Today’s tutorial on SCS is Stained Glass with Vellum.

There are other ways to create a Stained Glass look. I will create another tutorial in a few weeks for a variation with Acetate and Glitter.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The edges of the card front were sponged with chocolate ink to make it richer looking.

The 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Ski Slope Designer Paper was adhered to the base. The edges were paper pierced and sanded with a sanding block.

The frame was cut with the Top Notes Bigz Die Big Shot template out of Chocolate Chip. It was stamped with the branch from A Cardinal Christmas, the edges were sponged.

I cut an oval from Riding Hood Red cardstock with the Coluzzle. Again I stamped the edges of the oval with the branch, this time with Riding Hood Red. I sponged the edges, taped the oval to the Chocolate Top Note and cut another smaller oval through both layers. I paper pierced the oval.

Next I stamped the Cardinal in Black Craft ink on Vellum Paper and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. The image was colored with Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie markers on the other side of the vellum.

The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla cardstock punched out with the large oval punch. I taped it to a scrap piece of Riding Hood Red and cut around it. It was taped to the bottom left of the frame. I clipped a Mini Library clip on it and tied Red Taffeta Ribbon on it.

I got another busy day, heck rest of the week ahead of me. I hope I get to stamp so I have something to post for you every day. Can’t promise it though.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

33 Responses to “Tutorial on SCS – Stained Glass”

  1. This is amazingly beautiful! Your work is so awesome! Keep up the great work. You are a true inspiration. Excellent job on the tutorial too.

    Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. This is absolutely super. Beate, I am always amazed by your creations. You always make the best card and share the most clear, concise tutorials.

  3. What a gorgeous Christmas card! I love all the time and detail you put into each and every one of your cards! I love all the fun accents too! So Pretty!

  4. Beautiful card, the brown really showcases the gorgeous cardinal and I love the red oval frame too. Gotta go call my demo, I now have to have that die cut!

  5. Wow! Great tutorial and card. Thanks for always sharing!!

  6. What a great Christmas card! It looks very cool 🙂 I’ve sort of done this technique before, although I embossed in white on vellum before coloring on the backside, instead of stamping with a dark color. It looks great!


  7. Hi Beate: Bam! This is a perfect layout and card. Adore all the touches (sand block on the edges, paper piercing, the clip with ribbon) and the stained glass technique is lovely. I plan to give it a try. How did you get your pierces so symmetrical on the oval?

    Hugs, Mary

  8. Just gorgeous, Beate! I have to try this one! Beautiful!

  9. This card is soooo gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it!! I can’t wait to try this technique.

  10. I LOVE it! I can’t wait to see the other stained glass technique. I’m totally trying this tonight! Have a great day, Miss Pinata!

  11. Beautiful Beate! Love the rich colours and the bird is fabulous with this technique!

  12. Hi Beate – great card – I love that Cardinal – I’ve cased one of your old cards and shown it on my blog – hope that’s ok. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. aaaaabsolute SPITZENKLASSE! Beate, die Farben, das Papier…Wahnsinnig schön…;-) Die kleine Klammer links mag ich besonders gern…Liebe Grüße…

  14. This is so pretty Beate! Such an elegant card!

  15. ohhh this is fabulous–cannot wait to try it!!!

  16. Hi Beate! Wunderbar! I tried to leave a message on splitcoaststampers but it kept saying I was not authorize. I love your tutorial and am going to try it now!
    Have a GREAT day!

  17. You’re just absolutely genius 🙂
    just gorgeous, Beate!

  18. Beautiful, Beate! SPITZENKLASSE! That’s what Silke said, so that must be good, right? LOL You’re killing me with this Cardinal! I promised I wouldn’t get another set out of the mini! 🙂

  19. Wow this is GORGEOUS!! I love all the stamping and the use of the top note die!! I think I need to try this technique!

  20. Wow! This is gorgeous! I’m going to have to try this technique! 😀

  21. This is beyond stunning, Beate! LOVE it! There are no words! It’s just stunning!

  22. Love your Cardinal Beate! Very cool technique! TFS~ Hugs, Deb

  23. Wow…I LOVE your stained glass!! Your cardinal is a most beautiful image for this!! So very gorgeous, Beate!!

  24. great effectand beautiful card,the top not bigz die makes a wonderful frame! I really would like to try this out, if only there would be more time… will write it on my looong “want to do it’-list…

  25. This technique is so amazing and absolutely stunning…the red completely makes it pop !!! Way to go, my friend 🙂

  26. Oh my word Beate, this is drop dead gorgeous!! Saw the tutorial yesterday but had no time to play. Hope when I finish up my volunteer stuff today, I can work on something. Hope it comes out half as beautiful as yours!!!

  27. This is such an elegant card ! TFS !

  28. Hi Beate:

    I couldn’t resist and CASE’d this wonderful layout. Thanks.

  29. You can also stamp on a transparency (emboss) and color that with your copics. I demoed that at a stamping convention for one of the vendors.


  30. Beautiful, love how you have framed the bird and such pretty papers and coloring!

  31. Beate, this is absolutely gorgeous; I don’t have the new cardinal set, but I still have the old one that I can use. I showed it to a customer and she wants half of her Christmas cards made like this. As I look at it, it looks “black” instead of brown – so I think I’ll do it in black. Beautiful card! TFS

  32. Beautiful card Beate – just wondering if you cut a piece of CS with coluzzle for white to go behind the vellum?

  33. Beautiful. I am casing this card!
    When you cut a smaller oval with both layers, did you cut a square or some kind with white cardstock?

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