I was delighted to have been asked by Sharon, at No Time to Stamp, to be a Guest Designer for two weeks. It is enormously flattering to be invited to a position such as this and of course I was delighted to accept.
The challenge this week is entitled Cracked Glass and is a technique that I have only tried about once before. I really could have done with some UTEE, but unfortunately had to cope with fine detail embossing powder and so had to do extra layers.
It's a fairly straightforward process.
- Stamp and colour your image
- Ink all over with Versamark ink and sprinkle liberally with Clear Embossing powder, shaking off the excess (UTEE is best)
- Heat with a heat gun until all the powder has melted
- Repeat steps 2 & 3 several more times (2 or 3 more times) until there is a fairly thick layer over the image
- Put the card into the freezer for about 20 minutes
- Take out and bend the stiff card to crack the glaze
- The cracks can be left as they are or distressed with ink or chalk
It's coloured with Copics and embellished with Quickcutz flourishes. I made the sentiment on the computer.
The backing paper is a free download from the Canon Scrapbook site and I coloured the ribbon with one of the Copic pens which I used for the flowers, as I didn't have an appropriate colour in my stash.
It all looks rather serene doesn't it!
Do look to the Design Team for their inspirational cards, you can find them through the following links, and Sharon's through the link above. We'd love to see your creations, so go and have some fun!
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. DiscoverSadly, Barb is feeling unwell this week and so is sitting out this challenge.