Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit: Stamperia Pink Christmas Stained Glass Shaker
Hello, Friends! Let’s start the month off with an Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit sample. Something about this Rose Garden Promise Die made me think of stained glass windows in the New England church where I grew up. I had some fun figuring out how to use my mixed media supplies to replicate the look of lead glass stained windows on this Stamperia Pink Christmas shaker card. Since I thought you might like to know how to achieve this effect, too, I’ve outlined the steps below.
How to Make a Stained Glass Window Shaker Card
- First, die cut the Rose Garden Promise from heavy kraft cardstock. Remove all the pieces from the frame.
- Next, brush the frame with Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel. If you do not have this product, mix pearl mica powder with gel medium and stir to combine. The effect will be similar.
- Now, while the gel is still wet, sprinkle the entire frame with Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze. Tip off the excess and heat emboss. The end result is a sort of metallic patina finish that I think resembles lead glass windows.
- Next, back the frame with a 5″ x 7″ piece of clear cardstock. Use Dries Clear Adhesive so that any spill-over will not show. Wait for the glue to dry.
- Then die cut the frame again from pearlized white cardstock. This time, leave all the inside pieces in place.
- Now, carefully remove the flower petals and leaves from the frame and adhere them inside the stained glass window. I used Dries Clear Adhesive for this. The process takes a bit of time, but I love the end result.
- Once all the pieces are in place and the adhesive has dried, place 2 rows of 1/8″ foam tape on the back side of the frame.
- Then cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of patterned paper from the Pink Christmas pack. Fill the frame with your shaker mix, then adhere the patterned paper over the foam tape.
Now layer up flowers, chipboard pieces, foliage and ribbon to finish the card design.
A Peek Inside
Adhere the frame that was cut from the pearlized white cardstock inside the card as seen above.
Create a little gift card wallet/note card from one of the post card cut aparts in the collection.
You can tuck this in a simple pocket along with a treat, if desired.
I really like this die, and have found a few different ways to use it. I’ll be sharing at least one more project with you on the 10th.
Sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE. The Rose Garden Promise Die will be the first Club Kit you receive.
I’ve also listed this pretty card in my ETSY SHOP.
As always, you’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit
- Stamperia Pink Christmas
- Prima Sugar Cookie Flowers
- Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel (make your own with Gel Medium and Mica Powder)
- Pearlized Cardstock
- Shaker Mix
- Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze
- 3/8″ Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon
- White Iridescent Metallic String
- Bits and Bobs from my stash
kathy i just loved what you did with this card…its just glorious and the details are so wonderful
have a blessed holiday
sending hugs and love to you and yours
Beautiful stained glass look.
I love the beautiful pinks and blues of this gorgeous card and I love how you framed all the pieces of the rose in “lead”. You put so much love and time in to this card. I hope the person that ultimately receives it, appreciates it! Thank you for sharing my dear, sweet friend. Take care and stay safe!!! God bless you always!!!
As much as I appreciate all the work that went into creating this card front, it’s the beautiful simplicity of the inside image and die cut on a blue background that is drawing my attention. I like seeing the thin white lines. Very interesting die. Thanks for instructions on recreating the look of leaded windows…I know I’ll find just the right place to use this technique.
Beautiful papers Kathy, beautiful card!!! Work of art I’d say!!! Appreciate all you do for us out here in the world, helps to keep me sane and inspired. Much love from my heart to yours.
Simply stunning, Kathy!!!
This is so beautiful Kathy. Very very elegant. I love it a lot. If I had a few more $$ I’d sign up for a lifetime. Your work is just something else & unique. I love how you can just make interactions on some of your work. Stunning. Be safe & TYFS
Oh Kathy! This is such a breathtaking card. That die is so uniquely gorgeous. And could this Stamperia paper collection be any more dreamy? I absolutely love that birdie note card and the Santa in his sleigh. This is hands down one of my favorite paper collections. You have made something very magical with it! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!
Wow! This is stunning! I don’t have this particular die but thinking about others I have that might work. Certainly will be a stretch for me to learn a new technique. Thanks s much for the clear instructions!