Timeless Tuesday ~ It's Sketchy!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  Welcome to the this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge!  It's my turn to post the challenge over on the Flourishes blog and so I had to go with my favourite kind of challenge... it's a SKETCH challenge!  WOOHOO!

I chose to rotate the sketch and use it on it's side.  You can also choose to rotate or flip-flop this week's sketch.  Here is my card creation using my sketch this week... 
by Allison Cope
For my card this week, I used the newly released "Peace & Joy" stamp collection stamped using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink on Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock.  I inked the edges of my focal image using the Ranger Distress Inks; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

For my card this week I used the amazing "Rejoice" 123 Create Kit.  This kit is jammed packed full of gorgeous card making items; stunning 6x6 patterned papers, 3 types of coordinating ribbons, some wonderful silver twine, some super cute banner pins and some stunning snowflake charms!  This kit is a MUST HAVE everyone!!!

Today, I colored my image using the Copic Collections:
I wanted to share with you today how I created my focal image.  Here's a step by step tutorial on how I created it.

Creating a Cracked Glass Effect

Step One:
I stamped my "JOY" image on Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink.  Then I coloured my image with Copics and added Ranger Distress inks along the edge of my image.

Step Two:
I then inked up the entire image with Versamark ink and covered it in UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel).  I set the UTEE with a heat gun.  I added a bit of clear glitter to the hot, wet UTEE so it would embed it's self into the layer.

Step Three:
Repeat step 2 twice more to achieve a thick layer of UTEE.  Allow to cool and harden.

Step Four:
Once the UTEE has hardened, I bent the image to create cracks.  Try and bend it in multiple directions to get cracks running in all different directions.

Step Five:
I then wiped dark ink across the UTEE layer to get ink to drop into the cracks.  Once you are happy with the level of ink in the cracks, wipe any access ink off of the surface of your image with a paper towel.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your UTEE and create!

Thanks for joining us this week!  Make sure to check out all of our fabulous designers and also Guest Designer for September:
Let's see what you can do with this week's sketch!  Happy stampin'!

stamps:  Flourishes (Peace & Joy)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock
patterned papers: Flourishes "Rejoice" 123 Create Kit
inks:  Memento, Ranger Distress, Copic, Versamark
accessories: Flourishes "Rejoice" 123 Create Kit;  UTEE by Melt Art;  Clear glitter by PK Glitz;  edge punch by EK Success


  1. Beautiful...I love the cracked glass look! ~S~

  2. Love sketch challenges and this is no expception. Thanks for the crackle lesson that is great to know. Love your joyful card. Pat

  3. BEAUTIFULLY done Ally!!~

  4. Super Duper Gorgeous, Ally!! What a truly fabulous vintage looking card, and I love your sketch! I had forgotten all about that crackle technique!! As soon as I am done with the TT hop, I am going to pull out my old UTEE and play with it!! Thank you for pulling out a great technique that never goes out of style :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  5. This is just fabulous, Ally! First of all, I love this sketch!! And your cracked glass is wonderfully done! You sure created a great tutorial for it as well! Fantastic card!

  6. Seriously.Awesome.Sketch this week, Ally! Love your cracked glass panel and how you did the silver cord looks awesome, too!

  7. What a clever idea to incorporate glitter into the UTEE while wet! I like how it looks.

  8. This is fabulous Ally!! Love the cracked grass technique! Beautiful papers too.

  9. Wow, beautiful, Ally! Love this cracked glass look! Great tutorial, thank you! Hugs


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