Friday, February 05, 2016

Happy Dance Mixed Media Designing


Karen here and today I am sharing a Mixed Media style card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps. I don’t often design cards in this style, but I was inspired by the new Just Mixed Media! Issue of Just Cards I received this week. The magazine is packed full of beautifully photographed mixed media wall art, tags, atcs, journals and cards. I have a four cards in the issue including a Happy card on the cover (a first for me.)

I started the card above by heat embossing with white embossing powder a few fun stamped images from Crackerbox Palace. Then I sprinkled on orange, green and purple Color Burst powders and spritzed with silver iridescent Glimmer Mist. I added some black Viva Modelling Paste through a TCW stencil. When that was dry, I sponged on some black distress ink through another TCW stencil and around all the edges. I also did some doodling in the petals of the center flower with a thin black marker. I attached the completed card front to a black A2 card base. 

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, January 29, 2016

Main Squeeze Valentine


Karen here and today I am sharing another card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, a stencil and BoBunny glitter paste. I think these kissing giraffes are so sweet and the sentiment from CBP is perfect for my DH. I stamped the giraffes on patterned kraft paper, did a little coloring and cut them out. I applied red and gold BoBunny glitter paste through a hearts stencil to complete this CAS Valentine.
  
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rainy Day Card with BoBunny Glitter Paste


Karen here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, a stencil and BoBunny glitter paste. This rainy day lady stamp is one of my favorites at Crackerbox Palace. And I love how you can use BoBunny glitter paste with a stencil like stencil paste, but it dries much quicker and is so sparkly! I used silver BoBunny glitter paste and a stencil from Memory Box to create the rain on this card. I stamped and paper pieced the beautiful lady and raised her with pop dots on the navy blue piece which I attached to a green card base.


Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, January 08, 2016

Batik Background Get Well Bear Card


Karen here and today I am sharing a get well card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps and a background technique called Batik. I was reminded of this technique by this tutorial that I pinned. I heat embossed Crackerbox Palace’s band-aids several times on a white cardstock piece with white embossing powder. Then I bent the piece in many directions causing the “cracks”. I sponged several colors of green distress ink all over the piece, distressed the edges and attached to a dark green card base.  I stamped the sweet Get Well Bear on white cardstock and also on kraft and blue dp. I paper pieced the bear and his hospital gown and colored the rest, then attached him with pop dots.


Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, January 01, 2016

Wine Me Up and Celebrate the New Year!


Karen here and today I am sharing a celebration card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps,  the Deep Impressions technique and BoBunny glitter paste. I started with a stars stencil and applied gold BoBunny glitter paste through the stars openings. BoBunny glitter paste dries much faster than the usual stencil paste and is bright and sparkly. I stamped CBP’s wine bottle stamp on chipboard and cut them out. I applied several layers of embossing powders including red and gold and melted them on an electric griddle. While the embossing powders were still molten, I stamped the wine bottle stamp into them. I finished the card with the funny wine sentiment from Crackerbox Palace.

Happy New Year from Crackerbox Palace and me!


Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, December 18, 2015

Never Ending Season of Peace and Joy


Karen here and today I am sharing a Christmas card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, watercolor wash and embossing resist. In addition I used a pretty snowflake border die from Die’sire and some sparkly sugar glitter paste from BoBunny. I started by heat embossing the lovely snowflakes and the sentiment from Crackerbox Palace with white embossing powder. Then I mixed some distress ink and water on my craft sheet and brushed it across the snowflake piece and let it dry. I die cut the snowflake border from Die’sire out of the top fold of an A2 card and rubbed some sugar glitter paste from BoBunny on it to make it sparkle.

The wish on the card is our wish for you and yours – Peace and Joy!


Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Card with Pop Out Ornament


Karen here and today I am sharing a Christmas card and ornament I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps. I love this little kitty peaking out from under the Christmas holly and thought he would would look sweet as an ornament on a Christmas tree. I started with a square green card base and a slightly smaller square of red patterned cardstock. I cut a stitched circle in the center with a die from My Creative Time and attached that piece with pop dots. Here is a picture of the ornament that slips into the top of the card.


I stamped the sweet Christmas kitty on vellum and colored it from behind. I die cut another stitched circle and attached the vellum kitty. I added a paper bow and some gold cord to hang the ornament with. Then I added some Sugar Glitter Paste from BoBunny for sparkle on the red curved edge. I hate to waste any paper, so I used the round cut out from the front of the card to stamp a CBP holiday greeting on the inside.


Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, November 13, 2015

Celebrate Little Black Dress Card


Karen here and today I am sharing a Celebration card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps and BoBunny Glitter Paste. Vicky and I discovered this glitter paste last summer at the Papercrafts CHA in Illinois and Crackerbox Palace has been featuring it in their booths at shows since then. I have seven colors of this quick drying glitter paste and have been having so much fun playing with it. I applied the Frost blue glitter paste through a “celebrate” frame stencil from Memory Box, then trimmed the edges after the paste was dry. I embossed CBP’s little black dress with black detail embossing powder from Stampamania. They call their embossing powders “The World’s Greatest Embossing Powder” and both their sparkly embossing powder line and detail embossing powders live up to that name. Very clear and crisp images are easy to achieve with the detail powders. I attached the dress piece to an aqua card base and added some more Frost blue glitter paste to the flower on the dress for some more bling.

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen



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