Today I am showing you a card I created using the “Cracked Glass Technique”. Look closely at the panel below with the stamped flower images and you’ll notice how shiny it is and how it has cracks in it that resemble “cracked glass”:
Here is a closer look at the “cracked glass”:
- Clear Embossing Powder
- VersaMark Ink Pad
- Heat Tool
- Sponge or Sponge Dauber
- Classic Ink
- Stamp images on cardstock. I used the flowers from “Fast & Fabulous” (Hostess set) and inked them in “Early Espresso Ink”. I then used the 2 step and added color to my flowers by inking the stamp in “Soft Suede” and “Pretty In Pink” inks. I stamped on “Very Vanilla” cardstock.
- Using your “VersaMark” ink pad, turn it upside down and wet the whole piece of cardstock.
- Sprinkle “Clear Embossing Powder” over the inked cardstock piece. Shake off excess.
- Heat with your “Heat Tool” until the powder melts.
- Allow to cool for about one minute.
- Repeat steps 2-5, 4 more times.
- Place cardstock piece in the freezer for about 3 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and gently bend cardstock to make it crack. If more cracks are desired, place in freezer again and repeat.
- Using a “Sponge Dauber” and dark ink (I used Soft Suede), sponge ink over entire cardstock piece by swirling so that the ink is absorbed in the cracks.
- Wipe with a tissue.
You should start to notice the cracks appear in the cardstock piece as the ink is sponged on.
- Cardstock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Regal Rose
- Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink
- Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder
- Punches: Large Oval Punch, Corner Punch
- Tools: Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Circle Die
- Stamp Sets: En Francais, Fast & Fabulous, Because I Care
- My Information:
- Debbie Henderson
- Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
- Shop 24/7: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/debbiehenderson/