Friday, October 5, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Thinking of You

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for stopping in -- I made a "Thinking of You" card for this weeks OWH Midweek Challenge using one of my newly discovered favorite techniques -- Stained glass window technique using acetate,  white glue, tissue paper, re-inkers and a little bit of glitter.  A great way to have a little sparkle and not worry about the glitter for our heroes.

Here's my creation for this challenge:

Supplies:  Stampin' Up (SU) card stock, embossing folder and leaf die.  Ribbon is
Offray - Metallic Web Copper -- Sentiment is from Hot Off the Press.  Leaf punch
from stained glass acetate I made.  I didn't use any stamps on leaf.

Here is a quick snapshot of what I use:
 Steps to make the window technique using acetate sheets

1.  I place the acetate sheet on a sheet of wax paper for easy removal
2.  Smear a thin film of white glue all over the sheet with your finger (you could use a paint brush but I feel I get better coverage and consistency using my fingers)
3.  Add 3 small dots of your choice of color re-inker (you can mix colors or just use one color)
4.  Swirl around with you finger to get desired color(s)
5. Optional (add glitter or sparkle of your choice)
6  Crinkle up a sheet of tissue paper and place over the mixture of glue, re-inker and glitter -- smooth out so the tissue lays down -- the more wrinkles in the tissue paper the more texture
7.  Pull  the completed acetate sheet off the wax paper  for drying -- I usually place the tissue side down on another piece of wax paper on a flat surface while it dries
8.  Once dry -- you leave it blank or you can stamp your image or sentiment on the acetate using StazOn ink. The color Black seems to work best when stamping.  (This card I didn't stamp any image on the leaf)

I know this is a brief overview so if you have questions -- please feel free to ask me in the comments section and I'll do my best to clarify.

Below are some pieces of these window sheets I've made -- I used the sheet on the bottom right for my leaf on the card above.  The colors on the sheet are Cajun Craze and Garden Green from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping in -- have a great weekend and hope you have to time enjoy OWH World Card Making Day bloghop.




Kathryn said...

This sounds like fun! It's also a good way to use sparkle for OWH it seems, since the glitter is sandwiched in between the acetate and paper.

My only question is what you stamped with the Staz-on. Is that an optional step you didn't do on this card?

Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

jfkthemom said...

Thanks for the tutorial - when I saw the card I hoped to know how it was done - love the look of that leaf! said...

Great tutorial. Thank you!

KindleLover said...

I am going to stop right now and try this with my kids! I have tons of white tissue paper, but only 3 re-inkers. I think I may experiment with different mediums. If I post about our experiments, I'll be sure to link back to you. :)

Gita said...

This technique sounds quite interesting and fun, thanks for sharing. New follower too..

C. M. Taylor said...

I have never done this technique, thanks for sharing. It turned out stunning! Can't wait to try it!