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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Candlelit Window (posted by Lesley E)

Good morning everyone,

I hope you've all been enjoying the fabulous inspiration from my team mates this past week.  Today it's my turn to share again so here's my second card made from stamps in this latest release of gorgeous designs.  This set is aptly called Stained Glass Window.

 I embossed a piece of grey pearlescent card with the Tim Holtz texture fades Brickwork Folder and then cut round the edges following the line of the bricks.  I then added a little colour by gently applying pink, bright green and tan cube inkpads over the surface before adhering it to a 19 cm square white card blank with double sided tape.  I then stamped the lovely window image onto acetate with black Stazon ink, applied sheet adhesive to the back and then applied the gilding flakes before adhering this to the card using double sided tape again.

I then restamped the holly from the bottom of the window onto white card with the Versafine, coloured the leaves with Coloursoft pencils, cut them out and decoupaged them onto the acetate image using silicone glue.

I then stamped the sentiment from an old set called Seasons Greetings directly onto the base card as shown.

Finally I stamped the holly/pine spray which comes from the Christmas Tweetings set released a short while  ago, several times onto white card with the Versafine inkpad, coloured with Coloursft pencils before cutting them all out and arranging them on the card as shown using silicone glue.  I always shape my decoupage with a bone folder or my fingers before adding  it to the card.

Finally add dots of red Pearl Pen to the holly berries.

That's all from me today folks.  Keep watching as I'm sure it won't be long before there's more Design Team inspiration for you.  As always, many thanks for your visit.  We do appreciate you dropping by.

Lesley  Xx


  1. Beautiful! Lovely blooms. The stained glass window behind the flowers is gorgeous.

  2. Absolutely striking with the variegation of colours you created in that brickwork & the Coloursoft colouring of the foliage elements really provides a superbly soft contrast against the brilliance of the gilding & black of the stained glass. The crisp white base card makes this a beautifully classic & elegant design too. It just delighted me.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. very beautiful and elegant card.

  4. Gorgeous Lesley!... I like the bricks behind the window and the the foliage surround... fabulous.
    Suzi B xx

  5. This is lovely and what a clever idea to use that embossing folder behind the gilded window.

  6. This is beautiful. love the glass window and the beautiful flowers.
    Very elegant and stylish.
    Greet Marja

  7. WOW What a wonderful card- sp seren.
    I love it Lesley

  8. Beautiful card Lesley, love the gilding. Sandra

  9. Wonderful Christmas card Lesley like the idea of using the two separate sets of holly to embellish that lovely window. Suexxx

  10. Beautiful card. The bricks behind the window was an excellent idea.

  11. gorgeous card Lesley, love the colour on the brickwork

  12. Beautiful card, I love the effect of the gilding flakes on the window.Jean x


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