Chalkboard is all the rage these days and did you know that Black Magic is perfect for it? For this layout, Designer Leica Forrest used a few diffferent kind of Black Magic with a blue and pink core. This layout was in our booth at CHA and everyone LOVED it. The texture is just amazing!
Tip 1.) Make it look like it’s really chalk by using the Outlining technique. New to outlining? All you do is take some removable adhesive and put your chipboard letters on your kraft mat and then sand over. You can check out the Technique Video HERE. Leica used this technqiue for the “Family” title.
Tip 2.) Sand punched pieces and layer them on your layout base it looks like it is chalk. See that scalloped piece above the Family tile? Leica punched first, sanded and then adhered it. It looks just like a colored piece of chalkboard! She used the same technique for the banner along the bottom of the photo.
Tip 3.) Use your white gel pen or marker on the Black Magic just as you would with any other cardstock. Highlight the title…add some journaling….doodle…add some Queen & Co. bling…whatever you want! Looks awesome, don’t you think?
Got a lot of cardstock?
Not sure what to do with all of it?
Are you organizationally challenged (like me)?
Then you need to check out this simple cube system from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. I could just sit and stare at all that gorgeous Core all day long!
We have some really fun stuff lined up for you over the next few weeks!
We will be introducing our BRAND NEW Design team to you starting next Monday so stay tuned for some awesme inspiration.
But for today…I have a 6×6 layout for you from Designer April Derrick using the Tim Holtz KRaft Core 6×6 paper pad.
Don’t you looooooove 6×6 layouts?
Don’t forget to reach out to those women in your life that make every day special for you!
Today we have a beautiful card from Designer Kerri Smith using the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. The great thing about this system is cards take only minutes. AND this sentiment, “for you with love”, from Step 3 is so versatile. You could make this card and have it ready to go, adding the sticker sentiment at the last minute depending on the occasion. BUT since we are celebrating mom’s Designer Kerri Smith used the mother’s day sentiment from the white and black stickers.
We can’t wait to see what you create with this fabulous system.
Remember to share those creations on the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system FACEBOOK page!
The great thing about the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system is it’s versatility. Basicall you can swap ideas that you see here with any of the sentiments OR just make a “You’re Special” card and keep it on hand for any occasion that arises.
Designer Margie Higuchi created this example for us today.
Here are a few tips:
1.) Use the die cut shapes on the Step Two layers to match and place your sentiment.
2.) Mix and match the Step 3 pearls from other packs. These pink pearls are found in the Butterfly 2 Shapes & Cupcake Shapes both of which were not used on this card.
Have a beautiful day!
They are SO CLOSE to 2000 LIKES! Let’s help them. PLUS, you won’t miss out on the beautiful inspiration pieces like this that they feature over there on a daily basis.
And another gorgeous card for Mother’s Day or any occasion….Just swap the sentiment!
And a detail…just love how Shaunte used the inside die cut piece of this step two layer to make a little window box!
Today we are sharing some fabulous designs from one of our Special Projects gals. Cari Locken is a leading designer in the industry that has been with Core for years now. She creates special projects for us and she uses Core in her day-to-day creations, too!
Today we have some layouts to share with you from her that have been featured in leading publications within the industry. She really has an eye for color and really knows how to use Core. From scoring to embossing….you’ll see it here today! Cari really knows how to use that Core Essentials as is or add that perfect pop of technique.
How cool is this masking? Core and ink go great together! And again…that scoring detail is just perfect.
And one more….
For this layout Cari took the BasicGrey Core Impressions and turned it on its side! Love that kind of detail!
Ah…My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions…gorgeous, isn’t it?
Design Team Member Shaunte Wadely created this gorgeous gorgeous layout using the My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions as her base and then accents in Vintage Cardstock and Core Essentials. Oh and don’t forget about the Core Tags. They are great for journaling and just that perfect accent.
AND the flowers are from our friennds over at Petaloo. The flowers are dyed to match our cardstock. How cool is that??
We love some 8.5×11″ around here!
So for this layout, Melissa embossed the cardstock FIRST and then sanded BEFORE punching into heart shapes. This is much more Time efficient than individually embossing and sanding each punched shape. And if the shapes are tiny it’s a bit harder to sand those small pieces, too.
And that scored frame is just an easy way to create a focal point on your projects. Scor THE BACK of the cardstock and then sand the raised image on the front. It is THAT easy!
And, of course, the stitched circle is just the perfect detail to finish this cute layout.
Here is a close up of the Label technique we know and love here at Core. Melissa used her Label maker and then inked the raised letters so they pop off the cardstock. For more info on labeling check out our video here:
Journal strips are such a great way to accent your journaling. Again, Melissa used some Whitewash and sanded the edges…
Melissa used a variety of embossing folders from Sizzix, Darice and Provocraft in addition to some Queen & Co. bling.
Designing with Melissa Oliveira today! Here is a little bit about this cute layout from Melissa:
The graphic design of the Pink Paislee Core Impressions made a great home for a grid style layout. AND chevrons are all the rage these days! Keeping the layout clean and simple with just a bit of sanding and embossing allows the little details like the punched butterflies, sanded edges and machine stitched border shine through.
And a close up…Core’dinations is just so great. Sand some, emboss some, use your Fiskars Paper Crimper like Melissa did here with the yellow strip …so many textures so little time! And the added Queen & Co. bling on the butterflies is the perfect touch!
Make sure you check out the wonderful tip from Designer Lydia Jackson that was on the blog yesterday on how to use up those Core scraps for a really cute card.
Today we have Design Team Member Debbie Standard sharing with us her Tuesday Tip usint Tim Holtz Collection.
First off I scored a frame around where I was going to focus my page – actually double scored it – two sets of lines. As you score use your Sand it Gadget to sand over the scoring ridge while it’s still on the score ridge – much easier and cleaner than trying to sand it after you are done scoring. Then I sanded down outside my scoring to really accent a frame look. To create the red portion of the page I used a circle cutter I think was made by CK (OLD tool of mine) and sanded over it again and again moving it around behind my page – I really like how it came out. We call this technique outlining. Then I used a strip of The Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions line with the stars. I used some of the Tim Holtz Kraft and embossing it and cut out sections, also just tore a few pieces. Added some of the Jenni Bowlin black/kraft piece and cut out circles of it. Oh and then I sanded and cut out my title from the letters on a sheet from the Jenni Bowlin line- ran then through the Xyron machine and put them on some black cardstock which I cut around the letters so when I put them on my page they popped a little more.