Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Stained glass beauties

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
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And I actually have 2 cards for you today:
 As soon as I looked at the picture, I was grabbed by the folded ornaments and I thought of this "Stained Glass Round" stamp as it reminded me of the patterns in the ornaments.  I stamped it all over an entire panel and then colored them up using the colors from the inspiration photo.  As I was trying to decide where I wanted to go from there, I decided to cut it into two pieces, thus the two cards.  The first is very feminine:
I added lots of pink and little pink rhinestones to accent.
The second card is more masculine as I went with the darker colors in the photo.  It could really be used for both and I added the belated birthday sentiment because I am ALWAYS sending cards late. 
The maroon scalloped oval die cut was in my bits and pieces stash--another piece I was struggling to use, but it works perfectly with this color combo.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Stained Glass Round" and "I'm so glad . . ."
Dies:  MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle and "Scalloped borders"

Crafty Creations #384--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #374--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Shopping Our Stash #389--make your mark (colored with my spectrum noir markers)
{Pin}spiration #232--inspiration photo (inspired by the pink and the ribbon/bow)

Crafting with an Attitude #48--anything goes
Sketch Saturday #551--sketch (I turned it to the side)

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Stained Glass Round" and "Belated Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "Standard Ovals, large" and "Classic Scalloped Ovals, large"
Sizzix "Flower Circles" embossing folder

Handstamped Sentiments #308--sketch

Retro Rubber #104--tic tac toe (I used the right diagonal: textured emboss/birthday/blue) the stained glass circle stamp is almost two years old (May of 2017)
RRCB 104
Crafter's Cafe #213--fancy folds or embossing
Crafty Calendar--add texture and ribbon


Glittered Paws said...

Awesome. And you have a twofer. Love the colors and perfect image for this challenge.

Esther Asbury said...

There were so many fun and creative takes on the inspiration board this week --- and yours was one of them! That stained glass stamp is absolutely perfect for this challenge - and I love how you made a masculine and feminine version! (I'm with you on sending late cards -- no matter how hard I try, I always seem to be a bit behind!)

Donna said...

Two fabulous cards, like how you used the stained glass round and paired it with pink on the girly version and used the blue gems on the masculine version, such a fun post!

Laurie Unger said...

"Oh, I don't think I've seen this stamp before. Awesome cards.

Jan Clothier said...

That stained glass stamp is amazing! Love how you got two cards from your piece. Nice combination of challenges. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Cheri said...

Absolutely brilliant, Heather!!! Pairing that stamp with the image on the board was so creative and your coloring is great! I love these cards!!!

Neva Cole said...

What an excellent use of your images! Great job on using our challenge at Retro Rubber. Thanks so much for playing along.

Debbie Mageed said...

Very pretty! I love those stained glass medallions! Thank you for playing with us at the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Joy Wilson said...

You captured the theme of your challenge inspiration so well. I also love your layouts. Thanks for joining us and I hope you come back for challenge #385! Good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Crafty Creations Challenges

Claire Broadwater said...

So happy you shared your beautiful card with Sketch Saturday. That stained glass stamp is fantastic! Bravo!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this time and good luck :)

cass said...

Bother pretty cards. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Embossing or Fancy Folds" challenge.

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Monica C. said...

Your cards are pretty! It is so nice when we can get two cards out of one piece.
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

Fiona said...

I love the cards - your colouring is so rich and really makes those medallions pop - thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments - Fiona DT

Creations in paper said...

The stained glass pieces are very nice. Really add a lot to the card. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


Katrina Bufton said...

Both fab cards with great colour combos, love the little accents you've added. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
Katrina x