Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Birthday Blooms - Cracked Glass Technique

The Cracked Glass Technique was a really fun technique to do, and so easy as well.  One can even do a number of cracked glass images ahead of time and then make them into cards as needed.
For this technique I used the tutorial by splitcoaststampers here

To make the cracked glass focal piece, I first stamped and coloured the image from "Birthday Blooms".  I used Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive ink pads and an aquapainter.

The oval framelits were used to die cut the image, and then I started the process of the technique.
The surface was wiped with a embossing buddy; versa mark was then generously applied all.  Clear embossing powder was poured over the image, and heat set.  This step was done at least 3 times or until the surface looked smooth and shiny.  After letting it cool, I bent the image in several directions until I heard a crack.  The cracks didn't particularly show up very well, so I sponged ith Chocolate chip ink.

The focal image was then applied to a piece of Old Olive cardstock, the corners of which were punched with the Triple corner punch (retired).

The base card is Melon Mambo, layered with Whisper White.  On the Whisper White, three pieces of striped Old Olive DSP were cut into 1 1/2 pieces, and one end punch with the Triple Punch.  These pieces were adhered to the Whisper White layer with a gap between them.

Since my Flirty Flamingo ribbon has not arrived yet, I used a retired ribbon, the 1/4" cotton melon mambo ribbon.  It was adhered at the top half, wrapping the ends around the Whisper White/Old Olive DSP layer.

The art piece was applied to the card front  using dimensionals, slightly off center, and a bow make from the ribbon on the right side.

No sentiment was attached on purpose.  I am doing this more and more each time so that my card becomes more versatile.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Birthday Blooms
Inks: Black Memento, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP, Old Olive
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Heat tool, 1/4" melon mambo ribbon, triple punch, triple corner punch.

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