Perk Up! Card and Suncatcher

It’s time for the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

As I’ve been overwhelmed with family health issues, I haven’t done much crafting this year, but I did make one fun project that I’ve saved for this hop:

This sweet faux stained-glass suncatcher is hidden inside this card:

Nice, bold fall colors!

Ever since I got the A Jillian Vance Grandpa’s Glass: Cup of Love die and stamp, I’ve wanted to make a stained glass suncatcher. I learned a few things while making it….

I used StazOn to stamp on the plastic. I could have re-stamped it, but it was enough for what I needed. JudiKins cleaner does a good job of removing the ink and the stain left behind will not affect the stamp.

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black, Gloss served as the ‘lead’ outline.

I was excited to try Nuvo Jewel Drops, but was disappointed to find that that only the Strawberry (more orange), Orange Marmalade (more yellow) kept any color… Lemoncello, Periwinkle, Rosewater and SeaBreeze dried practically clear, so I switched to more opaque Nuvo Crystal Drops for the cup (Navy Blue and Midnight Blue with Apple Green mixed with Woodland Green for the green tea look)

I solved the problem using Copic Markers to color the clear areas. Better! But there was one problem I hadn’t foreseen…

! S – D – R – A – W – K – C – A – B

Oops! Solution….

Just cut off the bottom!

I hear it’s still hanging in the green-tea-loving recipient’s window, so the colors must be ok and the Nuvo Drops haven’t melted off the plastic after several weeks. So, despite a few set-backs, I’m pleased with the end result.

Have fun with the rest of the Coffee Lovers Hop!

~D.Ann

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