Tuesday, February 23, 2010

crackle card

This is a way to make your cards look like an old oil painting.  The first thing I did was use my distrss inks to blend my background with a couple different colors.  Next, stamp your favorite image (this one is of two angels or cherebs).  Finally, I used a background stamp that has crack marks all over.  Ink it in gold and stamp on top of your image.
For the card base, use a corner punch to cut out each corner.  Remember to turn your punch over for the reverse image.  Insert your design into the corners and you can be finished.
Since I didn't want the cut outs to be showing on the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of coordinating patterned paper to the top panel.  Using the same paper, I cut a smaller piece and stamped a Happy Birthday background stamp from Hero Arts onto it using gold and black inks.  I have enough room around the edge of this piece to write a quick note.  One of the cool things about this type of card is that you can make up a bunch and add the sentiment once you know what the purpose of the card is.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Love all of the techniques, possible class???