Becca Feeken has done it again! Just look at these ornate dies she's created for her latest collection called Stained Glass Bouquet!
My first card uses the Tulip Trio set of dies.
supplies: black, ivory parchment, and watercolor cardstock, Tulip Trio dies, oxide inks and water, Hero Arts retired sentiment
I thought the best way to achieve a mottled stained glass look was to make my own colors using distress oxide inks. Each of these colors started with the smooth side of watercolor card, then I sponged on various shades of the color I was going for, spritzed with water, and dried, continually adding droplets of color until I was satisfied. I'm very pleased with the results. I saw bleeding hearts in the corners, so I added a little more red to the pinks I had used for my tulips for them.
We've had a need for sympathy cards this spring, and I thought this would work well for that occasion.
Next up is a set called Deco Bloom, which makes a card just a little less than 5 x 7.
supplies: slate grey, ivory, surf blue, kraft, pale green, 2 pink, and 2 yellow cardstock, Deco Bloom dies, Pink & Main Sent with Love sentiment, adhesive foam squares
This time I used a variety of colored cardstock to bring color to this design. This die set is made of dies for the border and the wreath, so you can use just parts of it for other designs, and the roses are separate dies that can be placed anywhere you'd like on this wreath. I chose to adhere them with adhesive foam so that they stand above the rest of the card.
I won't deny that paper-piecing these cards took a little time, but I enjoyed every minute. These dies cut beautifully. Thank you, Spellbinders, for sharing these with me!