Friday, July 17, 2015

Zentangled Coffee Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and a couple new ideas I wanted to try: flipping a stamp and Zentangling. I had read on line how to flip a stamp by using a clear stamp that was larger than the one you want to flip. Apply the larger stamp to an acrylic block with the image side down so the top is flat. Stamp your desired image on the clear stamp back with an ink like Stazon or an archival black ink, and then onto your paper. I tried this with the coffee pot from Crackerbox Palace, but was unable to get a clear image. The stamp I was trying to flip was a rubber stamp mounted on mounting cushion. So I tried stamping on an extra piece of mounting cushion and then onto paper, and I had a flipped coffee pot image. Here is a picture of what I am talking about:  


After stamping both coffee pots and the coffee cup, I drew lines dividing the open areas in the stamped images and doodled Zentangle patterns in each area with a fine line marker (I like .01 Micron.) Free Zentangle patterns are all over the internet and Pinterest land. It is easy and relaxing, although time consuming. I cut the pieces out, mounted onto a black card base. I completed the card with a perfect sentiment over a coffee stain stamp and some pearls.

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal!**

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Friday, June 19, 2015

Enjoy Card with Color Burst Gorgeous Colors


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and Color Burst colored crystals from Ken Oliver Crafts. I heat embossed Crackerbox Palace’s seaside scene on watercolor paper, then painted the sea and the log pier with Color Burst mixed with water. I wanted a sunset look to the background, so I sprinkled on some red, purple and orange Color Burst and spritzed with water. I made a mistake by the seagull, so I embossed that part again on a part of the prepared watercolor paper. Then I punched it out with a circle punch and raised it with pop dots over the scene that I cut into tiles before attaching on a black piece. I stamped a sentiment from CBP and added two border braids from Dee’s Distinctively also die cut from Color Burst watercolor paper.

I am in love with the brilliant colors and awesome backgrounds and looks easily achieved with this new product from Ken Oliver Crafts! Crackerbox Palace is now carrying all six colors of Color Burst powders and they are on sale right now for 10% off! They can be found at the bottom of the main website page while on sale and in the accessories section here. All you do to get the beautiful colors for your project is sprinkle a little of the concentrated powders onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritz with water. Just a little goes a long way, and more colors of Color Burst are being released in July!

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards on the two blogs featuring Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace stamps. You really should give this new product a try- you are going to love what you can do with them!

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! So the stamps and Color Burst are on sale! Free shipping on all orders over $45 too!! Great deals- Check it out!**

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, June 12, 2015

Warm Wishes Color Burst Feather Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a birthday card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and Color Burst for a very special person. I sprinkled a rainbow of Color Burst powders on a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed with water to release their brilliant colors. Every time I do this, the results are different. I die cut the negatives of some feather dies from Spellbinders and stamped the warm wishes sentiment on the bottom of that piece. I also stamped CBP’s feather stamp on a Color Burst scrap and cut it out. I attached the CB colored piece to a white cardbase and then attached the open feather piece on top.

I am in love with the brilliant colors and awesome backgrounds and looks easily achieved with this new product from Ken Oliver Crafts! Crackerbox Palace is now carrying all six colors of Color Burst powders and they are on sale right now for 10% off! They can be found at the bottom of the main website page while on sale and in the accessories section here. All you do to get the beautiful colors for your project is sprinkle a little of the concentrated powders onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritz with water. Just a little goes a long way.

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards and art projects on the two blogs featuring Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace stamps. You really should give this new product a try- you are going to love what you can do with them!

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! So the stamps and Color Burst are on sale! Free shipping on all orders over $45 too!! Great deals- Check it out!**

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen



Friday, June 05, 2015

Shades Graduation Easel Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing one more graduation card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. I started with a yellow card base and added layers of black and white cardstock. I die cut Memory Box’s small Circle Burst Die for my “sun”. I stamped CBP’s sun in shades and graduation hat with black ink, cut them out and popped them up with pop dots. Then I stamped the perfect sentiment also in black ink.

This card is an easel card, so the front folds down and is held upright with the green piece on the bottom of the inside which is also popped up on pop dots. I stamped another perfect graduation sentiment from Crackerbox Palace on that piece.

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on this card will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal! **

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Friday, May 29, 2015

School Color Shaker Graduation Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing another graduation card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. It’s that time of year when we need graduation cards and I love to use the graduate’s school colors when I can. For this card, I chose purple and gold. I used Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle and square dies to create the layers on the card front and the window opening for a shaker card. I stamped CBP’s graduation hat and “Hat’s Off to You” sentiment in the school colors. Then I created a “well” with mounting tape and dumped in some colored sequins again in the school colors. Here is a picture after a good shaking:


 **As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on this card will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal! **

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Vicky!!


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing another project I made with Crackerbox Palace’s gorgeous stamps and Color Burst powders. Vicky Briggs, one of the owner of Crackerbox Palace, had a birthday this week and this framed picture was her present from me. With Color Burst and beautiful stamps, anyone can be an artist, even me!

I heat embossed some of CBP’s flowers and one of their gorgeous ladies (like the birthday girlJ) on a large piece of watercolor paper. Then I sprinkled all the brilliant colors of Color Burst all over the piece, using a small paint brush to direct color to the flowers and lady. When dry, I added some coffee stains and leaves and used bleach to remove the color from the face. Crackerbox Palace is named after a George Harrison song, so I printed a verse on velum and attached with glue dots covered up with gold gems.

Here are a couple more pictures of the birthday project close up. I am happy to report Vicky loved her present. 



I am in love with the brilliant colors and awesome backgrounds and looks easily achieved with this new product from Ken Oliver Crafts! Crackerbox Palace is now carrying all six colors of Color Burst powders and they are on sale right now for 10% off! They can be found at the bottom of the main website page while on sale and in the accessories section here. All you do to get the beautiful colors for your project is sprinkle a little of the concentrated powders onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritz with water. Just a little goes a long way.

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards and art projects on the two blogs featuring Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace stamps. You really should give this new product a try- you are going to love what you can do with them!

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! So the stamps and Color Burst are on sale! Free shipping on all orders over $45 too!! Great deals- Check it out!**

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Anniversary to the King and Queen

Hi Stampers, Vicky here today. I have another new(ish) stamp in our collection today. We had a few female stamps that we made bigger. We wanted our women to stand out and they do. Here is the Queen Of Everything and her King Louie.
I stamped the purple card stock and then embossed it.
When we made this stamp, we separated the words~ Happy Anniversary and the words~ To a Wonderful Couple so you could easily ink them separately to stamp them where you want them.

Hope you enjoyed the card.
Friendly hugs, Vicky
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's Good To Be The King

Hi Friends, Vicky here today. With Father's Day coming up I did a CAS card.
We have some 40+ new stamps. John just pressed one of the plates and I had to share 2 of the stamps with you today.
King Louie talked (demanded, as kings do) to me and said he wanted to be the first to be stamped. Do you hear your stamps talking to you too? LOL. Well, he was inked and so was his saying. I made him into a Father's Day card here. He was so happy to be inked, I made 2 others that I will share later. Oh, our new Queen Of Everything is on one of the cards (she also was demanding  that she wanted to be inked too).
He is not on the web site, he is that new. You will need to email me.
 

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