Make It Monday #17: Cracked Glass Technique

Heather Nichols has put together this fantastic project featuring a cracked glass embossing techinque. Watch the tutorial to learn how and then join us for this week's challenge.

Some still shots of Heather's project:





If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and use the cracked glass technique.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

–Add your link to our —>InLinkz List<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, June 6th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, June 6th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


Denise J

Congrats to Denise J for being randomly selected to recieve a free stamp set of her choice!  Please be sure to email customer service with your shipping information and stamp selection so we can get your package out to you!  And thank you so much to all of the other participants as well.  Everyone did such amazing work and truly left me inspired!

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Join the discussion 17 Comments

  • 1
    Suzanne Russell says:

    Thanks so much for reminding me of this technique. You used it so effectively, I just want to recreate what you did with the year of flowers collection. I always love your special style!!!

  • 2
    Marybeth L. says:

    This looks beautiful, Ive done the embossing like that before but never cracked it. thank you so much . Love all the flowers.

  • 3
    Teresa Zuehls says:

    Heather, thanks for sharing the cracked embossing technique and your beautiful cards. I am going to have to try it.

  • 4
    Jen Moneagle says:

    Beee…U…T…Full! As always!

  • 5
    Cathy Weber says:

    My first thought was I wouldn’t like this look, but after watching it Heather, I can not wait to try it. I was sold when you added the tea dye to the cracks. That is such a great idea. This was a very interesting tutorial.

  • 6
    Cathy Scrivnor says:

    This was wonderful to watch and I just got my UTEE powder and melting pot. Never would have figured out you can just use a heat gun. Thank you for expanding my horizons even more!

  • 7
    Holly Saveur says:

    GORGOUS!!Love it!
    Which stamps did you use at the background of the cracked image?
    And which Copics for the flowers?
    The coloring is so superb..LOVE it!
    Whenn I get my stamps this will be the first thing I will make.(they are in Dutch customs)

  • 8

    Very, very pretty a new technique for me, thank you so much.

  • 9
    Ronda says:

    Great project…can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

  • 10
    Karen says:

    It’s been years since I used this technique. Your cards are just gorgeous, and like Suzanne, I want to recreate these just like yours!

  • 11
    Lori Winters says:

    Wonderful design using the mini year of the flowers and the cracking technique sets it off beautifully. Good job Heather!

  • 12
    Rachelle says:

    does anyone know if you can use regular embossing powder with more layers, or is it necessary to use UTEE

  • 13
    Ger says:

    I just love these Monday lessons!

  • 14
    Lennie says:

    Thank you for sharing, it was awesome!

  • 15
    Claudia W. says:

    so what would happen if I used the regular embossing powder… would it work??? or is it not as clear… but thanks for sharing, that’s so awesome…

    thanks : Claudia W.

  • 16
    Icurka says:

    It’s a great technique and beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing with us!:-)

  • 17

    Terrific stuff! This is the type of stuff that should be spread around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

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