Ok, so I've been a SU! demo for almost four years, have been stamping for about six, and I have NEVER tried the cracked glass technique - until this past Sunday night! During the day on Sunday, I was surfing the net for some ideas and I ran across two posts that inspired the card I'm sharing with you today. First was a post by Heather Nichols about the Cracked Glass Technique. I really liked how Heather used this technique to create smaller focal images instead of doing a whole square or rectangular area. Then I saw a post by Joanne Travis on her Sleepy In Seattle blog. Back on September 6, 2010, Joanne posted a beautiful card that featured the Level 1 Hostess Set Punch Potpourri. I knew when I saw it that I wanted to do something like this with my stampers at our next stamp camp. After a weekend of not much of the mojo flowing, things finally turned around Sunday night and I came up with this:
I created four of the hearts, not exactly sure how I'd use them, when I pulled out the Springtime Vintage DSP and realized how similar the flowers in this stamp were to the flowers on the paper. I know the ribbon is retired, but it IS still available via the SU! Clearance Rack, and if I like it and I still have some, I'm going to use it!
To create the hearts, I stamped Very Vanilla card stock with Black StazOn ink, then colored with Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Certainly Celery markers. I then sponged on some Soft Suede to the edges before following Heather's tutorial on the Cracked Glass Technique. To add the antique look, I rubbed each cracked heart on my Soft Suede classic pad, then rubbed off the excess ink with a paper towel. I used the spritzing tool with a Soft Suede marker to add some interest to the Soft Suede card stock.
I think I'm going to experiment with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch and the Rose Red layer on the second version of this - I bet it would look great! Thanks for stopping by today to visit - hope to see you back real soon!