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Hi Friends!

I hope all of you Saints fans are enjoying your win!  I won’t pretend to be a Saints fan, but it was awful nice to see them win.  What a boost to the community… much needed!   Since my Pittsburgh Steelers were not playing, I only watched for the commercials.   I have to say I wasn’t really that impressed with the commercials or the half time show this year.

It’s time for a new Technique challenge!   This week, we are going to do a technique that I (think) created.   I call it the frosted window.   I did it for the first time a week or so ago and I so loved the results that I wanted to share it with all of you.

This one is super easy!   Here’s what you do…..

First, stamp your image on (white is suggested) cardstock and color it.   I suggest you use bright/bold colors, but I haven’t tried it with muted colors, yet.

Next, stamp the same image on vellum (don’t use colored vellum for this).   Make sure you use a quick drying ink or you will have to wait until your image is dry to proceed.


When your vellum image is dry, flip it over and color the back with lighter colors than you used to color your cardstock image.

You’re going to want the image panel and the vellum panel to be the same size (leaving a border around all sides for the next step).

Now take your vellum image and place dimensionals in the corners.   Pop that on top of your cardstock image, making sure you line them up precisely!!


This is where the frosted look comes in!   The gentle coloring on the vellum mixes with colors on the cardstock image and gives off a sort of glow.

You will now want to cover your vellum with another piece of cardstock, or at the very least, cover your areas where the dimensionals are.


 I left the sentiment off my card as I am not sure what I want it to be just yet.


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  SU’s Stipple Rose

Colors: PTI White, Vellum, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, DP

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: Ribbon, 1/2 pearls, scalloped circle nesties, circle nesties, embossing folder, dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you’ll pop over to the Technique Challenge forum on Splitcoaststampers and play along!   Have a blessed day!




20 Responses to “~ Frosted Window Technique ~”

  1. on 07 Feb 2010 at 21:28Elaine

    Very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  2. on 07 Feb 2010 at 21:45Marisa

    This is lovely, Holly! Those colours just pop and I love how you framed it. Fun technique.

    Sorry about your Colts…my son was cheering for the Saints and was quite excited when they won. Get this, the reason he chose the Colts was the abbreviation for their team name is “NO” lol 😀 Gotta love 9 year olds! Thanks for the kudos on the fave’s list on SCS too. What a wonderful surprise it was 😀

  3. on 07 Feb 2010 at 22:49Bev J.

    Beautiful card and neat technique! Don’t think I have vellum but will check and see.

    I wasn’t impressed with the commercials and sure didn’t care for the half time show-loud- and I can never tell what words they are singing! I love the ETrade commercials though. I am a Colts fan but was for either team this time as I thought the Saints and New Orleans needed a break; and the best team won!

  4. on 08 Feb 2010 at 00:32antje

    This sounds like an interesting technique… I hope to find some time for it today…. thanks for making the effort of sharing!

  5. on 08 Feb 2010 at 04:57Beverly

    Hiya Holly…
    I agree about the superbowl.. I thought the commercials were total duds.. however; I did enjoy listening to the Who and watching the light show (guess I’m telling my age a bit – LOL)..
    I love your technique.. hope to get to try it later today..

  6. on 08 Feb 2010 at 05:19Vicky Gould

    What a wonderful technique. On my way to play. Hope my card looks 1/2 as great as yours. Thanks for sharing, Holly!

  7. on 08 Feb 2010 at 05:59bronih

    Beautiful, Holly!

  8. on 08 Feb 2010 at 06:29Sally

    What a great idea, thanks for sharing I will have to try this as it looks very effective 🙂

  9. on 08 Feb 2010 at 07:30Debi

    this turned out wonderfully Holly, can’t wait to try it!

  10. on 08 Feb 2010 at 07:36Julia Aston

    This is just gorgeous Holly! love the circle framing and depth of color on the image with the frosted glass!

  11. on 08 Feb 2010 at 07:48Starla

    This is stunning!! I will have to give this a try (sometime….drat that work thing! LOL!)

  12. on 08 Feb 2010 at 09:48Dayanna

    This is a beautiful technique and I love your sample.

    Unfortunately, we in Canada can’t see the commercials of the Super Bowl even on a US feed. But the game was great and I’m glad the Saints won!!

  13. on 08 Feb 2010 at 11:49Keri Lee Sereika

    This is GORGEOUS!!! What a nifty technique~ I love learning something new!

  14. on 08 Feb 2010 at 12:32Kittie

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Holly girl! I love the colors you chose as well.

  15. on 08 Feb 2010 at 16:45Traci S. (at SCS)

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you for the invite to your blog! I love the picture at the top. It looks like it was hand chosen for this technique.

    I love what you came up with! I do have one question. On your sheet of Vellum, you added a blue background. Can you please share with this 3-month-old NEWBIE, what type of coloring you used, and how you did it? If it is too long to answer, maybe it can be a technique for next week? I really want to learn that…and there are other Newbies around, too. It really gives a very polished look!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creation. A great example!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (at SCS)

  16. on 08 Feb 2010 at 19:08Susan (rainy)

    Oh my gosh, Holly! This is awesome AND gorgeous!

  17. on 08 Feb 2010 at 20:01Dawn B.

    This is really beautiful Holly. What a great technique. I need to try this one..TFS and for the tut…

  18. on 08 Feb 2010 at 21:18Shelly Schmidt

    Gorgeous! Wonderful technique!

  19. on 11 Feb 2010 at 01:07notimetostamp

    What a FAB technique — your results ARE STUNNING!!! You have most definitely given new life to that old but beautiful Stipple Rose!

  20. on 15 Feb 2010 at 14:06Francoise Valois

    My gosh, that is nice and even a card maker deprived person like me could do it. TFS


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