Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cracked Glass Technique

Hi all! Well I've been super busy and haven't had a chance to add to my blog lately, but, have no fear I'm back,lol. There are so many fabulous techniques out there to try but this one really peaked my interest.I really wanted to do this challenge at Just Us Girls 50. (I had intended to do the sketch challenge as well but ran out of time!!) At any rate This cracked glass technique was so much fun I'm glad I chose this one.

     First you stamp your image ( I love Christmas so this one is perfect). I used memento ink since I was going to use some copic markers to color the image in. The image is then cut using a nestabilities square scallop. Once that is done the real fun begins. I used an embossing pad and utee embossing powder and my trusty heat gun. You let it cool ever so slightly and then repeat adding the utee until you have your desired finish. Here comes the cool part: you put it in the freezer for a minute or two and then take it out and crack it! The designers at Splitcoast Stampers came up with this.When you have your desired effect you work some distress ink into the cracks.
     To complete the card I added some epoxy flowers to the lower corners ( of course I had to add extra bling for the centers) and also added some ribbon and rhinestones to the top corners as well. Since the image is so darn cute I mounted the square with pop dots. I love the vintage look of this card. Not bad for my first try. I'm sure I will perfect this with a little more practice.
     There are also new classes up at My Creative Classroom which of course I signed up for 2 so far. Off to do my home work for both of Donna Salazar's classes (I'm falling behind already, lol!)