Stampin' Up! Clockworks

It's been a while since we did any heat embossing, so at our last club meeting we brought out the tools and made a fun masculine card suitable for any occasion.




If you look at the main image, you can see some lines going across the image. Much like cracks in a window. You can create this look with Versamark, clear embossing powder and a heat tool. Here's how:

  1. Stamp design(s) onto cardstock. We used images from Clockworks along with 3 colors of Classic Ink stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock.
  2. Cover the entire design with Versamark. (Literally turn the pad over and press it onto your card stock; move pad and repeat pressing until you cover the entire design.)
  3. Pour clear embossing powder over the entire design. Pour off the extra.
  4. Heat set until clear and shiny.
  5. Repeat Versamark/powder/heat set until you have a thick shiny layer. With regular clear embossing powder, it may take 3 or 4 coats. With a thicker powder (like Utee), 2 layers is usually enough.
  6. Place your card stock in the freezer. (Yup - the freezer.) 
  7. Leave it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. The paper will curl up.
  8. Remove it from the freezer and bend the edges of the paper back and watch it crack. You can also try pinching it to create more lines. Don't worry -you should hear a crackling sound while you do this.
  9. To emphasize the cracks, use a Stampin' Sponge to smear ink into the crevices. Use a soft tissue to remove extra ink from glossy portions.

That's it!

Our club is full, but if you would like to join us for a class, just contact me for the schedule! Thanks for stopping by!
Product Supply details:
Stamps: Clockworks (127292)
Colors: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets (118762), Natural Ribbon Cotton Rbbon (127844)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Argyle folder (127750), Heat Tool (129053)
Other: Utee thick embossing powder


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Comments

  1. Looks great! I haven't done Cracked Glass in forever, but it adds so much! Great textures in that card!

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  2. I love all that yummy texture!

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  3. I also haven't done cracked class since we lost our extra thick embossing powder. Gonna have to see if I can do it with the plain old regular kind.

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  4. Love the cracked glass for the vintage cards. @Paula, you just keep adding layers of clear embossing powder (minimum of three layers) to get the same effect that you received with the UTEE.

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