Sep 16 2010

Stamp Simply #157 – Cracked Glass

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Cracked Glass – Deb Saaranen selected our challenge this week and her selection is the Cracked Glass Technique which I LOVE.  Haven’t done that in ages but I love the look.  It works so well on vintage or wintery creations, but feel free to use it in any way that strikes your fancy.  If you’ve never done Cracked Glass before, you can check out this SCS tutorial.

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime157 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And today we welcome Chrissie Stokes from the UK as our September Guest Designer  — you can find her at her blog, Simply One of  Kind.  We are SO pleased to have you join us for the rest of the month, Chrissie!  Can’t wait to see your creations!!!

And if YOU play along, be sure to link to Mr. Linky below so we can easily find you.  Please link the direct post, not your blog, for ease in finding the proper creation!

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Chrissie StokesSimply One of a KindSeptember Guest Designer

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat 

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty 

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover (Barb’s not playing today — feel better soon, Barb!)

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my card for today:


More layers than I usually like to do for a Stamp Simply Challenge, but I just had to go with the flow once I started!  The vintage image that I chose to do in Cracked Glass is an image I cut out from one of the sheets in a new  8×8 pad of Conservatory by  7 Gypsies.  This paper has such gorgeous vintage designs, I knew I had to use it for my Cracked Glass project! I have this pad in stock in both 8×8 and 6×6.  Cardstock used is SU Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla.  Ink is Memento Rich Cocoa. I adhered my cut out image to a piece of cardstock before doing the Cracked Glass Technique.  It gave it the stability it needed.


I’m in LOVE with my new Primas.  These are Poetic Whispers Primas, 2 per pack, and the package this came from was Cream.  I have an Ivory Silk Bow behind the Prima and now I have to eat my words!  I have told people time and time and time again that the BIGGER Bow Easy is too big for cards — it’s for wreaths, packages, home decor.  WELL, today I used the BIGGER Bow Easy for the bow on this card.  FIRST TIME I’ve used it for a bow for a card, and I’m definitely going to have to change my opinion!  This Prima is 3″ across and I wanted my Silk Bow to show, so I pulled out the BIGGER Bow Easy.  It’s smallest legs create a 4″ bow, so that was PERFECT!!! 


The sentiment is from Birthday Centers by JustRite and fits the 1 5/8″ and 2″ Stampers.  I cut it out with my Circle Nesties by Spellbinders, and I used a Fancy Tags die by Spellbinders for the accent along side the Cracked Glass image.  Kaiser Pearls in brown are added for accents.  The brown lace is from a ribbon card by Webster’s Pages and the ivory is 1.25″ Crochet Lace by May Arts.

All items are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The Prima Roses can be seen here.

The Ribbons can be seen here.

The JustRite Stamps, Paper, Rhinestones and Ink can be seen here.

The Bow Easy, Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Score Boards can be seen here.


Please remember:  ALL May Arts ribbon is currently on sale at 15% OFF when PURCHASED BY THE SPOOL for the remainder of September.

To order ribbon or any items,  just email me at [email protected] with your list, your state/zip OR country, and I’ll get back to you.


Thanks much for stopping in today!  I’m so glad you took the time to join us!  Now I am off to check out all the Cracked Glass creations — hope you can play along, too!  Have a wonderful weekened everyone.  I’ll be back on Saturday to announce the Blog Candy winner of our Gift Ideas for Autumn Crafting Blog Hop.  The  post is open for Candy entrants until 6 p.m. EST on Friday, so check it out, get inspired by all the wonderful projects and take your chances at the Blog Candy if you haven’t already!  See you soon!

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Stamp Simply #157 – Cracked Glass”

  1. *Chrissie* says:

    Sharon, this is just gorgeous!
    The flower, with that fabulous bow looks SO opulent! I just love all the details!
    Thanks for having me along as Guest Designer!

  2. This is stunning!!!! Oh, I am in love with everything about it. Love, love, love the flowers, ribbons, the sweet little image…..LOVE i all!!!

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    Absolutely stunning, Sharon! This is so beautiful … those gorgeous Primas, the lace, and that amazing bow steal this show! Such a sweet image to crack, too … this was such a fun challenge!!

    Have a fabulous weekend! Sending hugs!

  4. Linda C. says:

    Love the soft elegance Sharon!

  5. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow–just beautiful! This is over the top gorgeousness all wrapped into one!

  6. Jennie says:

    Another beautiful card, Sharon. Who wouldn’t delight in receving such lovely creation.

  7. Such beauty! I just love everything about this!

  8. Debbie S says:

    Your card is just amazing! Such a beautiful creation.

  9. What a great image to use the technique on. I love this whole card!

  10. Susan Z says:

    Gorgeous!!! I’m on my way to my stamping den as soon as I post this so I can try “cracked glass”

  11. Audrey E. says:

    WOW, BRILLIANT work from the DT! Had a lot of fun with this challenge – Never used the cracked glass before and really like how it turned out:)

  12. AJ says:

    fabulous card as always Sharon!! love it!!

  13. Another stunningly elegant card, Sharon! Love the vintage colors and feel!

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