Things are a little crazy for me at present, see below for more info, but if I can, I still like to find a pocket of time for creativity. At the moment, I am enjoying finding ways to add texture to my cards, and so today I’m playing with Crackle Paste. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
TONE ON TONE CRACKLE PASTE
- Simon Says Stamp Leafy Branch Die
- Simon Says Stamp In The Round Stencil
- Tim Holtz Texture Paste Crackle
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxides – Old Paper, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- On a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card, blend Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in from the edge of the card to the centre. Start with Old Paper, then Evergreen Bough then a touch of Black Soot.
- Place the Simon Says Stamp In The Round stencil over the ink blended piece and using a palette knife, spread Crackle Paste over the stencil.
- Leave to dry and allow the Crackle to develop.
- Repeat the ink blending over the Crackle Paste, from Old Paper, then Evergreen Bough then a touch of Black Soot.
- Splatter with white gouache towards the centre of the panel radiating out and black paint at the edges.
- Die-cut the Leafy Branch die from Ivory Card. Stitch the base of the die-cut to the ink blended piece.
- Trim the sentiment pieces from the CZ Design Reverse Happy Sentiment Strips and adhere over the panel with foam tape.
- Foam mount on an Ivory card base.
- Accent with Nuvo water droplets, Duck Egg Blue Droplets and Eggshell Pearls.
When I first added the Crackle Paste over the ink blended background, I didn’t like how it looked. The dampness of the paste reactivated the Distress Oxide inks and dyed the paste a little, so I had a rather strange mucky looking paste over the panel. However, once dried, allowed to crackle and then ink blended over the top and I was delighted how the Crackle Paste took the colour.
2020 has not been a good year. We’ve had a family bereavement, various family illnesses and of course, Coronavirus has affected us all. Thankfully, we have avoided the virus. I am hoping by the time this post goes live, we will have had a ray of light during these dark times. My daughter made the decision to get a puppy last year and planned on getting one this autumn, but circumstances change and she is now living and working from home. Schedules were moved forward, and as I write this, we have just a few days to go to puppy pick up. If you are on Instagram, then be prepared for lots of puppy spam in my stories!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Puppy ! I want to see puppy! Beautiful card!
I am so sorry for your terrible year. Things can only get better and puppies add so much happiness to life! As they say “Keep Calm and Make Cards”. I will send good vibes your way.
Oh- BTW, your card is beautiful (as always).
This is so beautiful – I’ve read the instructions several times. I thinking of a wonderful Christmas card. Every medium and design decision are so cohesive and fit like they were meant to be. Great card!!!
Beautiful shades on this uplifting card- love the white contrast.