the countdown to the papertrey ink september 2013 release is officially underway and i'm so excited to show off my newest pieces of confetti stamp set, available on september 15. introducing stained glass! stained glass is a set of three different stained glass windows plus christmas phrases and dies to accompany them. the windows are clean and simple, and somewhat modern, featuring shapes and clean lines. small, but with nice open spaces within which to color.
i decided to ease into the countdown with a first look at the cross image. i wanted to create a true window card, so i did just that on the card front with the coordinating die. i also cut an extra from scrap paper slightly bigger than the the die to create the frame overlay. after stamping and embossing my image on vellum card stock (versafine black ink & clear embossing powder), i colored it in with copics, adding the negative die cut layer and the thin frame (colored with a dark grey copic) over the top of it. then, i trimmed the pieces together, leaving just enough room for adhesive around the edges, and placed it over the die cut hole on the card front. voila! a stained glass window. i love how the light shines through the copics on the vellum. it almost lights up! i also like how the copics didn't totally blend into the vellum, leaving pools of saturated color here and there, much like the real thing. rounded corners, red twine, and a sentiment finish it off perfectly. clean, simple & pretty!
i'll be back with another stained glass creation tomorrow, so don't forget to stop by. meanwhile, be sure to check out peeks from nichole & the rest of the team. dawn, erin, heather, maile, and melissa bickford all have projects posted today. and melissa phillips is actually showcasing stained glass - yay! can't wait to see what she comes up with...
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