I layered and layered and layered, and still no crackles! After the sixth layer, I just started to play with it, bend it more harshly and stopped being careful with it. That was the ticket! I also had this brainy idea how I would combine the crackle technique with the mid-week throw down of an anniversary card. Well, you know how things work out...... I don't have a Happy Anniversary stamp and my card looks more like it should say With Sincere Sympathy inside it.........lol...... I had fun anyway.