Friday, April 13, 2012

Dream-Pendous Super Saturday!

This is it!  The best Blog Hop day of all!  Everyone is participating, so I really hope that you take the time to check out what everyone has come up with!

After seeing Pam's design's this week, I REALLY wanted to pull out my Crackle Embossing Paste, soooo, I did!  
 
Now I cheated on this a little bit, I Die Cut the oval from a Black piece of cardstock using my Spellbinder Die.  Then I spread the Crackle paste directly onto the cardstock with my palette knife.  (Sort of like icing a cake).  Yes, the Crackle paste doesn't stick as well to the cardstock as to Black Matte Paste, but I wanted a really fine crackle, and I've used this cheat in a class I taught before and it worked...
This picture shows the oval before I flattened it and lost some of my paste, oh well, the black showing through adds to the look right?
I rubbed my VersaMark Ink pad (missing from the photo) along the side and bottom edge of the pasted Oval.  I was freehand with it, not worrying where it went, then I poured the Aged Rose Distress Powder over the VersaMark Ink, and using my fingers sprinkled the Shaved Ice flakes over the embossing powder.  

Then I heated the powder from below the Pasted Oval.  It took awhile for the heat to get through the paper and the paste to melt the embossing powder and hence get the shaved ice to stick, but heating from the top would blow away all my "Ice".  Yes, this is NOT the way the Shaved Ice is usually used, and I did melt my "Ice" a little, but I kind of liked the "Tea" colour that it turned into.
Using my Memento Ink pads, my Dauber and my stencil brushes, I inked my Dragonfly LM 193 over top of the Crackle paste.  I then added some blue colour around the edges to create a soft "Sky".
Here's a close up of the dragonfly, and you can see that I'm losing a bit of paste with each step, this wouldn't have happened had I done it properly with a layer of Black matte paste underneath.

I matted my pasted Oval to a Purple piece of cardstock, then Die cut a Pink Floral Ovals frame with my Spellbinder Die, and attached it, and my pasted oval to the front of my card.
as I write this last step, I realize that I forgot to take a picture of the inside!  Yikes, I used one of the other stamps on the "Friendly Phrases" stamp set that says...
Wishing you
a year full of
hearty laughs,
smiling faces &
warm hugs
Doesn't that sound like something I would write myself?  I LOVE it!  and I didn't have to use my own handwriting, bonus!  

Now I do have to add a side note to my last Blog Hop post...I used a VersaFine Ink pad to stamp my image onto Vellum, and although I heat set it, and mine didn't smudge, I shouldn't have made it sound like heat setting would solve all your stamping on Vellum issues, and I apologize for that..However, I do have a Stamping on Vellum solution.  There is a product called the "Perfect Printing Pouch" by Scrap Perfect, and here is a YouTube video showing how awesome this little pouch is.  

You wipe it over your vellum and then you can stamp, run your vellum through your printer, whatever, and it will not smudge!  I do have one, but was, sigh, too lazy to get up and get it out of my drawer, so I used my heat gun (My vellum was quite a heavy weight so it didn't warp or melt and I should have stipulated that before you went off with you regular Vellum, oopsie)

Anyway, be sure to check out the following blogs, and don't forget to leave a comment, as you can win some awesome prizes put together by Dreamweavers and Stampendous!


And of course, Next Wednesday I'll be posting again for Dreamweavers Monthly Challenge.  I'm really enjoying this month, maybe I have more time on my hands all of a sudden, but I've been pulling out stencils and pastes that I haven't played with in awhile..hey, I think that's what being inspired by others does to you!  Cool!!  

Thank you to EVERYONE who has uploaded a card, or left a comment, and who continues to support our Craft and our Crafters, we wouldn't be here without you!

And with that,
Paste 'til you Crack,
Stamp 'til you shout,
and continue to inspire others, it's good for the soul!
Jessie

31 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful! Love the technique and how you used the stencil over top of the crackle paste!

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  2. Beautiful- I have never seen the crackle paste- thanks for sharing it and how it works.

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  3. This is so cool. Love how the black shows through, even if it wasn't intentional.

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  4. I love this beautiful card Jessie, another stencil I'm going to add to my wish list! I think I need to take a shopping trip to the craft store today too!

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  5. Wonderful use of the crackle paste -- this looks just like an antique cameo!

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  6. love this technique and the card. it has such old world charm.

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  7. This turned out super gorgeous! Love the crackle and embossed sparkle with the mica.

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  8. It's great, I'm going to try embossing with Mica flakes.

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  9. This is fantastic!! I love the way bits of the design flaked off!! Very very vintage looking. You could find this card in an antique store and think it was genuinely old! And we love heating the Shaved Ice...glad you found that trick...so fantastic and versatile. Great job! Thanks so much for playing with us this week.

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  10. Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

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  11. Great projects all week! I have really enjoyed seeing the inspiration, thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I like the loss of crackling paste over the course of creating your card. It created a great look! Fantastic added detail of glitter and color. Fabulous card!

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  13. Love the crackled look! Amazing!

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  14. the crackling is beautiful and love the pink and shaved ice along the sides! Fab job!

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  15. WOW absolutely gorgeous... love the vintage cracked glass!!!

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  16. Very pretty--love the dragonfly.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  17. That is an amazing creation Jessie! Thank you for all your work this week on the hop creations! Just gorgeous work!

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  18. Oooo I love the crackle! Just gorgeous.

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  19. Stunning crackle with dragonfly overlay! Beautiful!

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  20. GORGEOUS!! LOVE the crackle!!

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  21. You are so clever, Jessie. I absolutely love the look of the card. Gorgeous.

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  22. Just beautiful Jessie! Love your colors and the distressed look of it all.

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  23. That is beautiful! I've not seen ink pads used to look that smooth. You do amazing work.

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  24. This reminds me of the crazed glaze on antique china - so beautiful and delicate, just like your card!

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  25. WOW! The delicate look of the crackle is fabulous. Really helps create a fragile look to the dragonfly wings.

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  26. WOW...I love that crackle paste...gotta get some for sure! What a beautiful card...the dragonfly is amazing!

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  27. Jessie, it is a wonderful colored cracked image, lovely card.

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