Sunday 14 March 2010

Winter Wonderland - #42 Victorian Christmas

At Winter Wonderland this week we have a theme of 'Victorian Christmas'. There is an optional challenge of 'Distressing'.

I decided to have a go at a new technique this week. I haven't tried this before, but love the look you get with it :o) The Cracked Glass technique is really simple to do. Basically it's just adding layers of embossing powder to your image and heating it up. I think I used 4 layers on this one. When you've got it thick enough, you just put it in the freezer for half an hour or so. When you take it out, it's already cracked all over the embossing. I gently cracked it a little more and rubbed some ink over the cracking and that was it :o)

The lovely jumbo wheel I've used on the base card is called 'Very Vintage'. This is one of the new products that will be available in the Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up! from 1st April.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock ......... Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Ink ............... Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Stamp Set ......... Old Fashioned Christmas, Very Vintage Wheel
Other Products .... Flat Backed Cream Pearls (from the Pretties Kit), Clear Embossing Powder

Teri xx


Powerful Search Engine said...

Hi Teri love the image and the scrunched effect of the paper fabulous take on the theme. Hugs Pascale

Sue said...

Hi Teri
gorgeous card the tree looks lively, oh i like the jumbo wheel think i need that! lol, sue,x

Lynda said...

Wow Teri this is fabulous and we couldn't have a Victorian Christmas without the tree! This is just perfect and beautiful.

Love Lynda xxx

Danielle said...

This is a gorgeous card Teri! The sepia tones are fabulous and you did an awesome job with the cracked glass technique! I haven't tried it yet but you've inspired me to go & give it a go! Love the Victorian Christmas tree!
Hugs, Danielle

Crystal said...

Teri this is sooo beautiful, LOVE this image!!!

Babs said...

Love the stamped image you have used for the background teri and the colour is just right for vintage
Babs x

Anonymous said...

I love the cracked glass technique. And you've nailed it. Adore the vintage feel of this card. The the BG too. And of course.. The pearls!! Absolutely beautiful!! That image is fantastic!


downrightcrafty said...

Hi Teri
Love the image and the distressed background, really vintagey.
Hugs Kate xx

Mandy said...

Hi Teri,
Beautiful card, love the cracked glass technique you've used.
Looking forward to working with you at Winter Wonderland
hugs Mandy xx

TPM SUTRA said...

hI teri,

Nice cards shared by you... i like it...ia m also used some cards in my blog....