Monday, August 11, 2008

Tiny Trinity Stained Glass ATC card

Another Unity Stamp Company card!! I am {loving} these images! This time, I made a card for today's Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC181) - Stained Glass. It also fits in with last week's Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC180) to make an ATC-sized 'Lunchbox' card. This was such a fun size that I just had to make another one, and this tree from Tiny Trinity is perfect for it!

The base was cut from a 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Night of Navy cardstock, which I scored at 2 1/2" and 5" to make the finished 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" card size. Then, from the front panel, I cut a rectangle measuring 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" from the center. I cut two rectangles 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" out of the pink patterned paper, and cut 2 1/8" x 3 1/8" rectangles from the center of each one. (Is this confusing yet?)

I stamped the tree onto an acetate panel with Stazon, then colored in with reinkers mixed with Diamond Glaze (Crystal Effects is the equivalent SU! brand). After that had dried, I sandwiched it between one of the pink rectangle frames and the front of my N.o.N. card, then backed it with another pink frame, to hide the adhesive.

Here are a couple more pictures, so you get an idea of the tri-fold design. Partially open:
And fully open:
I put white panels on the second flap (so the tree would show up when the card was folded) and on the inside panel (for writing). The little bird you see in the first photo at the top is stamped on the second flap's white panel, and colored with my Blender Pen so he'd be 'peeking out' when the card is closed.

Sorry for the confusing post! It really was pretty easy to do in real life...except for waiting for the stained glass technique to dry! *wink* Catch ya later!

Supplies used:
Paper: Night of Navy cardstock (SU!); pink patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko); Pink Passion (SU!); Violet, Midnight Blue, and Port Red Reinkers (Memories)
Stamps: Tiny Trinity and Giggle Grove (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Blender Pen (SU!); acetate


Cris A said...

So cool! I'll have to try this!

Jess said...

ALL of your cards are just soooo amazing. Great job.