Friday, February 1, 2013

Stained Glass Swallowtail Butterfly Card

Do you LOVE Stained Glass...
as much as Iiiiiiii do??
 I couldn't resist combining my a few of my favorite things...
Stained Glass
 and Cards!!!!

Starting with Vellum Paper and the Versa Mark stamp pad,
the Swallowtail butterfly large/background stamp from the Spring Mini Black Embossing powder and Heat Gun

Heat Setting is easy and a sure way to WOW!

Using the NEW Stampin' Spritzer from the Idea Book (p.179) I filled it with Water!
A spritz on the embossed butterfly allows for the water to pool in the embossed 'pockets'.
(This Stampin' Spritzer is great - with the ReInker and some water you can create any color spritz you want!)
Here it is while wet! 
Using the Real Red, Pacific Point and the Pumpkin Pie ReInkers and my Aqua Painter to pull up and paint the ink into the pools of water.

Starting with the Pumpkin Pie in the center I blended in the Real Red and then added the Pacific Point to the center and blended it a little. 
It will look like a hot mess... but grabbing a paper towel and blotting you see the WONDER of the project!  I used my Heat Gun on the first setting I dried up the last bits of water. 
The Vellum allows for the see through feel of the Stained Glass window.

Cutting out the Vellum Heat Embossed Swallowtail is easy to cut out and a WOW when placed on the reflective Whisper White card stock.  The Mini Glue Dots hold it and are clear so as to not take away from the beauty of it all.
The cut out image and Mini Glue Dots allow for it to 'float' as it's held down in random places. 
It still has a life to it but the elegance of stained glass.

I LOVE the way the Color Coach helps my Project to POP! 
I wouldn't have picked these colors
but am so loving how it came out!
 Bring on the Cake has a wonderful collection of Birthday Sentiments...

Sending this off to my amazing Upline, Susie, who was the 42nd person to EVER sign up with Stampin' Up!  She is celebrating her 25th Anniversary with the Company, along side Shelli Gardner who started the company!  I was blessed to pick Susie to be my upline, 7 years ago - two weeks before having our daughter Genevieve.  As Susie's birthday was this week and Genevieve's birthday is tomorrow - I wanted to send a spectacular card to celebrate our special relationship!
HOW do You WOW others??
Sign up for my upcoming Full of Color Class,
this month, under My Calendar and
WOW others with the Colors you use!
(Seating is limited for this amazing class!)
Do not hesitate!
Not all of the stamp sets in the Spring Mini will make it to the Idea Book...
only a select few do...
so ORDER Your Favorite - NOW! 
No better time, RIGHT NOW is Sale~A~Bration with a mini catalog FULL of FREE - Yes, All Free Items!  Grab YOURS - they are unlimited!!  Every $50 you spend pick any one item - so get your favorite items, all of your favorites, and your FREE Items to boot! 
Time is limited as Sale~A~Bration is only until March 22nd!


  1. Jamie this is beautiful. You go girl and thanks for sharing with us at LNS!

  2. I saw your card on the LNS challenge and came by to see. This really is a wow - love how you used the vellum. It created a beautiful card.

  3. WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing the how to and playing with the LNS Challenge!

  4. Beautiful card! I love how you shared how to do the technique. Thanks for playing with us again this week at LNS.


  5. So pretty--thanks for the little tutorial too. Great technique. Thanks so much for playing along with us on the LNS challenge blog agian this week!

  6. Wow, this is awesome, thanks for sharing the directions!
    Thanks for joining the LNS challenge!

  7. Jamie, this card is awesome! I can see why it won the LNS Challenge. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing how to make it.

  8. I knew you would win the Challenge Jamie -- this is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!!

  9. WOW...not much else you can say about this card besides wow!

  10. WOW! Says it all. You are so creative and your project turned fab!


What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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