Diamond Vibes Thank you - Kelly Bates

Hiya lovelies! Today I’m sharing an awesome technique called “stained glass” which is another way to use a background die. It’s a bit more involved than some other techniques I’ve shared here over the past few years but the results really speak for themself. Let’s get started!
Other products used: thin white cardstock, white glitter cardstock, alcohol ink markers, Glossy Accents, manual die cutting machine, liquid glue, foam tape, scissors.  
Technique: I created my card base by taking a sheet of the Smooth White Cardstock and folding it in half and burnishing the edge and set aside. I then die cut 3 Diamond Vine backgrounds from the thin white cardstock and 1 from the white glitter cardstock, and 1 of the largest diamond is also cut from the glitter cardstock. I then took one more piece of thin white cardstock and dry embossed the Diamond Vine background onto it (using the embossing mat/set up recommended on my manual die cutting machine). I used my alcohol markers to colour in each section of the embossed background piece and set aside to dry. In the meantime, I stacked and glued my 3 white Diamond Vines pieces together, then glued it on top of the embossed piece and allowed it to dry. I also placed the large diamond shape into the centre of the card using foam tape. Once the glue was set, I filled in each of the openings with glossy accents and set aside overnight to dry. I then added my glitter cardstock panel over the top, as well as my sentiment which I had cut from one of the smaller diamond dies. Lastly, I added a couple of crystals to the sentiment diamond for a bit of extra bling and added the panel to my card base using foam tape for extra dimension.
*** note: Jennifer McGuire has a great video of this technique which you can find here ***

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published