Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sweet Music

This is a card made for the StampTV MIUM challenge this week, hosted by Cat!

I colored the image with Memento pastel markers, then covered with Delicata gold ink for shimmer. The cracked glass method is fun and easy to do. Gina has a great tutorial here:

The Cracked Glass Method

Stamp Set: Love is Friendship by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento, VersaMark and Delicata Gold
Gems: Want 2 Scrap, champagne 2 mm
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Curly Gate
Dies: Sizzix Framelits #657902
Piercing Tool & Stampin' Up Piercing Template
Fiskars Corner Embosser (for inside card)
EK Success 1/8" adhesive foam dot squares (my favorite) ScorTape & glue dots

I do not have an 'oval' piercing template. But Splitcoaststampers (SCS) has a really helpful tutorial showing how to use the square Stampin' Up template to create circles and ovals for perfect piercing. You can see both the video and the pictorial steps that Beate made here:

Perfect Oval and Circle Piercing

{You can see 3D shimmery, glittery goodness behind the UTEE & on the background}

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


  1. Beautiful card, Rosy! Don't you just love that cute image! Love all of the glimmery goodness here!

  2. Absolutely stunning Rosy. Love the distressed edges with all the sparkle and shine. This is a real winner

  3. Rosy, this is SO pretty! Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Pretty! Pretty! Is that an antique black mother-of-pearl button? Its the perfect compliment.

  5. Very pretty. Great use of the UTEE & the Delicata gold ink. TFS

  6. What a very pretty card Rosy, I love how you used the UTEE and the gold ink. A definate winner. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  7. Beautiful card Rosy! Love the technique you used.

  8. Beautiful card! What are Memento Pastel Markers?

  9. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Gorgeous card Rosy!!! I have always been afraid to try that cracked glass technique… must break down and give it a go.

  10. You have been missed! Love your card and that technique! What a great design and layout! Well done my love! xo~

  11. I already commented on this card over at STV, but just have to say again how much I love it. And now you have made me want that paper piercing tool from Stampin' Up. Love the look of it. Thanks again for the inspiration my dear!!

  12. Your card is gorgeous..and love the cracked glass look! I have to get busy and use that image myself. I have some ideas as to how to work with it so hopefully soon. But you are inspiring me with this beauty!

  13. Rosy, what a pretty card you've made and I love the cracked glass technique, it adds such a lovely aged look. My very best to you my dear.

  14. This is beautiful, Rosy! I love the cracked glass technique and that pretty embossed background. They both give it such a warm, vintage feel.


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!