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
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:
Creating a Cracked Glass Effect
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.
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.
Repeat step 2 twice more to achieve a thick layer of UTEE. Allow to cool and harden.
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.
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:
- Allison Cope
- Amanda Havon
- Broni Holcombe
- Cindy Haffner
- Denise Marzec
- Maki Jones
- Linda Lucas – September's Guest Designer
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