Thursday, 5 April 2018

Sailboat Stained Glass

 Hi bloggers!  I have a really quick and easy stained glass card for you today!  I started by cutting the Sailboat Stained Glass die out of Cobalt blue card.  I glued a piece of vellum to the back of it, then turned it over and coloured in the design with Distress markers. I used Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Stormy Sky, Tea Dye, Picket Fence and Faded Jeans for the colour selection.   I did use a wet paint brush to lighten some of the colours and add a bit of shading in the sun area.  I used the Double Stitched Rectangle dies to add a multi layered white frame around the design, which I added with mounting foam to raise it for dimension.  The card was completed with white, red and blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. I like the subtle colouring very nice indeed.

Have a great day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

Clever card,using the die over parchment and colouring. Looks beautiful.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, love anything stained glass! Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I would never have thought to use the stain glass dies in this way and the effect is great! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a great card, never thought to use it on vellum and colour it in. Definitely something to try. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Maria Illsley said...

Love it xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card so tranquil.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card, the colouring is perfect! I remember doing similar with peel offs!
Hugs x
Heather T

Steph Cotterill said...

Stunnig sample so colourful xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card
Jan x

Debra K. said...

What a wonderful card! Love the painting you've done on the vellum. This would be such a great card for the guys. Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, and a great way to achieve the stained glass effect.
B xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Fantastic card this morning , the effect you have created from pens has given an amazing results. The framing of the card with colours really makes the design stand out. This is one of your cards that should be framed.
crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card, great idea to colour onto vellum.
Annette x

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love your stained glass dies and what a great idea to use vellum.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card so simple yet so effective.

Barbara V

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Chris Curry said...

A very nice card Sue, really like the idea of using vellum. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

BenteS said...

This is great - just love it :))

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

A fabulous card today. I love how you have colored onto vellum with distress markers, I would never have thought to do that. The red, white, and blue mats just give it a truly nautical feel. Makes me want to go out sailing in the bay. I love it.

Have a wonderful day.


Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue and it looks fantastic. x

TDQ Karen said...

What a clever use of vellum and markers i love it. I love this image it's so summery

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is stunning and you make it sound so so easy to make, now I have got to have a go. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue love the way this card is simple to do and with such a great result. Laura O Springfield

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This morning's card is really very nice.... but unfortunately not for me. The stained glass cards are the only sets of Sues that just don't do anything for me. I am sorry if I offend anyone with my I know many of you like these sets.... but it would not do for us all to like the same. Sue always makes a wonderful job with all her dies and this is no exception. Sending best wishes to everyone this very sunny morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, as the gremlins have returned to my tablet I am having problems charging it up, so apologies for missing yesterday's blog. After seeking help I think it's going to be a new one.
However, I'm so glad that I didn't miss today's offering. It is gorgeous. I love all of your stained glass effect dies. I too will be giving this one a go. Hugs xx Pauline

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning 'man' card today, love it, I do like all the stained glass designs and use them often.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Another bright and cheerful card - are you trying to force the sun to come out and play?..well, it seems to have worked as it's a lovely morning here today!...this card would look gorgeous in a frame...


Anne said...

A lovely card, Sue. It's interesting to compare it with the technique Julia used yesterday. Both are so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan Sayer said...

My thoughts were just as Anne’s! Coincidence that you and Julia should choose the same die on consecutive days!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Like Ann while I like what you have done with this die I can't see me owning any of the stained glass dies but I have so many of your lovely dies on my want list to keep me happy

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card this is perfect for my brother who loves sailing, I love the colours and the dies used I have a couple of the stained glass dies but think i might need this one also as the card is so cheerful summery.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a real eye-catcher of a card and I love the way you have coloured the vellum, this is very useful to know. So looking forward to seeing your cards in real life at Ally Pally this weekend, can't wait! Sending best wishes

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

You can really loose yourself in this dreamy sailboat image. Who wouldn't want to be floating along, with beautiful blue skies and the sun shining...dreamy.

Krafty Runner x

Donita Naylor said...

This is a happy card! I like the colors. I was wondering if one could paint using reinkers of the distress oxides.

Best to all,


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I do love that die it is gorgeous. I must try colouring the stained glass dies it looks very effective. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the colours are stunning thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, this would put a smile on anybody's face.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Bright and cheerful.

I like the idea of using vellum/parchment behind and colouring it. I must try the same with my Christmas stained glass ones. I don't have Distress Markers but assume the Graffix alcohol markers will do OK.


Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely bright and cheerful card.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wonderful card and so different from the others this week, the vellum gives a fantastic finish. The distress oxides do seem to be somethind that I need in my life!


Heather R Oxfordshire

Kate's Cards said...

I love your stained glass cards. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A great card this morning, so bright and cheerful and just right for all those people who love sailing and being by the sea.
I have a couple of Stained Glass dies and am thinking how useful this one could be!!!
Lesley S x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today & one that the recipient could frame after displaying card for birthday.Yvonne xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, just what we need to brighten our day.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. love Jean Z xxx

dmj said...

