Wednesday 19 June 2013

Vintage Wedding Couple and Cracked Glass Technique

I just got this image the other day, and I was going to make a Wedding card, I have been asked to make quite a few for later in the year, I coloured it up at work on Monday night and as I was on my way home one of my colleagues asked me to make a Golden Wedding card for her Mam and Dad and I thought 50 years of marriage was more romantic than a Wedding Card for our Inspirational theme this week at LLC.

She wanted a card bigger than my usual 6x6, so this has been cut with my largest Go Kreate die, I've used Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 12x12 papers, and used walnut stain around the edges.

I've used a Tim Holtz Typeset die for the lettering and then added a sprinkle of Gold Glamour dust. 

The roses are from my stash, there are links so the other flowers at the end. I've used Shabby White Frantage on the pearls.

I was brave and decided to try the Cracked Glass technique to a coloured image, I've only done it once before and that was on a printed image. This is my way of how to do it. I added liquid pearls and glamour dust, and let it dry thoroughly. When it was dry I used the versamark ink and covered the whole image and then used UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and then melted with a heat gun, and repeated this until I had a complete covering, 3 times for most of the image, but in places it took me about 5 times. I then let it harden for a while (I think you can put it in the freezer, but I craft in the attic and after doing some exercises the other day that had loads of squats in the stairs aren't my friend at the mo). When it was nice and hard I folded it over my fingers to get the cracks, when I was happy with the cracks I added Walnut Stain ink to them and rubbed it in with the ink tool, and I think it suits this image and card perfectly.

My arty flower shot ;)


Becky xx


  1. Love it! funny I had the same technique in mind for the card I'm doing @ the mo. I love this look.
    Gorgeous card lovely!
    Mel. xxx

  2. Stunning card! Love everything about it.
    Love n hugs

  3. Wonderful card and image Ginny x

  4. A magnificent work of art, Becky........a phenomenal vintage wedding card!
    Love the cracked glass technique!

  5. WOw, Becky.. love the cracked glass effect.. must try and yes, you are brave as I would be so afraid to risk a beautifully colored image.. so love it, though as I do all your creations... xxx Ann Marie

  6. Becky, das ist ein Traum diese Karte
    lg gertrude

  7. Gorgeous card, Bechy! I loved your coloring.

  8. This is gorgeous Becky. The image and embellies look so pretty and I love the shape too.
    Lorraine x

  9. Beautiful card Becky. I love the cracked glass technique. The flowers and lace are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon x

  10. Oh Becky this is stunning x

  11. Love the cracked glass technique but I'm still fairly new to all this embellishing malarky so not brave enough for that yet... still have to try frantage yet (I have bought some) Lovely card though Becky, I'd be happy to receive that if I'd been married 50 years.. Hugs Clare xx