Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stained Glass Cross

Hello Blogger friends!!! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit at the Charmed Life Blog. I appreciate all the guests who come by.
Well, I know it's spring because it reads that way on the calendar and some of our crocus have popped up. But, we had over an 1" of snow here in Pittsburgh tonight.
I was busy with other things before I noticed the snow on our deck. When I went to the front of my house it looked like a winter wonderland - pretty and so serene. Just like you would want on December 24th or 25th but not on March 24th (lol)!!
Oh well, the spring flowers are coming up and I have seen lots of robins. So I know for sure that Spring is about to make a grand entrance soon.
Until that happens, I have an Easter card to show you with some spring colors. This one I made for the color challenge #521 on Splitcoaststampers. Karen was our hostess and she chose a lovely palette of colors with lost lagoon, daffodil delight, strawberry slush and pear pizzazz. Our option is to use flowers but not stamped ones.
lost lagoon, daffodil delight, strawberry slush, pear pizzazz

I  just bought this new stained glass cutting plate from Taylored Expressions after seeing the beautiful card samples on her store web site. I thought Karen's colors would be beautiful as a stained glass window.

I cut the image once in white and then again in all the challenge colors. I pieced in the die cuts for the stained glass look. Before I started the piecing of the dies. I layered the white image panel over a panel of strawberry slush card stock.

My Easter word is a die from Impression Obsession. The tulips are a die from the Frantic Stamper.

I layered them over a piece of vellum because they seemed to be competing with the background. The vellum is a nice separation, I thought. This idea came from
Joan Ervin. Thanks Joan.

Well, that's my card for today. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Paper: WW, daffodil delight, lost lagoon,pear pizzazz,strawberry slush, vellum 
Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: stained glass cross cutting plate (Taylored Expression), Easter Joy die (Impression Obsession), tulip accents (Frantic Stamper) 

I am also entering:
1.  Artistic Impressions has an anything goes with a twist of Easter.
2ABC Challenge has a "F" for festive.
3Always Something Creative has an Easter challenge.
4.  My Craft Creations has an anything goes.
5.  Curtain Call InspirationChallenge - I used the colors from the inspiration photo



  1. Such a beautiful card and how lovely these colours go togehter <3

  2. BEAUtiful Mary!! I love that you used the stained glass outlines in white, with the colors makes a really stunning effect! Snow that is crazy, we are hitting the 90.s here, sure wish we could mix it up and we would both have lovely weather :)

  3. Mary, your stained glass is beautiful with the colorful piecings. Tulips are my favorite flower and I'll sure be glad to see them blooming again. We have had some nice 70's recently but I think we will go to the 50's for a few days. I'll be glad when it is hot weather.
    Your card is gorgeous.

  4. Your card is lovely Mary! what a beautiful stained glass die! the colors are perfect with it!

  5. Such a sweet card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  6. This is so clever, and of course it's the true meaning of Easter.

    Thanks for sharing with us


  7. Fabulous Easter card, love the mosaic background. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges. Meighan DT



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