Easy Stained Glass

Well hello there and welcome to the very first project to be made at the brand spanking new Birdhouse! Some parts of the house still need attention and a few boxes are yet to be unpacked but we can’t let things like that stop us from crafting, can we? ;)

I have a daisy edged card cut file for you today and I’d like to show you how I used a cheats method to create a stained glass look. You may remember I used different coloured pieces of vellum to create a stained glass look on my Mothers Day Card, well it can be tricky where you have fine cuts to hide your edges behind so on today’s card I used markers to get a similar effect in no time at all.

Pic 1: I cut the card base and the front panel as they appear in the cut file at 5.75 inches high to fit into a 6 inch envelope. I also cut the outline of the front panel in vellum to create my stained glass layer.


Pic 2: I stuck my vellum down to the back side of the front panel with a glue pen.


Pic 3: Still working on the back side of the card and vellum, I used Copic markers to colour the middle of my flower and the stem & leaves. You only need to add one layer of marker as it may start to streak if you add too much. The best bit about this technique is that it is very forgiving as you can colour outside of the lines, just as long as you stay behind the card and don’t veer into a neighbouring vellum window.


Pic 4: Turn your flower over and there are no signs of glue or colouring outside of the lines, they are all hidden :)


Pic 5: I glued my flower down to the card base ensuring to match up the window sections, wet glue makes this so much easier. Your card now looks neat on the inside and outside!


Pic 6: I decorated the front of my card with some broderie anglaise trim and yellow seam binding (Mimosa). My sentiment is printed onto some card then cut with a spellbinders circle die, I added an eyelet to turn it into a little tag then I tied it to my bow.


Pic 7: This is how the card looks when it stands up.


Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)


Daisy Edge Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

54 thoughts on “Easy Stained Glass

  1. tRISH

    Very pretty card. I am anxious to try the stained glass technique. Thanks for great ideas and great cut files!

  2. Barb

    Glad to see you didn’t let a few boxes stand in the way of the real priorities in life!!! :o) Thanks for the file along with the tutorial! I’m sure it will come in handy if spring ever comes to my part of the world!

  3. Cely

    Beautiful beautiful card!!! And, what a sunny like Spring card! So inviting after some dreary days and for some friends who just got a new Spring snow in Northern US. Certainly brightened up my morning and can’t wait to download and CASE.

  4. Trish Reddick

    Thanks so much for this beautiful card cut file. Your work is so wonderful and I reallu love the cheerful bright happy feel of this daisy edge card! Thanks again!

  5. veronique

    bravo très belle carte ,et bonne idée pour faire de jolies fleurs
    merci pour ce fichier

  6. carol w

    Congratulations on your first project in the new space! And thank you so much for not just the lovely file but also the great tutorial on how you used it. This technique could be applied to many shapes! (Hey, maybe this “stained glass along the shaped card edge” will become a new series for you — like how one bendy card inspired another and another…?)

  7. JENNY d

    I’m a new follower…I’m so appreciative of your beautiful free work! I tried to click on the download file for the card and it wouldn’t work. Any suggestions? Thanks for sharing.

    1. Bird Post author

      Are you trying to click on the link below the image rather than the image itself? If you click on the link it should open straight up for you :)

  8. Melissa Owen

    Daisies are my favorite flowers! This is precious! Thanks for sharing it and your cut files too!

  9. Michelle E

    What a brilliant step by step guide to making this beautiful card Bird, it’s great to have this to help when trying to produce something as beautiful as your card. Thanks so much for all the hard work and the free file and congratulations on your first project from the new Birdhouse. :-)

    Michelle E xx

  10. Jocelan

    Bird what a lovely Card.What a great start from the new birdhouse.You have a real talent when you make a tutorial for us.Thanks for sharing.
    Blessing’s Jocelan

  11. Jackie

    Thanks for the freebie and tips on how to do this – great looking card.

    Glad you are almost there with the house and so glad you’re back with us.

    Love Jackie

  12. Lynne Armstrong

    This is beautiful Bird. Love the stained glass effect, I’ll have to have a play with that :) Thanks so much for sharing the file. Enjoy your new craft space.

  13. Lin M - from Texas

    Your creativity always inspires me – I enjoy checking to see what you have posted. Thank you for sharing your creativity and providing inspiration for others!

  14. Danielle

    Thank you so much for sharing your work. The daisy card is beautiful, and I love how you did the stained glass technique with it.

  15. Margaret

    Thank you for the tutorial on how to make this card. I am going to have to try this technique.

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  17. heather

    I so enjoy birds cards and they cut beautifully im going to love trying out these new ones of yours thankyou so much birdie xxxx

  18. Eric

    I recently found your site and am already a fan!I wanted to reach out to you and see if you would be willing to test out some of my glass etching craft supplies for free for feedback. Can you let me know if you are interested by email? I will ship the supplies to you all for free with cream and stencils. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your reply. Eric

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