Another inspiration from Jennifer McQuire’s YouTube channel. I loved the beautiful faux stained glass elements that she created and so decided to make one myself. I used this butterfly die from my stash and cut it out 4 times from white cardstock and one time from black cardstock. I traced the outline shape and fussy cut the base. I then used my Prismacolor colored pencils to add the gradient color onto the base.
I glued the 4 layers of die cuts onto the base and filled each space with Glossy Accents. I set it aside to dry. I applied Bridal Tinsel embossing powder to the black cardstock to achieve this beautiful, glossy pewter looking die cut which I then glued to the top of my stack when the Glossy Accents was dry.
Using my Silhouette Cameo, I typed out Happy Birthday and created a shadow – which I cut out 4 times in the lighter purple cardstock. I glued the 4 shadow pieces together and then added the lettering that I had cut out in a darker purple cardstock.
I ran a light purple cardpanel through my Texture Boutique using a Darice embossing folder and then adhered the two die cut elements to the front of the card. I will be trying this Faux Stained Glass technique again.
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Light purple, medium purple, dark purple, white and black cardstock
Butterfly die from stash
Darice embossing folder
Bridal Tinsel embossing powder
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