Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Adding a technique to a handmade card makes the journey a little more fun for me in my crafting. The ultimate “ahhhh” moment when that crunch and crack are heard, makes the Cracked Glass technique one of the most striking to feature in a card. It’s not for the everyday card, this technique makes a particular project something really special.
Cracked Glass Technique
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White Thick card stock panel: 4″ x 5 1/4″ for technique
Crumb Cake card stock die cut layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White Thick card stock card front: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Cracked Glass Technique
Like explaining the process of how to swim, it’s a matter of just keep going when working this technique. To put it in the most simple of terms, cracked glass technique is many layers of clear embossing. So many layers are piled up that after placing the embossed panel in the freezer for about 10 minutes, bend the paper and it will crack. If you hear that noise, keep at the bending until there is a look you like. I don’t try to make many small cracks because it could cause then pieces to fall away from the project. Instead, large and linear cracks are a very striking look. To create the vintage or aged look of cracked glass, rub a light brown ink into the cracks and it will age 100 years right before your eyes. I created a video to demonstrate this process last year. Here is a link to another project with the cracked glass technique.
How to create a frame for your panel
A favorite technique often deserves a special setting. With a few passes in the Big Shot, creating a frame for this cracked glass panel was no trouble at all. I start by placing the largest square die from the Layering Squares die set in the center of the top area of a panel. I try for an equal space at the top as there will be on each side. In this position I run it through to die cut. After this pass, I reposition the square at the opposite end of the paper to give an equal measurement as I allowed at the other end. Fitting the die into the grooves that were made in the first cut help me to know where to place the die. For a layered look, I used the next size smaller to cut the brown paper layer.
For a visual demonstration of this technique on a previous project, CLICK HERE to view on my YouTube channel.
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Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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