Saturday, October 3, 2009

Another Autumn Card

Maybe I'll get back to my stamps tomorrow. Still didn't feel up to it today and had absolutely no creative urges. So instead here's another card from last Saturday before the bout of flu really kicked in big time. I've been trying to use some of the techniques that I haven't used in months. Sometimes even years! Have you heard of the 'cracked glass' technique? That's how the main image on this card was created.
Here it is. Isn't it just about perfect? As I was looking at it just now, I had this image of kids out playing football in the street and having it sail into a livingroom window with a huge crash! Does that sound like fall to you? Or is that more spring-time and baseball? hmmm.... Anyway, back to stamping and this fun technique.

Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Define Your Life, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Grateful Greetings, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, More Mustard, Really Rust, and Very Vanilla cardstock with Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Taken with Teal Classic Pads, and Chocolate Chip Craft, and Versamark Pad
Accessories: Heat Tool and Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder, Twill Tape, Scallop Edge Punch, Buttons Latte', Sponge quarter, Mini Glue Dot, and Dimensionals

The colors used on the card are taken directly from the colors in the Autumn Meadows DSP pack. I had never used teal with fall colors before I saw this paper, and now it's one of my fave color combos! Did you notice the little speckles of color on the main image? Again it's a mix of the colors from the paper. Got to love it!

To make the 'cracked glass', stamp your image, color if you want. Then ink the entire piece of cardstock with a VersaMark pad, load it up with the Glassy Glaze E.P. and heat. Repeat this til you get a lovely, smooth, shiny surface. Then I put it into the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes. Take it out and 'crack'. I sponged on a bit of ink so the cracks show up nicer.

Also added a strip of DSP to the inside of the card, along with the acorns and speckles to make it special.

There, that's about it for today. Hope I have a bit more energy tomorrow so I can think about stamping again. This whole week has really been the pits. Things can only go up from here, I hope!!

Have a lovely weekend,


Tory said...

I do love those colors together, Sharon. I'm so glad you're feeling better. I'm sure you;ll be back to your normal stamping self very soon!


Selene Kempton said...

Love the cracked glass!