How do you do ONE sketch TWO ways with Core?

January 20, 2014 by  
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Don’t forget about our sketch challenge! You  only have until January 25th so there is still  time to enter. Create a card or a layout based on the sketch below and link it to THIS blog post or our Facebook page for a chance to win a Pastels Collection pack! Don’t forget to use some Core’dinations and you know how much we love technique. Don’t  forget to tear it, sand it, emboss it and LOVE it!



So how do you do ONE sketch TWO ways….emboss it and then deboss it! It’s that easy with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

core sept sketch-001

Yes, it is that easy. Just flip your cardstock over (or the folder) and run it through your machine to get the same pattern but the REVERSE embossed image. SO COOL and a GREAT way to spruce up those folders. If you are new to embossing and debossing and would like more information check out our technique videos HERE. Here is more about these cards from Gail Lindner:


Recently we were given a fun card sketch and to put my spin on it, I decided to create two cards, using the same colors and design but showing a variation on a technique.

Can you spot the difference with the two cards below?


We all know that Core cardstock is PERFECT for embossing as a light sand after embossing reveals the pattern even more.

Sometimes even I forget that a flip of the cardstock, to emboss on the reverse side is debossing and you get the opposite (but equally as effective) effect.

The card below was embossed right side up.


This next card was debossed (reverse side up).


Don’t you love the effect of debossing on Whitewash Cardstock?

Another advantage of using the Whitewash Collection is that you can use the back of the card to matt with and the color matches perfectly! Love it!

Thanks for visiting and I hope I’ve inspired you to get double the use out of your embossing folders!


 Whitewash Collection – Wicker Chair, Washboard, Grandma’s Rocker
Graphic 45 Collection – Creme Brulee
Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection – Lake Mist
Core Basics 110 lb. Premium White Cardstock
Big Shot
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy



67 Responses to “How do you do ONE sketch TWO ways with Core?”
  1. Linda Mortimore says:

    Looks easy, pretty, elegant. Thanks for sharing

  2. Jenny Hunt says:

    Looks great can’t wait to make it.

  3. kay wolter says:

    this would be amazing for Spring cards….this is fun

  4. Karen McNamara says:

    Love the colors and would make some fabulous cards.

  5. Bette says:

    Wonderful reversed cards and beautiful colors!

  6. Cindy Rescorl says:

    Love the look of pastels!! Fabulous for spring!!

  7. Mary Roberson says:

    Cool technique obtained easily by flipping our cardstock. And I love the tip about using the same color as a mat that will coordinate every time!

  8. Debbie Siddle says:

    Can you enter if you live in the UK please? Thanks

  9. Kay Durrant says:

    great for Easter

  10. Velma says:

    Such a simple but great idea!

  11. Mary Corta says:

    Fascinating!! I LOVE this idea!!

  12. Lynda says:

    I never considered DEbossing. So glad you showed the difference in this post. I’m anxious to try it!

  13. Christine Fuller says:

    What a great card. Can’t wait to try it.

  14. Barb Klusendorf says:

    Love it! Gives more possibilities.

  15. Fabulous cards – love the white wash!

  16. Alma Carter says:

    Thank you for the great tips for using my embossing folders :-)

    I made 2 cards and you can have look at them here :

    Thank you for the chance to win the Core’dinations paper pack give-away :-)

    Also posted fotos on Facebook.

    Kind regards

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