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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas cracked glass...

At club this month we used stamps from the Holiday Mini set A Cardinal Christmas. We stamped the bird and words in Basic Gray ink and used an aqua painter and pads (Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Real Red) to color it in.

We used a Pumpkin Pie marker for the beak and a Close to Cocoa marker for the feet.

To do the cracked glass technique, you stamp and color in your image, then cover the entire layer with VersaMark ink and emboss with Glassy Glaze embossing powder. Repeat this three times. When the image cools, you simply bend the card stock to make it crack - it actually makes that sound!

For the rest of the card, we used Ski Slope designer paper at the bottom, with some 5/8" wide Real Red grosgrain on an Old Olive card base.

Both the bird layer and the Chocolate Chip one behind it were punched with the Ticket Corner punch.

The cracked glass technique works best with lined images (not solid), and gives it a vintage feel. Please share your cracked glass cards with me! I'll post them here.

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