Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Hens' Den Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Be Mine Cracked Glass Heart Box
Graphic 45 Place in Time 
Created By:  Anita Mulcahey

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  I just loved how fun cracked glass looks and I made this cute little gift box to put a sweet in for my sweetie.  Do you ever just reflect on how lucky we are to have the people in our lives that love us? I have been with my sweetie for over 30 years and this is our 31st Valentine's Day together.  I hope that you have a great day and remember there are all kinds of love and we are all blessed with many different types.  Please check my part of the prize that The Hens' Den is giving away for those that visit and comment on all of the blogs and if you want to follow me along as well I would greatly appreciate it.

Project Materials:
Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers
Petaloo Color me Crazy Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Powder, Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Faded Jeans
May Arts, Lace Ivory Pearl 3/4"
Versamark Ink
Embossing Tray
Embossing Gun
My Favorite Things Scalloped Heart Die
Silhouette Cameo, Laurie Whitlock heart box

Cracked Glass Technique:
1.  Die cut heart into shape.
2.  Lay heart on heat safe surface and ink up paper with Versamark ink.
3.  Sprinkle heart with Tim Holtz Distress Powder.  As you can see in the close up it gives such pretty combinations of shades.
4.  Heat emboss first layer and let cool.
5.  Repeat steps 2-4 six or seven times until your embossed layer is good and thick.
6.  Put in your freezer for 20 minutes to freeze until hard and brittle.
7.  Working quickly gently crack the surface of the heart doing small parts at a time.
8.  Once your project is cracked you can ink over the whole piece if the cracks do not show up as you would like.
9.  If you don't like how your cracks come out you can heat the heart with the embossing gun and then put back in the freezer to recrack.

Anita Mulcahey

Carolyn Lontin

Janet Bagnall

Lori McClellan

Nicolle Kramer

Moriah Macdonald

Stephanie Wagner

 Here is my part of the prize that you can win by leaving a comment here on my blog. I hope that you will also follow me. Be sure to stop by each blog to get a sense of the big prize for one lucky person who comments on each blog. The winner will be posted on The Hens' Den Blog on Sunday night.

May Arts - Blue Ribbon with Flowers - 1.5 in
May Arts - Blue Ribbon with Flowers - 1.5 in


Carolyn Lontin said...

What a cool technique - I can't wait to try it!

superherogranma said...

Love the cracked glass look, can't wait to try :)

Nicolle Kramer said...

What a super neat technique and beautiful card!!Definitely going to have to try!!

Barbara Gault said...

I haven't used this technique in a long time...will have to to again soon after seeing your wonderful heart and box!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I LOVE your cracked heart! I'll have to try the Distress Powder. Thanks so much for the inspiration! =)

Shannon said...

Love the crackle effect! Will have to give it a try!

Janet Murie said...

Very pretty!! Congrats on 31 years of Valentines Days together!Thank you for sharing this technique!!

Lori McClellan said...

Great Technique! Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

what a neat technique - I love the colors.

Sanna Lippert said...

I really need to try this technique out! thanks for sharing!

lathow said...

Love the cracked glass look. Thank you for sharing.

scrappinposse said...

I love how you used blue coloring for a typically traditional day that normally uses red to express love. I love how you made your crackled heart and will have to give this technique a try. Great job Anita.

Jean said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors!

Ava Gavloski said...

love the ideal of a crackled heart for your project.... so vintage. thanks for sharing great inspiration.
ava g

Karey said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

EstherT said...

I've never tried this technique before, and I can't wait to give it a go. Thank you for such clear instructions!

sue morris said...

I LOVE the look of cracked glass and I appreciate you sharing this technique! Turned out beautifully!!

Amanda said...

I love your gift box and that you took the time to tell how to make it step-by-step! I just became a new follower.

Katina said...

What a cute little goodie bag, I'm sure your sweetie will just love it. And I like how easy, and safe, the cracked glass technique is. Thanks!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love your design of cracked glass. I am going to try it.
I have become a follower and would love to be entered in the give a way.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

31 Valentines! Fabulous congratulations. :) DH and I have had 18 together, gosh time flies! Love the technique and it turned out so cool! :)

Celeste B. said...

Great technique.

dlwidder said...

Awesome project! Love your cool technique! TFS!

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