Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CBCC #27 - Cracked Kinkade

This week's CBCC challenge is a color challenge. We all created a card or project with Close to Cocoa, Turquoise, and Vanilla.

I stamped the Thomas Kinkade image (available from Cornish Heritage Farms) with Close to Cocoa ink, let it dry, then covered it with Ranger Distress Embossing Ink. It's sort of like Versamark, but it seems to be stickier. Then I covered the image with Ranger Clear UTEE, and melted it with my heat gun. I repeated the embossing ink and UTEE two more times until I had a nice glassy look on top of my stamped image. (You can find the Ranger Distress Embossing Ink and the Clear UTEE at Rubbernecker Stamps.)

The trick to creating cracked glass is to stick your "glassy" image in the freezer for about 4 or 5 minutes, and then stand RIGHT THERE in the freezer and start bending your cardstock. The glass will crack beautifully. Don't walk away from the freezer - your "glassy" image will warm up very quickly and refuse to crack. If your image won't crack, leave it in the freezer for another 5 minutes and try again.

I smooshed my cracked glass image into my Close to Cocoa ink pad and buffed off the ink with a tissue. I love how the ink seeps into the cracks!

I stamped a sheet of Vanilla cardstock with the Weave Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)in Close to Cocoa ink, and then sponged the edges. The Scripture is from Scripture Essentials I (Cornish Heritage Farms) and I used PaperTrey Ink's Dark Chocolate ink so it would stand out from the Weave background. This card is finished off with a bit of Turquoise ribbon and some brown Dew Drops.

Why don't you see what you can create with these colors? If you upload to SCS or to PCP, please use keyword CBCC27. For more inspiration, please check out with the rest of the Challenge Chicks have created:

Courtney Fowler
Maria Fiscella
Danielle Marcus
Sparkle Smith
Maria Gurnsey
Kim Gruetzmacher
Risa Malieta West

Stamps - all from Cornish Heritage Farms - Weave backgrounder, Scripture Essentials I, Foxglove Cottage Vignette
Ink: Close to Cocoa, PTI Dark Chocolate, Ranger Distress Embossing Ink (Rubbernecker)
CS: Close to Cocoa, Turquoise, Vanilla
Other: Ranger UTEE (Rubbernecker), sponge, turquoise ribbon, brown Dew Drops, heat gun


Chrissy D said...

This is STUNNING Holly - Love yoru take on this color challenge!!!

Risa Malieta W. said...

Wow....your card is beautiful Holly! I love the look of the stained glass..very pretty!

Kim said...

Holly that is AMAZING! Wow is that gorgeous hun! Love the crackled glass effect that is so rich looking! Love it Holly!
Hugs~ Kim

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW, this is great! I love that the turquiose is just a little splash of color :)

Sparkle said...

Very pretty!

Christi said...

This is amazing!!!

Ceal said...

This is Beautiful Holly!

Dani said...

Oh. My. Word. This is GORGEOUS! I love it. My cracked glass never looks this good. You did an amazing job!