Hello dear friends,
Ever since I got this beautiful Shaker Simple Cross die, I had the idea of using it in a way that would resemble a stained glass window. After a few tries, I got the idea and look I was after.
Here are the steps:
*On a piece of vellum, randomly add colour using alcohol ink markers, then go over with a brush impregnated with a blending solution (alcohol works fine).
*Trim a piece of cream cardstock using the Mini Slimline die set and align it with the front of a mini slimline cardbase.
*Place the Cross die in the centre. Keep the cardbase open and run it through the die cutting machine. Note: this will most likely only cut the top cardstock, but it will leave an imprint in the front of the cardbase, for you to position the die in the right place and run it through the die cut machine again. Keep all the leftover pieces, they can be used for layering.
*Cut the Cross die again but on a piece of metallic cardstock (or any other colour or texture you prefer). In the case of this card, only the central part was used. Glue to the leftover layers from the previous step for dimension.
*To assemble the card, place the piece of vellum in between the cream cardstock and the cardbase and align them. Glue all the layers.
*Adhere the centerpiece part of the cross, over the vellum.
*Stamp and heat emboss a sentiment from the Mini Easter Saying set and add it right under the cross.
*Add a gold foil pearl in the centre of the cross and a few others around the main panel to finish up the card.
I made another card in a similar manner, but using rice paper with a beautiful texture, instead of the vellum. It’s an all white, tone on tone card which I especially love. I hope you appreciate both cards and that you take inspiration from them to try your own.
Thanks for visiting and see you next time!