Sunday, January 27, 2008

happy flower card

once again, my inspiration comes from faith. are you tired of hearing that? i was browsing he blog tonight, and got "the bug" to create!

i decided to use only scraps from my scrap pile for this card, and wanted to do a technique that i hadn't done in awhile. i decided to do cracked glass on the main panel. turned out fabulous!

stamps- SU "small sayings", "in full bloom", "warm words", "weathered", and "carte postale".
ink- SU Gguava, Oolive, Ccelery, Bbayou
paper- SU Ccameo, Ggalore, Oolive, Vvanilla, Bblossom, blue is unknown...
accessories- glassy glaze embossing powder,
small circle punch, large window punch,
sakura glue pen w/ chunky silver glitter, aqua
painters & water color crayons.

if you don't know how to do this technique, follow these simple steps:
1. stamp image on CS
2. color image as needed
3. apply versamark on entire panel
4. pour thick embossing powder over panel & versamark
5. heat panel with heat gun
6. while still hot, add more embossing powder. if not hot enough, cover with versamark then add powder
7. heat again
8. powder again
9. heat again
10. place panel in freezer for faster cooling (about 3-5 minutes)
11. take panel out of freezer and bend. it will crack all over, just like cracked glass!
to see the technique demonstrated on SCS, click here.

my sister sent me a card full of quotes and one really hit home with me. i have put it on several post it notes and placed them at the gym, in the car, at work, in the bathroom, and here by the computer. "your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how you view yourself." those are some good words to live by, or at least try to live by!

and with that, i'll let you off the hook and on to monday! have a great one!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is such a pretty card! Lovely colors!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

Maria said...

I love your card! It's very pretty! I haven't seen this SU set used for such a long time but it's a beautiful stamp set!

I love the way you used your scraps! I can't tell that they're scraps. Your card is beautiful! Great job on the creacked glass technique.

Your SBS2 sis,
Maria (Stampin Inspirations)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

This card is absolutely beautiful & the fact that you made it from scraps makes it even better.

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Oh man, I'm missin this set! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I have to try this technique. I've only done it once & it is fabulous. Thanks so much for the inspirational reminder! :0) Mel

Lori said...

Wonderful card! I've never tried this technique but think I may give it a whirl for a card candy swap I have next week. I think I have everything needed except the clear embossing powder.

Thanks for sharing!!

Lori SBS2