Stained Glass Lacey Angel

For my card today, I want to share a fun way to create stained glass using the Cheery Lynn Designs Lacey Angel die. My friend Stacey from Sweet Stamps showed me how to do this. 

Step 1: Die cut the Lacey Angel die twice.  I die cut it from Cryogen metallic white paper and then again from a patterned paper.

Step 2:  Insert the Angel die cut back into the DP, turn it over and add a two sided sticky tape to the back side of the DP.  If your tape is not wide enough, just butt the strips up against each other.  I used 2.5 inch Scor-Tape.

Here you can see the tape shining through the Angel.

Step 3:  Add clear glitter to the Angel, tapping it down where the tape shows through then knocking off the excess.  I used Sparkly Sweet Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. 

Step 4:  Remove the release paper from the tape and add a piece of vellum to the back side of the Angel, covering up all the sticky tape.

Step 5:  Add color to your Angel.  I used a combination of Pitt Pens and Copic markers.  I left the wings clear as well as the bottom edge of her gown.  Avoid getting your vellum too wet as it will buckle. 

Step 6:  Add a light colored card stock behind the Angel to help the colors show through.  I used white for my card.

To complete my card, I added a border from the Expandable Tiny Borders die to the top and bottom of my card front.  And then die cut my Merry Christmas die, trimming off the snowflakes.  Since I had to cut two Angels to get my background DP, I decided to use the extra angel to finish the inside of my card.


I die cut a Scalloped Oval Small Stackers and the matching Silver Oval Small Stackers for my computer generated sentiment.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This is a fun technique and does not take very long to complete.  It would work wonderfully with any of the lacey die cuts that Cheery Lynn makes.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's 'Tis the Season challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.


  1. C'est absolument magnifique, merci pour ces explications! Bises. Nadine

  2. Wow, what an amazing technique!!!! Thanks for the instructions! Beautiful card!!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the bling of the glitter, and the added color on the vellum! It's a WOW! Thanks for sharing the technique! Love your blog!

  4. Love the card and how you did the angel!! Like how you used the extra angel inside. It looks like stained glass!!

  5. Oh my! she is just gorgeous!!! Fabulous tutorial!!


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