Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stained Glass Window

Today's "Ways to Use It" Challenge from SCS (WT380) is windows and doors ... include a window, door (or both) on your card.  I just love the window die from Poppy Stamps ... so versatile and there are so many things you can do with it.  Today I created (hopefully) what looks like a stained glass window ... reminds me of all the wonderful houses in New Westminster, where I used to live.  I added to the old style of the card by adding some wallpaper and a chair rail.  Hope you like.

"Stained Glass Window"

Stamps:  Fresh Vintage (SU!); Leaf Sprig (Kittie Kits - Rubbernecker); Tranquil (sentiment) from ISC
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Certainly Celery striped DP, Vellum Paper, Watercolor paper (SU!)
Ink:  Stazon Black, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small Madison Window die (Poppy Stamps), Textile embossing folder (Cuttlebug), brayer, sponges, mini pewter brad, black sharpie, glue, adhesives, sticky strips and dimensionals

I stamped the design in Stazon Black ink onto vellum paper and colored using Stampin' Write markers.  I used my Sharpie to add some lines at the top and bottom of the design.  I cut the design to fit inside the top portion of my window, sandwiching the vellum between two window die cuts from watercolor paper (I find that the watercolor paper is stiff and holds it's shape).

I sponged Bashful Blue ink very lightly onto Whisper white, added some Certainly Celery leaf sprigs at the bottom, and mounted the "outside" behind my window, adding dimensionals in-between.

I created the bottom wallpaper by using my brayer to add Certainly Celery ink to the inside of my embossing folder, adding a Whisper White panel and then running it through my Big Shot ... this is called "Faux Letterpress" or "Belleek Inspired" technique - just love the look!

I mounted all the other pieces as shown in the photo to create an old-fashioned looking house.  I sponged around the edges of the sentiment, added a pewter mini brad, curled it for added interest and mounted with it popped up on a dimensional to add depth.


Anonymous said...

Great card and I love the shade idea!

cathi139 said...

beautiful, great effect

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Loll! Thanks for explaining all the techniques!!!

Lin said...

LOVE it, Loll - I keep seeing this window die popping up and it is so versatile - love your idea to make a stained glass window out of it! Wonderful green, too....

Darnell said...

This is so lovely, Loll! It would have been so pretty with just the window, but your extra touches with that beautiful shade and the "shrubs," mmm-waugh!

Margaret said...

You made such a pretty card!

Susan said...

I know exactly the type of house you mean in New West with stained glass in part of the window, Loll - you captured it perfectly! The "wallpaper" and chair rail are just right for it too.

nancy littrell said...

Every single detail is just perfect and so creative. LOVE the stained glass window technique, wallpaper and chair rail are gorgeous. TFS Nancy L