I’m back today to give a little more detail on the cracked glass card I did for the Stampin’ Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop. I talked a little bit there about the stamped image. I think what made me the happiest was how the sparkle of the Shimmer Paint came through the “cracked glass”. I wasn’t sure if that detail would be lost after all the embossing but instead it seemed to intensify. Here are some more pictures of the card:
I recommend that you click on the first picture and then click again in order to see all the details. I kept the colors muted in order to give it a faded/aged feel. While I had put Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over the entire panel with a sponge dauber, I also added more Shimmer Paint with a Blender Pen tip on the star and the halos. I am considering making more of these and putting chipboard on the back of them to create ornaments as gifts. I just feel like this would be lovely on a tree!
I want to give you a little more about how I made the background panel, as well, since I discovered something cool. I got the idea from watching a training video made by Stampin’ Up about the new Distressing Essentials. In the video, it was recommended to used the stamp in the kit to apply the ink in order to control the application. I don’t have the kit (yet) so I used one of the clear blocks and “inked” it with a Soft Suede ink pad. Then I rubbed gently over the embossed panel. The ink was a bit random and highlighted the raised sections. It was easy to control and I could add as much as I wanted without overdoing it. Just another reason I am glad to have those clear blocks!
After stitching the Linen Thread onto the black panel, I put a line of Sticky Strip across it. The Seam Binding was then randomly ruffled across. If you have a ruffle that sticks up a bit to much or won’t go where you want it, just add a Mini Glue Dot.
I think everything else on the card is self-explanatory. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great rest of your week!