Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Video: Stained Glass Technique

Good morning!  Christmas is just a little over a week away!  Our 12 Days of Christmas challenges countdown continues at Gina K. Designs and StampTVDay 3 and I am hosting!  For rules and prize info, see bottom of this post!*
My challenge is to do the stained glass vellum technique on your card or project, and here is a video for you to jump start your mojo! Coloring doesn't get much easier than this, and it looks just like a stained glass image on a frosted window when complete! You'll need some vellum paper (not vellum cardstock), embossing powder and markers for this challenge. You do not need to do the embossed panel underneath, I just kicked it up!

I embossed the poinsettias from A Year of Flowers on the white panel with gold, and then embossed them again on the vellum panel in white.  Coloring with water-based or alcohol markers on the back of the vellum gives it a stained glass look. Greeting from Peace and Joy is stamped in GKD Blue Denim.  Cardstock is Gina K. Pure Lure Luxury Powder Blue, Good as Gold, and WhiteTip: Use A Year of Flowers 2 instead for a more whimsical look, or substitute different floral images and colors but with this same technique and layout to take this design past the winter holidays!

Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers, Peace and Joy stamp sets
Gina K. Blue Denim and Tsukineko Versamark ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury White (3 3/4 x 5"),  Good as Gold (3 7/8" x 5 1/8"), Powder Blue (4 1/4" x 11") cardstock and vellum paper (3 1/2" x 4 3/4")
gold and white embossing powders, heat tool, scratch paper
Optional: brads, piercing tool (and foam mat) or 1/16" hole punch

Use the tag STV14TWELVEDAYS3 when you upload to StampTV for this challenge.  You can view all the entries for this day here. Awesome prize at stake if you complete all 12! :) We hope you have fun getting creative with us and sharing the festive holiday spirit!

By the way, my book A Year of Flowers is now only available as an electronic download here.  Only $3.95!

  *Each challenge is different, and to play along you will need to enter a new card for each challenge in order to be eligible for prizes. You also will need to use Gina K. images and sentiments to be eligible, although any other products may be from any vendor. There is one prize per challenge of a Gina K. Designs stamp set of the winner's choice up to 23.95 value. The winners are chosen by the host/hostesses however they want to choose their winner. There will be a special badge made by Gina for both the STV 12 Days of Christmas event, as well as a special one for those who complete all 12 challenges!  There will also be a Grand Prize of a $50 GKD gift certificate.  One winner will be chosen from among those who play along with all 12 challenges! You may enter the cards you use here for challenges at Stamp TV into other challenges on other stamping sites. You have until December 31st to complete and upload your entries.


  1. GORGEOUS! Off to create thanks so much for the inspiration! Merry Merry!

  2. That is a beautiful card Melanie. Great video and technique. Where can I find that Good As Gold card stock? I'm looking on Gina's site, but can't find it.

  3. This is stunning Melanie.. Have a Happy New Year.. hugs :)

  4. Gorgeous frosted poinsetia card, Thanks for the great video!


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