like the colors of the cards. Real works of art
    Thank you for joining our challenge in Crafting With An Attitude.
    BożenA DT CWAA

  37. Gorgeous creations!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January "ATG" an sorry for the late comment.

  38. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's January "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
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  39. Wow they are utterly incredible. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT


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