It’s Stamping Sunday and we’re getting creative with the Crackle Paint Background Stamp.
This month we are sharing inspiration with the Crackle Paint Background stamp, a fabulous background stamp with amazing looking texture. Teamed with the Waterfront Stamp Set, you can create some fabulous looking masculine cards.
I have decided to create three quite different cards, but all showcasing the Crackle Background.
This first card is a great card for a beginner with nominal stamping on Very Vanilla. Randomly inking up a small area of the stamp, with Gray Granite ink, I was able to create this sporadic look. Tranquil Tide is one of the 2017-2019 In Colors that will sadly be leaving us at the beginning of June. I use this colour for the trees and card base and pulled it together with Soft Suede.
Masculine cards can be quite difficult to create, but I found that by using these colours and images, they came together quite easily.
I do love the Burlap ribbon and snipped it in half width wise, to add a flash of detail behind the sentiment.
This next card is suitable for the casual crafter who has a few more tools. I’ve layered up two punches here, the Starburst that I’ve used to add a flash of Copper Foil and the 2″ Circle Punch of Watercolor Paper. You could use the Triple Banner Punch for the banner, or as I did, simply use a pair of paper snips.
It’s very difficult to see here, but I added a Wink of Stella to the sea, to try and pick up the shimmering foam of the sea.
This final card was actually where I started. Stamping the Crackle Paint Background image over a layer of Grey Granite, I then sponged the sides with the same colour. Taking the blade of a pair of scissors, I roughed up the cardstock edges and curled a corner and few distinctive tear points.
I wanted to create a watercolour image for this card, so used the Watercolor Paper. I then used the Aqua Painter to work the stamped images and add additional colour to the sea and sky. This sentiment came from another Stamp Set entirely. I decided I wanted something a little larger for this card, so pulled on ‘You are Wonderful’.
I really liked how this card came together and didn’t want to add any more to it. These three cards worked so well together as a little set and I really loved the colour combination.
A Background stamp that many might over look, this Crackle Stamp is a fabulous replacement to Designer Series Paper. Stamped and or embossed on your colour choice and you can team this up perfectly with your project.
I hope you have enjoyed this little share of mine and see how suitable this stamp is for masculine cards.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the hop and see what the other talented girls have to share.