Stampin’ Up So Very Merry Card & Video Tutorial

So Very Merry Angel Stain Glass Card 

So Very Merry Angel Card

Today I’m sharing the last of my Christmas in July cards with a stain glass look from the So Very Merry stamp set, an Online Exclusive. The technique is using alcohol inks on vellum cardstock. I really enjoy this technique, the secret is to take your time and enjoy doing it. Happy Stamping!

Card Directions

  1. Using Silver embossing powder from the group of Metallic Embossing Powder, emboss the angel image onto Vellum Cardstock. 
  2. Color the image with Stampin’ Blends. When coloring on vellum you color the image on the backside of the vellum. Set aside to dry for a few minutes.
  3. Fold the card base in half on the score line, burnish with Bone Folder.
  4. Emboss the White Cardstock panel with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder. 
  5. Wrap a piece of Azure Afternoon Ribbon around embossed panel and adhere to card front.
  6. Punch 2 circles out of the Champagne More Dazzle speciality paper. Adhere to card front.
  7. Die cut the largest circle from the Stylish Shape dies out of White Cardstock.
  8. Stamp greeting in Azure Afternoon Ink onto top of circle.
  9. The angel should be completely dried now, punch out with the 2-3/8” Circle Punch. Adhere to White Cardstock with Glue Dots. Using Dimensionals, adhere to card front.
  10. Add Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels to card front.
  11. The inside was completed by stamping the saying from Brightest Glow stamp set in Azure Afternoon Ink onto White Cardstock. Adhere this to the Azure Afternoon Panel and adhere to card inside.
  12. Finish the envelope by embossing the envelope flap with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder.

Card Recipe

Cutting Directions:

  • Basic White: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” (card base), 5-3/8” x 4-1/8” (embossed panel for card front), 5” x 3-3/4” (inside), 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” (round die cut circle)
  • Azure Afternoon: 5-1/4” x 4” (inside)
  • Vellum Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4” (angel)
  • More Dazzle Speciality Paper: 3” x 6” (2 circles)

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: So Very Merry, Brightest Glow 
  • Dies: Stylish Shape Dies
  • Cardstock/Paper: Basic White, Azure Afternoon, Vellum, More Dazzle Speciality Paper
  • Stampin Pads: Azure Afternoon, VersaMark
  • Stampin’ Blends: Azure Afternoon, Real Red, Light Wild Wheat, Dark Daffodil delight, Dark Starry Sky, Dark Old Olive, Light Combo Pack (skin tone)
  • Embellishments: Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels
  • Ribbon: 3/8” Sheer Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Embossing Folder: Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder 
  • Heat Embossing: Metallic Embossing Powders, Embossing Additions Tool Kit, Heat Tool
  • Adhesives: Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin Seal
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine, Clear Blocks, Take Your Pick, Bone Folder, Stampin Pierce Mat, Paper Snip Scissors

Check out this month’s Specials:

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See our Online Exclusives!
Current Paper Pumpkin Kit
The Best Destination Kit

August Paper Pumpkin Kit

Meaningful Flowers

Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit

Discover messages of friendship and loyalty in the flowers from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs, and 8 coordinating envelopes. The kit is special because of the way it uses the meaning of flowers. On each card, you’ll find a small inscription of what the flowers represent. As you craft with the included vellum and watercolor paper pieces, you’ll know you’re sending a message of encouragement and loyalty to your recipients. 

And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE stamp set! This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions!



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Bonnie-Lynn Lenke, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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