Monday, March 9, 2009

DRS Designs Challenge #16

Happy Monday Everyone!! It's time for another DRS Designs blog challenge!! This week the design team was challenged to use the very cool DRS Designs stained glass images. These are definitely a must have for your stamp collection...check them out here. You'll find a demo on how to use these images here. Be sure to stop by the DRS Designs blog too to see what the other designers have created...stop by their blogs as well for more awesome ideas!!

Here is my creation...I am definitely ready for Spring and I thought this might make the house a little more cheery!! You don't have to use the stained glass for "serious" images...fun images work just as well!!!



and with a lit candle inside...



My base was made using the rectangle frame die by Sizzix. I cut two sections from green cardstock and another two from black. By two sections, I mean that I cut my paper to fit the die width wise and then folded the excess just inside one of the blades so that when I cut it one of the folds was still in tact and I ended up with two frame sections for each strip of paper that I cut. I repeated this for the black as well. The black panels were then cut on my trimmer to make the frames. I stamped the green panels with the small rectangle in versamark ink. (I actually cheated a little...I took an unmounted version of the image and cut off the borders so that when I inked and stamped the image it would look more like a background without the bold borders around it! That's the beauty of the unmounted images and because they are so much cheaper, you can buy a couple of certain images just for that purpose!!) I used the large rectangle to stamp on my vellum pieces with black craft ink. Before heat embossing, I stamped the blooming egg image. I then added my clear powder and heated.

After coloring my image with my Bic markers I adhered the vellum panels to the back of the frame openings. I wanted to have a "clean" look on the inside of my project as well so I repeated the process of cutting two more sections of frame panels and then adhered them to the inside. Voila...I was done!

If any of this is unclear and you would like more of an explantion, please let me know! If anyone is interested in a tutorial on how to cut the double frames, I would be happy to oblige!!

If you have some DRS stained glass images, we would love for you to play along. Be sure to post a comment on the DRS challenge post with a direct link to your creation. If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword DRSC16.

Thanks for stopping by...
See you soon...

4 comments:

Velta said...

Oh Wow Cathy...this is beautiful!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Judy Rozema said...

Cathy, this is just really beautiful!

Merry said...

This is wonderful...just love that stain glass look.

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