21 Jul 2017

Alcohol Ink and Vellum Butterfly Card - Faux Stained Glass Technique







Hiya,  I'm featuring a card using one of my favourite card-making techniques on the the Silhouette UK Blog today - faux stained glass!  The Silhouette cuts great frames to show off the pattern variations and rich colours of decorated vellum paper.  I've adapted the card design so that  light can pass through and display the inked vellum to best effect. I used self-adhesive cardstock to give a clean, smear-free finish.





To make the card I used the following:


Butterfly Card #124784 file download by StudioIlustrado

Butterfly Mother's Day Card #59805 for the little butterflies

Silhouette® Cameo 3

Pearlescent vellum from Create & Craft

Tim Holtz Alcohol inks & blending solution

Black medium-weight cardstock

Liquid craft glue

Black Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock







On the full post you'll find details on:
  • Preparing the vellum,
  • Adapting the card base,
  • Making an independent frame for the stained-glass,
  • Aligning the vellum insert, and
  • Finishing touches.







Oh, and don't forget to use the vellum scraps from around the butterfly to make smaller butterflies to use for other projects. Even the bits rescued from the bin!
 






I hope you'll try this out - the stained glass effect is beautiful in real life.













20 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Janet, thank you for sharing.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thanks Linda. I need to work out what to do with my little butterflies now.

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  2. it's gorgeous Janet and love the colours you have used
    Gr Karin

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    1. Thank you Karin. They are some of my favourites.

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  3. Hi Janet this is a stunning card the butterfly is just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  4. Ooooooh Janet - the background is like a mini explosion of colour. Love it! Shabneez x

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  5. Stunning Janet and so very delicate!
    Laine
    xx

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  6. Beautiful background, sets off the butterflies to perfection!! xx

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  7. Super gorgeous project. The colours look amazing. x

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  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments x

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  9. Your butterfly is absolutely stunning. The colours are just glorious!

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  10. Gorgeous butterfly Janet and a fabulous tutorial. Cathy x

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  11. What a beautiful butterfly! The stained glass effect is amazing xx

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  12. Really beautiful, lovely effect. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  13. Beautiful card, fab tutorial as well, hugs, Sarah

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  14. WoW! This butterfly is so pretty, love the creative technique! I have to try this :)

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