Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CAS Mix Up faux stained glass

Happy CAS Mix Up 3rd Birthday, Loll, Bonnie and to your talented DT and GD's:-)
I have learned so many new techniques and creative ways to use Mixed Media.
Thank you so much dear friends.  

Wonderful  Faux Stained Glass Technique hosted by the very talented
mixed media artist: Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot)
Fabulous inspiring cards by the very talented DT and GD.  There are very helpful videos
at the CAS Mix Up site too.

My 1st attempt at faux stained glass:-)

I started by choosing a pretty blue and green Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper
background from my stash.

I die cut the AI background with Poppystamps Floral Stem Collage Die.
Next die cut Whisper White Thick CS 4 times with same die.
I stacked and glued together 3 of the die cut positive layers of flower and frame
using SU  Fine Tip Glue Pen and weighted down with acrylic block until dry.

  Attached Alcohol ink negative die cut pieces behind stacked flower image
using scotch tape.

Then the fun began....Added 3 layers of Nuvo Crystal Glaze,  air drying between
layers.  Then attached 4th die cut image with glue.
Popped up image with fun foam,  attached to SU 110# Whisper White CS then
stamped, heat embossed and added sentiment and Done!

I would like to try this technique again in the future with smaller images.
Thank you Joanna for inspiring me to try this fun technique.

Hope you get to play in this awesome 3rd Birthday CAS Mix Up Celebration!


Stamps: SSS Messages for Everyday sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS.  Yupo Paper.
Inks: Alcohol Inks blues and greens.  Versafine black.
Accessories: Poppystamps Floral Stem Collage Die.  SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Nuvo Chrystal Glaze. Clear SU EB powder.


  1. Wow ....this is stunning. The colours of the alcohol inks and the striking technique look fabulous x. The crisp white die cut looks wonderful too x. Such a beautiful card and a great addition to The CAS Mix Up gallery x

  2. Gorgeous faux stained glass Nancy! Love the beautiful and bold colours of your AI background. The shine from the Crystal glaze is amazing. This die works perfectly for this technique. LOVE IT, my friend! xx

  3. WOW...this is one GORGEOUS card Nancy!! Your AI background is SOOOO pretty and looks FABULOUS with the crystal glaze over it! And your simple white die cut flower is just the perfect addition for this lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  4. Wow Nancy, this is just amazing. I can't believe the shine you get on your beautiful background. Fabulous work.

  5. Oh Nancy, your first attempt is gorgeous. I love that die flower and frame over the stunning colors of AI. This is a great technique to make stunning cards.

  6. What a beautiful job you did on this, Nancy. I have not done this technique but bow to you for trying it on a larger die cut and getting such great coverage. Love that background too!

  7. What a gorgeous background, Nancy! It works beautifully for this technique! So does this die cut! It's so good to see you at CAS Mix Up!

    1. Thank you Bonnie...I just LOVE the CAS Mix Up Challenge and all you girls. Hugs..Nancy

  8. I love this technique and I really need to do it again. This turned out so pretty, Nancy!! It looks especially fabulous with your beautiful blue AI background!

  9. Oh my this is deliciously beautiful, Nancy. Truly unique. Your gorgeous background shines through and honours this framed flower die cut. So very CAS and I love it! xxx

    1. Thank you Joanne. I am so happy you hosted this fun challenge and inspired me to try the faux stained glass technique:-) Hugs..Nancy

  10. Your blues and greens faux stained glass background is amazing, Nancy! Love the cool colors, the beautiful ink blend, and the shine of Crystal Glaze! The white flower die-cut is so pretty and pops against the background. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty at CAS Mix Up, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

  11. Gorgeous bg on this, Nancy. Love those colors. Hugz

  12. Oh this looks amazing, Nancy. Love the AI colors... so vivid. Love the dimensions of the stacked die cuts. xx

  13. Oh I love that stained glass ... It's a stunning card Nancy and I love the texture look to the glass!


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