Friday, September 17, 2010

Cracked Glass - Stamp Simply #157

This week's Stamp Simply challenge is a technique challenge. Here's what Sharon says:

Sept. 17 - ssnotime157 - Cracked Glass - Deb Saaranen selected our challenge this week and her selection is the Cracked Glass Technique which I LOVE. Haven't done that in ages but I love the look. It works so well on vintage or wintery creations, but feel free to use it in any way that strikes your fancy. If you've never done Cracked Glass before, you can check out this SCS tutorial.

OK, my only defense is that this was my first time to try this technique. I think I got carried away with my layers of UTEE. Most of it cracked correctly, but at the top it looks like a starburst, LOL! I'm a-thinkin' I need more practice with this, so you might want to just consider this a tutorial on how *not* to do this technique ;-)

My image is from Crafty Secret's Halloween Journal Notes pad that you can find in Sharon's store here (scroll down to about 1/4 of the way from the bottom)--it's so cutely vintage, don't you think? I covered it with Versamark and then proceeded to pile up layers of UTEE. Then I cracked it just like the video showed, matted it, and popped it up on some foam. I thought my layout was a needing a little somethin', so I added some punched out bats and some black flat-backed pearls. Not my finest hour.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime157 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also I'm sure you'll be seeing some fabulous examples of how this technique *should* look from the design team, including our Guest Designer for the rest of the month, Chrissie Stokes of Simply One of a Kind.

Barb Schram--sitting this week out (feel better, Barb!)

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: None
Paper: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant (SU!); Matilda 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories/tools: border punch, bat punch (Martha Stewart); ribbon, pearls (craft store); UTEE, heat tool


  1. Well, I personally think this is exactly the right amount of cracking! In my (stampin') book, the more cracks the better ... this looks fabulous, Barbara!

    LOVE that used that terrific vintage image ... perfection!

    Hope you're doing okay ... have a fabby weekend, Kiddo!

  2. This is a perfect technique for Halloweeny designs Barb! I love the look that you've achieved with it here! Fun and fabulous!

  3. Simply superb and as inspirational as ever Barbara!

  4. Oh, this is just darling for Halloween -- LOVE your cracked glass and the photo shows it up so well!!! Just love it!!!!

  5. WOW! My fav holiday!! Love that image...

  6. Barbara, this is too cute and fabulously done! The cracked glass is amazing! Great Halloween card!

  7. Your card is fabulous with the cracked glass technique! Love the starburst on the image.

  8. I LOVE this---it looks wonderful to me!

  9. This is wonderful. I have never tried this technique before. I will definately go check it out.

  10. I love this Barb- I don't thin it's wrong at all!! :) ADORABLE image too btw!! ;)

  11. Oooh, this looks amazing! GREAT image to use with this technique!

  12. Oooh, this looks amazing! GREAT image to use with this technique!


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