Part of the crafting session today, I managed to make a card to enter into this weeks Make it Monday over at Papertrey Ink...this weeks theme was hosted by Heather Nichols and she showed how to create the cracked glass effect, this was literally my second go at doing this technique and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I created my card using the the large flower and leaves from the Friends Til the End stamp set, I stamped the flower and leaves onto white card stock, coloured them in with my Copics and trimmed each of the images out, applying a light touch of ink to the white sections of the flower with Antique Linen distress ink. I then went ahead added 3 coats of Utee Clear Embossing Powder to each of the images by first pressing the coloured side of the images into Versamark Ink and the applied a coating of Utee, heat setting each, whilst the embossing powder was still hot placing back into the embossing powder and adding the next layer, finishing with the last coat of embossing powder and setting aside to cool. The idea of this is to wait until it is completely cool to be able to crack the embossed sections. Once I was happy with the cracked effect, I added Brushed Corduroy to the cracked areas, letting the ink seep through the cracks and hitting the card stock underneath. I adhered the flower and leaves to a trimmed piece of white card stock, stamping a sentiment from the same stamp set at the base of the card stock and then adhered the card stock to a trimmed white card that I had added scored lines at the base.
Here is a close up of the flower and leaves.
I urge you all to give this a go, it truly is such a fun technique, to view Heather's video make sure you go HERE, she also created cards using this technique on her blog which you can read all about HERE.
I hope that you are all having a super fun weekend!!
Looking forward to being back here tomorrow to share another creation with you.
Sending you lots of hugs and thank you for everyone who visits my blog and leaves such beautiful comments you are all so appreciated.