Thursday, October 18, 2012

Floral Feminine Cards and More Blog Candy!

It's Crackerbox Palace Thursday and today I am sharing some floral cards I made with 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 cards last Thursday is                                                     Paleopal!  Here is her winning comment from the CBP blog:  “As always, Crackerbox Palace stamps rock!
A note regarding commenting and winning- Mr. Random picks the winners and lately we have had many repeat winners. That’s OK, but it would be great if we had more commenters and different winners.It is so easy to win these great stamps- just leave a comment at either blog. So if you follow or subscribe to my blog, take a second and leave a comment.
Paleopal, 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 cards today are floral cards good for the females in our lives. Both of them feature a technique called Reinker Float Technique that I learned about here. Check out the tutorial for all the details, but basically you emboss the open image with white embossing powder on a shimmer paper, then wet and float dye reinker inks to color. The first card above features the lovely rose from CBP and I directed the ink more deliberately to color with pinks and purples and green. The card itself was made with a stencil from Balzar Designs and pink distress ink.

My second card uses the same technique and another lovely open flower from Crackerbox Palace. I love the sentiment too and have used it so many times. A TIP that I have for you today is to not waste any of the lovely colors used to make the Reinker Float background, but to punch a couple colorful butterflies to complete the card. The border punch is by ek success and the butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart. 
So would you like to win the 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 Anything Goes challenge at Bearly Mine and the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday for Things with Wings. 

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Unknown said...

Awesome cards and love the technique you used. Thanks for the link to the tutorial as well. :) Great tip Karen, your butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

Marilyn said...

Great cards Karen and those flowers are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I really like this technique. Had heard about it recently, but couldn't find instructions. Thanks for including them! Judy

Lisa Minckler said...

Beautiful works! They are both gorgeous and I love the look of those bleached flowers on the second card. Very nice!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

NanaConnie said...

Oh, these are magnificent, Kathy! Love the way you did a shaped card that works with the doily on the first one. Gorgeous re-ink job on the second one. Love the sentiment.

Jane Luxem said...

Cool cards, Karen!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful cards. I love them ....joann sassy raggedy