Crafty Ann's challenge this time is all about bringing in the new - a technique, style - really anything to do with crafting that is a new to you. My new technique is Cracked Glass - I have seen it many times but never tried it myself. It is achieved by clear embossing the image several times, until the layers are quite thick and then placing it in the freezer until it is very cold and then bending the image until cracks appear in the embossing. You can then rub over a dark ink to enhance the cracked and aged appearance.
For this card I used Crafty Ann's pre-coloured Daffodil Sheet printed onto plain white paper rather than photographic paper. I used a matt finished plain paper so that the embossing powder could key into it. If you use a shiny finish like photographic paper, the embossing will crack and slide off completely. After cracking the embossing, I gently rubbed some Vintage Photo Distress Ink into the lines to make it look aged. The base card is covered in Green Earthtones Embossed Flower paper and the matting layer is Lemon Abstract 2 paper - both available from Crafty Ann's. Cream lace threaded with dark green ribbon and punched corners complete. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and was punched and embossed to match the main image.
I do hope you will come and join us over at Crafty Ann's and share with us what new skill or technique you have learned.