Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Stained Glass Lacey Angel

For my card today, I want to share a fun way to create stained glass using the Cheery Lynn Designs Lacey Angel die. My friend Stacey from Sweet Stamps showed me how to do this. 

Step 1: Die cut the Lacey Angel die twice.  I die cut it from Cryogen metallic white paper and then again from a patterned paper.

Step 2:  Insert the Angel die cut back into the DP, turn it over and add a two sided sticky tape to the back side of the DP.  If your tape is not wide enough, just butt the strips up against each other.  I used 2.5 inch Scor-Tape.

Here you can see the tape shining through the Angel.

Step 3:  Add clear glitter to the Angel, tapping it down where the tape shows through then knocking off the excess.  I used Sparkly Sweet Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Step 4:  Remove the release paper from the tape and add a piece of vellum to the back side of the Angel, covering up all the sticky tape.

Step 5:  Add color to your Angel.  I used a combination of Pitt Pens and Copic markers.  I left the wings clear as well as the bottom edge of her gown.  Avoid getting your vellum too wet as it will buckle. 

Step 6:  Add a light colored card stock behind the Angel to help the colors show through.  I used white for my card.

To complete my card, I added a border from the Expandable Tiny Borders die to the top and bottom of my card front.  And then die cut my Merry Christmas die, trimming off the snowflakes.  Since I had to cut two Angels to get my background DP, I decided to use the extra angel to finish the inside of my card.


I die cut a Scalloped Oval Small Stackers and the matching Silver Oval Small Stackers for my computer generated sentiment.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This is a fun technique and does not take very long to complete.  It would work wonderfully with any of the lacey die cuts that Cheery Lynn makes.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's 'Tis the Season challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.


Sandie Edwards said...

this is precious Sandy, so beautiful. Loved the tutorial, thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful love the angel. Loved the tutorial. Caroline xxx

ednamburgess said...

WOW, looks like a piece of art. You did a great job of keeping the colors where they should be. Beautiful! Edna

kathi17 said...

This is beautiful Sandy, it really does look like stained glass! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Stacey Richardson, said...

Awesome tutorial and great job on that technique! I love how you used the patterned cut angel die on the inside too! Beautiful!