Stained Glass Technique with Bordering on Romance

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using the Stained Glass Technique.  It’s really easy and the results are beautiful!  My card design was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts PPA157 Sketch.  I used the Bordering on Romance, Best of Butterflies and Loving Thoughts stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! for this card.

Bordering on Romance

I started by stamping the flower image from the Bordering on Romance stamp set in VersaMark ink on Vellum.  Then I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.

Bordering on Romance 1

Then turned my image over so that the back side was up and I squeezed my  Primrose Petals ink pad case in the center (to get a little ink on the inside cover), opened it up and used the ink on the cover to color the flowers with a Blender Pen.

Bordering on Romance 2

I used the same method to apply Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green ink to the image.

Bordering on Romance 3

When I was finished coloring, I flipped my image back over so the embossed side was up and this is the result.

Bordering on Romance 4

I adhered the Vellum to a piece of Whisper White card stock, then to the card base with SNAIL.

Bordering on Romance 6

To create the frame, I cut a strip of Gumball Green from the In Color DSP Stack and a strip of Primrose Petals card stock.  I cut the edge of the Primrose Petals card stock with the Large Scallop Edgelits, then adhered both strips of card stock to a Whisper White panel in the center only (need to be able to remove the outside strips to emboss) with SNAIL.  I cut the layered panels with my Oval Collection Framelits die (I kept it in place with Blue Painters Tape).

Bordering on Romance 5

I ran the scalloped Primrose Petals strip back through the Big Shot with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, then adhered the strips to the Whisper White panel with SNAIL.  I adhered the layered panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I added a strip of pearls to either side of the oval image.

Bordering on Romance 7

I stamped the sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set in Gumball Green ink on Whisper White card stock, adhered it to a strip of Gumball Green card stock, cut a flag end, then adhered the layered sentiment to the card front with SNAIL.  I added an In Color Dahlia with a Glue Dot to hold it in place next to the sentiment.  Then I stamped the butterfly image from the Best of Butterflies stamp set on Primrose Petals card stock in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat embossed it,  punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Bordering on Romance 8

I stamped the butterfly image in Primrose Petals in on a Whisper White panel and I adhered it to the inside of the card to finish it.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance (125480 wood, 125482 clear); Loving Thoughts (125843 wood, 125846 clear); Best of Butterflies (133345 clear only)

Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526); Large Scallop Edgelits (127019); Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (127023)

Embellishments:  In Color Dahlias (127556); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132)

Ink:  Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126861); Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pad (126858); Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad (126991); VersaMark Pad (102283)

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Heat Tool (129053); Blender Pens (102845)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Primrose Petals (126841) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip, Elegant Butterfly Punch; Gumball Green (126840) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, 5/8″ x 3-3/8″ strip; Whisper White (100730) – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 1/2″ x 3-3/8″ strip, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel; White Vellum (101856) – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel; 2012-14 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks (126910) – 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)


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14 thoughts on “Stained Glass Technique with Bordering on Romance

  1. Stunning card! I love your blog – all your work is beautiful and i really appreciate the clear instructions. I always find something that inspires me when I visit. Thank you.

  2. Very pretty card Amy! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques with us, very informative! Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week!

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