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.

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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!

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You can click on this for a closer view.







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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:

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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:

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  • 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

13 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. Leanne!!!! Your cracked glass card is the most uniquely beautiful card I have ever seen!!!! Fantastic job on the other one too...it 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!)

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  10. 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!

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  11. This card is stunning! I love it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    xx Monique
    from the Netherlands

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

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  13. 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

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