Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Silhouette




Using the new Silhouettes stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle, I combined two different techniques to achieve the end result: Molten Pearls (also known as embedded embossing) and Cracked Ice technique (also known as the Cracked Glass technique).

I used two different embossing powders, Pineapple and Moss Star.  Start out by trimming a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the stamped image.  Cover the entire piece with VersaMark and then Pineapple embossing powder.  Heat set.  Ink up the rubber stamp with VersaMark and stamp directly onto the cardstock embossed with Pineapple embossing powder.  Cover with Moss Star embossing powder and heat set.  Those bits of glitter in this embossing powder really sparkle and shine backed by the lighter colored Pineapple.  (This is the Molten Pearls technique.)

Next, cover the entire piece with VersaMark again and cover with Super Thick Clear embossing powder.  Heat set.  Repeat this step several times, building up the layers of embossing powder each time.  You can leave it at this step - it's super shiny, like glass - or you can continue to the next step, which is putting it in your freezer for a few minutes.  When you take it out of the freezer, bend the cardstock back and forth, causing the clear embossing powder to crack.  If you want more cracks, place it back in the freezer again.  To emphasize the cracks, use a sponge dauber and rub in a bit of ink into the cracks. (This is the Cracked Glass or Cracked Ice part.)

Using a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three die, cut out a piece of vellum and stamp your sentiment with VersaMark.  Cover with Moss Star embossing powder and heat set.  I loved combining these two techniques together, but I have to tell you, they are both hard to photograph.



11 comments:

jimlynn said...

That technique really gives this a beautiful. Outstanding and so pretty!
Lynn

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

rachel said...

a beautiful silhouette Anne and I just adore the cracks xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Anne, I especially like the pineapple embossing, very pretty and delicate!

Eret said...

Really cool effects. Love the end result. So beautifulcard, Anne.
Hugs
Eret

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, a very pretty cracked glass card - I always enjoy business size cards and used to make so many, but have forgotten about them. Thank you for inspiring me with your pretty, glitter card! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great result with the cracked ice technique. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Anne, love the beautiful flowers and the technique is stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Anne.
Kevin xx

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...this looks gorgeous, Anne...what a great idea to combine the two different techniques!!!

E. Marie said...

Lovely card and great use of both techniques.