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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Spellbinder's Metamorphosis with Simon Hurley's Stained Glass Window ... creating a glitter gradient

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

Hello everyone! I am excited to work with Spellbinder's new collection by Simon Hurley, Metamorphosis. Today's cards will feature Stained Glass Window and Everyday Sentiments ... one with a handmade gradient, glitter background and the other, ink blended. Both easy to do! Gorgeous!


I don't know about you but I have so much glitter and I rarely use it! This first card was a perfect opportunity to dig into it. Initially I was thinking of glitter paper but I wanted to create a gradient. I could have used alcohol inks on white glitter paper but then I spotted my crazy collection of glitter! I selected a dark, mid and light blue. By the way, once the card is put together there no worries about the glitter getting everywhere! With this method it is there to stay!

  • An A2 sized panel of card stock was covered completed with 2" wide double sided tape.

  • Starting at the base, dark blue glitter was applied to about 1/3 of the panel. Using my finger, I rubbed the area well with circular motions and then knocked off the excess glitter.

  • This process was repeated for both the mid and light blue glitter.

  • A small panel was created in the same way to cut the sentiment from.

  • Because I used strips of double sided tape, lines were visible where the tape met the next piece. I put my panel in a folded sheet of copy paper and ran it through the die cutter. I had to carefully peel the paper off the glitter side of the panel. I repeated this with the small panel for the sentiment BUT this time used wax paper which perfectly!

  • The panel was die cut using the arch outline die from Stained Glass Window die set.

  • The stained glass window detail die was centred in the outline die. Low tack tape was used to keep the detail die from shifting. Black card stock was cut.

  • The black window frame was adhered to the glitter arch.

  • The stained glass window was then mounted onto an A2 sized, black card base.

  • Everyday Sentiments includes both the script and accompanying shadow dies.

  • The shadow die was used to cut black card stock and black foam and it was stacked.

  • The script was used to cut the small glitter panel and it was adhered to the foam backed shadow die cut and then onto the card.

  • The circle details on the stained glass window were highlighted with iridescent confetti and finished off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


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The second card was completed the same as the first but the arch background and script sentiment were ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Villainous Potion and Uncharted Mariner.


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