Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today is Sept. 11. Take a minute to remember the fallen on this day and God Bless America!

I have created this card for 3 challenges.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #100-a sketch
Colour Create Challenge #53-red, gold and cream
Just Us Girls #50-technique-cracked glass

I wanted to do a Chinese card using these colors. I stamped the crane with red ink. It is Hanko Designs. Then I kept embossing it with thick clear embossing powder. Then I put it in the freezer for a minute and then cracked it. The red panel is embossed with black embossing powder using a stamp by Hero Arts. The paper is Basic Grey. The saying is a rub on by Creative Imaginations. I added black rain drops and a gold sheer ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Note-I had first embossed the crane with gold but didn't like it so I redid it using red. I like it a lot better!


  1. Lovely card, choice of background papers, and a beautiful stork image, thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 100: Helens Sketch, this week, Good luck, Bridget x. SCSC DT

  2. Wow! Your card is breathtaking!

  3. This is so pretty!!!! What a wonderful job with the cracked glass technique :) Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls and Good luck!

  4. Gorgeous card - love the crackle effect!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  5. Fantastic - what a great technique for this card - simple yet striking design. Well done grasshoppah! (grin) Thanks for gettin' crackin with JUGS this week.

  6. fabulous, the cracked glass effect is stunning. xx Zoe

  7. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at SCSC this week. Suzie x

  8. Love this card. Great technique for this image. Wonderful colors. Just beautiful, Julia.


  9. I LOVE this image! FAB! The papers and the cracked glass image are stunning!

  10. Beautiful card, fabulous job with the cracks! I love the colors you used! Thanks so much for playin galong with Just Us Girls this week.

  11. Love your Chinese theme with the cracked glass technique! The crane is a beautiful focal point.

    Thanks for playing along with Just us girls this week!

  12. This is such a fabulous card... hope you'll play along with us during our holiday challenges at We're sponsoring a $25 giveaway right now!.

  13. Hi Julia,
    Thank you so much for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

    Your card is lovely,the papers are perfect for that image, I really like the crackle effect and the sentiment
    Thanks for joining in with our sketch this week at SCSC and good luck.

  14. Beautiful and elegant!
    Thank you for joining the Colour Create Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena