Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thursday Nighters December Projects

The first project for Club on Thursday night will be using the "Cracked Glass" technique. It's best if you use a stamp that kind of has a vintage look because you're going to age it even more. I stamped the locomotive on Naturals Ivory with Basic Black. Next, I covered the whole piece with Versamark. I applied Glassy Glaze embossing powder liberally and heat embossed. This process was done twice to get a really thick glaze. I put the piece in the freezer for a few minutes, took it out, cracked it in several places, sponged black ink in the cracks, and finally, wiped it off with a Kleenex. This piece was matted on black. The Naturals Ivory base card was stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds and sponged around all the edges. The matted cracked glass piece was adhered to the center and three silver brads were added at the lower right.
  • Stamps: Happiness Is A Journey
  • Papers: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black
  • Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
  • Accessories: Glassy Glaze EP, Heat Tool, Mat Pack and Piercer (to set brads straight), Silver Brads, Sponge, Kleenex

Project #2 will be three 3" X 3" Christmas gift cards using punch art. I CASEd this from the Demonstrator Web Site at Stampin' Up! There was one more punch art design which was a Santa face, but I thought three of these and the "Cracked Glass" technique would be enough for one night! Here are the punches I used:

  • Penguin: Basic Black - 1" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Small Ovals (wings); White - Large Oval, 1/8" Circle (cheeks), 3" long strip of scraps, torn for snow; Orange - Boho Blossoms (beak and feet); Add white gel pen eyes and DSP scarf; use Almost Amethyst or Bashful Blue for base card (3" X 6")
  • Snowman: Basic Black - 1-1/4" Square, Word Window, 1/8" Circle (X 7); White - 1-3/8" Circle; Kiwi Kiss - Boho Blossoms (holly); Real Red - 1/8" Circle (berries) and base card; Orange - Large star
  • Reindeer: Close to Cocoa - Wide Oval (sponge face), 3/4" Circle; Chocolate Chip - Boho Blossoms (hair), Five Petal (ears); Real Red - 1/2" Circle (nose); White - 1/4" Circle (X 2); Black - 1/8" Circle (X 2) NOTE: To make antlers, use wide oval and punch; punch again slightly above original punch out. Do the same with the 3/4" Circle Punch, twice. Assemble as shown. Use Sage Shadow for base card.

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