Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass

Hello and welcome! I’m really excited about being on this International Design Team. For this month we’re doing Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass.

Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop - Stained Glass

This is a really easy technique which yields amazing results and with few supplies. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Stamp onto Vellum with Versamark and heat set with your chosen Stampin’ Emboss Powder on setting 1
  2. Turn the Vellum to the wrong side and colour
  3. Turn back to correct side and you’re done.
  4. Make your card

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Above is a close up of the completed image. I’ve easily been able to get shading and variation in colour with little effort. (I can’t colour for nuts!!)

How i did Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass:

Firstly I inked up my image with Versamark and then with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped onto the Vellum. I added Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder before heat setting on setting 1. Vellum is a little more delicate than card that’s why I choose setting 1 on my Heat Tool. Now I’ll sort of walk you through what I did:

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This is the wrong side which shows my poor colouring. I used Pink Pirouette and Rose Red for the flowers and Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi for the leaves. I also used a Blender Pen. i coloured with the lightest colour first, leaving some spots where I thought the sun may hit, without colour. Then I came in with the darker colour and coloured the base of the leaves and petals, over the shading lines and basically where I thought there would be a lot of shadow.

Next I came back with my lightest colour and coloured over both areas sort of blending them together but still leaving some spots without colour. Make sure you clean the tip of the lightest pen on some scrap paper to return it to its original colour. Lastly I came in with a Blender Pen and used scrap paper to wipe it clean after I had taken some more colour off some spots and sort of blended the colours together. Hope that makes sense. It’s really easy, I promise. (I wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t easy!)

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So, this is what it looks like from the front. I love the effect of the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the fact you can’t see the colouring on the back.

I made a small frame in Basic Black and layered it up with Foam Adhesive Strips on Whisper White.

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Then I had a stroke of genius. (Well I think so any way!) I used our Stampin’ Blends to make some Ombre Ribbon and colour some Clear Faceted gems.

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So, do you want to see the whole card yet? I just loved doing this technique. It’s been too long since I last did it and I’m really happy with the result.

Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop - Stained Glass

I hope you enjoyed my first Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass post and I’ll see you again next month or sooner. I’d love to have you as a regular reader.

Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass

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Happy Stamping, until next time


Product List

Heat Tool


Blender Pens


Bone Folder


Grid Paper


About LibbyD

Hi, I'm Libby. I'm a wife, mother, Gran and sister. I'm also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! in Australia. I love all things Stampin' Up! Making meaningful connections is important to me and I value the long lasting friendships I have made through Stampin' Up! I knit, cross-stitch, sew and get inky with stamps, ink and paper. Connect with me to find out more Have a look around and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange your own Stampin' Up! workshop (FREE) or find out about classes. Call 0410 315 786 Email

6 thoughts on “Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass

  1. Wow the clear embossing over the black ink looks awesome and that flower is one of my favourites. Love your card, the colours and the embellishments Libby. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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