Monday, November 7, 2011

Crackled Halloween Words


This card was an experiment and I wasn't sure if it would turn out the way I envisioned.  You know how that goes!

I stamped the Memory Box Vintage Halloween Words in StazOn Timber Brown onto a piece of matte marble camel paper.  Next, I covered the words with Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I let the paper sit overnight to dry.  In the morning it was dry, but the paper had curled up on all sides - ugh!  I borrowed one of my husband's heavy books and placed the paper under it for another day.

I then sponged Distressed Tea Dye over the words letting it get into the cracks.  I was pleased with the outcome :-)  Now, this is where I ran into trouble.  I didn't want to cover up the words so using my Sizzix pumpkins #7 die I cut out a pumpkin for the bottom of the card.

After distressing a piece of Crushed Curry, sponging the edges with Chocolate Chip and adding some Martha Stewart Halloween ribbon I assembled everything onto a Coco card.

A closer look at the crackle.  Well, you can't see it too well in this picture, but it is there.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Memory Box Vintage Halloween Words
Paper:  Coco, The Paper Company Matte Marble Camel, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Halloween Words - StazOn Timber Brown; Sponging - Distressed Tea Dye & Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Martha Stewart Halloween Ribbon, Edge Distresser, Bow-Easy
Techniques:  Sponging

12 comments:

Becky said...

This is just lovely!

Rosemary said...

Donna Another fantastic card .....

Connie B. said...

Very well done. Love the color combo. Great job!

Rizzi said...

HOW DIFFERENT DONNA....THIS IS SO GREAT..... NEVER SAW THIS BEFORE........GOOD IDEA.........YOU CAN SEE THE CRACKLING.....RIZZI

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous turnout on this card! I love the crackle effect and the bright pumpkin and ribbon with the distressed cs works really well!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Love this card!! I have some of the Crackling paint, but haven't used it yet!! Love the little pumpkin too.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I like the colors and how you tied the ribbon. I too have crackle paint that I should use.

Pam~ said...

I have never tried the crackling technique before. It has an awesome look to it too. Love this card with the words being the focal image!

Au and Target said...

I like it. Love the way the writing is regularly irregular :-)

Rhonda Langley said...

Perfect card for this technique! Love the ribbon!

The Mama Monkey said...

WOW, this is a fabulous card! Love the technique!

gale said...

this turned out really cool!!

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