Jul 20 2012

Beautiful Cracked Glass – with Deb Saaranen

One of the most beautiful yet simple techniques in my opinion is Cracked Glass.  I just love the beautifully vintage look that can be achieved with tuly nothing more than heat embossing.  Deb created a lovely card for us today with a Cracked Glass image using a LaBlanche stamp — a fabulous pairing!  Here is a little peek at Deb’s card:

Can you see the cracks in the glass? It’s a quick, fun and easy technique that Deb explains in her post.

Find Deb’s post here.

Deb used these items from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

LaBlanche Silicone Stamp -  Nest with Eggs

Versa Mark, UTEE Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye

Prima Songbird 6×6 paper pad

The entire Songbird Collection can be seen here.

Seam Binding

SpellbindersDies:  Beaded Ovals and Classic Ovals

Just a Note:  Though any stamps can be used with this technique, the LaBlanche images are beautiful for use with the Cracked Glass technique.  Being vintage inspired themselves, they are beautiful backdrops for the Cracked Glass.

All LaBlanche stamps in stock can be seen here.

A note on Cracked Glass: If you like a visual, you can see Beate’s tutorial on Cracked Glass over at SCS.  I note Beate is not freezing her image, just bending in her hands to crack.  If you’ll note Deb’s very fine lined cracks very close together, that is achieved by freezing — just 2 different ways to achieve similar looks.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Store News

ALL of the JustRite early July Releases have arrived and are now shipping (NOT the Becca Sets, released later in July).

See them in large view on this blog postFind them in the store to order here.

Pre-orders are being taken for the “Becca Sets” by JustRite– OH, I am IN LOVE!  Check this post for more info.

All JustRite Clear Stamp Sets can be seen here.

All JustRite Cling Stamp Sets can be seen here.

Our HUGE sale on designer paper in a variety of sizes continues.  Refer to this post. Many pads are up to 50% off.

Check out the NEW Girl Land beauties by Webster’s Pages with coordinating UNITY Itty Bitty Stamps.

All Girl Land items can been in large view on this post.

Many Webster’s Pages items are ON SALE. See all Webster’s Pages here.

Many Spellbinders items are ON SALE – See all Spellbinders here.

As usual, the Prima flower section is filled to over flowing with gorgeous flowers!!!

All other new items listed in the store can be seen quickly here under What’s New?

Find sale items here and here.

Thank you for shopping at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Steve and I actually snuck away for a couple days earlier this week.  We spent 2 nights on Canal Park in Duluth, MN.  That’s been a long time favorite place for us for a quick get-away.  We don’t have to travel too terribly far but yet can feel like real tourists while enjoying our beautiful Lake Superior and all that Canal Park has to offer.  Had a great time, but it is always equally as good to get back home!

We have another 60th anniversary party to attend tomorrow, so if life goes as planned, I’ll be back to share that card tomorrow!

Thanks so much for stopping in — hope you enjoyed Deb’s Cracked Glass project!

Have a wonderful day!


4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Beautiful Cracked Glass – with Deb Saaranen”

  1. Kathy S says:

    thanks for sharing Debs beautiful card and renewing us with this technique- love the hessian ribbon on deb’s card too

  2. This is so amazing, must get some of that UTEE!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Such a great card! I love that technique! You can also use it on a non-stamped image. I use a lot of Crafty Secret’s vintage images, and they are wonderful done this way.

  4. Betty Neville says:

    Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing – will have to try this!

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