Starry Sky Tim Holtz Mini Canvas

July 24, 2014 by  
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You can really add some great texture to your mixed media projects using Core’dinations cardstock. By using embossing and tearing techniques you can really add a great tactile quality to your projects!

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Supplies: Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Darice – Stars embossing folder. Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Chevron embossing folder, canvas 6×6, white pen, acrylic paints, star sequins, Hero Arts Typewriter letters stamps, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink, Mod Podge, Big Shot, sewing machine, glow in the dark paint, distressing tool.

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1. Paint the canvas black using acrylic paint. Emboss some black (No.24-S) cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection using the stars embossing folder. Sand using the Sand-It Gadget and wipe with a Dust Buddy.
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2. Tear a piece of green cardstock (No.12-S) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection and two pieces of (No.9) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to form the hills. Emboss using the chevron embossing folder. Distress straight edges using a distressing tool.
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3. Adhere pieces to star embossed square, machine stitch border and distress edges using a distressing tool.
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4. Cut come simple star shapes from the Kraft side of some cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, apply white acrylic paint. Once dry sand edges using Sand-It Gadget for a distressed effect.
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5. Adhere stars to square panel. Attach panel to canvas using Mod Podge, leave to dry.
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6. Cut some small rectangles of No.24 cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, write “follow”, “your” and “own” on each rectangle using a white pen. Stamp “star” using a white ink pad.
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7. Add a white paint wash to the hills to highlight. Adhere text to canvas using Mod Podge. Add glitter to large stars and adhere some sequin stars.
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8. Paint edges of canvas using blue acrylic paint and outline stars in blue. Outline text in white paint. Add some glow in the dark paint to the stars for a fun effect!
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Glitter Silk Cards

July 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 

The Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock is so sparkly and perfect for a baby girl card!

First up we have a card from Tracy Gruber:

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Supplies:

Core’dinations Glitter SilkCore’dinations Pastels Essentials

Core’dinations 110 lb. Smooth White, Martha Stewart Lace border punch

May Arts Ribbon, Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp set

Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, Sand It GadgetDust Buddy

Spellbinder’s Standard Circles Small

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad and Marker, Various Copic Markers

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1.   Cut a piece of the pink Glitter Silk card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” to use as the card front. 

2.   Cut a strip of white and a strip of purple Glitter Silk and punch one edge with a border punch.  Adhere those to the top of the pink cardstock. 

3.   Cut a banner from pink cardstock and emboss with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  Sand over it with the Sand It Gadget and clean up the excess dust with the DustBuddy

4.   Cut out a circle from white cardstock and add faux stitching lines around the edge with a black marker. 

5.   Stamp the images onto the Core’dinations 110 lb.Smooth White cardstock, color them in with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. 

6.   Assemble all of the pieces onto the card, stamp the sentiment, and add May Arts ribbon to the top.

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Next, we have a card AND video  from Mary Pat Siehl:

I love making shaped cards. They are so much fun to make and to receive! I wanted to make a birthday card and what does every little boy and girl want on their birthdays? Balloons! So I decided to make a shaped card using a Silhouette file. I had a basic ballon that I changed and modified by adding the stars and negative space. I wanted to be “shading” on the ballon so I layerd the awesome Glitter Silk Cardstock and I just loved the effect.

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Now here is a fun fact. Did you know that you can stamp directly on the Glitter Silk Cardstock. Yes, you can it is awesome!  For the banner I cut it out using a die and then stamped my outline and birthday sentiment. Love the effect.

To finish off the card I added some yummy twine!

Supplies:

Cardstock- Glitter Silk
Silhouette
Paper Smooches dies and stamps
The Twinery

I made a video for you on how this card came about. Enjoy!

Creating Your Own Cardstock Bracelets

July 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Hello, Ava here  to share a cute way to dress up a bracelet for the summer using the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection to celebrate the month of July.

Supplies:
Ranger, Crackle Accents medium
Tombow Adhesive
Step # 1  Using your Sand It Gadget, sand a strip of the border star’s along the 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  Sand a few star’s within the cardstock sheet for the cuffs as well.
Core Tip:  If you do not have any resin or are shy about trying it, try to get the look of aged resin pebbles by using Rangers Crackle Accents Medium. There are plenty of products out there you can try and get a similar look. The resin just stands up better to the elements especially for jewelry.
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Step # 2 Apply a generous amount of crackle medium to the strip of cardstock and let dry.
Step # 3  Trim your sta’s from the Core’dinations Cardstock to fit each bracelet bezel and adhere.
Now, that is fun bracelet to wear for the summer!

Glitter Silk Gift Bag and Box

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Spellbinders, Xyron

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Supplies:
Box and bag
Helmer’s Craft Glue
Xyron 250
Glue Dots
Sookwang
Paper Studio pearl
Spellbinder’s Dies – foliage S4-328 and Aster Flower Topper S5-102
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Debbie Stadard here with an easy step-by-step on how to create a festive gift bag and tag for the that next big day of yours! Don’t be afraid to emboss that Glitter Silk. It looks amazing!
1.  First off pick a little box – as you can see I have had this one awhile but that’s ok – I’m covering it. Using the wrong side of your paper mark the bottom of the box and the top of the box and cut out.  The great thing about Glitter Silk is that the back is white so it’s easy to make lines. Then cut a smaller piece to fit in the bottom of the box.
2.  Now glue all the pieces to the box.
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3. Measure around the box and the height of the bottom of the box and cut.  Glue to sides holding to get a tight fit.  If you have to cut a second strip it’s easier to cut one side and then piece it that way.
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4.  Do the same thing for the top of the box.
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5.  Now because I didn’t want my seam to show on to I used these pearls from Paper Studios.  They worked well on here because they are all attached in one long line so you can do an entire side at one time.
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6.  Then I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flower and leaves and embossed the them.  I used my Xyron 250 to run the leaves through and attach to the top of the box and then some Glue dots to add the flower after I added a brad.
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7.  Now to make my bag I used the rest of the turquoise sheet.  I embossed it (you don’t sand Glitter Silk due to the glitter finish) and attached it and another embossed purple strip.  Then I made a banner sentiment using the green and layering it with some turquoise and added a David Tutera Sentiment.
8.  Tie a festive bow to the top and you have a great gift set!
 

Glitter Silk Gift Bag

July 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tombow Adhesive

Hello, Ava here  to share a gift bag that will make a lasting impression for the receiver.  Do you have a special occassion this summer;? Here is a quick up-scaled presentation to add lots of sparkle to the party.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
Tombow Adhesive
Couture  Creations, Doily Die

 

Step # 1 Punch out different sized butterflies from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock and adhere to table centre piece.
Step # 2  Die cut various embellishment from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock, adhere together as an embellishment cluster.
Step # 3  Trim a panel for the front of the gift bag, adhere to bag and create a pocket behind the attached embellishment cluster for a gift tag.
Tip:  To add a wow factor to your gift bag, buy some tissue paper and make a big flower.
Attach the flower to any type of stick, straw or skewer that you have around the house to stand the flower inside the bag.

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