Sunday, 11 August 2019

Butterfly Stained Glass

Good Sunday morning all!  I found this little gem in one of my folders and just thought it was a beautiful card to share on a Sunday morning!  I started by cutting the Butterfly Stained Glass out of coconut white card.  I glued it to acetate and used crystal tints to colour it.  I filled them in from the front of the die cut (you can also do it from the back if you prefer.) I used the Yellow Citrine, Rose Quartz and the Lime Peridot Crystal Tint colours for the card.  I mixed the yellow and red to add a bit of orange to the card.   Once dry, I cut another of the Butterfly Stained Glass dies and glued it on top of the original one to hide any marks from the crystal tint in those tiny areas.  I cut a backing card of white and added a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I peeled the backing off and added Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I left a rather wide border around the die so I added tape and attached it over the glittered background piece. I love the way the glitter shows through the crystal tint areas and gives it a subtle sparkle!   The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7" in size.  All for now. Sue x









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58 comments:

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card , the colours are so fresh and fruity looking. On my list. Take care Vi X

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. You are so right it's a real gem it's absolutely beautiful, on this grey wet horrible Sunday in Lancashire this is what we need to bring the sunshine and summer back. We've gone from yesterday's deep beautiful blue crystal tint to these bright happy colourful summer tints behind one of your prettiest stained glass dies,what a way to start a day thank you xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a happy cheerful card.
Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a pretty card today. I love your stained glass dies and the crystal tints really make them stand out.
We are having some real winter at the moment, freezing winds howling so your beautiful card reminds us that spring is not far away.
Hugs
Muriel x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, this is a beautiful, fresh and attractive design. I do like the stained glass cards and I need to to put these on my list. Xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful sunny card, so pretty too
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A bright and beautiful card.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, as you say truly beautiful, it really is, I have these die sets and they cut out beautifully and are a work of art, as is this sample, love it.

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

ahappycrafter50 said...

A lovely card. Good tip to cut a second and attach to hide any unwanted marks.Thank you.
Jan
Northampton

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a pretty card this morning!
Hugs x
Heather T

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, and yesterday’s with the crystal tints, and now I want to go into my craft room and do a similar one. Thank you Sue xxx

dj from kettering said...



A really great card today, love the colours, you
could use any to get different effects,



Doreen x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue What a pretty card the colours are beautiful

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning on this wet and windy Sunday.
This card is lovely Sue and it is so long since I bought the die and have never used it. I believe I bought 3 of the stained glass dies at the time so maybe this is the day I should go hunting for them.
I love the colours and design of today's card and your instructions are clear so I really will have a go,
Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. Really bright and cheerful. The stained glass dies are brilliant.

Barbara V

Scottydog said...

Well what a lovely bright sunny card to match our weather (with a touch of wind). I have several of your stained glass dies but unfortunately not this one, but will have to have a go with this method of colouring. Thank you Sue.

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card to brighten up a miserable day.

Michele

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue....And what a great start to my usual Sunday morning. Sunday in our house is cleaning up day. My husband does the room...dusts...polishes...brushes the settees and vacuums. I do the rest upstairs... kitchen...then the dinner. So this beautiful card really made me feel like I want to get on with it. So sunny and cheerfully. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous vibrant card, love it. Thanks Helen xxx

stitchingranny said...

What a lovely sunshine card this is. Yes its perfect for a Sunday morning. I love the bright colours against all the white though the pretty sparkle I am sure you get in real life doesn't transfer to my computer screen, I can imagine how it would look.

Hugs Helen xxx

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

A stunning little card I need to get my stained glass windows die and flower squares die out and play

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Such a lovely card in such pretty colours!
Lesley S x

Clai01 said...

Very pretty card x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a gorgeous, bright and cheerful card, love it, and really does look like stained glass. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful bright & cheery card today & one that would suit many occasions. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, love the bright colours.
Lydia
X

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! Really a gem of card, LOVE the sparkling of the stained glass flowers!! It's a fabulous die!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely bright card for today and that stained glass die certainly lends itself to those colours. How clever to use only white in the background to make the colours pop.

Lisbeth

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
That is different from yesterday's posting, but EVERYTHING as beautiful. I love the colours.
Hugs
Rose

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely sunny card today I don't have any of your stained glass dies am afraid I have such a long list of want dies these would never get to the top

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous bright and beautiful card to match the current weather! The card will last but this weather won’t!
Doreen R

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and gorgeous crystal tints again. I love the Butterfly Stained Glass die and was thrilled to receive it for Christmas. I think you have given it the treatment it deserves and will attempt something similar so I thank you for the inspiration.

Frances

Jackie Durrant said...

Such a pretty card for this sunny Sunday morning and a clever tip to place another die cut on top to give a clean crisp finish xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful and cheerful Sue
Gr Karin

Suemac said...

A bright pretty card.

Tressa said...

A bright and cheerful card on a dismal day.

Teresa

Pawprintx4 said...

I have had this die for quite some time and have paper pieced with it and used micro fine glitter with it but have not tried the tints. Must give it a try, maybe using the poinsettia square.
Stephanie K

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue I love it cheers you up with it’s sunny beauty thank you love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Crystal tints and your stained glass dies were made for each other, love the card especially with the touch of sparkle

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful summer card Sue. Love how you colored with the crystal tints!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A bright and beautiful card design for today. I agree the glittered layer looks great coming through the Crystal Tints. I will have to do this Butterfly Stain Glass die using the Crystal Tints. I have done the Sailboat Stain Glass with the Crystal Tints and really like the result. Are you using a spray glue to adhere your die cut to the acetate? The last time I used liquid glue to adhere my stain glass die cut to the acetate, I was not happy with the result. Hugs.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a delightful way to start the day. So colorful, bright, and cheerful. Just like the perfect summer day. Your flower frames are just lovely and the Crystal Tints are just the right medium to use with them.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, beautiful card, love the crystal tints. Love Jean xxx

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue love the colour scheme lovely and vibrant. Laura O Springfield

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a pretty card Sue x the stained glass butterfly is so beautiful x I love the crystal tints colours you have used x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is truly beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Judy Hollers said...

HI Sue, what a happy card for a wonderful Sunday. I love the colors you used and the sparkle you've added to the card. This is a lovely stained glass die and the card is beautiful. Hugs! Judy Hollers from North Carolina

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card very pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous sunny card on a dull and drab day thanks for cheering us up.
Best wishes
Karen M

sued99 said...

A stunning bright card. Just what we needed. X

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love your zingy colours xx

Liz said...

Stunning card, fabulous design and beautiful colours. xx

ursula said...

I just love these cards you make, the flowers always so colourful...luv Ursula xx

June Ballenger said...

Love this and the crystal tints are just great xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it.