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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Overheated? Low on Gas?

Blog Candy Offer Deadline March 31 - three Sparkle N Sprinkle Sets - please click here and scroll down for details.

Happy Saturday! Today's card share is very simple. I needed a masculine 'get well' card in a hurry. (for complete directions to make this card, please click here.)

Both stamps are part of this adorable Sparkle N Sprinkle set:

I actually made this in one day - no small feat for fumble fingers here.  

If you enjoy breaking things, or need a little therapy, the technique can be very satisfying. 

The "Cracked Glass/Ice" technique is perfect for this Get Well card - contributes to that "run down" feeling. The "cracks" seem to radiate from poor old Henry.

This fun technique also covers up mistakes made while coloring. :-)  

To the left is a close up of the cracked ice.

A shiny close up is shown below.
Video and written tutorials can be found in the SNS Tips and Techniques section. Samples of other styles of cards using this technique are available, too, at the bottom of the page.

There is also a hint of color on the little white flowers die cut. The stitching adds a bit more texture to this card.

One of my favorite new challenges: Use It Tuesday, encourages us to use our old stash. This week it is Diecuts, Punches, Cutouts. The two Abstract Shapes dies have never been used, and the two Flourish Accent dies have never been used. Both designer papers by DCWV and  SU are old, and have never been used.

The Spellbinders Abstract Shapes is so old, that the item number is S4-001 - SB's first nesting set. I had purchased it when buying the Wizard machine some (six?) years ago? AND... I have never used it until this card (hanging head in shame). 

Products Used:

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Henry (lg) 0122-251M
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Overheated? 0433-251E
     (or adorable set #251 Cars) 00-251P4
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Super Thick Clear embossing powder EP230
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Cloudy Blue dye base, Tea Dye dye base, VersaMark
Cardstock: DCWV and Stampin' Up!
  Flourish Accent Shapeabilities S4-198
  Shapes - Abstract Nestabilities - S4-001
  Grand Scallop Circles LF-124
  Standard Circles - Nestabilities - S4-116

This card is entered in the following awesome challenges:

Anything Goes Challenges - #88 "Seeing Double" (2 stamped images, inside 2 identical die cuts from nestabilities, and 2 flourishes from the same die cut set, 2 layers in red panel, 2 layers behind Henry the car, 2 types of stitches).
Use It Tuesday - #52 Diecuts, Punches... (4 Spellbinders dies)
Crafty Boots - "Old, New, Borrowed OR Blue" (everything on the card is old, white die cut is "borrowed", dies, images, papers all have never been used so they are new even tho they are old, blue cardstock)
Make It Monday - #131 Always Anything Goes 
Make My Monday - Heat Embossing (clear EP in cracked ice)

Warm Hugs Always,


aussie aNNie said...

Loving this card Donna, great technique and details dad needs this at the moment, he is unwell...xx

Laura Mackie said...

I love your card, love the image and especially like your use of the Cracked ice Technique, thank you for playing along with us this week at make my monday :) Laura xx

Shea said...

ANOTHER adorable card! I love that "cracked ice" technique and I love how you colored that ever so cute image! You are awesome advertisement for SNS - I must get over there to do some shopping. Don't hang you head in shame, Missy, about not using your stash - look at it as saving the best for later. Or Christmas in your craft room. Or, my personal favorite, "money in the bank." I've got tons of stuff I haven't used yet, but it's there when I get the inspiration! We crafters need our supplies and tools, even if we don't use them right away! Thanks for such a fun idea for a masculine card - this is terrific!

Anne Temple said...

Somehow I seemed to have missed this set :-( and it is so cute! Love your card and the cracked ice technique is perfect for it. I too have those wonky squares dies and I think they are hard to use as they either leave out too much of the image or there's too much white space for me. (So don't hang your head too far.) :-)

Rene said...

Oh this is so cute!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week with your stunning card! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next time!
Rene :D

xxcalamityxx said...

Cute card, thanks for sharing with us over at ATG xhugsx Nikki

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is a brilliant card Donna, I love the fun image the die cuts you have used the colours and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

Ab Fab Designs said...

Donna This is great my Dave would love this as he does old Custom Cars.
Big Hugs xxxxxxxx

Dawn said...

Wow! This is fab! The crackly technique looks really neat; I will have to check out the tutorial :) Love the sentiment - just perfect for that tired jalopy.

Hugs, Dawn

Linda B said...

Oh your card is darling... love this stamp set! I saw your work at MIM and came for a closer look!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and according to my style of card making it is not "simple" at all. I think it is magnificient! I have some of those images but not all of the sayings. It is a perfect card to make a man feel so much better...bound to cheer them up. Thanks for sharing.

pam said...

hi Donna, brilliant male card, fabulous stamp and colouring, great design pam

Brenda said...

The cracked glass technique is perfect for old broken down Henry :) What a fun updated card for that set ....

Pat K said...

Fabulous get well card Donna. Love the image and the heat embossing looks great. hugs, Pat K x

Cazro said...

I love your triple embossing to achieve the cracked ice. A wonderful amusing card for a Get Well. Thanks for joining us at MMM. Caz

Shanna Shands said...

