I love Saturdays! Why? Because it marks another Our Creative Corner challenge! This week, the OCC gals are challenging us to create a card or project using something vintage or vintage inspired. The "Santa Stamp" from Christmas Punch was my choice for the day, especially since it could be used for the excellent sketch challenge at Penny's Challenges. Featuring the "Cracked Glass" technique, the little stamps were matted onto Petals-a-Plenty embossed Very Vanilla card stock and distressed. The Designer Series Paper, from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' collection, and the sentiment, from Grateful Greetings, are both reminiscent of a by-gone era. Here are my tips for creating "Vintage Christmas Punch"!
The Stampin' Schach Tips:
Don't be afraid to try a new technique! Cracked Glass is easier than you might think. Just follow these steps:
Simply stamp your image onto card stock. I distressed the edges of my images with a Sponge Dauber and Chocolate Chip ink.
Using a Brayer, apply VersaMark ink to the image. Sprinkle with Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder.
Tap off the excess, and heat with a Heat Tool until the powder melts. Up to four layers of Glassy Glaze can be applied. To apply the extra layers, on small images like this stamp, more powder can sprinkled on while hot. For larger images, simply cool, add more VersaMark, and repeat the heating process.
Place the embossed image into the freezer and allow to cool completely. This will only take a few minutes! You are then ready to crack the image.
To emphasize the crackling, distress with a sponge dauber and ink.
There...wasn't that easy? Remember, if you ever have any questions about the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! And I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that I will be offering technique classes beginning in February. If you are in the Southeast Iowa or West-Central Illinois area, I would be happy to have you join me! I already have one section filled, so if you are interested in reserving a spot, please email me with your interest. More details will be released after the first of the year!
The next Pals Holiday Blog Hop is quickly approaching! Mark your calendar for November 10th, when the focus will be on Fall and Halloween! And don't forget to participate in the Pals Paper Arts "In the Pink" challenge and huge Blog Candy giveaway! One lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive over $100 worth of Stampin' Up! products!
Won't you please leave a comment for me today? I really do appreciate them. And as always, if you ever have any questions about my cards, please do not hesitate to email me. Until next time...
Stamp set: Christmas Punch ( 115366---Hostess Level 2); Inks: Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark (102283), Old Olive (102272), Real Red (103133); Designer Series Paper and Card Stock: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit (115696), Very Vanilla (101650); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824---Holiday Mini), Heat Tool (100005), Color Spritzer (107066), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (100071), Glassy Glaze Enamel Stampin' Emboss Powder (100477), Designer Label Punch (107590), Brayer (102395), Sponge Daubers (102845); Embellishments: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109054)