Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stained Glass


Ooh, are you all as excited as I am? Courtney has done it again and created an addition to the ever popular Look Up! Set from Practicing Creativity Designs! Today I'm showcasing the Stained Glass Technique with a short tutorial for this card featuring December's release, Look Up! Additions (which is a CASE of an old card of mine using the original Look Up! Set.)

Measure the stamp of your choice and configure even spacing,
marking and stamping with watermark ink on a cut piece of cardstock.

Emboss with black embossing powder and color and shade image with blender pens and ink or Copic markers.

Cover each section heavily with glossy accents and let dry.

Finish card by embossing the banner as scallops and the sentiment.
Add a color border on your stained glass image and adhere to card.
Finish with rhinestone embellishments.

The other Practicing Creativity Designs Gals, Courtney, Paulina and Dana have some great eye candy for you, as well as our talented guest designers Valerie, Amy and Vanessa. I'll be back tomorrow with a card and tutorial showcasing the set I designed.

Please be sure to stop by this post for your chance to win both sets being released this month!

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Look up! is one of my favorite sets so I think it is totally awesome she made another set like it. I will have to try that stained glass look. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Gorgeous.. this set is just so versatile.

    I love your card :)

    Hugs

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  3. Wow. Thanks for this tutorial. I must try this. Looks so beautiful and seams not so difficult.

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  4. Superb. I'm so grateful that you are including step by step photos of your techniques...very helpful.
    I need to use GA more often. You seem to works so well with it.

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  5. WOWZA! It absolutely looks like stained glass.

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  6. Great tutorial and I love your card, Karen!

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  7. Your card is awesome and thanks for an easy to follow tutorial too.

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  8. How fun is this?! I love those balloons Karen!

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love the design

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  10. An addition to the hot air balloon set? Oh my! I am on my way to tour the blogs! Yippie! Love this technique, you are on a roll with them!

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  11. I love this look with the hot air balloons Karen! Thanks for the tutorial....I forget to use glossy accents! Love the colors of your balloons too!

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  12. Hi Karen! It's been a while, I know. I've been lurking, a little, but mostly I've just been away. Your card sure is cute! Love the glassy look. It's definitely a technique I should use more, so thanks for that reminder.

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  13. Cute, cute, cute! I love the shiny-ness! I never break out my embossing powders, but you make a good case of why I should! :)

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  14. LOVE your fabulous design! The Glossy Accent on the 2nd one adds a lovely touch!

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  15. Now you're just being clever ;D
    LOVE that technique - it brings so much dimension to those balloons!
    Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  16. i've never tried this, and its just perfect for the balloon! thanks, karen, for the tut:)

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  17. Look Up! was actually one of the very few sets that I didn't buy when I spent $100 at PCD the other day. I'm totally digging the sentiments with this version---it's going to be a keeper.

    Beautiful balloons. I think I may be too lazy to make cards as great as yours; you always go the extra mile!

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  18. I always love your work! You put so much heart into it!

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  19. Une technique très originale !

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  20. The balloons look WONDERFUL, such a neat effect!!

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  21. Wow Karen - this is absolutely gorgeous - love this technique!!

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  22. I love those glossy balloons! The colours are fabulous.

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  23. Cool! Another great tutorial - you are astonishing, dear friend! I love the look of these balloons and the card is perfect as a "send off"!

    Hugs!

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  24. Love what you did here Karen!
    and gorgeous colors too!

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  25. so cool! What a great tutorial too!!! :)

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  26. Love this card, Karen! My favorite part is the banner as "ruffles"- SUPER clever, definitely going to have to CASE this!

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  27. Oh i Love this one love what you did with the air ballons so fun!!!!

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  28. love the stained glass effect. lovely card!

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  29. LOVE this effect...soooo pretty and I'm THRILLED about the addition...

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