Today, I’m sharing a Stained Glass Stamping Technique for the Can You Case It? Color Challenge as it’s Sunday and that means there is a new challenge. Come on over and check out this weeks color challenge as well as the Design Team submissions. The challenge starts today and ends on Friday, September 16, 2016 @ Noon PST.
Stained Glass Stamping Technique
Color Challenge CYCI#137
Normally, I start be describing and talking about the card I created but this week I need to comment first about the Can You Case It? color challenge. I haven’t heard the term Chartreuse in AGES and I had to google the color to figure out what Stampin’ Up! color might work as a substitute. Well, Chartreuse is a Yellow-Green or a Green-Yellow. After some research, I decided to use Pear Pizzazz since it is a Green-Yellow and seemed to come close to representing a Green Chartreuse. Yeah… this week’s color challenge definitely presented me with a challenge!
I’m glad to report that I love how this card turned out using one of my favorite techniques. The technique is a Stained Glass Stamping Technique. The result is a soft, elegant look that creates the feel of stain glass.
The card features the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and May Flowers Framelits Dies which can also be purchased as a bundle at a 10% discount. This floral set is gorgeous. I chose a sentiment from the Garden in Bloom stamp set. The colors I used are Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Pear Pizzazz.
Tips, Tricks & Techniques with Sunny Girl Scraps:
- Heat Embossing. Color on Color heat embossing adds subtle texture. On today’s card, I stamped with versamark then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Whisper White card stock. The White on White pops the image off the background by adding texture and interest by creating a subtle look.
- Stained Glass Technique. I love the look of this technique. To do the Stained Glass Technique, you first stamp and heat emboss the image. Next, on the back side of the vellum, I add some color using a Stampin’ Write Marker along the area of the embossed outline of the flower. Using a blender pen, I gently pull that color into the floral petal area occasionally adding a little more color to create shades of light and dark.
- Color Inspiration. I love the color challenge #137 from Can You Case It? featuring Chartreuse, Flamingo and Gray. Color Challenges are lots of fun. Since I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! colors, I needed to find comparable colors and here is the result. If you love this combination, too, save this:
Now, here is this weeks Can You Case It? challenge. If you are having a mental creative block, challenges are a great way to kickstart your creative juices. Why not visit Can You Case It? and create a card inspired by this weeks Color Challenge #137 then post to the blog!
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