I have a very “Light” card for you today.  The colors are soft, yet bright, and the focal point is similar to a stained glass window.  I have become a great fan of the Painted Glass stamp set.  And it just screams for you to use the Stampin’ Blends for the coloring.


Painted Glass, 147461


I love the more subtle shades on the “stained glass”.  Last card I made with this set I went with the more Regal tones.  You can see that card HERE.  For that card I used the Graceful Glass 6X6 Vellum DSP.

On today’s card, I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  I used both shades of each color.  I spent some time debating on color the section that I left white.  Finally I decided it worked best white to lighten up the look.  I then used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out the round window.  I think it gives it a totally different look.




I carefully chose a sentiment that easily fit in the upper corner of the Whisper White layer.  I did not want the DSP to fold back too far.  This Happy Birthday has been a “Go To” sentiment for me.  It is from the Southern Serenade stamp set.  I love the font of the greeting.

The Pearlized Doily was a perfect fit, and an unexpected background for the stained glass.  I was very pleased with the outcome of my color matching today.  I would not have considered pairing Grapefruit Grove with Pumpkin Pie.  Now I am sold that it is a good pairing.

Probably my favorite part of this card is the Designer Series Paper.  I am a great fan of Stampin’ Up!’s DSP.  I believe most companies no long do Double-sided DSP.  I am SO HAPPY that Stampin’ Up! does because cards like today must have the coordinating and double-sided DSP.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I appreciate your time and love to hear from you.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Don’t forget to check out each of the August Specials as you scroll down to the list.