Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Countdown to Easter

The countdown continues, and I'd say that I'm now officially out of time to create any more Easter cards and still have time to get them in the mail and reach their destination in time for the holy day.

I created this card for Monday's color challenge on Stamp TV.  I've always love the color combination of pink and green and it seems to work very nicely with Easter cards.  Ever since the Easter Blessings set was release, I knew I wanted to try the "Stained Glass" technique with the window image in this set.

I stamped the window image using Stazon ink onto a small piece of Acetate, then on the back side of the image I began to paint in the colors.  Mixing a dime sized amount of Crystal Lacquer and a drop of re-inker on a mixing palette, I carefully applied the mixture to the backside of the acetate image before mixing and moving onto the next color.  After drying, the results are very similar to the appearance of stained glass - color but yet transparent.

I attached the acetate with brads onto the multicolor stripped background.  I was inspired to create this background because the design is very similar to a design that is behind my church's alter.

Thanks for looking in today. Check back tomorrow as I have some exciting news to share. 
Stamps:  Easter Blessings (Gina K Designs)
Papers:  Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Acetate (not really paper), Pure Luxury 120# White (Gina K), Vellum
Inks:  Regal Rose & Certainly Celery reinkers, Stazon Black 
Accessories: Textile Texture Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Crystal Lacquer, Stardust Glitter Pen, Rhinestone Brads-Fire Square.


Heather said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Great card!

Adela said...


Danni said...

Wonderful card! I saw some news about ya on Gina K's blog~~congrats!! How wonderful!

CRYSTAL said...

What a lovely card...and I love, love love the acetate idea!!! I may have to "case" that....

Barb Schram said...

Wonderful card, Lynn!!! LOVE those colors together too! Take good care!

Justine said...

breathtaking, wow, this is amazing

Janna said...

Another amazing creation Lynn!!! Wow! I just love the strips of papers that you used and the stained glass technique is just beautiful! I have never tried anything like this but I will definitely have to now! I just adore the way you did the colors and teh bird at the bottom!