Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crackerbox Thursday and More Blog Candy!!

It's Crackerbox Palace Thursday and today I am sharing some cards I made featuring beautiful thank you and flower stamps that are available from Crackerbox Palace. 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 this week’s blog candy are below.

But first- the winner of last week’s blog candy of the stamps featured on one of the friends cards last Thursday is………………Sarah of Aunt Bee’s Pickles! Her winning comment on the Crackerbox Palace blog was: “Hi Karen and Crackerbox Palace! What adorable cards. Karen your cards are always so uplifting (hehe, with the bra stamp). I know dorky - but you know me! The second sentiment is beautiful and so true!! Great job and thanks for the opportunity to win. Hugs, Sarah”
Sarah, please send me or Crackerbox Palace your address and your choice of which stamps you want, so we can get you the stamps you have won.  And remember you can win another CBP stamp of your choice simply by posting a card you made with the stamps you won to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers gallery and sending us a link.
My first card above features a combination of two techniques I learned via Pinterest. Have I told you I am totally addicted to Pinterest now in addition to my addictions to stamps, punches, die cuts, embossing folders, etc. etc.? I search every night for great new ideas and pin them to my boards here. The floating reinker technique tutorial can be found here and the layering technique tutorial is here. I layered the pieces of white cardstock, then stamped the flower stamp repeatedly with VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Following the floating reinker technique, I sprayed with water and “painted” with a variety of bright Adirondack reinkers. After letting it dry completely, I layered on purple paper. I stamped the lovely flower in yellow ink, cut out and over stamped with the Thank You sentiment to complete the card.

My second card features a gorgeous rose stamp from Crackerbox Palace that I colored using the same floating reinker technique. I layered it on a white scalloped square cut out and embossed with a Nestabilities die. I added a simple Thank You to the corner of the green piece, then layered on a burgundy card.

So would you like to win the beautiful stamps featured on one of today’s cards? Here is how to win our weekly blog candy:

 1.) We have decided that becoming a follower on both blogs is going to be something we would prefer you do but not a requirement.  My blog is here and the Crackerbox Palace blog is here. 

2.) Leave a comment on either my blog or the Crackerbox Palace blog on the Thursday blogpost featuring CBP stamps.  If you leave a comment on BOTH blogs, you will be entered twice in the drawing.   The deadline to leave a comment will be the following Wednesday at Noon CST. Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments and he or she will win the featured stamp(s). You must send me ( or Crackerbox Palace (  an email with your home address so the stamps can be mailed to you. If we do not hear from you within two weeks after we announce your win, and we can’t reach you through a blog, your prize will be forfeited.  And if you post a card to your blog or to Splitcoast Stampers with the stamps you won and send a link to Crackerbox Palace, you will win another Crackerbox Palace stamp of your choice!!

I am entering these cards in the challenges at Simon SaysStamp and Show to use your favorite Technique (the floating reinker technique) and Add Some Flowers at  Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner. 

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


happyglitzygirl said...

Oh Karen, these are lovely, I really like the technique you used and the colour choices are perfect. You are an amazing Card Artist, there is no other word for it. Not sure which card I like better, am in love with the rose image. Just gorgeous. Blessings Hilde

Diane Ronge said...

I really think your cards keep getting better and better every day. At my next card class We will be doing this type of design, or technique. We will be doing the layered card for sure. Love the flower stamps also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Desire Fourie said...

Karen these are so beautifully designed and the colours are perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps to value of 20$.
Doing Life
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May said...

This is really lovely and a cool use of the technique too. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

DonnaMundinger said...

Loving your colors, Karen and the techniques are so cool! Can't wait to try. Fabulous flowers stamps. xxD