Monday, 22 May 2017

Butterfly Stained Glass

Hello there my crafty friends!  You saw a sneak peek of this one during the blog launch, but it is one of my favourites from the April release so it definitely needed it's day on the blog I think.  Don't you agree?  It is all about the paper piecing for this one.  I cut the Butterfly Stained Glass in coconut white card first, leaving a wide border around the edge.  I adhered it to a piece of sticky adhesive sheet and then started cutting all the colours that I needed one by one.  The method that I find easiest for this is to cut the die in the colour card that has the most pieces to be used first, then selectively poke out any of the fall away bits that won't be pieced with that colour until I have one the one colour left in the die.  I trim the card right up to the outside edge of the die, then carefully lay it on top of the original with the sticky exposed and gently poke out the sections that are remaining.  If you are lined up straight, they will go directly into the sections that they are filling and you just need to give them a push to make sure they are adhered well.  If you are off slightly, you can usually manoeuvre them into place.  Repeat the same process with all the colours you want to use until it is all filled it.  Occasionally a fall away piece will come out of the die, but it is easy enough to put those pieces in by hand.  I used seven colours and since the pieces are mostly large, it didn't really take too much time.  Lastly I created a frame for the scene by covering a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet the size of the frame that I wanted.  I used the die in the centre and drew around it with a pencil and used a craft knife to cut the shape.  I peeled the adhesive off and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles, then added mounting foam to raise it and attached it to the card.  I completed the card with white and black mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue, brightens my Monday morning. I've just bought this die yesterday.
Happy Birthday Alimecca, have a lovely day.
Belated birthday. Wishes to Diane, hope you too had a lovely day.
Pat, what a disaster, hope your poor hubby is comfortable, and that they can sort him out quickly. Glad the wedding and your flowers went well beforehand. Make sure you get some rest Pat, hospital visiting can be exhausting.
Rosemary, glad you survived your visitors, bet the pasta was lovely, never mind the sniffy wife, her hubby enjoyed it. You will be glad to get Dylan home.
Crewe Trish, hope you are feeling better today.
Carmen, have a great Victoria Day, enjoy your extra day away from work.
Norah, can imagine you in your pinky. Take heart my dear, it will come to an end soon and then he will be back at work.
June Horrocks you have two grandsons to be proud of, well done to them both.
Heather, nothing to forgive, your name came out fair and square, you enjoy your prize.
Maureen, Elaine, your hubbies are stars, have you thought of hiring them out, have duster will travel.
Hope Andrew and Helen are well, they had such a good time at the wedding. Does Andrew see the doc today.
Hugs to all, especially our missing and poorly friends and their ever present carers.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card,on this lovely sunny morning.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Marjeta said...

It seems it took lot of effort to make this card, It is stunning.


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a pretty card and so neat. I will have to check the instructions again because it looks just lovely, I would have bits everywhere !!
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, I so love this technique and look forward to having a play.

I reiterate everything that Pam has said, you are our rock. Thinking of you today.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty card Sue.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a bright cheerful start to our weekly inspiration here. It's beautiful Sue, really pretty a sample to make you smile and lift spirits. Many that admire you, your dies and work that have invested in these stained glass dies have put the most gorgeous cards on the Facebook groups that I follow, absolutely stunning works of art, so if I were you I'd be proud of my designs and of those that love what you help achieve by giving the tools to help make stunning cards.
I'm sending my usual love n hugs hoping your day is a good one xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, loved this card during the release and even more so now, beautiful colours, it just evokes the feeling of a fresh spring season. Have a great day all. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! This is another favorite! Beautiful die! Love the colors you used too!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card. These dies are fabulous, I've been enjoying trying lots of different background techniques with them, just need to actually make a card!
Pam, will be thinking of you today and in the interests of keeping this post short I'll echo all your comments. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love how you have paper pieced the bits. I can never get it to look so neat. Yvonne xx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love the stained glass dies. Need to try your technique on putting the pieces in instead of pushing the pieces out and then trying to put them back in the right place!!!
Karen xx

Maria Illsley said...

