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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SNS March Blog Hop

Welcome to my page on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Favorite Techniques blog hop.  I hope you have been enjoying the hop and have arrived here from Jackie's blog.  If not, you may want to return to the starting point on the SNS Home Blog so you don't miss of the great projects (or details about prizes you can win!)

So....favorite technique.....hmmm.  Definitely not an easy answer.  First off, would that be favorite "to do" or favorite as in "do it most often".  Well, I have lots of favorites - but the one I'm going to showcase today is a bit of both types of favorites.  I do really like to do this one & it's definitely one that I do often - Glittered Stained Glass.  Normally when I do the glittered stained glass technique, I do something pretty fancy or a very elegant look.  So I thought for today, I'd do something completely different.  Today I wanted it to be just totally fun and bold.  And here's what I came up with.

At first glance at this project, you might not even realize that this is glittered Stained glass; which is why I chose this picture that shows a little bit of the stained glass "glare" on it.  Plus, on this card I chose a stained glass piece that didn't dominate the whole card (usually I make it the main focus).

So even though I did it completely differently this time; it still works great!

I often think of glittered stained glass as a lot like painting by numbers.  You stamp your design onto a piece of acetate and then one color at a time you paint in the glue and add your glitter colors.




And since we're sharing techniques, I thought it might be nice to share one of my favorite tips for doing Glittered Stained Glass.

And it's something I do all the time.....
When doing this technique, you can attach your acetate right to the front of your card using brads or another decorative element.  But more often than not, I prefer to put my acetate behind the top layer of my card using a frame or some type of cut out.  

One of the ways you can make a cut out is so simple I thought I'd demo it on this card.  Simply chose where you'd like your stained glass piece to be and then stamp the design in that position using a light colored ink.  Then just simply cut it out!  Then your window matches your stained glass piece perfectly!  (You might not even be able to tell that I actually cut out that window for this piece.  It almost looks like the stained glass is right on the top of the card!)

Obviously, this works best when you have a design with relatively simple outer edge lines.  But if you have something with a more complex outer edge; you can just chose one of the many dies out there to die cut a frame to place your stained glass piece behind.  However, you chose to do it - brads, matching hand cut frame, or die cut frame; give Glittered Stained Glass at try.  It's fun and full of sparkling goodness!


Do you remember these stained glass projects from past hops?  These are two of my favorite stained glass projects!  Definitely a lot more "elegant" than today's project.  But it's always nice to try new looks and stretch a bit from what is your "norm" too!




Up next is Shanna's blog - hop on over to see what technique she has to share with you!  Be sure to leave a comment before you hop on!  And I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop!!

Until next time,
***Julie***

PS - When you're done with the hop, Don't forget to stop by the SNS Tips & Techniques page so you can find your favorite technique!!

41 comments:

Brenda said...

Great technique, Julie and a fun spring project! Love that you referenced past projects too :)

Barbara Bruder said...

Cool technique, Julie. Thanks for the explanation of how to do it. Love the bee's, so spring. I need to try this technique also.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Awesome technique and fabulous card! I'm going to try this technique too!

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful technique, Julie, especially in your capable hands. Now I admire your photography even more because of the no-glare quality from the acetate! Darling little bee card, and great tips! Thanks for the inspiration this evening! hugs, de

April said...

What a cute card and I love the stained glass technique you did. Great job!

Shanna Shands said...

I love the boat card. But the bee's are just too cute.

Cammy404 said...

Julie,I love the happy colors! It made me smile. :) Of course, the glitter just makes it shine all the brighter. Love it!!

Jill Jacobsen said...

I love the stain glass technique and your cards are great...you reminded me of some other images to use with this technique.....thanks!

Gina said...

I love the stained glass technique. Very nice.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great little springy card. I love how you showed the technique used with the little bees, along with the more obvious flowers.

kren said...

Love this technique. TFS!

Pat Garvin said...

Great tip. Lovely cards.

Carol Jones said...

Oh my, I love glitter, stained glass, and cutouts -- so I'll definitely be doing this. I even have a couple of the same stamps, so I may copy.....thank you!

Gita said...

Too cute! Love the bees and the sentiment. Bright colors all ready for SPRING!!

elf1023 said...

Now this is something that sparks my interest. Got to try this technique. Beautiful!

Mindy said...

Wow, what a great technique! I'm definitely going to spend some time practicing this one. What's better than stained glass? Glittered stained glass! And I just love your happy card!

Anne Temple said...

ooohh, a new technique to try. Love the results on each of the cards, both the simple one and the more complex ones.

dmbennett said...

Another great card in the hop. Love this technique. I've done it a few times and really like how it looks. Thanks for the inspiration.

macmomma said...

Wowzers! What an incredible card! I love this technique and am going to have to try it! I have just the stamp to use for it! Thanks for sharing and introducing a new technique to me!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Stained glass technique is a beautiful one indeed! Thanks for sharing your tip too. I love the artwork with the stained glass look too.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Bright, sunny and fun. This card brought a smile to my grumpy face today. Thanks for sharing

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I just love your cards and the technique. I am for sure going to try this.

Sandra Kersting said...

I have not tried this technique yet, but you made it sound simple so I will give it a try. Thank you.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Wow love your cards the techniques are Awesome. love the layering. thanks for sharing your Beautiful Cards

Jan Wood said...

I love this card Julie. I've tried the stained glass effect before but really love the simplicity of what you've done with the bees. It showcases the card and is too cute.

Rosalinda Cruz said...

This is. A beautiful card. I love the technique. I need to try this. Hopefully I can make it look as beautiful as yours.

Candy Meyers said...

Great idea for using tiny stamps. I have problems using them and this will definitely open up some possibilities. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Candy Meyers said...

Great idea for using tiny stamps. I have problems using them and this will definitely open up some possibilities. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Pat said...

Love stained glass and this technique makes it doable.

SHartl said...

wow, I have never even heard of the glittered stained glass technique but your examples are just beautiful!

Alicia DiCarlo said...

I love the stained glass technique. Your cards is really awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love the bee and the quote.

Scrappy said...

Must give this one a try.

Gina Howe said...

Wow, I have never tried this technique but your instructions are so easy to follow, I will try it for sure! Very cute card, too!

namabear said...

Awesome technique Julie that is one I have been wanting to try and keep putting it off. Thanks for sharing your cute card.

Susan Smith said...

Love the technique. This is a great spring card.

purusty said...

love stain glass ideas tks

Dianne Potter said...

Oooo! Bright pretty yellow card. I need to follow your lead and think yellow more often. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Selinski said...

This is a fun technique and I have to say that all the cards are gorgeous

E. Marie said...

This is a gorgeous technique and you do an awesome job with it. Great cards!!

Amanda R said...

These are great Julie and I love the bright yellow and the bees, I am soooo ready for spring!