Tuesday, October 21, 2008

cracked glass technique

I absolutely love how this card turned out!
Cracked glass is one of the techniques that I demonstrated at a workshop on the weekend. I have had requests on a mini tutorial for this technique so here goes!
On Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped my images from Lovely As A Tree, and Winter Post stamp sets using Chocolate Chip Classic ink. Next, I covered the entire image with Versamark ink, sprinkled Glassy Glaze embossing powder on top, and heated the entire image with my heat gun.
When the glaze has cooled, repeat this process two more times, letting the glaze cool each time ( just takes a minute ) before applying the versamark.
Now comes the fun part! Take your glazed image and place it into your freezer for about 3 minutes!!
Take it out. You will notice that the cardstock has curled - no problem, it will flatten when you adhere it to your card base.
To achieve the cracked glass look, you simply bend the cardstock back and forth - see the cracks appearing? AMAZING!
If you like a real vintage look you could sponge a bit of ink into the cracks and wipe off the excess with a paper towel.
There you have it! Enjoy and have a great day!

all materials are Stampin' Up!
decorator paper: Holiday Treasures
cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red
ribbon: Red Riding Hood Taffeta (love it!)
die cut: Top Note Bigz Die

1 comment:

Susann said...

This cracked glass technique is interesting, so nostalgic.Its really amazing. Is it a product of Stampin Up?