Hello everyone !
Lounon here ! Today, I am sharing with you a card with a stained glass effect. The Lovely Peony Cluster Dies are perfect to use with this technique !
First, I die cut my flowers 5 times into white cardstock.
Then, I glued one of the die cuts onto watercolor paper and I fussy cut it.
After that, I colored the different parts of my die cuts. Don't worry about getting out of the lines, there will be other layers to cover it up. Little tip : don't try to obtain a super smooth blend if you want contrast because with the glaze you will add, the colors will blend on their own super easily and if your colors are too close you won't be able to see the shading. I wanted strong contrast for my flowers so I used my Karin Brushmarker Pro Royal Blue and Arctic Blue. For the leaves I used Lush Green and Grass and I added a touch of Amber and Gold on the buds.
After that I glued 3 layers of the flower cuts. I used regular wet glue to do it but if you have a dotty tape pen use it, it will be quicker. Then, I filled every hole with my Crystal Glaze. You can grab a pokey tool to remove the big bubbles. As you can see on the picture below, before it's dry it's a little cloudy. But the colors will pop once it's dry.
I let it dry over night.
Then, I added the last layer of the flowers to have a clean finish.
Once it was done, I cut two rectangles with my A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set into white cardstock, matted and layered them with foam pads and I glued my stained glass center piece on it.
Finally, I added some drops. I wanted to keep the design of this card super clean to highlight the beautiful stained glass flowers.
Et voilà !
May the craft be with you !