16 November 2010

Katzelkraft DT Card - Winter Scene with cracked glass embossing




Morning everyone! My day for the Katzelkraft DT blog today and a Christmas card, it's good to get them started :D and isn't this stamp the most magical winter scene?

To make my card I used the Arbres 01 - Plaque 1/3

I stamped the winter scene in black Versafine ink over white card sponged with spun sugar and tumbled glass distress ink. To get the cracked glass look on top of the image I triple embossed it with Utee and then put it in the freezer for half an hour to get very cold. I gently cracked the piece after freezing, working quickly around the image as  you don't have very long to do this before it's too warm again.  If you crack too much the embossing will come off (ask me how I know :D) but it's a lovely effect and one of my favourites. Some black soot distress ink was then sponged into the cracks to show them up a bit more and I cleaned off the excess ink to make it shine again.

The image panel was mounted on black card and layered over papers from BasicGrey. I've doodled some dots with a white gel pen and added some pearls with a Viva Decor white pearl pen. I stamped the Noel sentiment over the paper and finished off with some blue ribbon and a punched and glittered snowflake.
Enjoy your day.
Chris :)


20 comments:

angelwhispers said...

Stunning Chris just love the colours boy they are so pretty and love the cracked glass effect for the image just beautiful!! Love Chanelle xx

Diane said...

I love these two plates of stamps, Chris and you've picked the perefct Winter scene to use that cracked glass technique! (Perhaps here it should be called the 'Cracked Ice Technique'!! :-))I also like the way you've included the pink in your palette - it reminds me of a Winter sunrise. Fantastic work!
Diane x

Silvie Z said...

Hi Chris,
I have just discovered your other blog (besides the Magnolia blog)! How could have I missed this one??? There are so many gorgeous projects over here! And the last one is no exception! Love the beautiful papers and your layout! And the color combo is awesome, especially the image is so pretty - great work at mixing the 2 colors! Love all the cracles and the tiny white pearls are such a nice touch!
Really a wonderful card!
Hugs,
Silvie
xx

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw! beautiful done,
Have a nice day, Ageeth

Fleur said...

Hi Chris, stunning work, I had a go at cracked glkass last night but my paper kept tearing underneath ~ must persevere, it looks fab
Hugz fleur xXx

Anesha said...

Great technique and love the combination of colours!

Allison said...

Hi! I stumbled across your blog today and I just loved this card so much, I featured it as a "Me Likey" on my blog. Gorgeous!

http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2010/11/me-likey.html

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

Netty said...

Fabulous card Chris, love your design with those fab stamps and again that cracked glass is superb. Annette x

Chruss said...

WOW, what a beautiful card!!!!

whyducks said...

Very, very pretty Chris

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, love that crackle effect on your topper its gone really well, and your papers and card design are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

chris said...

Hi Chris, wow wee!!! this is amazing, what I wouldnt have given to watch you make this, its a work of art. hugs chris xx

Katzele said...

hmmm, and how did you know for the utee ? LOL
This card is stunning, as usual. Thanks you

joy said...

I have never seen anything as pretty as this! What a beautiful job! Love it!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, love that cracked glass and the colors with it are beautiful!

Mayjasper said...

I see you have marvelled some more magic Chris. This card is very splendid.
Mayjasper x

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh Chris, this is just a beautiful card once again. Love the colours and the pearl paint is so like pearls. Just love the way you do the crackle. Big Hugs JO.xx

Pam S. said...

so pretty Chris! love the cracked glass scene and all the pearls!
Pam Going Postal

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Chris what a work of art,totally gorgeous too and love the touch of pearls-very special card.
hugs Lou.xx