Countdown to the start of Sale-a-bration…3 days! I’ll have all the details posted soon, but basically what it means is that anyone who places a $50 order, hosts a $250 party, or signs up as a demonstrator will get fantastic free gifts – and you get to choose what they are! It’s the most wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! year! Recently I have been highlighting many of the products in our upcoming Occasions Catalog as well as some of the free Sale-a-bration gift options, and today is another new product highlight. I made this neat cracked glass technique hummingbird card using the new Picture Perfect stamp set. Do you like it?
First let’s talk about the cracked glass technique. After I stamped the hummingbird and flowers, I covered the entire piece of cardstock with Versamark ink. I did this by placing the ink pad directly on top on the cardstock repeatedly until it was all covered. I sprinkled clear embossing powder over it, shook off the excess and heated it until the entire piece was glossy. I repeated that process 3 more times, for a total of 4 layers of clear embossing. Then I put it in the freezer for a few minutes. When I pulled it out, I bent the cardstock to cause the embossing to crack. After a few seconds it warmed up too much to crack, so I put it back in the freezer two more times to be able to get the cracked effect that I liked.
Now let’s talk about the colors I used to stamp the roses, leaves and hummingbird. The Picture Perfect set has 3- and 4- step stamps, meaning that there are 4 stamps to make the hummingbird and 3 stamps for the rose. The stamps are labeled with numbers to tell you which one to use first, second, third and fourth. Here are the colors I used with each stamp:
- 1 – Watermelon Wonder (on some of them I stamped off once on scrap paper before stamping onto the card to get a lighter color)
- 2 – Watermelon Wonder
- 3 – Melon Mambo
- 1 – Cucumber Crush
- 2 – Watermelon Wonder
- 3 – Island Indigo
- 4 – Island Indigo
- 1 – Cucumber Crush stamped off
- 2 – Old Olive stamped off
- 3 – Cucumber Crush
The picture below shows the cracked glass effect a little bit better.
Use the links below to see and shop for the products I used. Use hostess code Y4HGVHEJ when you order and I will send you a free gift! Even better, sign up for stamp club and you will get free projects and free stamps!
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