When I finished my card for Try Stampin' this week, I loved the background but was pretty disappointed about the image. I asked for help from anyone who wanted to give it and, with a little help from Penny Wessenauer, this is what I came up with. She suggested glass and colouring it. I used yellow water glass instead (I just happen to do stained glass as well so I have a supply). I backed it in silver foil to bring out the colour of the glass. I stamped it with a tree stamp (which I wanted to use originally) from Lovely As A Tree. Rather than a wide heavy ribbon or banner, I opted for a skinnier, die cut piece so that you can still see most of the background.
(The photo is a bit "fuzzy" but I have a hard time taking pictures of glass and having them come out clear)
Please let me know which one of the cards you like better. I would be interested in knowing.
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