Monday, September 6, 2010

Crackling Kisses...

Hello! Hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend!! Today's "Wild at Heart" sample uses one of my favorite "tool stamps" in the Gina K Designs collection: the crackle image from the "Bold Flowers" set. It adds the most beautiful natural texture to your cards.
First I inked up the frame in Vivid Tuscan Tan. Then I inked the crackling image in olive and stamped (kissed!) it all over the frame, reinking each time. Once I covered the entire frame, I huffed on the frame and pressed it onto Pure Luxury White. Love that beautiful marbling effect, it almost looks like stone!
I layered it onto Fresh Asparagus and Soft Sand. (looove these colors together!) The middle strip I just placed a piece of Fresh Asparagus over the middle of the olive inked frame, and then lined it up with the mat behind it, isn't that pretty, looks embossed to match! I cut out the greeting with a Nestability, which I lightly sponged on just the bottom, for a subtle airy effect. I'm really digging this layout with this set! Button and ribbon are also Pure Luxury. I also stamped my white envelope with the frame in tan for a coordinating ensemble.
Looking forward to chatting with you more this week, have lots to share, pics and personal stuff!
Hugs, thanks for visiting me!

7 comments:

Jennie said...

Just beautiful Mel! Love the crackle with this...what a great little stamp, ya know!

Selma said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Melanie.

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS card GF! I need to get this asap!! Tough month with the store opening like... SOOOOO SOON!!!

cgargus said...

Beautiful! I just ordered my set, can't wait to get it and try this!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is beautiful, love the crackle added and the colors are perfect.

Susie said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! You are SO talented :)

Betty Neville said...

Really gorgeous Melanie! Great idea with the crackle image and the colors are beautiful together!