Thursday, March 5, 2009

Creating a cracked glass effect

In this card I used a cracked glass technique on the "friends" tag. This technique adds a vintage look to your cards. The cracked glass look is easy to achieve and I have added step by step instructions below.
1. Stamp your cardstock and ink the edges if desired
2. Once the ink has dried coat the entire piece with an embossing ink pad like Versamark.
3. Using a thick enamel embossing powder, cover the entire piece and pick up using long tweezers.
4. Heat with heat tool and let cool.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 twice.
6. Once your third coat of embossing powder has cooled, gently bend in areas that you want to crack.
You can go over your cracks with an ink pad to make the look more dramatic as seen in the bottom image.


artsyclay said...

Hi from blogcatalog! You have such a pretty blog. Love the cards. :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Thank you, that means a lot because I really admire your work too!

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Where did you find the stamp of those adorable children?

Sue McMahon usa168923 said...

Thanks for the tips on the cracked glass! I need to try this!

Priscilla said...

Hi Peggy :)Hope all is well, thanks for joining my blog. Hope you can come play with us :)


Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

I really like this cracked glass effect.

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