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Stained Glass Candle

>> Friday, November 1, 2013

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
Did you make it through Halloween without having a sugar overload? Or the dreaded sugar coma after the kiddos come down from climbing the walls? When I was a kid, I remember my dad saying he had to go thru all our candy to "check it". Ok, do what you gotta do. didn't take long for us to catch on. He was actually pulling out all the really good stuff and claiming he had to make sure it was alright by tasting it. Yeah...right! Soon all we were left with was the bubble gum (my sis had braces, so that was out for her) and stuff we really didn't like, lol.

Anyway, glad Halloween is over and I don't much candy left over. On my card today, I'm using this really wonderful candle image. I just love it! I thought it would look really nice w/ an opening behind it and the stained glass stamped on top. Logically, the stained glass should show thru the glass of the Hurricane lamp, but y'all will have to overlook that one. It was getting late and that was a bit too much to do. Especially since I already did a special "into the window" treatment. It's a lot like "out of the box" but it goes into the cut out instead of out of it. After stamping the image, I lightly penciled in the shape of the oval opening I wanted to die cut. Then I cut around the parts that I needed to have on top of the die to keep from cutting them off and I inserted the oval die as shown.
It's just a rough cut around the candle now...I'll trim it after I die cut the oval. 
This is how it looks with the bottom of the die inserted under the bottom of the image. All ready to die cut now.
Die cutting and embossing all finished! Now I'll trim it and color the image. The stained glass image was gold embossed on a piece of dk purple shaving cream background I made ages ago. I liked the contrast of the dk purple behind the candle. The greeting was stamped below and my finished card is 4.25 x 5.50. These are the Copics I used to color it.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: Neenah white, dk purple
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Tsukineko ultimate metallic gold pigment
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite oval die, gold embossing powder, shaving cream & reinkers (for shaving cream background)


*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely stunning Julie! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

Shelia said...

Julie, this is so lovely!! I really like the stainglass background & the way you did the die cut.

Karin said...

That's amazing! Thanks for showing us how you made it :)

Janett said...

This is just beautiful. Great tutorial.

Sue said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I mean it - WOW!!!! Stunning and spectacular keep going through my head :) and WOW! The bright purple is just awesome and so realistic looking for stained glass! And your tutorial makes it look so easy - I may have to give it a try! WOW!!!

Samantha said...

FYI Julie, I think Sue likes your card :)

I do too! That purple is such a surprise - but a fabulous one! Awesome card all around!

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful! I would have never thought to use purple like you did for a holiday card--you always have great ideas and how you use the oval to show off the image was genious!

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