Stained glass

Hi crafters. I’m experimenting with the stained glass technique which is part of the CAS mix it up challenge for March.

I cut The Kaisercraft texture ragged die a few times from black cardstock. I adhered one of these to a scrap of white cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers. I then adhered 2 more diecuts on top. I used a credit card and heavy gloss gel from Atelier to fill in some spaces. I wanted to frame it with the Altenew fine frames so I left the holes that would be outside the frame without gel. I actually did this step a couple of times. During my first effort I swiped too many times and ended up with lots of black paper fluff in the gel. When I started again I was a bit more careful with the edges of the diecuts. When it was dry I adhered the frames and then laid down another ragged diecut on top but cut away the bits covering the frames. I used a sentiment from Concord and 9th Thankful leaves turnabout Stamp set. I wondered what I could call my third option since the gel I used is really just part of the technique. I felt it needed something across the middle so I put the die under the misted card base and put a silicone mat over the top and rolled firmly with a brayer until you could see the die texture on the card. It is pretty subtle.

It was fun making my little stained glass window so I hope to try some future techniques at the CAS mix it up challenge. Happy birthday! It is the challenge’s 3rd birthday.


  • Mac Mable

    What a unique, contemporary and wonderful CAS card. I am so glad you persevered, as the outcome looks fabulous. I haven’t tried a heavy gel with this technique, so thank you for the inspiration. The subtle dry embossing looks pretty and loving the die cut you’ve used along with the pop of colours. Great addition to the CAS Mix Up Gallery, thank you x.

  • Bonnie

    This looks like an antique stained glass window! Love the glossy colors and the subtle embossing in the background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Joanna

    Such beautiful dimension achieved on this card, the colours are bright and the “antique” faux glass is so convincing. The dry embossing is a special touch too. Bravo!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx