Remember the “core”sages?

April 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 A few years ago at CHA we did a make-n-take of these “core”sages for everyone that stopped by our booth.  Seeing Clare Buswell’s tutorial on this made me think of how timeless Core’dinations really is!  Colorcore cardstock is so versatile. I mean, how many other cardstocks can look this cool torn and distressed?????
Here’s the step-by-step photo tutorial for the torn edges spiral flower.:
Draw a 4 1/2″ circle (makes a 2 1/4″ finished sized flower) onto the reverse side of some Wisteria Core. Draw a rough spiral shape inside the circle, this doesn’t have to be perfect. Tear along the pencil lines using one of your finger nails as a guide while tearing. It doesn’t matter if you go a little bit outside the lines.
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Turn over the spiral to the side with no pencil lines. Sand the torn edges with your Sand-It Gadget and wipe with your Dust Buddy. Starting from the outside, using a toothpick begin rolling the spiral flower towards the center. Once you’ve started off rolling you can remove the toothpick and roll the rest with your fingers.
Roll all the way to the center, keeping the spiral tight. Release the spiral and adjust until you’re happy with the shape. Add a generous amount of craft glue to the base of the flower and press in position. Hold for a few moments until set. Once completely dry use a needle nosed tweezers to curl the edges of the flower outwards, as shown. You can vary the size of the cardstock circle to make different sized flowers for your paper-crafting projects.
Core’dinations – Wisteria Core, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Other – Toothpick, circle shape or compass, pencil, craft glue, needle nosed tweezers.

Now are you ready to see the amazing card Clare made to go with this flower?

Trim embossed and sanded Katydid Core cardstock to cover card base. Emboss RoseEmbroidery Core with Anna Griffin embossing folder, sand with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Tear edges and machine stitch to panel. Tear strip of RoseEmbroidery Core, corrugate and sand. Machine stitch to panel. Add seam binding and lace. Adhere panel to card base. Tear leaf shapes from Katydid Core cardstock and attach to card. Add seam binding bow and twine bow to card. Draw  4 1/2″ diameter circle onto reverse side of Wisteria Core, draw spiral in center. Tear along pencil lines, lightly sand edges using Sand-It Gadget. Roll using toothpick to form a spiral flower. Glue base and leave to dry. Adhere to card, to finish.





Core’dinations – Pastels Collection, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Other – Embossing folders Cuttlebug Anna Griffin (Rosa and Ogee Damask), Big Shot, sewing machine, corrugating tool, lace, twine, seam binding, corner rounder, black ink, sentiment stamp, card base.


8 Responses to “Remember the “core”sages?”
  1. Lynn Hardy says:

    This is a beautiful quick way to make a pretty flower, without the need for expensive dies!

  2. Fabulous Clare! Love the flower tutorial!!

  3. Lin says:

    Just beautiful, Clare! I love these pastels – going on my wishlist!!

  4. Ava Gavloski says:

    thanks for the step out photo instruction on how to get the look and the great showcasing of the Coredination Cardstock

  5. Elizabeth P says:

    lovely roses. Rolled flowers are my obsession these days.

  6. TracyM #6773 says:

    LOVED the tutorial and LOVE making these CORE-sage flowers, tearing & distressing the Core adds a special elegance!!!

    BEAUTIFUL flower and card Clare, the colours and textures are DELIGHTFUL!!!

  7. domain says:

    Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog
    and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info much.
    I was seeking this particular info for a very long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

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