Wow Techniques: Stained Glass Poinsettia

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Hi Stamping Friends!

Today, I'm sharing my favorite project from this Friday's Wow Techniques Class…it features an easy technique that really makes an impact! 

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CASEd from Deb Valder at Stamping & Scrapbooking and Eva Gail Lowe.

I used the gorgeous poinsettia image from Joyful Christmas, along with Vellum card stock for this elegant technique.

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Background Details—I started with an Island Indigo card base and a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Whisper White.  Then, I cut the circle layers with the Circles Collection Framelits in Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.  The top layer was texture embossed with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder.

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Vellum Embossed Flower—The poinsettia flower was stamped in VersaMark ink onto Vellum card stock, then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  That alone is a beautiful effect, which is why I left the bottom, hand-cut layer without color. 

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Stained Glass Technique—For the top layer of the flower, I used the Stained Glass Technique.  Start with the embossed image on vellum, hand-cut it out, then flip it over and use the brush tip of the Stampin' Write Markers to color in the petals. It's that easy!

Once the flower is flipped to the right side, the soft color shows through!  I experimented here with Island Indigo ink in the center and Bermuda Bay ink on the outer edges for a two-toned look. I added both layers to the card with Dimensionals.

More Flower Details—For even more contrast, I used the new White Stampin' Chalk Marker to color on top of the center of the flower.  I love how that looks! 

Finally, I used the Silver Dazzling Details glitter glue to add some drops of sparkle to the center-most circles.  Don't look too closely!  Unfortunately, right before I was ready to take my photo, I laid a card on top of this one and the Dazzling Details wasn't quite dry.  Needless-to-say, my drops got smeared all over.  Ugh!  TIP: Let it dry thoroughly!  Haha!

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I wrapped the Whisper White layer with Silver Ribbon, then attached a separate Silver Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot.

I used the lovely sentiments from More Merry Messages at the bottom, also silver embossed.  This is a fantastic holiday greetings set, and even though it's not in the current catalogs, it is still available to purchase as part of the Holiday Carryover List. 

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I had to try a second version with the reverse color scheme!

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OOooohh!  This is so pretty, too!  The bottom layer is all Island Indigo, and the top vellum layer is colored in the center with Pool Party.  I used the Chalk Marker for the center circles, then added some clear Dazzling Details this time, so the white would still show through. 

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