Saturday, August 13, 2016

Shattered Glass Hearts

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I used this card to teach the Shattered Glass technique in my class this month.


I started with two chipboard heart shaped die cuts. My original inspiration came from Karen Hasheck and her Tarnished Silver Look Embossing.  


I did not have any black embossing powder, so after doing a base coat of copper (rather than silver) embossing, I used clear embossing powder (several coats as I do not have any clear UTEE), and on one of the last coats I added just a sprinkle of blue to imitate verdigris on the copper.   

 
A tip that makes life easier - heat the layers of embossing powder from underneath, even when using versamark, it saves the powder blowing off when you have a thick layer !!
The 'shattered' look was achieved by simply bending the chipboard after it had cooled.


The feature panel was cut using a MB stitched rectangle, the edges sponged with espresso ink, the hearts from a Inspired Stamps set, and the sentiment by Montarga Stamps were embossed with Copper EP, before adding the larger heart.

The feature panel was then mounted over some wall paper, then onto the blue base.


On the second card that I made during the class I angled the panel and partially placed it over the ribbon for a more relaxed look.

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24 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Maxine - I love that technique - a great hint about using the heat from below the paper. Thanks so much for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. A really lovely design and creation Maxinw, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  3. Fab project Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly xxx

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Maxine. TFS the instructions. xx

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  5. This is very cool. I like your cracked copper heart. I had never heard of this technique until I received a card made with it in the mail. My first thought was the postal office was really mean to my card!

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  6. Maxine this is fabulous. I made one similar years ago in a class I attended using UTEE and the melting pot, it certainly has an amazing finish in real life...{aNNie}

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  7. That's a great design to use for the shattered glass look - I may borrow it if you don't mind some time. Thanks for the tip about heating from underneath - good idea. It did take me back to my early stamping days when I used a toaster because I didn't have a heat gun - had to do it from underneath then LOL.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  8. Gorgeous Maxine. A great technique

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  9. Oh wow Maxine, love your shattered glass effect! The copper with the bits of blue creates a wonderful patina effect and the blue backing really ties it all together. Fantastic! hugs :)

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  10. Great technique used on the hearts, Maxine and such a lovely card.
    Thank you for your comment on my craftchaos blog.

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  11. Great technique, lovely card. The tip about heating from the back is a good one. Another tip someone gave me once is to put it in the freezer for a while before you "shatter" it. Looks like your worked wonderfully. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CRAFT Challenge!

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  12. Wow, I'm amazed that was all done with a piece of cardboard, it looks so much like metal now!

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  13. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar this time. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

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  14. Now this is one Wow card. I love learning new techniques and I will be giving this one a go. Love how you used different colours for the embossing and acheived such a stand out card. Thank you for sharing x

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  15. Whoa!! Awesome technique!! LOVE the shattered glass!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  16. Hi Maxine, beautiful card and I loved the technique. :)

    Hugs
    Meena

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  17. this is a very lovely card with some fabulous techniques! i love the dimension and the aged copper. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
    linda

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  18. Fabulous card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft hope you will join us again for our new challenge Thursday. Good luck in the draw.
    Aunty Sue DT

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  19. Woow fabulous design.. love it.. Thank you so much for joining our 39th challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck at the draw.. <3

    hugs,
    ~RoRa

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  20. Wonderful card and love the heart. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  21. Great description as to how you completed your embossed heart. Many thanks for joining us at our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenge. Lou (DT Polka Doodles)

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  22. fab technique and effect. Love this.

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  23. Fantastic, I love the way you have used the crackling...Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Wow this is fantastic Maxine!
    Xoxo Olga

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