This is what I use, cobalt and shadow grey archival ink. A crackle stamp, a border stamp, a focal stamp and ofcourse card stock. Oh and post its or tape.
I stamp the crackle background first. I found that this looks better at the end. I tried it the other way round, the blue first and then the grey, but this way makes the crackle stand out more under the blue.
I stick the post its on the corners, you can use painter's tape also. This way you control where the borders end.
The new trims stamps by Tim Holtz are perfect for this look!
You stamp all sides. Wait till you pull away the tape/post its!! Instant tile look!
See what I mean??
Now stamp the focal image in the same blue and you have a perfect Delft Blue masterpiece!
I always like to ink the edges of my projects with walnut stain distress ink, it somehow finishes it off and gives it a vintage look.
I like to mount these on dark blue card blanks to emphasise the blue. And you are done!
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Take care and keep your craft on!