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Swirly Bird “Stained Glass” Step by Step Directions

August 19, 2016

Way back in June I shared this post showing a “stained glass window” created using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  I talked about how to put it together but never showed a step by step.  So….today, here it is.

#8 Swirly Bird Stained Glass

Swirly Bird Stained Glass card using the 2016-2018 In Colors.

You’ll need:

Using each color of card stock, cut out one of the long swirly shapes for a total of six shapes.  I’m going to call them “waves” from now on.

scraps of 2016-2018 in colors stampin up

Scraps of 2016-2018 Stampin’ Up! In Colors plus Basic Black


'wave' die cut pieces

‘Wave’ die cut pieces and scraps — you’ll need to cut some of the pieces that didn’t pop out of the die when cut.


Die Brush, 140603

Die Brush, 140603 – great for removing smail pieces and little ‘hairs’ from die cut pieces


Multipurpose Glue on wave piece

Multipurpose Glue on wave piece – place on card front and then trim excess from top and bottom


Save all the pieces

Save all the pieces and pick out the very specific pieces that fit into each space.


Multipurpose glue in open spaces

Place very small dots of Multipurpose Glue in open spaces; then set in properly pre-fitted pieces.  Trim ends.


Trim all ends and add your greeting

Trim all ends and add your greeting.


Creating this stained glass card is quite a bit like putting a puzzle together and all of the pieces have their very own place to rest.  This is a fun and powerful card.  You can see the adaptation of this card, in rainbow hues, that I sent to the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida in June as a small sign of support for that community.  About a month later I received a very nice ‘thank you for your support’ card which just warmed my heart.  Sending and receiving hand stamped cards is powerful.  Go ahead and make someone’s day.






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