A little while ago I showed you a gift tag with a sparkling fish created using the Catch of The Day Stamp Set. That tag required the use of a Stamparatus stamp positioning platform and StazOn Jet Black ink. So today I wanted to show you another way to get that faux stained glass effect.
STAINED GLASS THINLITS
For this tag I decided to use the Stained Glass Thinlits to give me the thick black outline for my faux stained glass.
First I fixed some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to some Basic Black Card and rubbed the surface firmly with my Bone Folder to make sure it was well attached. Then I cut out two of the semi-circle shapes using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform.
Next I cut out some acetate Window Sheet with the #7 plain-edged die from the Layering Circles Framelits (counting from the smallest up). Then I used the same die to cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper.
With that done I peeled off the backing from the adhesive sheet and fixed the two black pieces to the Window Sheet. I decided to overlap the straight edges rather than set them next to each other as this would keep all the black lines an equal thickness.
FAUX STAINED GLASS
To create my faux stained glass look all I needed was four Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I chose the dark options in Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather and Mango Melody. To make the process quick and easy I flipped the Window Sheet over so I was colouring on the back.
First I coloured all the chosen areas to give a single coat of each colour. Then I waited a minute to give the alcohol in the markers time to dry before going back and adding more of the same colour. This time though I coloured a thick line along the left edge of each of the large sections. Then on the smaller sections I added a little more colour just on the left and right edges.
When I looked at the finished colouring I could see a definite line left by the second colouring, but I wasn’t concerned.
A REASON TO CELEBRATE
The sentiment comes from the coordinating Painted Glass Stamp Set and I stamped it onto a piece of Shimmery White Card using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I took it over to my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform.
I fitted the sentiment inside the #2 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up). Once I’d run it through the Big Shot there was just enough room to add three black Faceted Dots at the bottom.
Now I was ready to assemble my faux stained glass tag.
First I put a few Mini Glue Dots on the back of the Window Sheet, hiding them in the darkest of the small coloured sections. This was a little tricky but I used my Take A Pick Tool to help me get it exactly right. Then I pressed it firmly onto the Glimmer Paper circle.
At this point I remembered the Detailed Trio Punch and added the oval hole at the top of the tag. I threaded a length of Black 1/8″ cord through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
All that was left was to add some Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the left side of the sentiment. Then I fixed it to the front of the tag and I was done.
I’m never disappointed when I pair Window Sheet coloured with Stampin’ Blends and Silver Glimmer Paper. If you want to see the masculine gift tag I created using this technique you’ll find it in my blog post No Pout From This Trout.
NON CATALOGUE PRODUCTS
Did you know that there are a number of Stampin’ Up! products that are available but not in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue or 2019 Occasions Catalogue? This group includes products like additional colours of Stampin’ Blends and the Take Your Pick Tool, to name just a few. You’ll find all these items in the Holiday Favorites section of my online store.
BUNDLE BONUS – I saved 10% by buying the Painted Glass Stamp Set and coordinating Stained Glass Thinlits Dies together using a single bundle item number. The Detailed Trio Punch is also available in a bundle with the coordinating Detailed With Love Stamp Set (not used today). I’ve included links to the bundles and the individual items used today if you want to look at the different options in more detail.