Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tuesday How to-Make a Shattered Glass card

Well it's later in the Tuesday than I planned but I have this week's installment of Tuesday How To. This week is how to make a Shattered Glass card. One of the oldies but goodies as far as technique. And I have a feeling some of you may have never seen it before. Here is what you will need:
Glossy cardstock
Painter's Tape or masking tape (I prefer painters as it comes of easier)
Classic Ink Pads
Sponges
You begin by ripping off pieces of the tape so that both edges are rough. You don't want one side to be straight like in the picture as it will ruin the effect later.
Now start overlaying the pieces on your glossy cardstock in a random pattern.
Keep randomly placing until you are happy with the result. You want spaces of differing sizing all over you cardstock.
Now choose a color palette to work in. It works best if you have a couple different colors. I used Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Chocolate Chip. Now sponge all over your card stock until you are happy with the result.
now peel off your tape to reveal the pattern below. (Sorry, I was a dork and started cutting up my cardstock and forgot that I had to take a picture.That's why there are 2 pieces in the picture.)
Now you can stamp over the top with the desired image. I used the leaves out of the Embrace Life set. I stamped them with Staz On so I didn't have to worry about smudging as I needed to finish the card.
Here is my finished card. I continued with the random pattern by cutting my cardstock up so I would have a blocked pattern. I used the photo corner punch to pull out just a little of the Ruby Red. I covered a chipboard piece in Ruby Red and backlayered with a circle of Old Olive and then added a rhinestone brad. The thank you sentiment is from Much Appreciated. This is a 100% SU! card.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

Connie said...

Very pretty card. I have never seen this technique before. Thanks for showing it.

Connie said...

Very pretty card. I have never seen this technique before. Thanks for showing it.

Paula said...

what a neat technique! I think this is easy and the end result is awesome! TFS

Juliann said...

OK, first of all your card it beautiful, love the asian flair! Fantastic tutorial!
AND, your BLOG is BEAUTIFUL TOO!!! WOW!!!!!