Saturday, November 25, 2017

Be Merry and Bright

A little pink, a little silver, may your days be merry and bright
is what this card is all about.

The last release for Tutti Designs was all stained glass.
I designed 3 cards for each of the dies in 3 different techniques.
This is one of them using the Poinsettia Stained Glass die.

If you visit my blog often, you know I love coloring on vellum.
Normally I stamp on the vellum with a die ink,
then flip over and color.
But because this was a die, I used a product I have had in my stash
for quite awhile and really love it 'Ken Oliver's Stick It.
You place it on the 'backside' of your card stock,
then run it through your machine and then stick it down where
you want it, this case being the vellum.
Then I simply trimmed along the outside,
flipped it over and colored with my Copics.
I like using the Copics as it gives a nice soft, natural look.
I showed one of the other techniques I used HERE,
using glitter and coloring over it with Copics.
It does not hurt your copics as you press very lightly if at all
as the pen just flows over the glitter ( at least the SNS glitter I used, I am sure other glitters might react differently so always practice first)
and you run your pen across
scrap paper before you put it away!

I also added a bit of 
Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops Silver Moondust 
to the flower centers.

Entering the following challenges:
Crafting With Dragonflies .... Christmas Card/Non-traditional Colors
Crafty Gals Corner .... To 'die' for
Color Crazy Challenge .... ATG
Watercooler Wednesdays  .... Christmas 


Donna Ellis said...

What a gorgeous creation, Diane! The stained glass effect you achieved is amazing! such lovely peaceful colors, too. hugs, de

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Diane!! Wow!! The stained glass looks real!! I love, love how you colored it!! This is so elegant and beautiful, my friend!! So stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful. I love the soft colors on this card, and that background patterned paper is perfect. I have to go back and read again how you did this with the vellum. You have made me want to get one of those stained glass dies, all your cards are simply stunning!!! I just can't decide which die to get.......hmmm, does that mean I need more than one? LOL!!!!

Donna Phelan said...

So beautiful! Love this perfect design and all of that pretty pink!

Darlene said...

What can I say? GORGEOUS! That background paper is perfect and your coloring is amazing! Just beautiful!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I've been swooning over these dies. Love this. So beautiful. The vellum is the prettiest way I've seen to color them. Also, thanks for the additional info about glitter and Copics. Gorgeous paper in the background, too. Simply a beautiful card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Your stained glass poinsettias and so beautiful Diane. The background paper is beautiful and really shows off your lovely flowers. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card. It really look like stained glass. And your colourig is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

Gail said...

A beautiful stained glass effect. Love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenge with your card, good luck Sue N (gdt) 

Susan Hogan said...

Beautiful effect. Never heard of Ken's sticky thing but it sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Jarka Ef said...

It looks very good. I like this card. Thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka DT