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How To Make A Round Halloween Layered Stained Glass Card

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock
  2. Inkjet or laser printer
  3. A sheet of printer paper
  4. Cricut machine or a way to cut nice straight squares.
  5. Double sided tape
  6. Foam double sided tape
  7. Optional: scoring stylus or scoring wheel
  8. Stained glass image you like. Creative Fabrica has a lot of nice options.
    o The skull with roses can be found here in my Library. (Get the pasword found on the right side once you click the link)
    o Black cat with pumpkins other stain glass options.

Steps:

1. Find a stain glass image you like. See my supplies list #8 for the exact image I used as well as some other options you could use.

2. Upload your stain glass image to Cricut Design Space or other program of your choosing. Choose the complex setting, then click continue, apply and continue (bottom right) (we do not need to do anything here since we are doing a print then cut), Then click the print then cut option, and upload. Then select your image and click add to canvas on the bottom right-hand side. 

3. The Skull and roses stain glass from my library has a white background. To remove this simple click on the white background after you have selected the complex setting. This will turn the background into white and gray squares which indicates there is no longer a background. Then continue to add the stain glass image to your canvas.

  • If you need help opening a zipped folder, then click here.
  • If you need help uploading your design to Cricut Design Space, then click here.

4. Create a circle by clicking shapes on the left side of the screen.

5. Change the size of your circle to be 5 by 5 inches.

6. Either duplicate the circle you just made or create a new circle and make it a 5 by 5 as well.

7. Overlap the circles as much or little as you would like, then with both circles selected click combine, then weld (bottom right). This is the base of our card.

8. Click shapes, but this time select the line (score line) and change its height to roughly be the width of the center where your two circles meet.

9. Select both the score line and the welded circles (select two items at once by holding the shift button or dragging over both items), then click align – center (top middle left side of screen).

10. Then with both the score line and the welded circles still selected, click the attach button at the bottom right side of the screen. This will tell Cricut to keep these two items together on the same mat, even though they are different colors/functions (score and cut).

11. Create a circle that is 5 x 5. This will support your image and create a thicker backing for it. In my video I made this circle 4.75, but next time I would make it 5 x 5.

12. Create another circle and make it 4 x 4.

13. Then create another circle and make it 3 x 3.

14. Now we want our images to be slightly smaller than these circles, so the boarder shows just a little. To do this make a circle that is 4.75 x 4.75, 3.73 x3.73, and 2.75 x 2.75.

15. Adjust the size of your stain glass so it fits nicely in the 5 x 5 circle.

16. Select both the 4.75 x 4.75 circle and your stain glass image, and click align – center, then with both items still selected click slice (bottom right side of the screen). Delete the solid circle and the boarder of your image that was cut out.

17. Now duplicate this sliced image (in the layers panel on the right-hand side or right click, then click duplicate)

18. Take one of your images and the 3.75 x 3.75 circle and click align – center, then slice. Delete the solid circle and the boarder that was cut out of your image. Do this again for the 2.75 x 2.75 circle.

19. Now hit make it and select your cutting settings. You could also cut these simple shapes by hand. Your Cricut machine will walk you through the steps, but you can also see more details in my video.

  • For my cardstock I select medium cardstock, more pressure (this will differ a little bit depending on the cardstock you are using. You can use a light grip blue mat or standard grip green mat.)
  • For the stain glass image, it will all fit on one printer paper page if you used the same measurements as I did.  I used the copy paper setting default setting and left the bleed on. I recommend using a light grip blue mat to cut on. Make sure to place the printed-out page on your Cricut mat exactly as it is on your screen (in the upper left corner of your Cricut mat).
  • If you need to calibrate your machine before doing a print then cut, then click here and I will walk you through how to do this.

20. Flip your mats upside down and slowly bend it backwards to remove the paper materials from your mats. This helps the paper not to curl.

21. Fold your welded circles along your score line or in half.

22. Use the double-sided tape to attach the larger image to the 5 x 5 circle cardstock. Then use the double sided tape to attach this to the front of your card base (the welded circles).

23. Use the double-sided tape to attach the medium size image to the medium size 4×4 circle and the small image to the small 3×3 circle.

24. Place the foam tape around the back side of the medium size circle and place it directly over the largest image on the front of the card. Make sure to line up the images as best you can.

25. Place foam tape around the back of the smallest circle and place it directly over the medium size circle you just placed on the front of the card. Make sure to line up the images as best you can.

26. Hand write or have your Cricut write a little note to attach to the inside of your card.

In my video I also show how to take a square image and turn it into this circular card (my pumpkin cat). I also showed two different types of stain-glass cards. My skull and roses stain-glass image was the same size image cut down/slied multiple times. My pumpkin cat stain-glass image was gradually resized with each layer. Which style do you like better?

If you do not have a printer or your machine can not do a print then cut, then check out this stain glass card that uses markers instead of a printer.

You can make these circular stained-glass designs and use them with other themes and stained-glass designs. This circular design would be very pretty for Christmas cards. You could also make these images, then sublimate the designs onto different projects if you do not want to make cards. I also made a very beautiful square stain glass card. If you would like to learn more about that, then please click here.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Lorie

    I like both styles. the Halloween cat catches the eye right away. The skull upon further inspection is very cool. I have a pluthra of downloaded stained glass square images. Excited to learn how to do that aslo.
    Thank you for the tutorial!
    Lorie

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