So, you know how I was gloating about being done with my cards for this month? Yeah...well, I kind of forgot about a few I needed! That is fine by me, though...because it gives me a "reason" to make some cards! (As if I need that!)
This is actually an old retired SU set. I purchased it in 2003 or 2004. It has 4 images of covered bridges in all 4 seasons. The sad truth is that it has never seen ink! I am not sure what I was waiting for...I absolutely love it!
When thinking of a good layout, I thought it would be cool to try out the cracked glass technique, as if you are looking at the bridge from your window. Of course, it would be a broken window...but no one was hurt in the development of the card! LOL
I must admit...this technique was tough for me! I used SU's glassy glaze with versamark and had a difficult time getting good coverage. In addition, I think I may have ended up with more dry glaze on my desk, pants, and dog than I did on the card! It kept blowing off when I tried to heat set it! It took about 4 layers, working in quadrants, to get the glaze thick enough. Even then, I think it needed more. If you are a seasoned cracked glass person, feel free to share your technique secrets in the comments! :)
So, here you have it. What do you think? Flowers are not really Fall, are they? For some reason, the ribbon/hemp was not doing it for me. I don't know...it was just kind of difficult overall I guess. But as long as my friend likes it, that is all that matters!
Stamps: SU Changing Seasons, Weathered
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Versamark; Aquapainter with various SU inks
Accessories: SU Hodgepodge Hardware, Primas, Glassy Glaze
Hope you are having a fabulous Holiday weekend!