Ornamental Iron was one of 15 cartridges that my fab husband got me for Christmas and I love it. When I look at a couple of the cuts though, they remind me of my church and the fabulous stained glass windows there. This card was made using some different techniques and materials that what I have used before.
The base is a really light yellow color and then a light blue shimmery mat from the DCWV Linen coordinating stack. I inked the edges of both using black ink. I first cut the Gate5a cut at 6" from black cardstock.
So, here is the new material and technique portion: the stained glass. Since overhead presentations are now a thing of the past, my office had tons of the transparency film in the cabinet that they were going to throw out. I took it all! I used a transparency sheet, colored tissue paper and decopauge to create the stained glass. When I made the stained glass, I used bright colored tissue paper and made the collage big enough for the cut plus some. When I did cut it out, I glued the Ornamental Iron cut to the shiny transparency side, not to the side that the tissue paper was glued to. I also added a sheet of solid white to the back of the cut so that the collage would appear bright, like light was shining in the window.
I decided I wanted to use the sentiment (from G Studio) and put it on a sash type ribbon banner, All of the options I had weren't right though so, I used a piece of ribbon and attached it to the front of the card with two black brads and then the sentiment mounted on a scrap of the yellow and then on the shiny blue.
On the inside, I cut the gate10d (I think) at 12". WOW, was this interesting! I wanted the cut to be about 1" tall and 4" wide to use the remaining 'stained glass' but, at 1", the cut was barely visible. I had to check it out on my Design Studio to see what the deal was. At 12", it cut about 5x1". I trimmed off the blocks on the edge of the cut and it worked perfectly. I should also add that when I went to cut the top block layer, using the shift key, the machine went was down on the paper to start cutting.....weird. I did cut them though in the shiny blue and added the stained glass to the back as well as another light blue sheet below.
I have to say I really LOVE how the stained glass turned out! Not sure I will be able to send it. :)