Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chalkboard Technique and Great Sentiment Stamps from Crackerbox Palace

Karen here today and I am sharing two cards I made with awesome Crackerbox Palace sentiment stamps and the trendy “Chalkboard Technique” that I learned how to do here. You can win your choice of the stamps featured on one of these cards by leaving a comment at either blog. The simple requirements for a chance at winning are below and now you have even more choices of what you can win!
But first- the winner of last Thursday’s blog candy is Jan Scholl!  
Here is her winning comment from my blog: “I found Crackerbox Palace after seeing the ad in RSM. Looking forward to lots of fun ideas.”
Jan, please email me or CrackerboxPalace your address and your choice of which stamps you want (see your options below), so we can get you the stamps you have won.
To do the Chalkboard Technique, you start with a piece of black cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder the sentiments or stamps you want to feature. I dry embossed the snowman with an embossing folder by Tim Holtz for Sizzix, then stamped and embossed the winter sentiments with white embossing powder. I added some snowflakes with white craft ink and punches and then sponged more white craft ink on to look like chalkboard smudges. Then I drew a border with a white colored pencil and layered onto a blue card. 

My second card features two more special sentiment stamps from Crackerbox Palace, some red and black washi tape and the same technique described above. I repeated the “Live out Loud” stamp several times in white craft ink and added some punched musical notes to complete the card.
So would you like to win the stamps featured on one of today’s cards or your choice of another CBP stamp? Here is how to win our weekly blog candy:
Vicky or Karen will post a card or two every Thursday on both blogs. All you need to do is to leave a comment on either blog and if you leave a comment on both blogs you will have a double chance to win. We hope you also want to 'follow' the blogs. The following Wednesday a name will be picked at random and the winner will receive:

The featured stamps that we used in one of the cards that were posted,
OR you can pick out a stamp that is worth up to $10.00 and email us your choice
OR Vicky will email you a coupon code so you can go shopping at
Crackerbox Palace store for your choice of the stamp(s) you would like with a $10.00 coupon.

For a Bonus: if you use the blog candy stamps and post it on your blog, Splitcoast or somewhere else you will be able to choose another free stamp. So make sure you check out one of our blogs on Thursday! The winner will have 2 weeks to contact Karen or Vicky.

So leave us a comment for a chance to win and come back and see us again next week!

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


  1. I've been seeing the chalkboard technique lately. This is wonderful. Thanks for the technique link. Pat Moore

  2. Like the chalkboard look and the great stamps! Thanks for sharing the technique!



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