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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oh barnacles!

I'm not sure if "Oh barnacles!" is something just my family says, or if everyone who has seen an episode of Spongebob says. Either way, it has come to mean "Oh ****!" in my family, now that we have a lot of little nieces and nephews running around. 

That phrase, along with the sketch challenge at the Lawnscaping blog was the inspiration for Thursday's card. 

The sketch was super easy to work with and I didn't feel as restricted as I normally do when I work off of a sketch. I wanted to showcase my new favorite technique on this whale stamp -- making barnacles!

Here is a close up of the barnacles. It was a very easy technique. Paint a thin coat of Distress Crackle Paint and dry with the heat gun. Then put a little more of the Crackle Paint in the places you want the barnacles. Then grab the heat gun again and dry it quick. Make sure you keep going until it bubbles — but don't light your little whale on fire! That's all there is to it. 

Stamps — Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's
Inks — Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen), Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Papers — Neenah Solar White Cardstock, American Crafts Kraft Cardstock, American Crafts Cream Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Sea Air 6x6 
Other — Distress Crackle Paint, Thread


  1. Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing

  2. What fun! I love the new technique and the colors you chose are totally fab :)

  3. Such a cool technique, and a very cute card! Love what you did with my Lawnscaping sketch!!

  4. Ohh, Ahh... What a very cool technique. And a fabulouscard! I love it!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us! You did a fab job.

  5. Wow, beautiful card and such a great technique! TFS =)

  6. This card is super cute and I love that technique! Thanks so much for sharing it -- it's one I'll definitely have to try. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  7. such a great technique on this whale!! so cute!

  8. Such a cool technique, Jess! :) This card came out so adorable. I'm totally loving the sentiment.


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