Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cracked Snowman!

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime157) is Cracked Glass! This is one of my favorite techniques...if you haven't tried it yet, check out this helpful tutorial by Beate Johns over at Splitcoaststampers.

This bright and happy Christmas bulb paper is Crate Paper's "SnowDay" collection, now available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

This cute "cracked" snowman is part of JustRite's new "Groovy Snowman" (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then used numerous Copic Sketch markers to color and shade it. Spellbinder Classic Circle Dies (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) were used to create the bordered snowman.

I then proceeded with the Cracked Glass Technique. Note: I added one more layer of embossing powder AFTER cracking and inking my image panel, heating again. This gave a smooth appearance with the inked cracks still showing through.

A May Art's Striped Twill bow tied with a Bow Easy (both from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) adds a final touch.

See other examples of cracked glass:

Sharon and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Neerman
AJ Otto
Janine Orchard
Jenny Gropp
Barb Schram (Barb's not playing this week)
Barbara Anders

and guest designer:
Chrissie Stokes!

If you play along, be certain to link up with Mr. Linky at Sharon's blog!

***ALSO: Sharon is running a sale of 15% off of May Art's Ribbon By the Spool thru September...perfect time to stock up on the pretty Christmas ribbon!

Have a wonderful Autumn weekend...get out and do something FUN!


candyly said...

Simply adorable. Love the DP and colors, so pretty and cheerful. LOVE IT!

Kelly Massman said...

Darling! I haven't done cracked glass in a while. After seeing your card, I'm getting the urge to do it again!

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous card Deb, what a jolly snowman!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is adorable! The striped twill goes SO well with that fun paper! GREAT card!!!

Deb Neerman said...

This is so bright and happy! Love that adorable snowman image ... perfect for the Cracked Glass technique!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, Deb!

Becky said...

This is adorable, love the cracked glass effect you did with this image that is colored beautifully

Janine said...

How cute is this!!!

AJ said...

omg -this is simply adorable! I just love it!!

Barbara said...

Deb, that image is adorable and that paper is perfect! Thanks for a fun challenge!