Monday, March 3, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning and welcome to a brand new month!
Even though we got another 6 inches of snow this weekend, the challenge was to make something spring like. 
I had to go to my warmer, snow free, happy place!
I loved this stained glass window from the Easter Blessings     digital collection.
I used a combination of acetate and card stock.  It was very hard to photograph, but in person it is very dimensional and looks just like a stained glass window!
This is what I did to create this 3D effect. :)
I printed the image directly on acetate.  I didn't want the ink to smear so I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder. 
Yep, just dump it directly on top.
Heat set it with a heat gun.
Pull out the Copic colors you want and color on the back side that is not embossed. I used my little magnet thingys to hold it down, so I could see where I was coloring. 
I printed the image a second time on card stock and cut out the windows using an Xacto knife. 
I trimmed the acetate windows leaving a bit on the side so I would have somewhere to glue it. 
I glued it behind the card stock.  I took my Sakura glue pen and outlined the perimeter and sprinkled silver glitter. 
I colored the pieces I had cut out.  Not all that neatly, because it only serves to pop the color a bit, you won't really see if you went out of the lines a bit. 
I lined up the card stock pieces on my card and adhered them. 
I took my acetate/card stock piece and placed dimensional circles behind it. I lined it up directly above my cardstock windows.  It gives it a vibrant, cool dimensional look!
I tried numerous times to capture the look....I did my best. ;)
I added a few fun details to finish off the card. 
I hope this made sense.....because I have a tendency to ramble at times.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
And be sure to pop on over to the other gal's blogs for more inspiration!


Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Michele, your window card is stunning and the colors look amazing against the white cardstock! Also great tutorial and photos that really explain everything. I need to try embossing on my printer!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Michele, this is so amazing. I love your tutorial. Those colors are just fabulous. Girl, you've got style!

Vicki Chrisman said...

I seriously LOVE this card Michele!!

Aileen said...

Brilliant card Michele, just a detailed tutorial. Thank you. Such a masterpiece.

scootingranny said...

What an amazing card. Love the technique, the colors, just everything.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card & wonderful tutorial. What type of printer did you use? Ink jet or laser?

Unknown said...

Beautiful card & wonderful tutorial. What type of printer did you use? Ink jet or laser?

Unknown said...

Beautiful card & wonderful tutorial. What type of printer did you use? Ink jet or laser?

Sheila Rumney said...

Love your tutorial and the card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Linsey R said...

Oh my goodness Michele, this card and your tutorial ROCK!!! What a gorgeous creation--more than a mere card, but a true work of art! I have an image similar to this and it's always intimidated me but I think you just gave me the inspirational boost I need to give it a go! Wow, beautiful job! TFS :) hugs and happy weekend, whoohoo!

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Unknown said...

I absolutely love it! May I ask what kind of ink/marker, etc you used?
Karen Lynn / South Carolina

Carmen said...

Love how you put this together! Really nice effect!

Patty said...

Your card is GORGEOUS - absolutely stunning! Thanks for the great tutorial!