Love this, so useful for a male card, too,

Doreen x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card. Would look good framed amnd hang on a wall. Thank you.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I just love stained glass cards. This one is just so pretty.
Evis M.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, the Cobalt Blue works perfectly as a nautical theme frame. I love it.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love your stain glass window dies and the way you have coloured the sail boat. A great card for anyone who loves boats.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue I can see this die being used to create a picture for a little boys room, or perhahaps not quite so little a boy.
Margaret x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is beautiful and is indeed quick and easy. Love your frame,too.
Hugs, Rose x

Sue MacFall said...

These stained glass effect dies look so lovely on cards. Thank you, Sue

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A lovely happy card. I love the stained glass dies and this would suit so many people. It would look great hung on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful with a great background Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...


I love the stained glass dies . You can use so many different techniques to create a beautiful card using the stained glass dies . The Sail Boat is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing this card with us all.

Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card I have a few of your stained glass dies I really like them although I don't seem to be able to make my colours as vibrant as yours!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Your stained glass collection is great.
I like the idea of colouring on vellum so will give it a go.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Nice card, like the idea of colouring on the velum for a different look.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Very pretty card Sue, another ideal male card....thank you...luv Ursula xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Brilliant card Sue x The stained glass die is fantastic and I love how you have coloured it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card suitable for male & female sailors. This is my favourite of your stained glass dies & is so apt for where I live. Good idea to colour the velum. Thank you for the inspiration.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post. Would be lovely on acetate and with lights behind to make a piece of home decor...

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely nautical stain glass look card. Your use of the vellum behind the frame and to marker paint on were surprises. I would not have thought of that. Sue, I really like how you think "out of the box".

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really like this one,would like to make it and have it on my wall,reminds me of summer,thank you.
Best wishes
Karen M

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card, so clean and crisp . very versatile, as one could use it more ways than a card. I was thinking of using it on a small canvas and giving as a gift, as a remembrance of a yachting holiday or similar.

It could also be sent to our younger members of the family.

A die I must buy!

Love n hugs to everyone

Dorothy of Baldock

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card, so clean and crisp . very versatile, as one could use it more ways than a card. I was thinking of using it on a small canvas and giving as a gift, as a remembrance of a yachting holiday or similar.

It could also be sent to our younger members of the family.

A die I must buy!

Love n hugs to everyone

Dorothy of Baldock

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Very colourful and very nautical, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!
I love the stained glass dies and the colours are so vibrant.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really special card this is. The colours give a really good flavour of the seaside.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely bright and cheerful card

Love and hugs to everyone

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, it is brilliant, lovely bright colours and really reflects yachting.
Di B. x

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
A Very Quick Short Comment/Also Very Late, I Love The Stained Glass Collection
I’ve Tried Something Very Similar Then Added Glitter On Top Which You Shared
With Us In A Video Tutorial Today’s Card Is Magnificent Thank You For Sharing!!!
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Friendly Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Eunice said...

Love this card, really makes me think of summer (if it ever gets here)! Thanks for your wonderful idea.

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Must say I'd forgotten this technique from years ago but for your Stained Glass dies it sounds just right. Will try my version. X

sued99 said...

What a great idea. I’d never have thought of colouring like that. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry to be late again, the day just seems to have run away with me. I love this card, it really is a picture in more ways than one. Love the colouring and how you matched up the matting and layering. I haven't tried colouring from behind on vellum so I should give it a whirl with some of your other stained glass dies that I have as I really like the effect. Thank you for giving me yet more to think about.


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
lovely card I really like the stained glass window cards
Love &Hug's Lynda xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful ! I love your stained glass dies and this idea looks easy and so effective. I have been playing with the poinsettia and hummingbird stained glass dies with glitter and double sided sticky sheets, having so much fun and my craft room looks like fairyland - glitter everywhere- even the dust in the vacuum cleaner sparkles lol !!! Think i NEED this die too.
Muriel x

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. I don't have this die yet. It's working its way up the list.
Take care everyone.

stitchingranny said...

Love it - though there is a lot going on and lots of colour this card has a lovely clean and simple look. Will have to give this new technique a go, it sounds to be quite a quick and easy method for using with the stained glass dies.

Hugs Helen xx

Marie P from Longridge said...

Hello there Sue . Just when I was tearing my hair out to find a card for my 15 year old Great Grandson and 14 year old Great Nephew along comes comes a suitable card that will only need slight modifications. I don't have the yacht die but I do have the stained glass frame. Young girls are pretty easy to find suitable embellishments for but not so for young boys. Thank you Sue
for all the work you put into your blog.
Marie P.

Vie Carter said...

These stained glass dies are most useful and this card would be lovely for a man


Pawprintx4 said...

I am late also. Had a frustrating couple of days jamming my Vagabond which is still jammed and probably dead unless the husband can undo on Sunday.It was my carry along machine to stamping groups. I really want a Sizzix Foldaway but they are not sold in the states yet. One would be lighter and not need electricity but I may have to get something else portable sooner now.Blah.
This card is so bright and cheerful and great for guys no matter the age. I love the idea of coloring on vellum on the back. I have used acetate like that with alcohol markers. Donita, if you try the Oxide reinkers, report back to us.
Have a great day everyone. Rainy here and cooler again.
Stephanie K

Owlish said...

This is a great use of the stained glass look