Sunday, 16 September 2012

Vintage piano through broken glass

Me again, your favourite UK Stampendous correspondent lol :). 

My BlogStar appointment is almost complete - I will really miss sharing all the inspiration with you!

This month the whole Stampendous Team is playing with embossing - which always adds such an amazing magical touch to any project. As I absolutely love embossing, surely I would want to join in the fun. And I sooooo have! :)

Here's your essentials list:

US crafters - hop over to the Stampendous site for Vintage Piano Clear Stamps set and Cling Tin Panel, Deep Impressions Chunky Clear Embossing Enamel, Shabby White Embossing Enamel, Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, Gilded Mica Fragments

UK crafters - hop over to the Stamp Man site for Vintage Piano Clear Stamps set and Cling Tin Panel, Deep Impressions Chunky Clear Embossing Enamel, Shabby White Embossing Enamel, Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, Gilded Mica Fragments

Other supplies:

Distress inks: Embossing ink, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone.

Coffee Archival ink, ivory and green cardstock, violet background paper, cheese cloth, ribbon, mixed sequins, fabric flowers, decorative pins.

For full instructions be sure to visit the Stampendous blog. But I just wanted to show you all those lovely cracks close up - it is such a great technique!

The cracks give a fabulous broken glass effect. You can also highlight some of the cracks with a dark coloured ink. And look at that gorgeous sparkle from the encrusted jewels!

I really ought to 'break glass' more often, I just love the finished effect. It's almost like having a naughty peak through the (broken) window to secretly watch the vintage lady playing (I just love this stamp set!)... She's playing Mozart today :).

Have you broken any glass lately? :)

I hope you've enjoyed looking through my broken glass and I look forward to seeing your beautiful embossed creations!

Big hugs

Challenges for this card:
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Bling it on
The Stamp Man Challenge - Summer Sizzlers
The Artistic Stamper Sept - Splatters and Speckles
Gingerloft Challenges #48 - Embossing
Totally Paper Crafts #134 - Use your favourite stamp
Southern Girls #53 - Bling
Crafty Ribbons #28 - Vintage
Whimsy Challenges #51 - Anything goes


Annie said...

Wow Joanna !! I love the broken glass effect very inspiring so must give it a try x this is a wonderful project and I love the images and jewels. TFS Annie x

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful vintage card with its fab techniques. Annette x

butterfly said...

Absolutely love your cracked glass - perfect with this image, such an ache of vintage loveliness! Glad to hear it's Mozart - Sunday morning music...
Alison x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card as always Joanna, I love the colours you've used on this one and the cracked glass looks fab.
Claire xx

Ros Crawford said...

Amazing!! This is such a wonderful piece of art ... I love the cracked glass ... you are so very talented

Brenda Brown said...

Joanna you have made the most amazing pieces for Stampendous and this is no exception. I love it.
Did you look on Wendy's site for the workshops? Unfortunately I won't be able to meet up afterwards as they are on a Sunday and I will need to get back for dinner with the family, but now I am retired I am happy to meet up during the week sometime if you are able to.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, love the colours and textures
Lindsay xx

Janny Jager said...

Great vintage card Joanna
i love the broken glass

Greetings Janny

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Cudnie to pęknięte szkło wygląda, a z tym stemplem wspaniale :) W Stampendous bedą tęsknić :):)

scrappymo! said...

Wow, this technique is so cool! You have done a gorgeous job on this card.

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous creation, love the cracked 'glass' and the touch of bling. So pretty! hugs, Kimberly

chrissie said...

Terrific card with beautiful colours and image. Love the broken glass effect which I have never tried

Best Wishes Chrissie xx

Anonymous said...

Always such an impressive technique.
This is exceptionally pretty.

Unknown said...

How amazing.. I just love the look of the broken glass.. And what a great image to do it on. Very pretty my friend..


Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Joanna. I love this card, the broken glass effect looks great on that image and the sparkly bits are fab and I like the treatment with the ribbon - altogether a brilliant make. Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

Yes, you should break glass more often. ;-) This is mesmerizing Asia. I keep looking at it and you've really done an outstanding job on this. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous technique, the card looks wonderful.

sue w. said...

Hi Joanna, this is wonderful. The stamp is fab and I love the tecnique. Loving the bling too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Dorrie said...

Lovely card Asia, and it was so nice to meet you last week. Keep on breaking glass!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Joanna :-) the image is beautiful and the 'cracked glass' and all the details are fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy

Alojka said...

piekna zabawa barwy z przezriczystością

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is lovely
Thank you for joining us at
That Craft Place
Love Jan

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning card and great embossing effect :o) Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft this fortnight and good luck, hugs NIKKI DT

Anonymous said...

Stunning effects Asia!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Artistic Stamper
Alison xx

Tami said...

I love that vintage look Thank you for playing at Gingerloft!! This is very beautiful. I am looking for new DT members if interested feel free to e-mail me at

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love the vintage effect,,,, what a creative idea...OMG.Thanks for your comment at Lisa, feel free to ask me your fav product from all my stuff for free e.mail me to

Maria said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous, and really effective!

Maria x

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