Saturday, January 3, 2009

Delft Tile Card

During my tiny little bit of stamping time today, I wanted to make a card using the Crafty Secrets set I WON (Yahoo!) called Home Sweet Home. I had an idea in my head to use one of the images and make it into a Delft Blue tile using the Cracked Glass technique.


I brayered some Sahara Sand ink on Shimmery White cardstock to begin with, to get the "tile" color. I then stamped the image in Brilliant Blue craft ink and embossed it in clear EP. I colored in my images with Brocade Blue ink, then did the CG technique. I love the tile, but I really struggled with what to use for a background on the card and finally decided on a neutral, Kraft, along with some Kraft Patterns DP. The sentiment is stamped in Brilliant Blue as well and I added some antique brads on the corners. It really is rather plain and I would have loved to have "jazzed" it up a bit, but just did not want to detract from the tile. It's been a long day!


You can click on this for a closer view.


This sweet little image was stamped on the inside at the bottom of the card.

Although this technique is a bit time consuming, today it took me longer to make the card itself than the image!

  • Stamps: Home Sweet Home, Crafty Secrets
  • Paper: Kraft, Brilliant Blue, Confetti White, Shimmery White, Patterns DP
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Brilliant Blue Craft, Brocade Blue
  • Acc: Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Clear DP, Glassy Glaze EP, Brads & punch, Brayer

My next card was a struggle, too! (Is anyone else having trouble getting back into their stampin' groove?) This is for a wonderful friend and fellow stamper, and her favorite color is purple. I pulled out a set I hadn't used in a while, Fresh Cuts, and stamped the image in Lovely Lilac craft ink, heat set it, and colored it in "quickly" with markers:


I added some Twinkling H2Os on the bold flowers, mounted the panel on Mellow Moss and added some accents along the edge. I added a flower & oval, some bling and then mounted the whole card on another Mellow Moss panel. That made it a little larger than would fit in a standard envelope, so I pulled out a CD envelope, stamped a couple little flowers on it and now it's done:


  • Stamps: Fresh Cuts, All Holidays, IBBG, Flight of the Butterfly
  • Paper: Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Shimmery White
  • Ink: Lovely Lilac Craft; Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst
  • Acc: Markers, Twinklings H20s, Piercer, Grosgrain Ribbon, K&Co Rhinestone, CD Envelope


Lydia said...

You are KILLING me with that delft card!! I love it!!

dpkennedy said...

Both cards are great but the tile card is just stunning! I love the simple background that lets the tile stand out!!

Anonymous said...

You chose wisely where the background is concerned little grasshopper. I actually sat at my folding table today and managed to mat two itty bitty stamped images. TWO. . . ITTY BITTY. . . arghhh

lakind said...

These are both beautiful! I love the cracked glass technique and have to try it...I have all the "stuff" to do it, but haven't as yet! Love what you did with the cd envelope, too!

Rollercoaster said...

That Home Sweet Home image and cracked glass technique are perfect together. Too bad the stamp company put an apostrophe after "its"!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

I am in awe of your delft tile card! YOu did such an amazing job! Gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, LeAnne! Especially the tile and cracked glass! The way you watercolored the image really sets it off, and the cracked glass is just awesome! I must remember to do that technique more often! Second card very beautiful too, and great idea to use the CD envelope with it!

Janine said...

Love the cracked glass technique LeAnne and the Delft blue card is amazing!

Lisa Foster said...

Leanne!!!! Your cracked glass card is the most uniquely beautiful card I have ever seen!!!! Fantastic job on the other one is just beautiful and HOW CLEVER!!!
You don't look like you're having trouble getting into your stamping groove...:) (yes, Im having a very hard time! I'm so pooped I could sleep for a week!)

Barbara said...

Well, aren't you just a little creative wizard! LOVE the blue delft image--that card is perfect--it doesn't need a thing else. And the second one is gorgeous--what a good idea putting it in a CD sleeve!!

Congrats on winning that great stamp!

Monique said...

This card is stunning! I love it.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

xx Monique
from the Netherlands

Juanita said...

I don't think either of these are plain or lacking in anyway. Fabulous work here.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are both beautiful...but that tile is amazing! The cracked glass is just perfect on it - looks like the real thing!! Love it!!
hugs, Jami