Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Club Samples

This months club technique is called cracked glass. Which sounds way harder than it is!

Stamp your image. For this one I stamped my image on a piece of card stock larger than I needed. Using your versamark pad cover your entire image/paper with versamark then heat emboss with glassy glaze embossing powder. This is just like clear embossing powder only thicker. Let it cool for a moment thne re-apply your versamark, add more embossing powder and reheat. Depending on how thick it went on you will need a total of 2 or 3 layers. We punched out our image and then put it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so. Remove and bend your image back and forth. Small cracks will appear. Turn and bend your image until you have the desired effect. Sponge your choice of ink over the image, we used Soft Suede. This will cause your cracks to be more visible and give it a vintage/distressed look. Buff with paper towel to remove excess ink from embossed surface and you’re done!

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The card we made for our image is 3 x 6 inches when folded. Cut 2 6x6 pieces of Designer Series Paper and score them at 3”. Glue the 2 pieces together overlapping to the score mark. Bend the paper back on itself at the top of both outside edges and to form your diagonal. The decorate as you wish.

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On our second card, we created a removable bookmark that was also apart of the card design and used a 2-step stamping technique. Did you notice I used Baja Breeze ( one of our old In Colors) It’s coming back with the new catalog as one of our core colors! Yay!

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The blue (Baja Breeze) portion of the card is the actual bookmark. It is folded in half with magnets on the inside. So it will stay put on the card and slide of to be used as a bookmark later.

Join me sometime at club. I hold this class on the second Monday of every month. Class cost is $5. You can also become a club member and enjoy other great benefits. Contact me for more details.

Thanks for looking!

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