So Very Merry
As soon as I saw the new on-line exclusive stamp set So Very Merry I knew it would be perfect for creating cards with a “stained glass” effect. I could envision heat embossing on vellum and coloring with Stampin’ Blends to get the look I was seeking.
When my stamp set finally arrived, I couldn’t wait to give it a try to see if I could bring my vision to life. Here’s a picture of the set – do you see what I mean about it being perfect for a stained glass effect?
Time to Create
Yesterday I finally had a chance to play with it and create the stained glass look I was gong for. My first attempt didn’t work out so well. The heat embossing went well and coloring with Stampin’ Blends added the right look but after I put it on the card I realized no one would know it was on vellum. And that was the most important part – that you could see it was on vellum with that translucent quality.
After pondering it for a bit I had a light blub moment! I would have to sandwich the vellum between two pieced of cardstock that had circles removed from them. Eureka! I got to work and here’s what I came up with. I’m very pleased with the result – what do you think? Leave comment and let me know if I hit the mark or not.
You can watch how I made this card on my Crafty Klock YouTube channel. It really didn’t take that long once I understood how to best showcase the beautiful design. (Author’s Note: the sentiment is from the retired “Peace to You” stamp set. I didn’t feel the ones that came with the So Very Merry set would work for this card).
Measurement & Supplies
The card base is a standard A2 – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. The two layers (one inside, one outside) are 4″ x 5 1/4″. For the stamped sentiment I used a scrap of Basic White I had left over from another project. The vellum was cut to 3″ x 3″ which fit perfectly within the circle shape.
You can purchase most of the supplies used for this card from my Stampin’ Up! online store. As previously noted, I used a retired stamp set for the sentiment and I die cut my circles with the retired Layering Circles dies. You could substitute either the 2 3/8″ circle punch or the Stylish Shapes Dies instead. Just note if you use the circle punch, you are limited with how far down you can go to punch out the shape. With the dies, you will be able to cut out the circle wherever you want. Just click the button below to shop.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this project. Please leave a comment and let me know how you liked this card. Happy Stamping!