Stained Glass with Glitter

I participated in a technique swap group a while ago and learned to create Glittery Stained Glass. This card is a good example of the a card made with this technique.


It is a very easy technique to do. You create the stained glass panel as detailed below and then layer it over a white or neutral cardstock panel and finish your card as usual.

1. Stamp image with StazOn ink on window sheet. Allow to dry completely.

2. Flip window sheet over and rub all over the backside of the image with Embossing Buddy to keep the glitter from sticking to parts of the window sheet where you don’t want it.

3. Add Crystal Effects to all parts of the image that will be covered with the first glitter color.

4. Pour glitter over the Crystal Effects.

5. Tap off excess glitter and add Crystal Effects to the areas where you want the second glitter color.

6. Pour second glitter color over the image. Tap off excess.

7. Add Crystal Effects to the areas where you want the third glitter color to completely fill the image and add the glitter, tapping off the excess.

8. Cut neutral colored card stock the same size or slightly large than your window sheet.

10. Flip window sheet so glitter side is face down toward the card stock to keep the glitter contained.


I covered the mini glue dots in the four comers that hold the window sheet with corners I made from a strip of brushed gold cardstock that I punch out with the Eyelet border punch. I then layered the finished stained glass on a layer of Bravo Burgundy cs that I wrapped with Pretty in Pink Ribbon and centered on a Rose Red cardstock base. Simple but stunning!

Stained Glass Card Recipe:
Stamps: unknown
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Window SheetsBrushed Gold CS
Accessories: 3/8″ Pretty in Pink Taffeta RibbonCrystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Snail, Eyelet Border Punch, Fine Cosmo Glitter


One response to “Stained Glass with Glitter”

  1. Wow, I love this! Thanks for the information on how to do it. I’ve actually never done this technique before but I think I’m going to have to try it now. 🙂

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