21 November 2012

Roses & Horses

I really love playing with my chalks!  I also hadn't made a card with the cracked glass technique in I don't know how long, so I decided to combine the two things on this sort-of masculine card.  Here is how I made it, with pretties from Stampendous:

  • Cut card base from card stock; cut panels to desired size 
  • Spray each piece of cream card stock with coffee-water, sprinkle extra grounds on top. Set aside to dry (brush off any excess grounds before use). 
  • When dry, stamp rose and horse image on separate panels. Color as desired using chalks. 
  • Running Horse panel: Cover entire panel with Versamark ink, pour Deep Impressions clear powder over that and heat set from underneath. Repeat this process at least three times, adding mica fragments as desired. To achieve cracked-glass effect, place panel in freezer for a minute, remove, and bend it lightly with fingers - the heated powder will “crack”. 
  • Rose Cluster background panel: Randomly sprinkle Aged Taupe and Aged Black embossing enamels on panel; heat set from underneath. 
  • Adhere all panels to card base (note: foam tape was used for both the rose and horse panel). 
  • Tie ribbon around bottom of card.

Stamps: Running Horse, Rose Cluster (Stampendous)
Essentials: Aged Taupe Embossing Powder, Deep Impressions Clear Embossing Powder, Aged Black Embossing Enamel, Tea Stained Mica Fragments
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Chalk (Pebbles) Card Stock: Cascata Coffee (WorldWin Treasures), Bermuda Blue (Bazzill); Mottled Cream
Accessories: Seafoam Blue Gird (Creative Impressions); Jute Twine (Dollar General brand)
Tools: spray bottle (Stampendous) filled with coffee grounds/water, heat gun 
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StampendousGraphics said...

Terrific project, Taylor! Love how you combined two very different subjects into a cohesive card idea! Great use of Essentials, too!