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Beads, Flowers & Crackle + Video

This is proving to be a very busy week here at the blog but it's also been a happy crafting week so far! Today I'm joining the Frilly & Funky team as their Guest Designer, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I'm always inspired by the beautiful projects shared there so it's an honor to be able to join them at least for a bit!

The challenge at Frilly & Funky is Snap, Crackle, Crackle! Let's see some cracks on your creations! You can use crackle paint, crackle paste, crackle glaze, crackle accents, an old cracked image, a piece of cracked ultra thick embossing powder, a cracked pattern from a stencil or stamp... You can even doodle on your crackle design! Anything goes, as long as is cracks!

I love to use crackle embossing paste on my shabby chic projects and that's exactly what I used for today's card.

Supplies: Spellbinders - Rose Creations, Victoria Accents / Our Daily Bread Designs - Ornate Hearts / Ranger - Distress Ink spray in Spun Sugar, Perfect Pearls Mists in Biscotti, Distress ink in Old Paper, Distress Paint in Antique Linen, Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray, Idea-ology crinkle ribbon / Carta Bella - Hello Again / Dreamweaver - Crackle Embossing Paste / Uhu All Purpose Adhesive / Bead Landing - Word Beads / Mcgill - Flower Tool Kit, Craft Molding Mat / Miscelaneous - Vintage gold button, gauze, pink metallic cardstock, beige textured cardstock, pink leather textured cardstock, foam tape, fused string pearl beads

I added handmade flowers around two die cut hearts and embellished them with flourish die cuts, crinkle ribbon, pearls, pearl string, gauze, a vintage button and a word bead. I colored my flowers with Distress Ink spray in Spun Sugar, Perfect Pearls Mists in Biscotti and Distress ink in Old Paper. I adhered it all on a beautiful floral patterned paper that I previously applied with Dreamweaver crackle embossing paste, Distress Paint in Antique Linen and Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray.

I loved how the card looks with that patterned background and pretty flowers. To see how I made these flowers please check out the video tutorial below:

I invite you to visit Frilly and Funky and join the challenge! I love their blog and I know you'll love it too! Also, take a minute to stop by their shop where you can find all the Ranger/Tim Holtz products I used for my card and more.

As always I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial. Remember to subscribe to my newsletter and social media! Thanks so much for visiting!

I would also like to share this card with:
Hiding in my Craft Room - May Flowers /// Die Cuts
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - May Flowers
Inspiration Journal - Embossing Paste
Virginia's View - Layers and Dimension


  1. So beautiful Gracie! I love the deep rich blue background, what a beautiful contrast to the soft pinks! Such a gorgeous creation for my Snap Crackle Crackle challenge! It was such a pleasure to have you as our guest designer at Frilly and Funkie! hugs :)

  2. What a great video Gracie! Love the tip about choosing dies based on the number of petals. And a fabulous card too. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie today. Jenny x

  3. Gorgeous card Gracie! I love those flowers, and what a great video :)

  4. Oh, Gracie, this is a technique I learned years ago and have not used in a very long time. I love it on this beautiful DP and how your gorgeous flowers pull out the pink! Stunning card with the heart and floral arrangement! Hugs, sweet friend!

  5. Beautiful card, love all the details. Crackle is always good, makes everything special! Thanks for your visit to my blog! Hugs Valerie

  6. Stunning creation Gracie! I can't wait to watch the video. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. You are very talented. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and my Youtube channel. FYI: I added two new videos yesterday to my I had to remake and delete the previous one; as the auto fix made it almost black. Have a fabulous day Gracie! Hugs, Gloria

  7. Your flowers are beautiful and I enjoyed and learned much from watching your tutorial. What type of paper do you use for your flowers? Do I need to get watercolor paper? Your video has inspired me to try to make my own handmade flowers but I didn't know where to start in choosing papers and flower dies. Thank you!

  8. Beautiful, Gracie! Great detail!

  9. These flowers are stunning Gracie! I'm going to watch your tutorial now. Hugs!

  10. Such a stunning card and the flowers are amazing - I am returning the compliment and am now following you xx

  11. Gorgeous card! I love your flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  12. This is beautiful. I love the color combination. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  13. Beautiful card! Love the crackle background and the lovely flowers!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.


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