Saturday night was my Embossing class at my home. We had fun doing several different heat embossing cards. I believe in letting people be creative so I taught the technique and then let everyone pick their colors and layout. I was also trying to use up a bit of the mountain of cardstock scapage I found while rearranging my office this week. You would be amazed.....or not! This card was done by Diane Mark. I love the colors she chose! The card base is Cameo Coral...a lovely yet frequently overlooked color in my opinion. For the background, she stamped the print pattern using chocolate chip. It was a bit stark so she sponged the edges. Voila! Shabby chic! Totally cute! This technique is called shattered glass. To do this, stamp your image on regular white cardstock and color in if desired. Then, ink up the entire piece of cardstock with Versamark and emboss with Glassy Glaze embossing powder, AKA UTEE. While the UTEE is still hot and liquid looking, pour more UTEE over it and heat it again. Repeat this three times. Let the piece cool (throw it in the freezer to speed it up) and then bend the paper to "shatter" the glass. Sometimes you are rewarded with a cool cracking sound, sometimes not. To intensify the 'crack' marks, rub over the image with an inked sponged.