There’s something very magical about stained glass don’t you think? From elaborate church windows to simple sun catchers, I love the contrast between the bold outlines and the coloured sections.
I suppose it was inevitable then that I’d be drawn to the Painted Glass Stamp Set that I showed you in my previous blog posts Fancy fonts and Bright and early. What I didn’t show you though was some of the paper that has been designed to accompany the stamp set and other elements of the Graceful Glass suite of products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue that goes live on June 1st.
Like yesterday’s Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, the Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum is one that is likely to be overlooked in the catalogue. It’s hard to photograph, except when it’s used on a project like this bookmark.
I began by cutting this 1-1/2″ iris panel from one of the sheets of Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum, and then simply coloured it on the front using an assortment of Stampin’ Write Markers. In the end the colours I used were; Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point.
With the vellum done I cut a 2″ x 6″ bookmark base from Thick Whisper White Card and fixed the vellum to it with Tear & Tape Adhesive along each edge.
I shaped the bookmark using the corner rounder on the new Detailed Trio Punch, and the same punch was used to add the oval hole through which I tied a length of the new Black 1/8″ Cord.
You’ll find the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum at the bottom of page 188 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue. There’s twenty four 6″ x 6″ sheets in a pack, with 2 each of 12 different designs. Some are designed as panels like the iris, while others have an all over design. What’s not clear from the catalogue description is that unlike other fancy vellum I’ve seen offered by Stampin’ Up! in the past, this one is not so much printed than embossed in black, so that it has a slightly raised feel with a glossy finish. Quite simply put, it’s gorgeous and will give a stained glass effect to any project. Make sure you look out for it.