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Monday, September 6, 2010

BSS MONDAY CHALLENGE - CRACKED GLASS TECHNIQUE


Close up of cracked glass technique


Happy Labor Day! And, good Monday morning.  Today's card for the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge is the cracked glass technique.  There is an excellent tutorial, handwritten instructions and a video at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/cracked_glass/ .  But basically, you stamp and color your image.  You then use Extra Thick embossing powder to emboss the entire image.  You repeat the process at least three times.  When the image is completely cooled, carefully bend the image, causing the image to crack.  Repeat this until you have the desired amount of cracks.  Run a sponge with distress ink over the entire image, the ink will go into the cracks.  Then using a paper towel, wipe the image clean, the ink will come off the embossed image.

I used PopCorn the Bear from one of the floral sets.  I colored with Copic Markers.  Papers and border punch are by Martha Stewart.  Pearls by Kaiser and flower is Prima.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Hope you will have time to try this technique. Hope the picture of the close up shows the result, hard to photograph.

Have a great Holiday!  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later..............

8 comments:

Larisa said...

Sue, it is cute ))) Love the pink colour in this card))

scrapperjulia said...

Happy Labor Day to you! I love the cracked glass technique! You used it so beautifully! Great card!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow ...how cute and wonderful looks this???

absolutely gorgoeous!

xxx Susi

Renkata said...

wow Sue, what a sweet and cute card. It's look so romantic.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sue,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

stephanne said...

This is completely cute Sue!!! I love the effect and those colours are so beary pretty!! You know, you are not too late to pop this in over at Creative Inspirations, as their colour challenge is pastel green, pink and ivory :)
hugs, stephanne

Sue from Oregon said...

so very sweet!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this bear is soo lovely and cute
beautiful card sue

greetings karin