Thursday, March 22, 2018

Stained Glass

I recently acquired a Sue Wilson Stained Glass Collection Butterfly die and so I decided yesterday afternoon to try and work up a design and I wanted to do an inlaid look with it. Well, I tell you that is time consuming especially when you have to first die cut it in so many different colors, but I just love the end result of it. I went with more Spring like colors too.


I made the mistake though of putting all the die cut pieces into one plastic bag and that really took time to find all the little pieces for it. I had originally planned to do the outside of the die cut too, but after all that work I thought it looked okay just this way.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #86-Anything Goes
Double D's Blog Challenge-Just "Wing" It
Mod Squad Challenge-Ready for Spring

Well, I think I will make one more card this week and then I will have to get into cleaning mode and baking for Easter. I am so slow as I have to rest every little bit and believe me it takes me a long time to just put away my craft supplies as they go to various parts of the house. Oh, if only I had my own craft room I would be so happy. LOL

 I will be posting a few cards I  have made up ahead of time. So I will still be around now and then. In the meantime, you have a great day and thanks for the visit.

God bless,
Verna


24 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Verna, this is such a pretty card. That inlay must have taken forever! I think it looks very pretty with the frame, and now you can inlay those parts the next time you use the die - and have something to look forward to. I always like to have an idea ready for another card.

I just have been putting away my various craft items. I work in a corner of the tv room, so I am with you, a craft room would be great. I probably am going to share a few photos of my craft area soon, just to show that you can do it in a corner!

Have a great day!

Patti said...

This is so beautiful Verna!! I love the colors you used - so bright and cheerful!!

I learned a tip from Laurie Willison and that was - to attach a piece of "Press and Seal" on the back of a die like this after it goes through your cutting machine. It holds everything together nicely while you are waiting to select the individual pieces you need to use.

I hope this helps! because this is so beautiful! you are gonna want to make lots of these : )

Patti

Donna Phelan said...

Well that stained glass die is fabulous! Love how you inlaid the images. Oh bummer, BUT I bet you learned never to do that again lol You can use sticky paper or that Press N' Seal like Patti said--makes life so much easier! I think this is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Just 'Wing' It, Donna DT Member.

Shona Erlenborn said...

A beautiful result, despite the rummaging through the bag!The Press N Seal does sound like a good idea! Love the Spring look that you have achieved.

Darlene said...

Gorgeous Verna! Oh my dear ... I feel your pain ... I did the same thing first time I did one of these stained glass die creations! Didn't take long for me to realize that was not the smart way of doing things! LOL
You did an amazing job and I love the spring colors ... very uplifting! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Just Wing It’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Liz said...

Beautiful card, Verna, lovely colours. I have this die too. I've found the easiest way to inlay it, is to cut out the frame first, after attaching the card to a double-sided adhesive sheet. This way all the little apertures are sticky, ready to pop in your little coloured pieces. I then cut out one colour at a time, trying to keep the pieces in the die if possible, so it's easy to see where they should go, then take them out one at a time. Then I pop them into place before going onto the next colour. xx

Carol L said...

inlaid dies are my favorite thing to do! I agree, it's tedious, but it's calming for me in spite of the work involved. I love the end result here with the framework left empty. I think it draws more attention to the pretty flowers and butterfly this way! Beautiful!

Greta said...

Beautiful die & I love the inlaid effect! The frame left with the open areas was a good decision--looks great!

Kathy Krug said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen in a long time. I Love your colors.

Karen D. said...

ohh...so pretty....great looking card mf.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Verna, this is just lovely. The colors are springy and the whole image is beautiful for a stained glass effect. I see where it was time consuming but well worth the effort. It takes me a long time to do things too because I rest in between chores.

Joyce Erb said...

This is so pretty! Everytime I went to buy this die it was out of stock LOL. This fits MS Spring challenge too;-)

Barbara said...

It sure was worth all of the work that you put into it. It is just amazing. Always good to see you here. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D Challenge - Wing it.
Barbara Design Team

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love these stained glass dies! I have several from Tutti Designs on my wish list. This looks fresh and ready for spring. Lots of effort in piecing it together, but it turned out amazing. The border looks just fine the way it is, too. Sometimes it's hard for me to put the crafty supplies away, even though I do have my own room. I cleaned and tidied it yesterday. Thank you for sharing in our Double D Just Wing It challenge!

Judy Woodland said...

Well, you have NAILED this, my dear. I am such a fan of inlay, I just LOVE doing it. Yes, it is time consuming, but it's so satisfying at the same time. I find it relaxing. I love what you have done here, simply stunning!!

Barb said...

A beautiful card Verna and I love the colours. Barbxx

Olga Moore said...

Such a lovely card, Verna! I don't have any stained glass collections dies but sure do want some now. I love the softness of the colors you chose. You put a lot of time and work into it but it turned out to be a beautiful piece of art. :)

Lisa said...

This looks fantastic! I love the "clear" glass on the frame... I think it's perfect just the way you used it... beautiful!

Ina Grehan said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful card Verna. So colourful. You did an amazing job with all the bits and bobs.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card!

Dandi93 said...

Pretty card Verna, I can see where all of those little pieces would take forever... well done

Dsherm1 said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the challenge!

Diane said...

Pretty ~pretty stained glass card....what a lot of work piecing all those colors but so worth it as it is beautiful. As you know I love the stained glass dies, but don't own this one...hmmm!

Judy Woodland said...

Well, my dear, I know exactly how time consuming the inlaid look is. I have done it many times lately. I love doing it though, hope you did too. I really like what you did here, your color choices are perfect. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this time over at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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