I have been going through my Amazing Paper Grace Dies and found the gorgeous Amazing Paper Grace Stained Glass Floral Bouquet collection and specifically the Amazing Paper Grace Deco Bloom Etched Dies and decided to have some fun with it. I also had a play using a new technique (for me) – ‘smooshing’ colour onto watercolour paper and added some shine and sparkle to further enhance the stained glass effect. I found this was great for colour coordinating as the colours all harmonised due to using the same colours throughout the card. Another bonus was that I only used two die sets as everything was all included in the Amazing Paper Grace Deco Bloom Etched Dies and all I needed was a sentiment die from the Amazing Paper Grace Celebration Scene Etched Dies.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
For my card I have made a side opening 5″ x 7″ card out of white cardstock. I die two outer frames from the Amazing Paper Grace Deco Bloom Etched Dies – one from white cardstock and one from gold cardstock. I adhered the gold die over the white die and added it to the cardfront. I coloured a piece of watercolour paper using the ‘smoosh’ technique with Squeezed Lemonade and Saltwater Taffy inks. When dry I added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to the surface for a shiny finish. I die cut this out using the inner rectangle die. I then die cut two decorative rectangles out using the Nos. 3,4 and 5 dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Deco Bloom Etched Dies – one from gold cardstock and one from white cardstock. I adhered the white die to the front of the coloured panel. I coloured two pieces of watercolour paper using the ‘smoosh’ technique using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn inks. When dry I added some 3D Crystal Lacquer over the top. Once dry I die cut the stained glass window out of one of the green panels and then paper pierced the leaves onto the decorative stained glass window die on the coloured background. I then added the gold outline die to the top for the stained glass effect and a white centre for the sentiment. This panel was then added to the front of the card inside the frame using some fun foam.
To make the flowers and leaves I ‘smooshed’ a piece of watercolour paper with Saltwater Taffy and Kitsch Flamingo inks. When dry I added some 3D Crystal Lacquer that had some ultrafine glitter added for a sparkly shine. While that was drying I die cut the bases of the flowers and leaves out of white cardstock and the outline out of gold cardstock. Then I added the gold outline dies to the white bases and die cut the flower centres out using the inner dies from the pink glittery and sparkly paper and the leaves from the other piece of green shiny paper. These were then paper pierced to create the stained glass effect. I added these on the card as shown and used some foam squares for some dimension.
To finish my card I have die cut three happy birthday sentiments from the Amazing Paper Grace Celebration Scene Etched Dies – two from white cardstock and one from gold cardstock. These were stacked together with the gold on top and then added to the centre of the frame.
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Bristol Smooth Watercolour Paper
Distress Oxide ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
3D Crystal Lacquer
Art Glitter Ultrafine Crystal Glitter
Bearly Art Glue
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