12 Days of Techniques Day Two!!!

December 14, 2010 by  
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Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!

BUT FIRST….WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Teresa Collins 25 Days of Give-a-Ways is…..

CindyM says:

December 13, 2010 at 9:50 am (Edit)

Oh I love all the different layers Hera used on her LO, Looks great! An amazing projet made with amazing products!! My Favorite paper!! Thanks

And our First Winner of  the 12 Days of Give-Aways is………..

Kerri says:

December 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm (Edit)

tis the season for great techniques !! keep up the great work & hope to carry on thru the next 11 days ! woooot

If you missed us yesterday, that’s okay. You can still check out the post here on sanding and don’t forget to check out the video.

Now on to day TWO of our 12 Days of Techniques.  Next up we have tearing.  Check out the video on tearing here and it gives you a sneak on what you might win today in addition to the Core give-a-way. Whether you are a novice scrapbooker or been scrapping for years, tearing does not get old ’round here!    Lydia Jackson is up today with a fabulous layout showcasing how you can create your own embellishments with tearing. Isn’t it snow clever how she creates circles with tearing? And the Whitewash Cardstock is perfect for your wintery layouts. The white surface and color core are the perfect way to accent those fun snow pictures.  Just a great way to showcase how tearing doesn’t have to be in a straight line. Lydia also combined other blue cardstock from the Core Essentials line–don’t be afraid to mix and match the Core’dinations lines, they core’dinate beautifully!

So, for today, leave a comment telling us what unique ways you can use tearing on your projects and you could win some Core’dinations Cardstock, our Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget, AND …yes I said AND…. a Tearing Ruler from FISKARS! (The image below is an example and not may not be the exact ruler winner will receive)

Please make  sure you give a big shout out to Fiskars on their Facebook page and tell them you appreciate their support for our 12 Days of Techniques because you may be seeing them again this week 😉

And don’t forget to give us a shout our on our Facebook Page. We love to hear from over there and it is a great way for you show us what you’ve been creating with Core’dinations. You might find your project on our blog during our Fabulous Friday Finds where we showcase projects using Core from the scrapbooking community.

All prizes will be shipped the week of December 27th.


114 Responses to “12 Days of Techniques Day Two!!!”
  1. Rachel says:

    I’ve just recently started using tearing to make flowers. I tear a circle, crumple, lay flat and REPEAT until I have the layered look I want. The white washed line would make gorgeous flowers with a lot of depth!

  2. Erika Seever says:

    I usually just use the edge of a ruler or just wing it

  3. Adeline Falk says:

    I just kind of tear and hope for the best. LOL it usually works out. I don’t like tears to look perfect so it’s fine. Thanks for the chance to win

  4. Kristy Lentz says:

    Awesome! I never would have thought about doing snowball embellishments that way! Loving the 12 techniques so far!

  5. Sheree Delaney says:

    What a great way to do snowballs. It makes them look very real. Can’t wait for all the rest of the techniques.

  6. kim taylor says:

    i took a class this summer that used tearing and oh was i so afraid to TEAR before that we made the most beautiful roses and i have been tearing ever since i love the look and i have found endless places to use especially now in winter makes great snowballs LOL

  7. Lara Carson says:

    tearing is a great way to add distressing look to pages and cards…adding ink to the torn areas makes them stand out and look vintage! Love this technique!

  8. sandra m. says:

    cool, i never thought to tear circles! i usually just tear in a straightish line or curvy, a tearing ruler would be great to have.

  9. Lesley F says:

    I like doing the tearing technique when I am trying to get a certain feel on a card or LO. I just did a card using this technique on my sons Rock Out birthday card and inked the edges black. It gives it that grunge look which I love!

  10. Heather DG says:

    I loved using the tearing method with your paper for my Halloween projects, but also love using it for vintage look projects.

  11. Lisa K says:

    I don’t use tearing very often. I have a hard time getting it to look “not messy”.

  12. Doris Widder says:

    Love Love Love the torn “snowballs” they’re fantastic! I’ve used core’dinations to create torn edges for layers of my lo’s and for handmade flowers. If you’re into paper piecing, tearing makes cute fuzzy sweaters, etc for characters to wear. 😀

  13. Jocelyne says:

    I love the tearing method. I think it would look great for framing a picture or a poem.

  14. {vicki} says:

    I have only freehandedly torn or used a ruler!

  15. Susie says:

    I like to do my tearing using a ruler, and I also like to layer 3 or 4 pieces, to give it dimension. The more dimension the better. I love to use it when I am doing waves for a water page.

  16. Joann Mitchell says:

    I forget I can tear outside the box. Instead of straight lines my personal challenge will be to use a tearing technique that is not in a straight line. Great inspiration. I do love the texture it creates on pages and cards.

  17. gisele says:

    oh, wow, never thought of tearing and inking shapes on LOs, that’s a good thing!!!

  18. Sandra ltb says:

    I love tearing Core’dinations Cardstock – it adds just the right pop to my cards when I layer my main image on it.
    Thanks for the fun!

  19. Tammy says:

    I absolutely love the torn look. This paper is fabulous!!

