Friday, August 16, 2013

Holy Cow Another Birthday Card from Crackerbox Palace!

It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and today I am sharing a birthday card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, a fun sketch and a velum technique I recently learned. The velum technique is easy and looks even better in real life. To achieve this look, I simply stamped the cow on velum paper with a black ink that won't smear on velum (I used Archival Ink by Ranger.) Turn the velum over and place it on a thick mat of some kind. Using a stylus, “color” the parts of the cow that are supposed to be white. This pushes out those parts and makes them white so when you turn it over, the cow stands out and looks great. I attached the velum piece to a black piece with glue dots and covered them up with grey pearls.

To create the background of the card, I simply stamped the “holy cow” over and over in black ink. I cut the diamond out of the center of the card and the other diamonds with my Spellbinders Nestabilities square dies. Then I trimmed the corners of the front off with my paper trimmer. I added the sentiment to the front to complete this humorous birthday card.

Here is another view of the card showing the sketch from the inside: 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Design and the Punches and Dies challenge at Crafty Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Karen Schroeder said...

Your card is cool! Love the technique and the way you made the card frame.

Jane Luxem said...

Too of my favorite sayings.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow Karen, this layout is super fun, definitely going to have to try it!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

Crackerbox Palace Stamping Chit Chat said...

So different, and I love the layout. I bet it does look great in real life because it looks wonderful here! I like the color combo of the red and black with the cow.
Vicky Briggs

Aunty Sue said...

love the design of this card and image, thanks for sharing with s at Crafty Sentiments this week

Moms Been Scrappin said...

Now this made me smile! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!
Doris :)

Jackie said...

This is such a fun card, loving it! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT