Tutorial Tuesday with April Derrick

We have an awesome tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick.

Let’s get started!

Step 1 – To create the background for my layout, I started by gathering the following supplies: Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Broken China, two Ranger Foam Applicator Tools, Core’dinations Sand it Gadget , and of course a beautiful sheet of Core’dinations Core Impression Cardstock. The particular sheet I used was from the Jenni Bowlin Studio Collection: Vintage Brights!

Step 2 – I started by applying some of the Weathered Wood Distress Ink along the bottom of the cardstock.

Step 3
– Next I added a layer of Broken China Distress Ink and I made sure to blend the two colors together where they meet so it would having a flowing effect.

Step 4 – I continued to apply the Broken China distress ink all the way up to the top of the cardstock, however I didn’t apply as much towards the top because I wanted to make sure that some of the whitewash coat and stunning red core would show through! This picture shows a close up of how the colors blended beautifully.

Step 5 – I grabbed my Core’dinations Sand it Gadget and started distressing away! I sanded various areas of the cardstock making sure to leave a few un-sanded patches to add visual interest!

Step 6
– I also sanded along the edges of the cardstock to help create a beautiful red border. You can see what my completed layout background looked like before I began adding embellishments.

Step 7 – I completed the layout by adding pictures I had created in a free online photo editor, and various patterned papers & embellishments!

* Supply list for Project:
Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock
– Distress Inks: Ranger
– Stickles: Ranger
– Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin
– Rub on: Jenni Bowlin
– Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
– Tools: Ranger Foam Applicator tool
– Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
– Other: Baker’s twine, Photo booth pictures made in Big Huge Labs


11 Responses to “Tutorial Tuesday with April Derrick”
  1. Love the way the colors blended! What a fun background to make – beautiful!

  2. Regina Crocker says:

    April, you did an awesome job with this layout. I love the color scheme and the pictures of Charlie are adorable. Once again you rock!

  3. Lydia says:

    Love this, the color blend and sanding just are so soft looking!! Great layout April!

  4. Tona says:

    I love what you did with the background core sheet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Alex Sand says:

    Way cool. I love the color combinations. I’ve never used the sanding technique, but now I want to give it a try.

  6. Fabulous April – going to try this soon!

  7. Andrea Amu says:

    This is so stunning… love the inked and sanded background AND the colors you worked into this!

  8. Great tutorial! Thanks so much!

  9. Teresa Wilkins says:

    Awesome technique. I hope we see that in a class soon!

  10. Blog Larson says:

    Awesome guide to scrapbook enthusiasts! The technique is so simple to follow yet the outcome is superb! What makes a good output/design is the appropriate matching of colors. The colors in this design is properly matched, making the outcome stunningly done! Please check my site for addition scrapbooking guides and techniques! Thanks!


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