A great card Sue I do like this collection of dies.
I have never tried paper piecing so I must give it s go xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful die, gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely pretty card this morning.

Barbara V

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty Sue.
Annette x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Thanks, Sue. I had not thought of placing the second colour over the first and then applying the pieces. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW What a stunning card this morning. These dies have to be some of my all time favourites i bought them after you had posted your samples for your new April release and i havent stopped playing with them. The different techniques you can use are great but i do love the paper piecing and the alchol inks.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Debra K. said...

Very pretty! Debra x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Can't wait to have a go at paper piecing- thanks for the inspiration xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card with a lovely mosaic frame AND bling! A real treat to start the week. Keep up the great work. X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue . Such a WOW card this morning. I missed your collection while I was a way . The design is stunning and I love the paper piecing. Thank you for sharing. You always have a great eye for design and colour..... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely, really pretty-would be perfect framed as a picture.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card to start the week off! Such a great idea to paper piece instead of using glitter/gilding flakes. Whatever way you decide to do it will always look gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kim Dibben said...

Beautiful card Sue xx love the paper piercing xx love Kim D

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love it. I am looking forward to Julia's shows that will showcase these stunning dies. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Liz said...

Fabulous card, just stunning! This die is already on my wish list. xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
WOW what a stunning card, i love these stained glass dies they make gorgeous cards, cant wait to play with mine.

Pam hope all goes well at work today I will be thinking of you.
I reiterate everything Pam says as she is brilliant remembering everyone and everything, my memory is terrible.

Love and healing hugs to all that are poorly struggling lonely and need them.

have a good day all

Chris Curry said...

I have this die and enjoy using it. This is a very pretty card Sue, thank you. Have a nice day. Xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A really gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, I recently purchased this die but haven't had time to play yet.
Looking forward to watching Julia tonight when these stained glass dies will be on Hochanda.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, haven't had a try with the Bonsai yet and will have to read your instructions again as sounds a wee bit complicated.
Happy birthday Alimecca, hope you are recovered enough to enjoy it.
Belated birthday wishes to Diane too.
Was in such a rush yesterday that also forgot to say well done to the comment winners....
Norah - thanks for the translation, had me laughing. Hope auld grumpy boots gets back to work soon to preserve your sanity!!
Pat L, what an end to a happy day - sending good wishes for your husband.
And for Crewe Trish, PP and lots of others with health/recovery issues.
Pam, all well said again, thinking of you at work today.

'P' in Wales

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue this is one of my favorites its beautiful.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. Lovely clear instructions on how to achieve this result. I'm looking forward to watching Julia use these dies on Hochanda.
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, WOW this is a stunner, just love it and the colours you have used.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, thinking of you today X

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

Thank you for the tip about how to paper-piece the colors in a stained-glass design. I love how the pieces all have a depth, as if they've been molded around something.

I think die-cutting has revolutionized card making because there is much more color definition than with cards colored using water colors, alcohol markers or colored pencils.

And paper-piecing multiplies that by, in this case, seven.

I hope everyone has a manageable Monday.


TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the great description of how to put it all together xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , lovely card . love Jean Z xxxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, the paper piecing really gives a great effect. Looking forward to seeing Julia on hochanda using the stained glass dies.
Thanks for sharing,

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue. I do enjoy the paper piecing technique.

Anne (Northampton)


Hi Sue,

I was the lucky winner of this beautiful die, so it's great to see your cards.

Croquet Queen x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Its a lovely day today the Sun is shining brightly!
What a lovely cheerful card too!
Julia will be demoing Stained Glass on Hochanda this week.
Happy Birthday Alimecca!
Pam hope all goes well at work today I will be thinking of you.
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

Truly gorgeous The stained glass collection was my ultimate favourite of your April release In fact is one of my all time favourites I think (not bought any yet! The money tree can't cope at the mo) I love how you can make spectacular cards in both simple and more complicated ways depending on how you use them

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is a work of art - it is so beautiful and the colours make it so tranquil. Sending best wishes

Christine Collins said...

