Monday, February 19, 2018

Dies R Us - Stained Glass Inlay

Dear Ones~
I hope you had a decent weekend. It's the most we can hope for, right? Today's offering has been made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Here is my card:

And here's how I made it:
First I cut the die out 4 times. Once in white, and three times in black. I layered them all together to give a nice dimension.
I attached the die cuts onto a polka dotted vellum panel.

Then I set about cutting out all the birds and leaves in different colors. Mind you, these are teeny TINY pieces. I was beginning to wonder what I had gotten myself into.

Now comes the challenge. inlaying all those little pieces parts into the correct spaces. This is NOT for the faint of heart. If you don't have patience, I DO NOT recommend this technique. Was it worth it? I say yes, and I will be doing it again.....but not for awhile.

Next I cut myself a little sweet frame from the  Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Die set.

Finally it was time to put it all together......whew!!!!

I love all the dimension this card has. I'm very happy with the result!

Here are the dies I used: 
 Image result for tutti designs bird stained glass die

Thanks for stopping by! Do give the inlay technique a try. You don't have to do something as intricate as I did. Take a look at your dies and see what you have! And I appreciate all your lovely comments, they make my day!!!
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  1. WOW! I love all of that dimension and the gorgeous stained glass art! Looks like something you could make in your stained glass studio! A lot of work, BUT such a big payoff! This is gorgeous, thank you for your patience!

  2. Stunning creation and I love the dimension and stained glass effect xx

  3. Beautiful Judy, so soft and pretty. Lots of intricate paper piecing for sure.

  4. Beautiful card and that looks like some great dies you used.

  5. WOWSERS! You have knocked it out of the park with this one Judy! Stunning creation - and that bird die is to die for! All that work piecing it together was worth every minute. AMAZING!!!

  6. Gorgeous and so inspiring to give a try for myself. Thanks

  7. Beautiful, girlfriend. Love the dimension, the vellum and colors.The frame just ties it up neatly. I had to smile at your description of the tiny pieces. My problem is that I always misplace one piece.

  8. I think I would have gone stir crazy and pulled my hair out TRYING to put together what you have done so perfectly Judy. So glad you showed ALL the details as we wouldn't have appreciated your patience if you hadn't. What a spectacular creation. Mine would have gone in the bin. Fantabulous!

  9. This is lovely and so worth the trouble you went through to make it, Judy. Sometimes I have the patience and sometimes not. I'm sure glad you did.

  10. Oh, WOW, I love this! It really does look like stained glass. You are amazing! Really, really a stunning card!

  11. I missed this one! So worth the hassle! Truly impressive card my. friend! Super WOW!