hi again! we've made it to day three of the papertrey ink september 2013 countdown to new stamps, including my new set, stained glass, available on september 15. surprise, i have another clean and simple card, and with it, another stained glass technique. today, i'm featuring the manger window from the sneak peek last week, the third and final of the windows - and possibly my favorite!
like yesterday, i went to town coloring with copics. for some of the colors, i simply swiped the colorless blender over them instead of blending even more color, both to preserve the lightness of the light colors, and to add a mottled texture. then came the glassy detail of the day - embossing! versamark all over, clear embossing powder, heat & repeat. i did it two times in order to get a nice thick "glass" coating. i really like the way the embossing deepens the color, too. i decided to fussy cut over die cutting, because i didn't want any extra white around the image. i also dragged the edges of the card across my black ink pad for a more polished look. adhere the window with a little foam tape, add a sentiment, and there you have it!
you know the drill - check out nichole's blog to see what's being featured today. erin, danielle, dawn, heather, maile, and melissa are all sharing too. and be sure to come back tomorrow for more stained glass!
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