Friday, February 28, 2014

Vintage Card on Crackerbox Palace Friday


Karen H. here today and I am sharing vintage looking card I created with some new Crackerbox Palace stamps I recently received. I really like the color combo of kraft and light blue. The light blue layer was sponged with brown ink through a Heidi Swapp plastic stencil, then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I cut a kraft rectangle and stamped the beautiful Crackerbox Palace bush in brown twice. I rounded the corners and cut into 4 pieces, sponging all the edges. I attached the pieces to the front of the card and added a “blessed” sentiment with some pearls to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. The CBP website is being upgraded currently, but you can always email or call them if you want any of the stamps I share.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen



Friday, February 21, 2014

Roses with Vellum Dimension


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a card that features Crackerbox Palace’s beautiful roses and a technique I call Vellum Dimension. This is one of the cards that will be in an article in Scrap and Stamp Arts in their October issue that I wrote about that technique. Normally I chose animal stamps with stripes or spots, but this card shows the technique can be done with any stamp with smaller areas of white. To achieve the dimension, you stamp on vellum, turn over and “color” in the flowers and leaves with a stylus on a thick pad being careful not to tear the vellum.This stretches and whitens the vellum and it pops up with great dimension. After completing the “coloring”, I attached the vellum piece to a floral frame created with an embossing and cutting folder by Cuttlebug. I added some pearls and rounded the corners to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. The CBP website is being upgraded currently, but you can always email or call them if you want any of the stamps I share.

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Monday, February 10, 2014

Karen's card for her daughter's birthday

Vicky here today again and I am stealing one of Karen Hasheck's card that she made for her daughter and has posted on her blog. This is what she wrote:
Sometimes I see stamps and I just have to get them because they are perfect to make a card for someone I love. That was the case with both of these stamps from two of my favorite stamp companies. Of course, if you follow my blog at all, you know I design for Crackerbox Palace and love their stamps. The lady with the sun is one of their stamps, and I paper pieced her dress and sun, and colored the rest with Copics. The sentiment is a new one I won recently from DRS Designs and I just knew my daughter would love it. So do I! It is a perfect wish for anyone special in our lives. I embossed the golden card base with a new embossing folder from Darice. CAS card, but perfect for my favorite daughter who I am seeing tomorrow:)
 I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Crafty Girls and Delightful Challenges.

Stamping smiles, Karen

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Karen's article Sihouette Shapes & Sequins

Vicky here today with some more WhoooHoooo to Karen Hasheck and her article in the April Scrap & Stamp magazine page 42 & 43! She has been crazy busy! She writes very easy to read and understand articles so I hope you will be able to learn her technique that she has written about. She is a very proud grandma of the very handsome boy in the picture, and you know the other guy in the picture.
I took these pictures right from the magazine, so there is a little glare on these from the shine of the pages.
This is the cover of the magazine you will be looking for.
 
Here is a sample of one of the cards in the magazine from the example of her technique. Are you wondering yet how she did it? I like the effect of the background. Do you have some ideas starting to grow and creative juices flowing yet?
Oh, by the way, she used Crackerbox Palace stamps in these cards, thank you Karen. :)
 
Here is another card that is in the article. Karen is so good at CAS cards. I like how she used different colors in her die cuts and the sequins make it interesting.
This is the saying she used.
 
We have to give a shout out to Angie Gittles who also had a card in the same magazine on page 34. Angie did a wonderful job coloring our Godmother and used our Happy Dust saying.
Thank you Angie for liking and using our stamps!
 
 
 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Swimming By to Say Hi!


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a cute card that would be perfect for a special child in your life. I started with a blue card base and cut three rectangles of the same blue, rounding two of the corners. I paper pieced the submarine and water monster with patterned papers before attaching to the blue pieces. I stamped the perfect sentiment and raised all three pieces with pop dots when attaching to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. The CBP website is being upgraded currently, but you can always email or call them if you want any of the stamps I share.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Mad about you Valentine

Vicky here today. I thought I would do a Valentine's card for a guy. Since it was for a guy, I didn't want to add anything frilly. I try to stay with colors guys might like, and no frills.
As you can see the 'Mad about You' fits since this couple are in straight jackets, a little humor. I also used clear lacquer on their eyes and teeth to make them a little shinny. They were colored with Copic markers.
This is the wood mount stamp, I didn't use the hearts on the stamp, I cut out the image without them.
I used the Cuttlebug die from years ago for the heart.
This is the inside of the card. I used more of the hearts from the die cut. And a little more humor...'main squeeze', (in the straight jacket).

 
 
 

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