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. TracyM #6773 says:

    BOTH cards are GORGEOUS!!!

    AND as for your embossing two ways … WOW – BOTH ways look LOVELY!!!
    LOVE Whitewash, LOVE your pompom trim, LOVE your cards, love them so much that I have tucked them aside to scraplift soon :)
    THANK YOU for sharing this COOL technique and your BEAUTIFUL inspiration!!!

  2. Suzi Metcalfe says:

    Cute as can be!

  3. Julie says:

    Such a simple idea with wonderful results. Thanks

  4. Gloria Comstock says:

    I’m making my aunt a box of cards to keep on hand (she’s almost 73 and is so YOUNG!) I’m going to use this pattern to make a few cards for her. Thanks!

  5. Cath T says:

    I love both looks–this is terrific paper to get special effects with.

  6. Pam says:

    Very cute!! Great idea!!

  7. marylouh says:

    Clever idea. I have the Vagabond plugged in. I’m going to go try it.

  8. Rhonda says:

    Great idea, and yet so simple. Love it!

  9. Anne says:

    Thanks for the reminder! I always forget that there are two different results depending how you flip your paper.

  10. Bernice says:

    Fabulous use of the collection. Great idea!

  11. Linda K says:

    Love this; I’ll get my creative hat on and try to get your challenge done by the deadline. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Bernice says:

    A very versatile use of the collection. Love the awesome simplicity!

  13. Dionna S. says:

    Could try this for Valentine cards!

  14. kathy serrahn says:

    awesome cards

  15. Garnett says:

    Wow !!! Love both cards Thanks for reminding us about getting two results with just a flip of the paper.

  16. Michelle says:

    Beautiful! I love core’dinations cardstock!

  17. Angie K says:

    Love both of the cards and will have to try the debossing! Beautiful cardstock colors too!

  18. Lori Wolfe says:

    Love the look and feel of core’dinations cardstock!

  19. Lynne T. says:

    I love both cards and can’t wait to try this technique.

  20. Diane says:

    Love the colors, so much I could do with them!

  21. Tami says:

    Love this idea!

  22. Judy B says:

    So simple, yet we seem to forget that the other side of the embossing folders look great too. Love the new colors, they’re awesome!!

  23. Nancy says:

    These colors are perfect.

  24. fran g says:


  25. Karen Madson says:

    I love this, can’t wait to try it!

  26. Donna Wyant says:

    love the cards and the use of the other
    side of embossing folders. Love the colors
    also. Beautiful cards – simple, clean and
    great cards.

  27. Melissa Papke says:

    What a great idea for a new technique! I have an embossing machine that I don’t use all that often, but seeing these cards makes me want to pull it out and try it with your paper… I think I’ll be doing that very soon!

  28. Lois Mikeal says:

    Embossing on my greeting cards has become my favorite technique to use. I love this sketch. I’m going to make some cards today from this sketch.

  29. Happi Shopr says:

    I love the way both turned out. I will be trying this soon

  30. Julie F says:

    Beautiful papers, like the different effects using the same papers. thanks for a chance to win!

  31. Courtneyqj says:

    The double-embossing technique seems really cool, but I think I have to see it in person to really see the nuances of it. I love the colors of this this, though.


  33. Peggy B says:

    These cards showcase your wonderful paper so well – thanks for sharing!

  34. Teresa B says:

    I have the whitewash card stock. Been using it for a few years. LOVE it! Such a pretty effect!

  35. Michelle Johnson says:

    Lovely cards. Thank you for the idea of turning it over. I never think of that and I know I’ve seen it done a few times. Have a wonderful week. :)

  36. Jackie QH says:

    I learned something new today! Thank You♥

  37. LisaM6 says:

    WOW! Love the idea of doing it 2 ways. The cards are wonderfully done and I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks!

  38. Tricia Davis says:

    Both cards are very pretty!

  39. judy bliss says:

    Such a clever idea. Both are great.

  40. Karen Schroeder says:

    Awesome way to use your folders for two ways!

  41. Amanda Outland says:

    Lovely cards!

  42. Chris Outland says:

    Awesome, I like both!

  43. Connie Buck says:

    Such an awesome product. Lots of uses and save time with a fantastic outcome.

  44. Shana says:

    I love this stuff. I have tons! I would love to win. :)

  45. Shana says:

    This is fantastic stuff. I would love to win and add it to my collection.

  46. Amy R says:

    Really pretty!

  47. Dametria says:

    These are really cute. I have to find some way to include it in my next few pages.

  48. Katie says:

    I love the colors and love the look. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  49. Barb Mc says:

    I love the pastel on White Core’dinations!

    Here is my take on the sketch:

  50. Carol Froehlich says:

    I checked out all your videos. Thanks for the GREAT ideas. I have done both embossing and debossing with Core’dinations card stock. I love the look of both ways!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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