A beautiful card Sue and love the paper piecing colours.
Chris xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is a beautiful card, so clean, simple and eye-catching...I love paper-piecing so this collection is right up my street, so much fun to be had choosing all the colours to build up a picture...just off to set the recorder box for Julia's ODS shows.


rosemary powell said...

Morning Sue and everyone.I love the paper piecing technique, must try it. Pi k up my lovely poo h Dylan from my daughter's today can't wait to see him again have missed him so much but at least I have been able​to have a lie I I stead of having a little wet nose nudging my hand and a paw scrapping me to go out for a walk!!! but have missed that. Love and hugs to Crewe Trish and Elaine and all who are Ill and their carers xxxxxxxxxxx

val jones said...

So pretty Sue and beautifully paper pieced.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Diane King said...

This die is a must get I think. Lovely card

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue

ethansnanna said...

What a happy card today, love it,

Doreen x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card to start the week, and I do like the Paper piecing as a change from Gilding Flakes or glitter.

snowy said...

Lovely card. I love paper piecing its so relaxing. Gorgeous dies. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the paper piecing worth the effort.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow ! beautiful work so clean and fresh looking.

Carmen, i have had many a crafty bargain off eBay , enjoy your day off .

Pat so sorry your hubby ended up in hospital ,i do hope he is in less pain today xxx.

Maureen , WOW your George is streets ahead of my John on the domestic front , last week he opened the oven door and tried to put the sheets in to be washed .

Pam hope all goes well today , Andrew sees the consultant on Wednesday, i echo you again today.

Andrew and Helen enjoyed the wedding all went well until they got home , then both of them were ill , Helen thinks it was the rich food and sips of champagne for the toast , { they are just not used to it any more }. But they were both ok yesterday .

Big hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a stunning card this is these dies are so beautiful love the colours you have chosen. Thank you for you lovely comment Pam xx love always sue thank uou xxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue,, lovely card to cheer us up on aMonday morning.
I have done paper piecing but used a stamped image before, this is so much easier, I' think I saw John doing something like this as well using your dies.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. It is bright and cheerful.

Haven't tried any paper piercing yet, I must look closely at your instructions and make some notes to have a go sometime with a suitable die as I don't have this one as yet.


Fiki said...

very nice card!

stitchingranny said...

Looks as though these will make quick and easy cards.

Hugs Helen x

Clai01 said...

Absoutely 110% inspiring, such a beautiful card example, crafting shown at it's best!
I'm looking forward to the shows and seeing what Julia does. x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I...LOVE...IT!! This was one of my favourites from the last launch. I do love the pastel pallette you chose for it. It's a smile for a Monday morning.
Bejay xx

SueJ said...

These dies are lovely, this is my favourite.
Gorgeous card, looking forward to seeing Julia later.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A stunning card - so bright and cheerful!
Doreen R

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card very fascinating how much black card u must get through on these cards
Joy Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and even better I have this die, not sure I have the patience for paper piecing though, think this will be another die that looks wonderful over a pixie powder background
Hubby is comfortable and being kept pain free still waiting to see surgeon so he won't be on today's list, fingers crossed for tomorrow

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! I love your Stained Glass Collection and have them all. I am looking forward to watching
Julia's demos using these dies on Hochanda tonight and tomorrow
Thank you for today's inspiration.
Véronique L

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love this card! The die is beautiful as are your colour choices

June x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Loving this card, too. But that's a lot of cutting - I wouldn't have that patience. However, I'd colour it in a different way (just colouring with those gorgeous mica watercolours). Will certainly do that with the hummingbird die.
Yours really looks like stained glass, it's gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card that deserves to be framed and hung on a wall. I enjoy the quiet time when I am paper piecing but your description of how you do it looks to take a lot of the frustration away so thank you very much, I will be trying this method.

