24 April 2010

Cracked glass

I learnt this technique at my upline Jacque's class several months ago & just loved it.  This is the card I created in her class using Thoughts & Prayers stamp set:

As I don't own this set I had to improvise with another set & chose the very versatile Bird on a Branch - I just love the writing style of Thinking of You which comes with this set; which is only $39.95 for 5 stamps - phenomenal value!

Stamp set: Bird on a Branch (or Thoughts & Prayers)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DSP
Other: Gold Brads, 5/8" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon, clear EP, sponge
Contact me if you'd like to order any of these products.

To crack the "glass" you need to emboss the image at least 4 times with clear embossing powder, making sure that each layer is totally melted. Then freeze for ~20 minutes. The paper curls in the freezer but straightening it out cracks will appear, sponge into the cracks with mellow moss to emphasise them. You do use a lot of EP with this technique we used a pot creating 10 cards but we all agreed very pretty!

Happy KReatin'


Julia said...

such a fun project karen, I love the stamp set you used.

Paula said...

A gorgeous example of this technique Karen! Still to have a go at this myself. You have inspired me to have a go. TFS

Debbie Airey said...

Hi Karen, I love both of your cards. This technique is so stunning!

Judy said...

Yes this was fun. Sweet stamp set.