Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Imagine That...Cracked glass Teen card


Welcome back to the Imagine That series here every Tuesday, where I share my discoveries about the Cricut Imagine. I'm pretty excited about today's project for two reasons. The first is to share that the cracked glass technique works fabulously with images printed and cut with the Imagine.If you are new to cracked glass I will tell you all about it! Secondly we are going to tackle the hardest of the hard ....a Teen boy card!

At first sight the JT Imagine cartridge may not be the type of Cricut cartridge you are accustomed to, but it is beyond perfect for young men {of all ages}  Mr. Wonderful loves this cartridge too..very cool stuff! This sentiment and layers were lightly sprayed with graphite glimmer mist. The papers, image,and sentiment were all printed from the JT cartridge- How awesome is that? Did you know that when you print the papers the scale is smaller when you print a small square of paper? I LOVE that feature!!!!

Cracked glass is very easy to create, coat image with versamark ink and sprinkle with thick clear embossing powder, heat emboss, while still hot sprinkle with more powder and repeat 3 or 4 times, allow to cool. Place image in the freezer for 5 minutes or so remove and bend, the embossing powder will crack just like glass! If you want to age or distress the glass rub with ink, or glimmer mist, this will really make those cracks "pop"

For the inside of the card I added a fun sentiment and filled it in with a white gel pen.

6 comments:

Cher~ said...

This card rocks! Love the colors and design. My teen daughter would absolutely love this too.

jramsdell said...

Thanks for the glass cracking idea, great card too.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Thanks for the glass cracking idea, don't sure if I understand how you did it.. but I need to make a card for my 24 year old grandson, would love to try this,

Jana Eubank said...

This is so flippin' cool, Shantaie! What a great idea to use a cracked glass technique!

Deneen said...

Cool card!! This is a great card for boys and it is a great cartridge too! Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

All these years later, I've found this amazing card and am re-creating it!! Thanks!