I have taken a 12.5 x 12.5 cm White Card Base and then cut a square measuring 12 x 12 cm from the black cardstock. And two squares from the Black and White Paisley Cardstock. One measuring 10 x 10 cm and the other 9 x 9 cm. Taking three colors of my Stampers Big Brush Pens from Faber Castell I applied color to the smaller piece of the Paisley Cardstock and then to this I glued a heart I had cut using my spellbinders dies also out of the Paisely Cardstock.
To achieve the Cracked Glass Look I then applied Versamark Ink all over the colored piece and then applied UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). I heated this with my heat gun until it melted as you would any embossing powder and then kept repeating the process by added more Versamark Ink and UTEE until I had built up a thick layer over the colored piece. I then set this aside to cool/dry.
Once Dry I then proceeded to bend the colored piece back and forth until the enamel started to crack alternating where I was bending the piece so the cracks formed in different directions to give the appearance of the Cracked Glass. Once happy with the result. I then adhered this to the other piece of Black and White Paisley Cardstock, then to the Black Square and then to my card base. To finish I applied my stamped and punched sentiment and a couple of dew drops (from the Mens Collection) to the flower centers of my colored piece.
I love the effect of this technique and the colors are quite rich and perfect for a card to give to a male without being to over the top romantic, don't you think?
I have used this same Paisley Cardstock for another project which is a Cute Christmas Themed Canvas which is my Application Project for the latest Robin's Nest Design Team Call if you would like to take a look, you will find this over on my blog today also.
Have a great weekend!