Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cracked Glass Trees - Try Stampin On Tuesday 82

I stumbled upon the Try Stampin' on Tuesday site through another blogger and I loved the sketch, so I decided to take the challenge!
I did tweek the sketch somewhat to fit my card.  I had this cracked glass tree main image laying around on my desk...I had intended to use it on another project and never got around to it.  Cracked glass is one of my most favorite techniques.  I love, love, love the cracked end result, plus it's so fun to do!  It always looks rustic and weathered, so I tried to mimic that in the Island Indigo backround piece by distressing the edges.  I also curled up the edges of my banners and added the sentiment and a couple of manly looking brads.  The twine string and antique brass embelishment from the Hodgepode Hardware kit also lend a manish feel. 
Here's a list of the supplies I used....
Stamps: Lovely as a tree, Say it in Style (CTMH)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Vanilla
Ink: Island Indigo, Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso
Accessories: Treebark EF, Ultra Thick EP, Twine, Square brads (making memories), Hodgepodge Hardware kit
Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day!


  1. This is a brilliant use of our sketch!!! LOVE the tree scene--it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

  2. Great way to use up scraps. Love the distressing on the background as well. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  3. Love your card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!