Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Soft Stained Glass

I found out a few days ago that my Aunt's husband passed away earlier this month.  It wasn't unexpected, but still tough on her, I'm sure. Since its been a few weeks, I decided a traditional Sympathy card wasn't quite right. 

Looking through the paper stacks & stamps for some inspiration, I came across a book of Stained Glass Vellum papers from Hot off The now is the time to try something new. 

The papers come with a border of  stained glass look. Some are strips of a continuous image, some are divided into panes.

I chose to trim out the pane cutting carefully around the portion of the image that lays over the border.  Wanting to highlight the look, I matted it on a piece of water color paper, nice white & very subtle texture.
Next, had to pick the background papers, liked the look  of the shiny teal but it was just slightly too small for the card from on its own & then it looked to plain, even backed with the dark beige. Turning to the Cuttlebug, ran it through with an embossing folder that echoed a paned look, like stained glass....

Finishing it off with a simple sentiment stamped on the dark beige & then matted in a darker turquoise cs.  I hope it brings my Aunt some comfort...

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