Thursday, 13 December 2018

Sailboat Stained Glass

Hello there my crafty friends!  This is definitely one of those cards that I wish you could see in person as it is just so sparkly and pretty!  What I love about it too is that it is such a quick make!  I started by cutting the Sailboat Stained Glass in coconut white card.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing off and attached the sailboat die to it.  I used black card because the glitter is dark, and I wouldn't want any areas to show through which they might have if I had used white card.  Next I used Midnight Marine, Teal Haze and Rainbow Black Holographic glitter across it.  I used my finger to burnish the glitter into the sticky sheet, then tapped off the excess.  The three different sized particles in the glitter all grab the sticky sheet differently to create a really pretty pattern across the background.  I cut a white frame using the Double Stitched Rectangles and added it with foam.  White and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4"  x 7" in size.  All for now, Sue x




























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66 comments:

Kitty Davies said...

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

Donita Naylor said...

Extra scary to go sailing by starlight!

Or maybe more thrilling. Yikes!

But I see what you mean about easy to make.

Keep your envelopes dry!

Donita

hollyberry said...

Lovely card which looks sparkly in the pictures,so if it is more so wow!

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays card is astounding, it looks so different with the glittered background behind the white die cut. One of my favourite dies for Mens cards. Have a good day everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this definitely gets my vote, you know how much I love the stained glass dies and lots of bling, stunning.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Oh my word that sky maybe the most sparkly sky I've ever seen but if I was skipper lets just say I'd be rather worried about the looming storm.
I can see by your photos the sparkle coming through but like you've said, in true life I bet it's amazing stunning even. I don't own any of the Stained Glass dies, but I've always loved and admired the samples I've seen on the blog and on Facebook but I honestly think I couldn't do it justice, I know how many wonderful backgrounds can be made to show the beauty of the designs but I'm no CE design member which means my background efforts apart from Pixie Powders leave a lot to be desired ! So I'll leave it to the 'pro's' and love from afar. Enjoy your day whatever you have planned xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I just Love your stained glass dies and used this one for last year's birthday cards for the men in our family. They loved them, but how much time could I have saved myself if I had done a fabulous background like this one, instead of paper piecing.
I love glitz and glitter. This is fabulous. Hugs xx Pauline

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a stunning card this morning with a beautiful effect, the stained glass sail boat looks like its sailing in a midnight sky with stars sparkling away. This will be a card that would be treasured.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card with a stunning background!
Hugs x
Heather T

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, love the sparkle on it.

Michele

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card under the dark starry night sky . Love how you've done this and how to achieve it in a simple way thanks xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very dramatic and moody design, love all the sparkle! x

Chris Curry said...

Another great card Sue. Definitely good for a man but also good for a woman too. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the background, imagine it used on Christmas cards.

Jan Sayer said...

Gorgeous background.
Jan
Northampton

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A lovely easy and fun card to make but what an impact you have created with using Glitterbitz for your background. So mystical and magical. As you said, to really appreciate the full effect of the card, it is one that has to be seen. Since that's not possible, we will just have to use our imagination.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and background. love Jean Z xxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I can just imagine how sparkly this card looks in real life, very dramatic! Love Jean xxx

Suemac said...

A beautiful card yet again.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, love your stained glass dies and this sample is just stunning.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a different way to use the stained glass die and the background is incredible. Such a quick card to make too but what an amazing result! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

That is an amazing background and works perfectly with the sailing boat window,yes I am a fan of this card.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely cards today...... I have made it known in the past ..... I am not one for the stained glass dies ..... but ....I could change my mind after seeing this one. It is lovely and I can't make my mind up if it is a stormy sky or a frosty one lol. Well done Sue you may have changed my mind. Thankyou. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.
Lydia
x

June Horrocks said...

This is so beautiful sue the sky at night wonderful just been on a cruise to celebrate 60 years of marriage brings back memory’s of the stars at night xxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love it. I do have that die and it is good to see some inspiration. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. The background is almost galactical. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

Scottydog said...

Love this card & they sell like hot cakes so will be making more after Christmas. Thanks for the reminder Sue.

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a gorgeous card and I'm surprised to read that it's easy!! I love the stained glass dies but have never used them on a card. I've always been afraid of 'messing it up' As soon as the Christmas season is over I WILL have a go. Thank you for the inspiration.
Marie P.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
I love your stained glass windows dies & this one is great for male's cards. You certainly see the sparkly sky in photos. Yvonne xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
love your card - Holographic Glitter is fantastic.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Fabulous card, the holographic glitter is just perfect for the night sky!
Lesley S x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow! That sky is amazing and sets off the stained glass in white perfectly.. love the stained glass dies, this one in particular for male cards and the bling !!!
Hugs
Muriel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A beautiful sparkling background to your lovely sailboat.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another really lovely all occasion, all gender card.
Doreen R

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful. The sparkle raises this make to another level. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning effect. I love your stained glass collection.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous background and very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Oh my, sailing on the high seas with all the stars twinkling. Super card Sue. Love from Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Wow, just love those glitterbitz colours you have used on here, making a simple die cut so beautiful....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Tressa said...

It so unusual to have a dark glitterbitz background under a die such as this but I do like the very dramatic effect that it has.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a great card today. Love the colours.

Barbara V

STELLA MUNN said...

What a terrific card. Love the mix of Glitterbitz. Thanks Sue x

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card and there are just so many different ways you can use these stained glass dies

Hugs Helen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, I love this Die, in fact I bought it at Ally Pally, in fact you gave me the demo sample you made, I have it on display in my craft room, it’s just beautiful. I have made several versions using this die and results are always great. Love and big Brenda XXX

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Just stunning - I love it! Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, I love it

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Lovely die and card the background is lovely,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

BenteS said...

Gorgeous background for this card!
I love your stained glass dies, they are just so fun to use, and so many techniques to be used with them :))

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. X

CraftyJo said...

Love it :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing way to show the beautiful stained glass scene, love all that sparkling behind!

CCM said...

Love the background! It is so effective and sounds easy to do it. Definitely it’s a must try.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning and the night sky created with the holographic glitters is amazing. I would love to have sailed under a sky like that. Your stained glass dies always come up trumps no matter how you treat them.

Frances

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Stunning card, my husband would absolutely love this card as he is a sailing enthusiast. This is one die I know I will have to get. The background on this card is superb, love the little bits of different coloured sparkle, another gorgeous card Sue.
Cheers
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous card, I'm loving the combinations of glitter in the background, gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous Sue
Annette x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card. I used this die for my dads birthday as he has salt water running through his veins - he is a very keen sailor.
That background is amazing.
Late commenting - busy day.
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue love the glitter. Laura o Springfield

Lynda's craft's said...

Stunning Sue
I do love your stained glass windows beautiful colour.
Love Lynda xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful sparkly card Sue ideal for anyone who loves the sea xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Just a great card. I love all the stained glass dies. They make great cards and you can make smaller ones easily.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another stunner! That background is just fabulous! I must do that one!
Hugs, Rose

Dorothy Macdonald said...

WOW Sue


This is beautiful. Another die I must buy. How you have done the background is gorgeous.
As Rose says, its a stunner!

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock