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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stained glass

NOTE:  The black bg is not a part of the card- it is for contrast only.  The actual card is the white arch shape.
I have been mentally thinking of this card ever since I got these arches dies (Spellbinders).  I do need to practice some more!  I folded the cs, then carefully positioned the die so the left fold would not be cut - the cut starts at the beginning of the arch on the left.  I embossed with the sizzix brick folder, to give the idea of a stone wall of a church.  I also used the same folder to emboss the smallest arch, to form the basis for the stained glass.  I colored with Sharpies.  First I simply colored a yellow cross - deliberately creating a bit of an uneven shape.  I randomly colored the shapes from the embossing folder, leaving a touch of space for the black pen.  (I had thought about paper piecing but decided that was too labor intensiv for me!)  I would appreciate comments and suggestions.)  I think this is kind of "bottom heavy" but could not figure out what would work right to add to the top!  The dies (blessings and branches) are Cheery Lynn. This is to use for an Easter card.
Sketch:  http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2015/02/bi-weekly-sketch-challenge-28.html
"Odd"  card:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
No square/rectangle:  http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
Shaped, with Cheery Lynn die:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Die Cuts:       http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/
Easter sentiment:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any:    http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/
           http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
           http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
         

12 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card, great job! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Leslie

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  2. Wonderful inspirational card, Dorothy. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge

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  3. Love the shape of your card and the branches you've added for interest also! Thanks so much for joining us in our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs. Good luck!

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  4. you really achieved the stain glassed look on this. Thanks so much for playing with our odd card challenge this week at DCD.

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  5. Great use of a different shaped card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw. Ann xxx

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  6. Lovely looking card. Love your bright window colours. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  7. Lovely shaped Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs,
    Sandy DT

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  8. Oh it is so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

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  9. Great idea, love the strong colors and the shape. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations challenge.

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  10. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " no square or rectangle cards” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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  11. This is fab!! I love the brick embossing and the bright colours of the "glass"!!
    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar Challenge for our Anything Goes Challenge this month!
    Hugs
    Lynne xx

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  12. Gorgeous card, I love the the faux stained glass! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Tammy x

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