Monday, October 29, 2007

Charming Gardeners

I made this card for the Technique Lovers Challenge over at SCS. This is for TLC140: Cracked Glass. I love this technique. It really gives a professional/finished appearance. For this image i stamped the image from Sidekick Sayings Hostess Stamp set in Basic Gray Ink. (I love this sentiment... it may be one of my favorites.) I then colored in the image with Stampin' Write markers in Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, and Garden Green. I then distressed the image with river rock ink. The "cracked glass" is layers of clear embossing powder layered and heated with a heat gun until a thick "glass" is made over the image. The image is then placed in the freezer for a few minutes and the bent repeatedly to make the cracks. I then rubbed basic gray ink over the image with a makeup sponge to highlight the cracks. I pierced the image and mounted on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock. The background is Cameo Coral cardstock that is distressed with River Rock ink. Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think!!

4 comments:

Sherry Cheever said...

Gorgeous card and what a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed cruising around.

Jeanne said...

That's really beautiful, Maggie! I think I know what I want you to give me for Christmas! :)

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful card. I love this technique!

Julia Stainton said...

This is gorgeous! Congrats on your new blog! Looks fabulous! Good luck with your new sewing endeavors!