Friday, May 4, 2012

Smiles are proof of everyday miracles (FWF Friday)

Hello Unity friends!  Today I have a few "cracked glass" technique cards to share with you.  The full supply list and instructions on how to create these are at the bottom of this post and I'm thrilled to have these cards featured in this month's Stamper's Sampler magazine for a cracked glass feature (Pages 68 to 71 if you have a copy).

For my first card I created a cracked glass accent embellishment out of a circular peice of cardstock.  The sentiment on this card is one of my all time favourite sentiments :)


And a close up of the cracked glass accent:



For this second card I stamped and distressed a mailing tag before covering the whole thing in embossing powder and cracking it.  It was fun to play around with different sizes and types of materials for creating the cracked glass.

Supplies (bike card):
Stamps:  Melody Ross "Love Life" set from Unity Stamp Co., August 2011 Kit of the Month (Sentiment) from Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Versamark (for embossing), Rubber Stampede chocolate brown ink (for distressing)
Paper: Basic Grey
Accents:  Twill ribbon, Prima flower, Avery mailing tag, MFT Dienamics Scalloped edged die, Sizzix embossing folder, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel from Ranger, Copic Markers

Instructions (bike card): Stamp bicycle image and sentiments in Espresso Ink onto manila mailing tag, color with Copic markers, distress edges and emboss with 6 layers of UTEE using Versamark ink and heat gun.  Allow to cool, crack and adhere ribbon and flower accent to tag.  Distress edges of beige paper and dry emboss with circle embossing folder.  Mat onto dark brown paper and then onto cardstock base.  Add three strips of die cut scalloped strips that have distressed across bottom of card.  Adhere stamped image to card base with dimensional adhesive.

Supplies (flower card):
Stamps: Donna Downey Insightful Meadows set from Unity Stamp Co., Worn Music Backgrounder stamp from Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Rubber Stampede chocolate brown ink (for distressing), Versamark (for embossing), Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Papers: Basic Grey, Georgia Pacific Cardstock
Accents:  Offray brown ribbon, Prima flower, Fiskars scalloped border punch

Instructions (flower card): Stamp floral images and sentiment in espresso ink onto teal paper, distress edges and adhere to card base.  Add strips of floral patterned paper and scalloped brown paper to card.  Stamp music backgrounder in blue ink, floral images in espresso ink onto white cardstock, ink edges and add 6 layers of UTEE using heat gun and Versamark ink.  Allow to cool and crack.  Add strip of ribbon, image panel and embellish with bow and flower.

23 comments:

CraftyMomOf2 said...

These are absolutely STUNNING Jennifer!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

chickadee3357 said...

I love that second card! I love the scallops on bottom and the cute flower holding the ribbon! The cracked glass is really cool.

Marsha said...

Love your cards. I don't do cracked glass often but love it. Thanks for the ideas.

Lindsey said...

As your bike tag says -- fun fun fun! These are both awesome, no wonder they were featured!

Ruby said...

You know that I love these cards.

Sherry Gardner said...

great idea for a tag card...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ohhh, I am sure loving your cracked glass examples! Gorgeous!

Jingle said...

Wow! That looks SO good! These are both amazing!

veronica said...

i always loved cracked glass! looks terrific!

Linda said...

your cards are terrific.

Melissa said...

Both of these are beautiful! Love the softness of the first and the fun factor of the second! :)

mtscrapgal said...

Haven't tried cracked glass effect yet. You did a great job with it. I like both cards. Thanks

Sarah Mailloux said...

Your cards bloew me away! Absolutely beautiful!

Eva said...

Both of these are stunning!

Kary said...

Hi Jennifer! Both cards are Awesome! Love that cracked glass technique and yours are perfect!! Have a great weekend! {hugs}

BloomingPink said...

WOWZA!

Both of these cards are amazing...AMAZING

LOVE the crackled technique.

Jen said...

These are amazing! LOVE the cracked glass!

Dr. Ivy said...

Love the cracked glass effect, so beautiful.

JPScraps said...

Wow! awesome cards. Love the crackle technique!

Crystal said...

I love both of these cards and your cracked glass technique is so cool!

shuggy said...

both are fantastic!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are SO gorgeous. The layering of the cracked glass flower circle over the stamped background looks amazing & love that bike on orange!

Contagiously Crafty said...

I found you through Cath's Moxie Fab Out and About challenge today. I love this card. I am creating a post and will link to this card, just like Cath does each Friday so more people can find your lovely little spot on the world wide web. Nice job!