On the Brink of a Volcano or Stampin’ Fun?

When I was a child, I used to love to lay on the grass and look up at the clouds and "see" different shapes or things. So when I saw Donna's (of Butternut Sage Designs), Blown Glass Technique Cards, I knew it was something I could have "fun" with again. First, I did not purchase her instructions, I just love a challenge and this seemed to be an easy one. Not quite as easy as I imagined, it took several trys until I finally created this image. Which looks more like Donna's Blown Glass Cards that I have seen.

Stampin' Up! Blown Glass Technique Word Play Big Shot

For the fun — what do you "see"? I see lava splashing in to a pool and a branch on fire. I know, I know — I have a vivid imagination and I used artistic license in the colors.



Full Card:

Word Play Stampin' Up! cards Blown Glass Technique image

Another view:

Stampin' Up! cards Jeannine Tarrio Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder Big Shot

My earlier tries started with the card below which I posted earlier. Looks more like what is being called the streaky glass technique cards I have seen. This is totally different then the one above and so is the technique.

Stampin' Up! Take a Spin Fabulous Florets Gatefold Card

Close up of the technique detail.

Falbulous Florets Stampin' Up! card Streaky Glass

I have several more different cards using this technique that I will be posting this week. Let me know what you think. Since I do not know how close it is the Blown Glass Technique, maybe I should give it a different name. It's a combination of Reinker Spread, Blowing Bubbles, and Ink, Spray & Mash Techniques.  If you are a customer of mine I will be making a technique card for this and will enclose it with your first online order from the new catalog in July! Club members will get the card at their July club meeting.

Please post a comment below and tell me what you "see".

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Posted on : Jun 20 2011
Posted under Big Shot, Blown Glass, Streaky Glass, Uncategorized |

7 People have left comments on this post

Jun 20, 2011 - 10:06:01
Jeanette said:

It is so stunning.  It looks like a fancy photo.  Since I am not a customer I guess I won't get your instructions.

Jun 21, 2011 - 12:06:38
mary michaud said:

I love the blown glass look and am trying to recreate it myself.  Love wht you did.

Jun 21, 2011 - 08:06:06
Robbie said:


I saw this on her blog and was going to play with the idea also.  Glad to see someone else give it a try.  I love the look of yours!

Jun 21, 2011 - 08:06:16
Carla said:

You have me blown away Jeannine…..wow this looks wonderful. I see an old tree hanging over a pond and grass in the front  :o)

Jun 21, 2011 - 09:06:34
Judy Jackson said:

This is gorgeous!  I would love to know what you did — but like Jeanette above, I am not a customer — but I would love to know how you did this!

Jun 24, 2011 - 10:06:10
Mandala said:

Love your pics and your techniques and your info that you have shared.
One thing that you did do differently than Donna re what she called the Blown Glass Techique is that you explained that you used a straw in some of your samples to actually "blow" the ink around. 
I have read on another public website that she did not use a straw for her technique so I think its great that you gave that a try.
I have not viewed her videos either and am saying that as a disclaimer ie not sharing something that others would pay for……saying this out of respect. 🙂

Jun 25, 2011 - 10:06:34
Shelagh said:

Remember "Magic Rocks"? Please say you do 🙂
Hope it was not only a CDN thing. That's what the top creation reminds me of. I loved Magic Rocks as a child and still think I do. Thanks for sharing

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