Gosh can you believe its Thursday again already! The week has flown by but that does of course mean its challenge time over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog and this week the theme is 'Distressing' now you really need to pop over to the rest of the DT's blogs and check out all the loveliness they have created to inspire you. For my card I have used the lovely Pat in Summer and I decided to try a technique that was new to me (although I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who already know all about this one!) I have printed and coloured Pat using copics and a touch of sakura stardust and then I have applied the 'cracked glass' technique. I was drawn to this technique because of having to put it in the freezer! I really couldnt imagine putting any of my craft stuff in the freezer but hey ho I'll try most things once and this is one I'll definately do again, I really like how this works and it is so simple too, another reason for it being a technique for me!lol For the rest of my card I have use MME Bloom & Grow papers which I have roughed the edges of then inked, I have used Coredinations CS which I have sanded, the inner circle is Coredination Whitewash CS which I first embossed then sanded to get the inner core of blue to show through and I finished off with a layered Bloom & Grow flower with a brad from my stash.
And here is an image to show the cracked glass effect better. I rubbed some ink into the finished image to highlight the cracks better. The only thing I did notice while I was doing all the heat embossing is that my clear powder has actually picked up quite a bit of other colours and some glitter along the way! lol!