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Cracked Glass Tutorial

Stampin up cracked glass card

you ready to try something new?  How about the luxurious look of
cracked glass?  Today’s tutorial explores this fun and classy technique
using Stampin’ Up!’s Glassy Glaze Enamel Embossing Powder.  

The pretty Echoes of Kindness floral stem is inked in Bravo Burgundy and stamped on Very Vanilla.  TIP: 
Using the brush end of an Apricot Appeal Marker, I used quick strokes
to add color to the image.  With such a soft line, imperfection looks
lovely.  I sponged the edges of the panel in Bravo Burgundy.

Now for the Cracked Glass Technique . . .

Stampin up cracked glass supplies

Gather Powder Pals, Glassy Glaze, Heat Tool and VersaMark

Stampin up cracked glass versamark

Cover the image panel thoroughly with VersaMark ink.

Stampin up cracked glassy glaze

Sprinkle a heavy layer of Stampin’ Up!’s Glassy Glaze Enamel Embossing Powder over VersaMark.  TIP:  The Powder Pals make it easy to return the excess back to the container for reuse.

Stampin up cracked glass heat tool

Heat Emboss with a Heat Tool. 

Stampin up cracked glass clear finish 

Allow to cool completely. REPEAT Versamark and Heat Emboss with Glassy Glaze two more times.  The goal is to build up a thick layer that can be cracked.

Stampin up cracked glass close up

After cool (TIP:  I tossed mine in the freezer for a few minutes), bend panel to create cracked “glass” lines where you want them.

Three burgundy Micro Brads accent the bottom corner.  I layered the
cracked glass panel on Apricot Appeal (also sponged in Bravo Burgundy
on the edges) and Bravo Burgundy card stock. 

My design was inspired by this card
by Splitcoast Featured Stamper Barbara Schram (FS99).  I also played
along with Ways to Use Challenge WT190, “Get Cracking.” The Bravo
Burgundy card base (4.25 x 5.5) is topped with a layer of Very Vanilla
(also sponged on the edges).  TIP: 
For a little depth, I added a couple score lines. I used a Scor-Pal but
any scoring tool will do the trick.  I wrapped a touch of Apricot
Appeal 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon around my Vanilla layer.

The Short
and Sweet sentiment was inked in Bravo Burgundy and stamped on Apricot
Appeal.  It got it’s cute figure from Stampin’ Up!’s Small Oval Punch
and is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Bravo Burgundy Large
Oval Punch.


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Stamp Set:  Echoes of Kindness (available Jan. 19), Short and Sweet (109369)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Apricot Appeal (105124)
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy (105214), Stampin’ Up! Apricot Appeal Marker (105107), VersaMark (102283)
Tools:  Large (107305) and Small (107304) Oval Punches, Heat Tool
100005), Sponges (101610), Powder Pals (102197), Scor-Pal (www.ucutathome.com)

Perfect Touch:  Glassy Glaze Enamel Embossing Powder (100477), Apricot
Appeal 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109040), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430),
Burgundy Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)

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