My husband, Jim, has become quite the connoisseur of handmade cards….or so he thinks!
He especially admires the Cracked Glass technique, so that's what I used in his Father's Day card.
After stamping the clock and gear images from a new Stampin' Up! stamp set called "Clockworks," I tapped the entire surface with a Versamark pad. I applied clear embossing powder and heated with a heat gun, then applied more embossing powder and heated again. Once I had several coats of embossing done, I hid the piece in our freezer — didn't want to take a chance on Jim stumbling on it when he got out the ice cream. LOL!
Once the stamped piece was good and cold I snuck it out of the freezer and "cracked" it by bending it in several places. A little touch up with a stamp pad completes the aged look by rubbing some ink into the cracks.
Clockworks (Wood #127290; Clear #127292)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood #115370; Clear #127802; MDS #125766)
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Elegant Eggplant CS
Wisteria Wonder CS
Very Vanilla CS
Clear Emboss Powder
Antique Brads (#117273)
The vintage timepiece complete with inner workings is just the thing for nostalgiac cards and scrapbook pages. The eight-piece stamp set coordinates with the 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" circle punches.
I hope Jim likes his Father's Day card. Do you have your Father's Day card made yet?