  20. Heather F says:

    I love tearing Coredinations cardstock too. Love the layout, love the unusual color combo

  21. Karen Lantz says:

    Mine never seem to come out as nice. I have 2 fiskars rulers.

  22. cowchipper says:

    love the snowballs so cool!

  23. Darrell says:

    great layout, nice work!

  24. Elisabeth says:

    I love to use tearing to create a background. I take all the leftover snippets, tear them and glue them back on cardstock. This way noting is wasted and it makes a really sweet new paper with my favorite colors.

  25. Zendalina says:

    love those rulers, love winning 2 🙂

  26. M.Chipman says:

    love to tear paper be it for cards or for layouts or any project! It’s great

  27. Irene L says:

    Great work. Thanks for sharing. I do some tearing when I make flowers for my pages.

  28. Patty B says:

    Cute Layout! I have done the unthinkable and actually torn the picture itself and inked for dramatic effect.

  29. JB says:

    i like this card, good job

  30. Glynis says:

    I haven’t torn very often, but when I do its usually freehand to simulate hills or sand or something that requires a rougher texture. I love the look of those snowballs! The blue really adds the necessary highlight to make them pop off the page! Will have to try tearing in a circle :O)

  31. It’s fun to tear paper and make little mosaic! Thanks for a chance to win!

  32. Gordon Miller says:

    Wish I could offer unique ways to use tearing, but I had actually forgotten about that technique until just now!! Instead of always looking for that perfect punch or stencil…..how about some free hand tearing to give something that “lived in” look. Gee, just like real life:)

  33. Heather Robertson says:

    what a wonderul page – just created 3 winter pages last night using coredinations – it is perfect. I love to tear little “V”-shapes into the edge of distressed paper and fold them back to expose the paper underneath

  34. Sue Stultz says:

    Tearing is the most awsome way to decorate your pages. I love it and use it all the time. I use a die cut and put to cardstock and tear around it for a unusual look…Love it love it love it.

  35. Liz Hagage says:

    i LOVE tearing on my projects. i use it for tear bears (and other animals) i use it to add layers. i love the black package from coredinations that when you rip there is a color (cant think of name at the moment). those are awesome.

  36. Pam Spradlin says:

    I couldn’t get the video to open. I will try again later. I love using tearing on my projects though. It gives whatever I am making lots of texture.

  37. Tracie J says:

    How cute to tear to make snowballs. With the weather here in Buffalo I’ll have plenty of chances to try this out on my layouts!!!!! Thanks for the great idea!

  38. Joyce says:

    What a cute lo. The only thing I can think of right now is tearing to core to make a banner. You could use a variety of colors, then emboss and sand each banner piece so they each look different.

  39. karen says:

    Tearing paper has been around forever but with coredinations, what’ old is new again! I still love to tear mats for photos.

  40. Laurajean says:

    OMG, just love that layout and how she did the torn circles with the Core’dinations CS…Fabulous. I love to tear papers for all kinds of different looks on a layout/card…but my favorite is tearing a piece of CS into a spiral and making a vintage flower with it…LOVE the look of this technique…What a great giveaway again today 🙂

  41. Patchi says:

    Tearing has 100s of uses! My two favorites are: accents to the edges of paper flowers and edges of photo mats. Withe core’dinations there is no need to double up on paper to get the added spice!

  42. donna w. says:

    I have often used tearing on my cards – never thought to
    use it in a layout. Love the snowballs. The coredinations
    paper makes the tearing stand out so much better than with plain paper.
    I have torn the paper by hand and used the 2 fiskers rulers I have for
    tearing. Both ways is fun to use. Will definitely try tearing on
    my next layout.

  43. tammy k says:

    I would have never thought to tear a circle! I went through a tearing phase for a while…I loved the messy, distressed texture it gave my layouts…and I’d forgotten how much I liked it! And now that I have such an awesome supply of Core’dinations (thanks to a remodel at my local Joann’s…they now carry tons) I am vowing to do a lot more on my next layouts! Thanks for all the great techniques (and reminders of techniques)!

  44. Jolene says:

    Yay for the giveaways! I love tearing in a line just to make borders or for landscape scenery such as grass or snow. The crumpled flowers are fun, too!

  45. Sara says:

    I just started tearing, so i don’t have any good ideas yet….

  46. Robin Gibson says:

    OH, I Do love Coredinations cardstock, and I LOVE to tear!!! I usually make borders or edges, but have done a whole mountain scene by tearing and layering. And I like to tear to make some flowers too! Thanks for all the opportunities!!

  47. Lesley says:

    I love the look of tearing…I don’t have any special way that I have found to do it, I just tear it.

  48. syeda says:

    I have used the tearing technique to make waves. You stack couple of strips on top of the other and gives it a ocean wave effect. Ofcourse, you can use the sand it gadget on the tip of the waves to give a white and blue effect.

  49. Carol B says:

    Love how those torn snowballs look on your layout. I think I will try this to make flowers.

    Carol B

  50. Jenn Jackson says:

    I love to tear my color core for vintage looking tags and distress the edges with inks.
    Thank you so much for a chance to win!!

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