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Easter card: Stained Glass Butterflies

For today’s Easter card, I thought I’d do something inspired by what I hope to see a lot of: stained glass! I hope I’m seeing lots of old churches in Europe…and perhaps painting a few windows by old glass masters!

Stained Glass Easter card

The elegant butterflies from Clearly Besotted were perfect for this technique, with a variety of butterfly sizes. There are lots of flowers that would work with this idea too –  anything with small, medium, and large images that can be made into a pattern like this. I’ve used markers to color this, but you can use almost any medium – just make sure you stamp in an ink friendly to your medium of choice. Enjoy the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

Here’s a close-up of all those fun butterflies on my Easter card…the sentiment is from the new Avery Elle Easter Blessings set – the one that was shown on OWHtv recently, with a version of this very same technique! (You can watch that video HERE.)

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This angle shows you that frosted, cloudy-glass look from all that embossing powder. And see those little Glossy Accents dotting around the edge? Sweet!

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If you’re an OWHer, remember that every Easter card is due in by Feb 28th – not much time left, so hurry and get those bunnies hoppin! I need to pack boxes like mad when I get back, and fill em with bunnies. 🙂

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Question of the day…what’s your favorite image for an Easter card?

31 thoughts on “Easter card: Stained Glass Butterflies

  1. Did a beautiful job on your Easter card and also the floral card where u just pulled out copic markers not looking just pulling them out and using them making them work.

  2. […] Sandy Allnock achieved this beautiful stained glass look by repeatly stamping and  heat embossing a butterfly stamp, coloring it with markers and spritzing it with water and then covering the entire panel with a layer of clear embossing. This is perfect for Easter and Spring cards! She’s got a video tutorial on her blog to show you all the steps so you can make a pretty card like this too, click here to watch. […]

  3. Perfect Easter card. Love the stained glass look and the added touch of the Glossy Accents. TFS

  4. Such a beautiful card!

  5. This is such a beautiful technique! I think the butterflies were a great subject matter.

  6. Love the stain glass idea it’s amazing!!!!

  7. I absolutely love this card! The colors are so vibrant and who would have thought just a spritz of water would transform ink so much. I think the glossy accent dots are just the right touch to finish off a lovely Easter card!

  8. So very pretty Sandy ~ thanks for sharing the video…..gives me a little hope that I too can do this lol 🙂

  9. I LOVE this stained glass card..it is just beautiful! Thank you for showing how you made it

  10. This has the big WOW! factor!

  11. This is such a beautiful card and a great technique to try. Than you for sharing.

  12. This is beautiful, Sandy. I’ve been meaning to try the Tombow markers, too. I don’t usually make Easter cards, but if I did, I would most likely use bunnies for my grandson. 🙂

  13. This technique is amazing. I love the colors and shine!

  14. Thank you for the tip about using more embossing powder while the image was still hot, I never knew we could do that. The card looks wonderful! 🙂

  15. Sandy wanted to be sure you know how beautiful this card is. The color is outstanding and you did a great job of creating this. Love your work. Tried to leave a message at YouTube but couldn’t get it to work.
    Thanks for the great video.
    pat

  16. I didn’t realize that these markers would re-activate once dry…the misting was fun to watch…love to see the colors move, mix and migrate. Water color is just so much fun! Hope you’re getting to paint some stained glass in person.

  17. What a pretty card! Love that embossing over the colors!

  18. Amazing result and so impressive! I love the colors!

  19. Beautiful–love this technique.

  20. Awesome

  21. This is lovely! I’m enjoying all your watercolor examples. Have fun with your travels – hope you’re feeling better.

  22. Wow! What a beautiful card and technique! Hope you are enjoying your time in Europe!

  23. Absolutely stunning! I hope you are feeling better. I have been praying for your quick and speedy recovery.

  24. Really nice! Thanks so much Sandy!

  25. Tres Jolie! Love the technique. It truly does look like a cathedral stain glass window!

  26. Gorgeous card.

  27. WOW! what a great card. Love the new technique. Thank you for this great video.

  28. Stunning Card! I love it.

  29. I had to watch the misting part twice because it was so fun and the results are beautiful.

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