And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stained Glass Finch

Hello friends!  I hope you've had a wonderful week!  We're gearing up for what they are calling a "Monster Storm" along the east coast...please remember the east coast in your prayers this weekend as Hurricane Sandy blows through. 

Although it's been a busy week with not much time for stamping, I did find time to experiment with a new technique and the new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  

Creative Nugget:  A tutorial for the Stained Glass Technique can be found on the Sweet 'n Sassy Member Forum at Splitcoaststampers...just click on the link for more information on this fun technique. The Sunshine Designer Papers by My Mind's Eye were backed with True Black card stock and stitched to a Vintage Cream card front.  The finch collage image from the clear stamp set, Under His Wings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink on a piece of transparency.  Copics were used to color the image on the back.  I also stamped the image on a piece of DP the same size as the transparency.  A frame was cut using Spellbinders dies.  Dimensionals were added to the back of the frame and adhered to the front of the transparency image.  More Dimensionals were added to the back of the transparency and it was adhered to the stamped DP layer, lining up the images.  Hope that makes sense to you!  Some cheesecloth was added before popping the panel onto the card.  A bow and a sentiment were added following the sketch design.  I know I will be using this technique again!

Check the other Sugar Babies for more fabulous inspiration for this new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  Hope you have time to join us this week.  Here is Korin's wonderful sketch design:

Sugar Babies

and please welcome
Robin Parker
Faye Wynn-Jones
                                                     Melissa Shultz
                                                      to the Sugar Baby Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stop back again on Thursday for a Sweet 'n Sassy DT Favorites Blog Hop! We will be kicking off a whole month of special sales, wonderful challenges, and amazing prizes to celebrate Sweet 'n Sassy's Fifth Anniversary!  Have a glorious weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Under His Wings (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI), Sunshine (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Splendid Circles Die, Rectangle and Circle Nesties, Labels Seventeen Die (Spellbinders), Transparency (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Sew Mini (Janome), Kaiser Rhinestone, Gingham Ribbon (May Arts), Cheesecloth, Copic Markers E59, 79, 99; YR18, 24 


Faye said...

Wow, Cathy. S stylish and beautiful and you have rocked this sketch. X

buggin2stamp said...

Thanks for the comment on my first sketch post as a Sugar Baby. :) Your card is gorgeous! I love the framed image and that fun cheesecloth.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card and fabulous technique Cathy. The finch image is gorgeus. Love the cheese cloth! Great layers.

Debbie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Wonderful technique!
My prayers are will all those in Sandy's path!!

Cynthia said...

This is lovely Cathy!

Jennifer said...

How gorgeous this is! I love how you've created that little window for your delightful birdie! All the elements are just wonderful together!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Cathy!! I just love your bright and cheerful coloring with all the added texture!!