Alison/Alimecca - Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day.
Pat L - what a sorry ending to the wedding day. I hope your husband is at least comfortable and pain free and they decide soon what to do for him.
'P' - How is Yeti, is he settling down yet? I haven't seen Hopalong or his chaperone for several days, hopefully they are ok but I still don't know where they came from.
Pam - thinking of you today and fingers crossed for a good outcome.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card loving the stain glass design gorgeous.


Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I love the beautiful colours and one of my favourites from your latest die release.

Paula said...

What a great card Sue! Really eye-catching, it put a smile on my face this morning. :D I've never tried paper piecing, maybe now is the time to start!
Paula x

Nana on the Hill said...

I absolutely do agree Sue, it's a lovely card, this set of dies are simply beautiful x

Jaye said...

This is a really lovely card. The colours are delightful.

I haven't tried paper piecing, so I will look make notes from your instructions. I really like these dies but haven't got any yet ( concentrating on the Indonesian Collection first, LOL) and I'd like have a go sometime, having seen the beautiful effects you've achieved. But will I have the patience? A different issue!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Since I love puzzles, putting the pieces in place is fun for me. Once I've cut detailed dies for this technique, I leave the cut card stock in the die and then apply a piece of Press N Seal to the card stock. The pieces will stick to it in the pattern of the die. Easy peasy. Hope this makes sense....haven't had all my coffee yet this morning.

Jan D., FL, USA

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely card which looks equally as effective with mica powders - just back the die cit with double sided adhesive! BarbaraC

scrAPpamondo said...

So lovely card, great faux stainglass with your die!

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card Sue love from Jackie xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! I love the frame. The stained glass effect is lovely.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue stunning card

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, I fell in love with these dies when I saw some of your samples. I enjoy paper piecing so this is certainly one for me! Thank you Sue.

Sue MacFall said...

What a lovely effect, thank you Sue for the instructions on how to achieve this.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Rosemary xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't have any of these dies yet notice the yet they are on my ever growing list of Sues dies can't wait for tonight to see more examples.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts I don't know what bug it was but I still have a cough.Pam I hope todays meeting went well and they didn't try to wriggle out of taking responsibility.Happy birthday Alimecca.

lindyloo12 said...

I really love the look of this card, it is so fresh looking, anyone would be pleased to receive a card like this, just beautiful!

Suzzette Yandle said...

AWESOME!!! WOW! Leave it to you Sue to get the most versatility out of one of your dies. Here I was thinking the Stain Glass collection could not get any better other than to die cut the piece and back it with glitter or speciality paper. Which makes this technique easy and quick to do. But your design today shows how "more" can be "better" and the EXTRA steps of multiple cutting and piecing can give a wonderful intricate, complex and intriguing look. Well done!

P Austen said...

Such a lovely card to brighten up a Monday morning. . Haven't been too well these past 2 weeks but on the mend now. Old age is most definitely NOT for cissies. Hoping to get back to card making this week. Hugs xx P Austen xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Thank you. Must seriously think about this die. Hope all goes well today Pam. Thinking of you and echoing all your comments.

Pawprintx4 said...

I love paper to do it and love the look. Another pretty, summer card for us to enjoy.
Stephanie K

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today.

Lori from Canada

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love your card today sue x the colour palette you have used for the paper piecing is beautiful x the die is gorgeous and it had to be the first one I bought from this collection x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Pam hope the meeting went well x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes who need one and their loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I'm looking forward to seeing the different ideas that Julia showcases tonight and tomorrow. X

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This mis definetly not one of your usual cards, but still lovely.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I fell in love with the Stained Glass dies when they were launched and this Card in particular. I'm glad it has had its day and how it was made. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely card to brighten up this rainy Monday. The color palate that you have chosen to do your paper piecing is so inviting. This is a wonderful technique and I look forward to having a play. Thank you for the tips to make it simpler to do.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the stained glass dies. I've done paper piercing before and found it rather fiddly. However, these bits look quite big so perhaps it's not so fiddly.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the stained glass range and this one is particularly contemporary... Just gorgeous

