Cracked Glass Technique with Retiring Stamp set

Cracked-glass I'm so sad that this stamp set, Bloomin' Beautiful is Retiring.

There are so many things you can do with it.

We made this card beautiful antiqued or vintage looking card at a recent STAMP CLUB meeting.  To find out more about STAMP CLUB, send me an email to asking for next class dates.


This card uses a retiring colour, Ballet Blue, with Certainly Celery (a colour that is staying).  Stamp the image with Staz-On ink (available from Stampin' Up!) and then use an aquapainter to colour it in.

The neutral cardstock was Naturals Ivory from Stampin' Up! which is a heavier weight paper to withstand the watercolouring and the paper cracking.Cracked-glass-close-up

For the Cracked Glass Techinique

  1. Squish versamark on the whole image and sprinkle with a product called "glassy glaze" to build up 3 layers of thick embossing powder.  Although this product is now sold out from Stampin' Up, you could look for something called "Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel" or UTEE from your local craft store for a similar effect.
  2. Once the image has dried and cooled down, you can bend the image to "crack" the glazed surface.  Bend it horizontally, vertically and on an angle to get as many cracks as you like.  You can even pop it in a freezer for about 5 minutes to get a super hard surface.
  3. Don't worry if you bend the cardstock, you can use a strong adhesive like Sticky Strip to attach the image to the front of the card and help flatten the cardstock.
  4. We also sponged Ballet Blue ink into the "cracks" of the image for an additional antiqued look.  You can see this better in the close up image.


Check back to my blog tomorrow for another sample using this stamp set.

To get your set or to shop for it in my online store,  use #111490 or contact me (before June 30th) to order it for you.


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