Sunday 29 March 2020


I feel like I am a bit more organised today, don't know what has happened, but it means I have another card to share.

Everything I am making at the moment seems to be purple for some reason. The die cut on this card is cut down from a cover plate by Crafters Companion. I coloured the little pieces with alcohol markers and then inlaid them, this is one of my favourite techniques, it is very fiddly but also very satisfying, as long as you keep calm while you are doing it. Once the inlaid pieces were in place I added 2 layers and then filled the spaces with glossy accents and left it to dry. A 4th layer was added to give a clean finish.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment twice because I wanted to maintain the symmetry. The base card is adorable scorable matt. I don't know how long they have been doing a matt version but I have only just discovered it and it is great.

You can see the stained glass effect on this close up although the lovely mauve colour looks grey. We had just had a snow shower when I took this photo. I think they were the first snow flakes I have seen this year and it is the end of March, I hope it warms up soon.

I am sharing this card at:
Time Out Challenge #158 - Lot's or a little purple
Perfectly CAS #7 - Die cuts

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.


Cat Craig said...

What a perfect die for the stained glass technique. Gorgeous card Hillary.

Christine Alexander said...

CAS perfection with your die cut and stained glass technique :)

GerJanne said...

Really, a snow shower? It's cold outside here too, maybe there will some snow here...
Your card is just beautiful. Lovely die!

papierelle said...

It looks so great and I am very thrilled !!
I would also like to make a card in this color, but unfortunately purple is not my favorite color and somehow I don't get a right idea. But I still have a few days left. Gundi x

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Hilary ... the art deco style panel is so wonderfully detailed and definitely looks like lovely stained glass ... fabulous against all that open space! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

ionabunny said...

Love faux stained glass and CAS. This is gorgeous. Well worth the fiddle. Hugz

sandie said...

Stunning Hilary. I just love the stained glass window effect and also the geometric design and it all looks fab on this purple, super card. Thanks for joining us at Time Out x

Mac Mable said...

You have such patience Hilary and it is so worth it. A unique and fabulous card x.

Shauna said...

This is so cute! I love the design with the mild colors and the geometric pattern. So fresh and unique! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful job on the 1/3 rule for Perfectly CAS challenge and I love your choices of colors! Thanks for sharing with us!

Helen said...

Love it - the coloured inlaid pieces look great.

Thanks for joining us at the Perfectly CAS Challenge.

Helen x