Friday, December 14, 2012

SweetStamps Monthly Challenge

Hello blogging buddies-
Are you almost done with your Christmas cards?
Me...HAHA..the move really put a wrench into that operation this year. 
I keep telling myself that I will start early, so I'm a little prepared, but that never happens.

So today at Sweet Stamps is the second monthly challenge. 
Yes, I did say monthly...that means you have an entire month to create a project and join us. 
This months theme/technique challenge is:
Cracked Glass Technique

I have seen this technique done before, but never dared myself to try it. 
Now I wish I had.  It was such a great technique and I love how random the cracks can be. 
There are two ways to achieve the look of cracked glass on your stamped images: wet (using clear embossing ink) or dry (using heat embossable double sided tape). either way you do it, you will need a heat gun and some UTEE (Ultra Think Embossing Enamel) in clear.  Here's a tutorial on this technique: HERE

Join our weekly and monthly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.
Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps to your blog post.
Next week's challenge #96 is:
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Absolutely stunning card. I love the cracked glass technique. It give your card such a beautiful effect. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. WOW!
    This is FAB. Love the cracked glass technique and you perfect papers. Happy to have you with us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the Cracked glass technique. Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

  4. Your card is absolutely stunning I just love it and your design papers and colours are just so perfect. I tried this technique once I much give it another out as your card looks outstanding. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  5. Beautifully done- such a classy card and LOVE the image and DSP and the background behind the image- fabulous!

  6. This is stunning! I love this technique and you've inspired me to get out my supplies and try my hand at it again. It is so perfect with those gorgeous papers and embellishment you've chosen. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  7. My first response when I saw your card was WOW, how beautiful!!!! And it is just that...and more. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  8. Gorgeous card!! Love the papers and the technique you used works wonderfully with this card - Awesome!! So glad you played along with us!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  9. Thanks for getting sketchy with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week. I love your paper, REALLY works with your image!

  10. Sehr schön geworden.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  11. Sehr schöne Karte hast Du da gewerkelt
    Danke das Du bei der Stempelsonne dabei bist.