Friday, December 14, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Cracked Glass

There is a new monthly challenge at Sweet Stamps Challenge in addition to our weekly challenges. We are focusing on Techniques each 15th of each month- and our 12/15-1/14 technique challenge is to make a card.using the Cracked Glass technique.
 I needed a Non-Christmas card, so I went with a floral image. I sponged Shades dye ink onto the card stock, stamped the image with Memento Black Tuxedo ink. Next, I applied UTEE and heated it- put the panel in the freezer for ~ 20 minutes, then when I removed it from the freezer, bended it and it cracked. I rubbed Brownie Shades Ink over the cracked areas to highlight them a bit.
  I added stitching around the outer edge. I also added Candi brads painted with Creative Inspirations paint.  To finish off the card, I had to try an Tiny Tiny bow like my Kendra always does on her cards.....  : )

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image - Queen's Anne's Wildflower Silhouette HERE
Shades Die Ink (sentiment) HERE Sand and Brownie
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  HERE
Nellie Snellen- Multi Frame Oval Die set HERE
Marianne Designs -Ribbon Border Die 103 HERE
Authentique Genuine Designer Paper HERE
Candi Brads HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint- Burnt Sienna HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

DRS Designs- Ribbon
Color Throwdown- Color challenge
Twisted Tuesday- Use Multiples (candy brads) and use stitching
Craft Your Passion- Stitching
Created with Love- Birthday card and Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by!


MaxineD said...

Fabulous card Shelly - love the rich colour on the 'cracked panel' background.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Shelly. Such a pretty card. Love the colours and design. Your centrepiece is gorgeous, so classy. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra xx

Laura said...

Never heard of this technique... I know what I'll be doing this afternoon!!

Anne Temple said...

This turned out beautifully and the floral image is perfect. The brown ink really brings out the "cracks".

Shelia said...

adorable card. I really like the color combo. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS DEsigns!

jimlynn said...

So pretty, Shelly!!! That's a great technique and you nailed it to perfection. Beautiful colors and love the tiny little bow.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Shelly your card is very very pretty. I would love to try your technique. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Gale said...

Beautiful card, Shelly. I have never tried this technique, but I might have to give it a try. Your card turned out fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Terry said...

Beautiful effect with the cracked glass! Love those yellows on this very pretty card! Happy Weekend!

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! The image looks great with the cracked glass technique. Your card is such a great change from all the Christmas cards right now.

Donna said...

Very nice card, Shelly! I've tried this technique and I'm not very good at it. You did a wonderful job!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card Shelly! LOVE the colors you used along with the stamps and dies! Great job with the technique!!

Broni said...

I love your cracked glass element! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

NanaConnie said...

This is beautiful, Shelly! I love the technique but am still in the "practicing" stage. You've done it marvelously well. :-D

Marilyn said...

This is really nice Shelly! I love the crackle and how the colour pulls the background colours in so perfectly.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card love the image and painted frame -the cracked glass effect looks great and love the layout thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
carol DT x

Thrifty Finn said...

I love that technique! I must try that. Soon! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

Penny said...

What a great technique, Shelly! Love the result--the card is gorgeous and so is the image! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Melina said...

very pretty! I love the cracked glass technique with that stamp. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

tiffany said...

love your card, colors are great! Great to have you joining in the challenge at Twisted Tuesday! =) Tiffany

Patty Gorka said...

How pretty, Shelly! I haven't done that cracked glass technique in ages, I may have to give it another go! Thank you for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome color scheme! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs Good Luck and Happy Holidays!