Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cracked Glass....

I created this card with my square punch, ultra thick embossing powder, Versamark, and my heat gun. While definitely not a new technique, it is one I haven't used in quite awhile. I punched my squares from DP, coated it well with Versamark, dumped some UTEE over it, and then heat it up until it melts! Do this about 3 times for each square. After they are cool, bend them slightly or stick them in a freezer to get them to crack.

The shamrock and Gook Luck sentiment from the Crafty Secret's set called Lucky Wishes. I added a little pearl to the center. I placed that on a button, then on a white crocheted flower. I created a bow and layered everything on top!


I love how this cracked glass looks! Oh, and see the top of my crocheted flower? I sprayed that with a spray adhesive and sprinkled Diamond Dust on top. Super sparkly in real life!
I am still tired, and still haven't created one thing. There is a challenge over at SCS to make a monochromatic card.....I am hoping to at least try that.....to get me back in the swing of things! Still haven't uploaded my pics from this weekend.....what the heck is wrong with me?

29 comments:

Staci said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! I've enjoyed looking around yours, and that card is beautiful! I haven't played with mine in awhile either, but i've always loved my UTEE!!

Regan said...

Holy POOP!!! this is sooo totally gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my is this gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Oh wow this is like stunning! Love all the little details!

~amy~ said...

*Holy Poop* that cracked me up...I love this Michele...the colors are magnificent...love what you've done with the crochet flower...the cracked glass is fabulous...

Cheryl Joshua said...

Such a beautiful card,I love this technique as well!!!

Jocelyn said...

Just love this one!!!!! I haven't used that technique in a very long time, but now you have inspired me!!! I too am one tired cookie and have done nothing, but maybe later this week!!! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Cricket said...

beautiful card Michelle! I love the idea of adding glitter to the flower!!

smiles,

Julie Masse said...

Oh this is beautiful!! Looks like a magazine page! So pretty! :)

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Beautiful card Michele - Making me feel like Spring!!

Denise Clark said...

Your cracked glass card turned out beautifully! Love the layout you used and the colors are wonderful! Great card!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and I just love this technique.

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful card, Michele!! Your cracked glass looks amazing!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! What a gorgeous piece of art!! This is so stunning!! TFS!

Stamp and Smile said...

O' Michele I love your new blog look!! And I just {{LOVE}} your card with the CHEERY spring colors... So elegant! Smiles... :)

Tracy Lathrop said...

Hi Michele! Absolutely gorgeous! Glad you all made it back from the Special Olympics safe and sound! I bet it was lots of fun and tiring at the same time. My hubby's brother used to be an Olympian way back when and it was always so inspiring to see and tiring!

Pam said...

Beautiful card Michele, love the colors for this St. Patty's card!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Michelle...
I ♥how you `dumped` some dupee...over and created thos tiles..
Your card is `stunning`...
Have a lovely Thursday:)♥

Maria Jesus said...

wow, your cards is very very nice, love the details.

MJ

Tonniece said...

beautiful card

Ruby said...

Love your card Michelle, that cracked glass effect is lovely, and the ribbon looks gorgeous!

Alex said...

This turned out beautiful Michele - I love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

Regina Easter said...

michele, this is gorgeous girl....hugs

Deb said...

This card is so springy and refreshing - I really love the cracked glass look you got with the UTEE. So pretty! I'm definitely going to try it.

Kit said...

great card, the cracked glass looks so pretty I love the colours you have used.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is FABULOUS!! I LOVE the sparkle you added to the flower.

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE this! How pretty, and clever to make cracked glass squares!

Joan B said...

This card is gorgeous. And your post of the Special Olympics was great. I am so glad I found your blog!!