I love the crackled glass look. I haven't done it in a while.

Fandhmum said...

What a fab male card. I love the cracked embossing.
Thanks for joining us on Make My Monday this week.
Rosie x

Amy Sheffer said...

Teehehe, this is darling! Sure to put a smile on any recipient's face! The cracked glass technique looks fantastic!

Debi said...

Wonderful!!!! Love the cracked ice. Don't sell yourself short, Donna. Those fumble fingers make fabulous cards!!!! Hugs from PA, where the grass is once again covered with snow. BRRRR.

~ginny said...

Donna - this is a delightful card for a man - always hard for me to do. For the "Favorite 2 Colors ONLY" Challenge however, there appears to be a lot of brown with your chosen red and blue colors.
Watch for the Craft Your Passion challenge again next Monday!
CYP Design Team

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, I love this card. The image is so cute and perfect for a male get well card.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Candy said...

Very cute card and great tips! Thanks for sharing!

Berni Cuttino said...

Awe, this image is so darn cute and fun, loving the glossy accent cracked ice and all of the embellies.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful 'get well' card Donna! The image & sentiment are perfect and fun! The crackle effect is very cool and so are all your layers of die cuts & flourishes. Very creative ! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Awesome card. I love that Cracked ice technique. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for joining us for our colors challenge at Craft Your Passion.


Donna Maligno said...

So stinking cute! I always admire the little extras you put on your cards, I.e. the little white flowers in the corner. Great unexpected touch!

E. Marie said...

Donna, what a great card. Love the technique and dies you have used. Sound like you have a stash like me...

Monica said...

Donna, this is so cute. And what a fun technique this seems. By no means is it simple... The colouring is FANTASTIC so there are no flaws to be covered. It is adorable, you know. And I can see the colour on the die cut flowers.
Thanks for all the smiling comments you leave me. You must have a heart of gold as well. So happy we are followers of each other's spaces.
Much love,

Sue said...

Hi Donna, what a cute stamp set, perfect for guys, those hard to make cards!!! Love the cracked ice technique too. Stitching looks good too. I guess I like the whole card! hee hee....


brenda said...

Hi Donna,

Thought I had better come answer your question before I forget.I just blend the PP colours into one another with the Sofft sponges (I like the wedge ended ones), it's effortless and so quick.

Love the set of funky and fun images and great card.

B x

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, fantastic job with the cracked ice, De! Love your coloring and stitching, both. Great color combo, and I have to say, I've never seen that poor old roadster look any 'better' -- lol. Wonderful die cuts and I'm glad you finally used the Abstract Shape die. :-D

Sylvia said...

Cute, cute card, Donna, I am sure this was a fun card for you to make! Happy Tuesday to you!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is wonderful Donna. I love the image and the cracked glass/ice technique looks so effective. The sentiment is fabulous and the papers and details are gorgeous too.
hugs Sue

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Awww Donna, I think we all have some spellbinders die cuts in our stash we haven't used. I am guilt of it too. There are just so many you have to use and they take a while to get and before you know it, out comes another collection you just have to Your card is darling. I love the image and the cracked glass technique you used is perfect to showcase how adorable this image is. I know you friend that isn't feeling to well will love and appreciate this cutie. Have a productive week in the craft room!
Bear hugs,

Shelby said...

Great card!! I love the image you've used and the sentiment is fantastic. Lovin the cracked glass technique. Wonderful work


kren said...

What great images! Love that card!


Cammy404 said...

What a creative card, Donna!! The crackled glass worked so well with the cars. Loved your coloring! Very well thought out, I love it!

Cammy404 said...

Donna, I love the crackled glass with the image. So creative!! And I loved your coloring!

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you made and great effect on the image! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, for goodness sake, this is one of the cutest cards EVER! So many things to love -- first of all, the stamp set. So CUTE! Your coloring, the cracked glass technique (love that technique), your never before used die, which just happens to be the PERFECT die for this image, the paper -- all of it meshed beautifully in this card! Love the idea of a use up your old stash challenge. What fun!

Heather B said...

Great card!! Love those diecuts and glad you could finally use them. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday this week!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Hmm, how did I miss this one? I love how you brought an old SNS set out of the closet and made it a hip set. Super cute Donna! The cracked ice is perfect for the image and sentiment. Such a fun masculine card! Hope it did the trick!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog Donna - this card is so pretty! The colors, layout and image - all works so well together.
Amelia x

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness!!! This is so adorable! Love everything about it!!!

Shannon White said...

Oh this is just Fabulous!! LOVE this Super image!! just Perfect get well card for a fella! Love it! I just might NEED to have this set for sure!! Thanks for the inspiration my Sweet friend! 8-)


Julie Z said...

Wow, I can't believe I missed this post (guess I was busier than I realized - sorry).

This is such a cute card (if guy cards are allowed to be cute lol)! I love the Henry set and you made such a great card with it! Love the colors, the layout, and the cracked ice - very fun!

Thanks for mentioning the "Use it Tuesday" blog too - what a fabulous idea! I think many of us could use to do that more often; I'm going to have to check that blog out more. Thanks!


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