Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stained Glass Card

I call this card a "Stained Glass Card" because it reminds me of the windows at church. While this card looks complicated, it was not! Best of all, this card can be used for any occasion or made with any color family to fit your style! Tie a bow at the bottom for a more feminine-looking card or a knot for a more male-looking card. People wonder how this card can have continuous stamps across it. The secret is to stamp the black-based piece before adhering it to the card! Thanks to my upline, Deena, for sharing this card idea with me!

Ingredients: Kraft Cardstock (CS), Chocolate Chip CS, Basic Black CS, Very Vanilla CS, Black Brads, 5/8 inch chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, Glue Stick, Mini Glue Dots, 1 1/4 inch Square Punch, 1/16 inch circle punch, Basic Black Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Baroque Motifs Stamp Set.

Directions: Fold 11 x 5 1/4 piece of Kraft CS in the middle, creating the card base. Adhere 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Chocolate Chip Square to Kraft card base and set aside. Punch three Vanilla squares, three Chocolate Chip squares, and three Kraft squares with 1 1/4 inch punch. Arrange squares however you like on 4 x 4 inch piece of Basic Black CS. Using black ink, stamp large swirl from Baroque Motifs stamp set across black-based piece with squares. By stamping black, you cannot see the stamp on the black CS in between the squares--You can only see the image on the colored squares! You will probably have to stamp the swirl several times, overlapping previous stamps, in order to cover the whole piece. Then, using the small flower from the same stamp set, stamp chocolate chip flowers wherever you can find room! Using 1/16 circle punch, punch a hole in all four corners of the black-based piece and put in black brads. Put glue dots on the back of the brads and smear glue in the middle of the black-based piece and adhere to chocolate chip piece that is already on the card. Tie ribbon into knot and attach to card with glue dots.


Brenda said...

I love this card, the colors are great. I just found your blog and am looking forward to seeing more of your creations. TFS

A Stamper's Journey said...

Joey, I love your cards. Especially this one. The colors are great. They work so well together! So pretty.
Thanks for sharing.
maureen aka happystampingmom