Monday, January 27, 2020

Cosmo Birthday

Hello friends!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  Jeanne is hosting this week and has chosen Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay with a dessert option to use a stencil.  I'm also joining the current challenge at Seize the Birthday, where the toppings option this week is stencils.

I decided to use a technique I first saw used by Jennifer McGuire here, which she calls Faux Stained Glass. I found it rather ironic, and in full disclosure, when I went to link up her blog post tonight, I realized she used colors for one of her cards similar to those of our Color Challenge, so my card kinda, sorta looks similar to hers.  Trust me, it was not a conscious effort on my part, LOL!! So I guess I'll call this an unintended CASE!

To start, I used the Cosmo Flower Frame die, cutting it 5 times from white card stock. I adhered one to a panel of white card stock the same size as the die and colored it with Copic markers in colors similar to those of the challenge.  Next, I layered on 3 more of the die cuts then proceeded to cover all the open spaces with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze, which creates the shiny clear appearance like a stained glass window.  However, this is where the process got incredibly frustrating interesting as my needle nose applicator got pretty much plugged then I couldn't get the applicator off.  Hmmm. So I ended up finishing the process with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew which, thank heavens, dry clear.  I let that dry overnight and unfortunately it cracked a little, which can happen.  It's much more apparent in the photo than in real life.  Finally, the last floral frame die cut, heat embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder, was adhered to the top and made it all look so pretty!

To prep the white card base I used distress ink and a stencil to add a design that would be at opposing corners of the focal point, then adhered it to the base.  Finally I created the sentiment with some embossing of each piece and adhered to the panel.  Phew!  Glad that project was complete!

Thanks for visiting, it's so appreciated!  


Stamps:  Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black
Ink:  Versamark, Evergreen Bough Distress
Other:  Cosmo Flower Frame die (Simon Says Stamp), Happy die (both Simon Says Stamp), Alabaster (Brutus Monroe) and Platinum (Ranger) embossing powders, Bubble Stencil (Tim Holtz), Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Copics:  BG09, 15, 11, R46, 24, 43, 32, 20


JoAnn said...

Wow, very pretty and a lot of detail. I also have tried this technique and like it when it is finished. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Nancy said...

This is stunning Stef! I love all the dimension this card has! Your unintentional CASE worked out as it should! Love the soft stencil in each corner to give the card great balance. So happy you linked up with us at Seize the Birthday as we always enjoy your work.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is lovely Stef! I've never tried this technique but am encouraged to have a go based on your beautiful result. So pretty!

Claire Broadwater said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! I need to try this technique! XX