Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Make It Monday: Cracked Glass technique

This week's Make It Monday challenge is to use the cracked glass technique as demonstrated by Heather Nichols and the great video tutorial. I have to admit that I struggled a bit with this one and pitched my first couple of attempts, but I'm finally happy with this result, using the new Year of Flowers stamp collection:


The "many thanks" sentiment is from Fillable Frames #1. I used the Take Three die, first to cut the "windows" from the kraft panel, and then to cut the squares from Vintage Cream, which I stamped with the YOF images, colored with Copics, and then applied the cracked glass technique to. I stamped the sentiment on the kraft panel, and then use the woodgrain impression plate, inked with a lighter brown ink for a letterpress effect. It is popped up on foam adhesive, on the Bella Blvd. patterned paper panel.


The Tiny Tags set and die always seems to be perfect for that missing finishing touch. I tied it on with some PTI twine, after applying the cracked glass technique to the tag as well.

Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

Colleen said...

I like your card A LOT!! Very pretty...almost like looking at stained glass...good job!

Elena said...

what a sweet, sweet card! You did great with the technique!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card Debbie! I love the trio of cracked glass flowers. Your coloring really pops against the woodgrain panel.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful, what a great job.

Leigh said...

Oh, I love how you made the windows and placed the cracked glass images behind them! Fabulous! Your card is lovely!

Terri said...

Great job! Love your use of the take 3 die too.

Kara said...

love this!!

BethieJ said...

Debbie this is BEAUTIFUL!!! So so PRETTY!!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful! I love your use of Take 3 and flower collection.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Fun take on it! Love how you did the little tag too.

Cyndie said...

I'm glad you persevered--it's gorgeous! It's like peeking at a garden through a hole in a fence!

Deanna Jean said...

Love this card! Great use of the Take Three die.

Keva said...

Whoa. This is superb!! Debbie, I love love love this!!

Baseret said...

what a beautiful card!Love the mini flowers with the take three.

kksb said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Wow, Debbie! This is just beautiful! I love that you used the window effect with those tiny flowers. Perfect! Beautiful, beautiful job.

Dana said...

Oh Debbie this is wonderful. So, SO pretty.

Cathy Weber said...

You made such a gorgeous card Debbie! It really is just a beautiful example of the cracked glass technique. Congrats on the shout out from Nichole. You totally deserved it.

Marlena M. said...

So pretty. ;)

Sue Ann said...

LOVE ....... you really knocked the challenge out of the park!!!

Joy said...

This is gorgeous, really love your little panel flowers of cracked glass...stunning!

Teresa said...

Wonderful card. The woodgrain goes perfect with the cracked glass.