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is so pretty and I love the colours.
Pam, been thinking of you all day and wondering at the outcome.
Pat L, what a disaster - I do hope your husband is sorted out soon.
Elaine, oh your hubby's antics with the washing did make me laugh. Sorry to see that the rich food and drink upset Andrew and Helen but glad that they are fine today.
Littlelamb, I hope your granddaughter is o.k. I'll email you.
Rosemary, I'm available any time you would like to make a pasta dish ha ha.
PP, take your time and get your strength back. We need you back to top form with your lovely subtle - and not so subtle - digs and funnies.
Laine, hope you are o.k.
Love to all, especially those who are poorly or lonely and their carers.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. When I saw this card at Ally Pally I just had to buy the die. Love the stained glass effect and you have chosen such pretty colours for this card.


Sandie Braithwaite said...

Such a pretty card. Looking forward to seeing Julia using the stained glass dies tonight.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, the paper piecing looks amazing. You must have a lot a patience! Looking forward to seeing what Julia does with these dies tonight. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam thank you for the birthday wishes. I hope today went well. Echoing your comments again xxx

liz spooner said...

So beautiful Sue, this card looks like material.xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful,lovely little cushions of colour,love it.
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning.
I love the subtle colours.

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely Sue. I enjoy paper piecing, there is just something therapeutic about it

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Yes this card is certainly beautiful I bought this die last week but haven't got around to using it yet
Elaine glad Andrew and Helen enjoyed the wedding such a shame they were ill after it
Pat L hope your husband gets his operation soon
Sending good wishes to all

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! This is on my wish list and I can't wait to get it! TFS!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love your stained glass dies. This one is so pretty, I love it.
Pam, hope today went well.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue,
Tho is lovely, it looks so pretty x

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,it is so stunning ,Laura O

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

This is such a pretty cold love the way you have created the Stainglass effect.
Thank you for sharing, love and hugs Brenda XXX

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
As soon as I saw them in action I could not resist the stained glass dies. As yet using these has amounted to cutting them out so I am delighted that Julia is going to be strutting her stuff and inspiring us with these amazing dies x
Today's card is just gorgeous and I know that I am going to be able to get so much mileage from these - my favourite new additions to my collection x
Sorry - being brief again - still struggling to get out of first gear x
Love to all
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

ursula said...

I just love these stained glass dies, next on my list to buy....such a beautiful card....see Julia has also been playing with a double whammy, so so beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue I am very late today been a bit busy then I forgot till I checked my emails
Beautiful card sue as per usual its gorgeous your inspiration always amazes me
Short and sweet tonight I'm shattered
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks xxx

Fiona McNeil said...

I ordered this die today and its going to be a fight between my daughter Carron and I to see who gets to use it first lol

from Fiona in barmulloch GLASGOW

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

You made my day! Beautiful card! It certainly does deserve its own day on the blog! Haven't tried any paper piercing yet but, thanks to your instructions and Julia’s show, I feel confident to try this technique now. The whole Stained Glass Collection is amazing. You can create lovely cards using so many techniques.

I am planning to make a card using the Hummingbird die for our anniversary. We both love-love these beautiful little birds. I will frame it and hung on a wall after that. Hope the Hummingbird Stained Glass will have its own day on the blog as well. I am curious to find out what technique you used for that one.

Pam – How was your day? Thinking about you today.
Elaine - Glad Andrew and Helen enjoyed the wedding. Sorry to hear that they were ill after it. Hope tomorrow they will feel better than today. Hugs for you all.
Laine - Hope you are OK and you’ll be back soon.

Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Hoàng Trọng Duyệt said...

Nhà thông minh cực chất Smart home, appropriate choice, forward looking, friendly, comfortable, luxurious

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love this, fab paper piecing

julie laz said...

Your beautiful just beautiful, hugs Julie laz xxx

Jan.moogie said...

A really stunning elegant card Sue. hugs xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

This card looks soo good! Paper looks really nice. Stained glass making had never been so safe