Ok, so I have to admit....I stole this technique from Jana (and fell in love with it) I made one of my last cards for Triple The Sketch using a chipboard heart. I painted it with Royal Red Shimmerz, and when it dried I lightly painted some crackle paint on it. When that dried, I dipped my brush in Royal Red Shimerz again and lightly went over the heart. Now the card didn't turn out very well, BUT I have discovered a technique that I will be using frequently :) Here is a picture of the close up of the heart.
I also added some Little Yellow Bicycle chipboards stickers from last year to the card, and of course did some stitching. Here is the finished product. I am finishing one up where there heart actually came out looking like a crystal. It's gorgeous!!! I can't wait to show you everything this next week also :)