Once again I’m working through my pile of retiring Stampin’ Up! products. Today it’s the turn of the Painted Glass Stamp Set and coordinating Stained Glass Dies. I loved the gothic script of the stamp set as soon as I saw it and have used it quite a bit. In addition, the die-cut pieces look great individually, but they’re also designed to work together. I will certainly miss them.
SIMPLE BLACK AND WHITE
This project really came together backwards. Having decided to use the Stained Glass Dies on my project I opened the case and out fell a square piece already cut. Not wanting it to go to waste I decided there and then on my colour scheme Basic Black and Whisper White.
I placed the die-cut square onto a Silicone Craft Sheet and using some Stampin’ Sponge added a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back. Then I fixed the die-cut to a square of Thick Whisper White Card.
Next I added a hole at the top using the piercing attachment of my Take Your Pick tool. Then I threaded some Basic Black twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
With that it was time to get stamping.
Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the “thank you” sentiment onto a small square of Thick Whisper White Card. However the eagle-eyed among you will notice that on the actual stamp the two words are on the same line.
To create the sentiment on two lines I carefully inked up just the “thank” part of the stamp. Then I stamped it onto the card. Next I cleaned the stamped thoroughly on my Simply Shammy that was dampened with clean water. Now I could ink up just the word “you” and add it below the stamped “thank”, with the end of the two words lined up on the right.
Using liquid glue I mounted the sentiment piece to a layer of Basic Black Card, then attached it to the centre of my tag.
To finish I used a dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to colour a large Heart Epoxy Drop. Then with the piercing attachment to help me I placed the heart on my sentiment to add a simple pop of colour.
I often find that keeping leftover stamped or die-cut pieces with the stamp set or dies is a real time-saver. Today was certainly proof of that.
For more inspiration using the Painted Glass Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
RETIRING PRODUCTS – I used a few retiring items today so here’s a recap plus some important information. The Stained Glass Dies, Country Club Twine Combo Pack and Heart Epoxy Drops are now only available while stocks last. The dies and epoxy drops are also reduced in price. Availability of the Painted Glass Stamp Set is guaranteed until May 22nd, after which it too will go into “while stocks last” status. All retiring products will be removed from sale on June 2nd.
From June 3rd Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers will only be available for purchase in light and dark combos. Until then individual Stampin’ Blends will only be available while stocks last.