Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stained Glass Sunflower

When my dear friend and fellow stamper, Christine,
loves on you, you know it!  Every birthday, since we've met, she has come with a freshly baked goody (cakes, giant Winnie the Pooh Cookies, and more) in addition to hand made cards and tons of love!!
 
When Christine celebrates her birthday, I try to do something Bold and Bright (she has a bright and bold soul).  She wanted to come and play on her birthday... so I whipped up this card that she's sure to love.  (What do YOU think?!?!)
With the use of Vellum Card Stock (Idea Book & Catalog) and embossing this Sunflower background stamp in Black - it's the base for a Stained Glass card!
 
Spritz lightly with water, use the Re-Inkers in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie (her two favorite colors!).  The New Stampin' Spritzer (Idea Book & Catalog) can be filled with any color but is ideal, too, when just filled with water. 
A fine mist is perfect for this technique.
Aqua Painters pull the re-inker ink through and give a great layered technique.  ALWAYS start with the lighter color and build the darker on top of this.

Cutting the Sunflower is easy with our Paper Snips!  The precision edges and pointed tip make it easy and even fun to cut projects out!
 
Mini Glue Dots adhere it to the
Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday greeting stamped on Whisper White card stock with Pumpkin Pie ink.
A slight error in stamping resulted in a line to the left of the greeting.  Covering it with these Beautiful Wings Embosslits butterflies.  The Big Shot is an essential tool to any crafter's collection. (Ask me about attaining yours for 1/2 off!)
 
Mini Glue dots adhere this flower down, the white card stock reflects the light through the embossed spaces - resulting in a Stained Glass look and the edges of this cut out flower curl ever so slightly and look (almost) life like!
You may have enjoyed my Award Winning 
Stained Glass Butterfly (click HERE to see it in detail) and this is a similar take to the card. 
 
My dear, dear friend DID like this card!
We had fun playing with this technique on her birthday today!  Her favorite colors while also embracing her love of flowers!  Celebrate those you love on their special days!!
 
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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

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