Tuesday, 26 January 2010

A cracking idea and a cracking offer

This is the cracked glass technique, which you can read about here. As you need about seven or eight layers of standard clear embossing powder, I’d stamped and embossed these in advance of my embossing class to save time. Sadly, I forgot to do one for me so I didn’t get to make another of these cards, which is a shame as I really like it.

The cracking offer of the title is Sale-A-Bration. Find out how you can get your hands on this stamp set - and three others - for FREE by clicking here.

To make this card, first we stamped half of the front of the card using En Francais. This is a big background stamp so, to make things easier, we made a mask from a piece of scrap paper with a torn edge and covered half of the card. The edges were distressed.

The embossed birds were removed from the freezer and cracked. You need a firm glue to stick cracked glass images down afterwards so we used Sticky Strip.

Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Wide striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, Clear embossing powder

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Stunning card Helen, absolutely stunning. xxx

  2. Beautiful card Helen - so vintage and gorgeous!

  3. Utter perfection. Will you send it ot me? XOXO

  4. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Putting it in my folder of gorgeous things to CASE one day, LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is just so nice - the vintage feel is so real.


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