Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stained Glass Technique...

Hi! I am back today with a technique that I have been wanting to try for a long time. I had seen this beautiful card using a stained glass technique by Sandy Allnock a long time ago. When I saw the Grungy Butterflies stamp set by Mudra Stamps, I knew it would be perfect for this fun technique!

I started with a plain white card stock. I stamped the butterflies with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. After the heat embossing was done, I used my Camlin brush pens to scribble colors randomly on the paper and sprayed with plain water. I allowed the piece to air dry completely. Here is a closer look at the panel.

There is a detailed video tutorial on Sandy Allnock's blog. You can check it out here.

Rest of the card was very easy. I used two nested circle dies by Gina Marie Designs to cut the thin frame out of black paper. The sentiment was also die cut from black paper. I used the Wplus9 Hand lettered Hello die, one of my all time favorites.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

CASEplorations June Challenge:

AAA Cards: Game #66 - Watercolours

Muse Challenge #170

CAS on Sunday Challenge #85 - Butterflies

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge: June - Lets get Inky
I used several colors of watercolor brush pens.

CAS Mix Up June Challenge:
I used stamping, die cuts, heat embossing and watercolor.

HLS June Anything Goes with Dies

Virginia's View Challenge #22



  1. What a gorgeous card. I love the random watercolouring with the crisp black detailed frame.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week, Anita x

  2. Beautiful technique!
    Your card looks like a pretty stained-glass window ;-)

  3. This looks fantastic! I love the drama of the bright colours with all the black! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  4. Way cool card and technique, Nandini! TFS the how to link. When I first saw looked at your card I did not see your butterflies just lots of random colors then my eyes focused on your that effect! TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

  5. Great job with this technique Nandini! Love how you've created a small circle window of stained glass. Thanks for sharing the link to the video. And thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Love this pretty image and the die cut circle is the perfect way to show it off, Nandini! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Very pretty card, love the colors you used :)

  8. Beautiful! I love the vibrant colours of the background and the butterflies. Thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards!

  9. Lovely coloring on the butterflies!

  10. Clever and bold take on the challenge, beautiful use of colour and thanks for playing at AAA Cards this week. Sarah

  11. So beautiful!! Love your colorful take! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All about Colors” Challenge!

  12. Your card is gorgeous! I love that technique - definitely going to have to give it a go once my embossing kit arrives :D It seems like a lot of fun and turned out really beautifully.

  13. Gorgeous card Nandini, it is stunning!

  14. This looks so pretty. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  15. What an eyecatcher! I love that light green background color mixed with the blues and reds. And the black is the perfect complement. Thanks so much for playing with us at CASEplorations this month!

  16. Such a fab its look...seriously eye catching...Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.