Stained Glass Imagery


I just love the stained glass imagery that is in the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum paper! Having been to the U.K. the past two years, and seen so many amazing churches and their original stained glass window designs, it’s fun to try to recreate that feeling. If you love to colour, then you NEED to get this paper! There are a total of 24 6″ x 6″ sheets; 2 each of 12 designs. You can use any of our colouring mediums with them; I love using our Stampin’ Blends Markers on the front side, for bright, true colours.


With the vaulted look of the upper panes, this particular piece makes me think of the larger cathedral windows.  Not necessarily every panel is coloured, because colouring was expensive and time consuming.

Stained Glass Imagery

Sitting and colouring the images is fun, and relaxing for me. The most difficult part is choosing which colour to use!


To colour the flowers, use Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Markers. The Grapefruit Grove is slightly darker, which is perfect for adding shading and depth. Colour the leaves with the Granny Apple Green  for the highlights, and the Garden Green for the shading. The colours chosen for the butterflies are Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, and Pool Party. The upper ‘stained glass’ panels are coloured in Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch.

To keep the colours true, layer the panel onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock, in the same size as the vellum. Use the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder to emboss a panel of Grapefruit Grove cardstock. Attach the vellum/cardstock panel to the embossed panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stained Glass Imagery

Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set onto  a piece of Whisper White cardstock, in Memento Black ink. Die cut the sentiment with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Next, attach it to the front panel with Dimensionals.

Attach the front panel to a cardstock base of Granny Apple Green cardstock, with Dimensionals. Now you can finish off the front by adding the small Pearl Basic Jewels in each tuft intersection. Isn’t that pretty?!

You can’t really tell by the picture, but the black lines on the vellum are slightly raised, just like the foiling lines on real stained glass.

Stained Glass Imagery


You’ll love this Graceful Glass Designer Vellum – trust me! And if you want, you can also get the coordinating items from the Graceful Glass Suite. There’s the Painted Glass stamp set, the Stained Glass Thinlits (you can get the 2 in a Bundle, and Save 10%!), as well as embellishments.  Click on the product images below to order from my online store – open 24/7!

If you have time, please leave a comment, and let me know what you think of this card! I always love to read what you have to say.  Thanks!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

6 thoughts on “Stained Glass Imagery

  1. WOW! This just pops off the page, it is so stunning. Great color combinations for PERFECT shading

    1. I like putting white cardstock behind the vellum, so that the colours stay true. It’s fun to change the colour for different looks, though. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Jackie! 🙂

    1. So glad you like my colour choices, Susan! That was the hardest part in making this card 🙂

    1. You got the link I was going for, Buffy! The Tufted DTIEF and the window 🙂 That makes my day!

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