December 12, 2011

"Crackled" Christmas card!

Hello my crafty friends!  This is Kimberly from My Craft Spot and I am so happy that it is my turn to share a card on Sheila's fun blog today!  You all know that I love Glossy Accents and the other day at the craft store I decided to pick up a bottle of Crackle Accents and give it a try.  Wow!  I love how it looks! (Keep scrolling down for a closeup picture of the crackled ornament.)

I cut the red card base at 5.12 inches from the Elegant Edges cartridge (cut 2).  The doily was cut at 4.76 inches and the green circle at 5.34 inches from the Paper Trimmings cartridge.  The ornament is also from the Paper Trimmings cartridge cut at 3.67 inches.

I cut a slightly larger background at 5.47 (brown) to mat the card.  To help it fold, I scored a fold line on the back of the card. 

The stamped sentiments came from my Merry Christmas and Jingle All The Way stamp sets.

Here is a closeup of the Crackle Accents on the cream part of the ornament.  I used crackle accents on the cream and then glossy accents on the red patterned paper.

To get the lightly glittered effect on the cream doily, I first inked the edges with a brown ink.  Then I used a small piece of sponge to brush a light coat of glossy accents all over the edges of the doily that would show.  (I didn't do the center since it would be covered by the green circle of patterned paper.)  I lightly sprinkled glitter all over the glossy accents.  This technique is great for stamped sentiments and patterned paper as you can see through the glitter.

I used the same glitter technique on the "Merriest Wishes" sentiment.

I also tried the Crackle Accents on a button.  The button on the right is what it looked like before and the button on the left has been 'crackled'.  Lots of fun possibilities!

Come join the fun over at My Craft Spot!  We have a Christmas Shape Card challenge going on right now with the Jingle All The Way stamp set for a prize!


Sandi Clarkson said...

These are great ideas, Kimberly! I have never tried it on buttons .. awesome idea!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, that crackle effect is pretty neat. I like the look on the button as well.

Gail said...

beautiful work

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kimberly this is a GORGEOUS card and I love the technique! This is something I have never tried and I just love the way it looks. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! love it!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for the crackle instructions!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Now I need to go get some Crackle accents!! That effect is so cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Gorgeous creation! I love the crackle effect - thanks so much for sharing this fantastic creations!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card.Love the effect of the crackle accents.
Jayne x

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Kimberly!! I love the crackle effect:) very pretty!
Sherrie K

Shawnee said...

Beautiful card. I love the crackle you did. Great job!