Design by Clare Buswell
Ava Gavloski here today with a layout that focuses on tearing, antiquing and edge distressing our Tim Holtz & Ranger Collections of Cardstock. The Chipped Sapphire and Peach Bellini and Graphic 45 Signature Series my sunset perfctly! The great thing about Core’dinations is there are so many great colors to choose from, you can match virtually any project. If these techniques are new to you then check out Core’dinations videos for great how-to’s!
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distressed and Adirondack cardstock, Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights cardstock, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy. Other Supplies: Petaloo flowers, Want2Scrap, ScrapMatts chipboard, Maja Designs pattern paper, Clearsnap Ink and Helmar Adhesive.
1. Cut cardstock, pattern papers and distress edges. Sand cardstock to reveal the inner colored core.
2. Paint and ink up chipboard pieces.
3. Spray Blue Sapphaire cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin 16.1 ratio, damp’in cardstock, crinkle outer edges, dry, sand with Sand-it-Gadget and iron to flatten page.
Tip: Use a low heat setting on your iron you to flatten out your cardstock after crumbling it.
4. Tear some embossed, sanded pieces of cardstock to give the “look” of waves and ocean sand before adhering your chipboard pieces.
5. Assemble distressed edges of pattern paper, cardstock, photo’s onto Antiqued background paper and adhere all embellishments onto layout.
Back to school… A bitter sweet time of the year where we return to schedules and learning, leaving behind the laid back lazy days of summer. Typically we think of primary colors red, yellow and blue when we think of back to school thanks to pencils, school buses and composition note books. I didn’t want that for this layout so I’m breaking out of the norm and jazzing it up a bit!
Ribbon – May Arts
Washi/clip – Freckled Fawn
Embossing Folders – Darice, Teresa Collins
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Punch – EK Success
Project Life Card – Becky Higgins
I still have three of the primary colors in there but the pink background really gives the over all feel of the layout a more girly theme. One of the traditions in our house on the first day of school is a “back to school” sheet cake that they have to pose with before digging in for snack. Not sure how I’m going to do that with a middle schooler and one in elementary school!
Fussy cut around your embossed images for something with a bit more dimension, it’s easy to do! Kraft Core leaves a wonderful brown core that really pops the images.
Design By Suzanna Lee
Do you love crafting with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock? Core’dinations is looking for new design team members!
Design Team Perks:
- FREE Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and LOTS of it!
- Payment for magazine publications, catalogues, and CHA assignments!
- TONS of additional product from our industry partners.
- Your name, bio, headshot on the Core’dinations website.
What are we looking for?
Core’dinations is a unique cardstock. NO WHITE CORE! Our product is technique oriented and education based so we are looking for quality designers that can really show off what Core can do. The ability to write-up good instructions, do a monthly tutorial, and take step out photos is important. Good photography skills is a must.
Design Team Requirements:
3 projects per month that primarily feature Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
Occasional projects which involve product exchange with other manufacturers.
Must be active on Social Media.
Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before August 20, 2014 8:00pm EST. These projects may include layouts, cards, altered items, and other such paper crafts and should focus on the use of Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Entitle the blog posting “Core’dinations Design Team Call ”. Please include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting. Videos are welcome, too. We are looking for a wide variety of paper crafters…..cardmakers, layouts, stampers, altered artists, mixed media, etc. So in your blog post let us know what you think you do best. We are not looking for a set number of specific designers and you will not be required only to do those kinds of projects but we are looking for a well rounded team.
Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to: CoreDT@coredinations.com. Please ensure the link is to “Core’dinations Design Team Call” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, and phone number. You may also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations if applicable. Being published and past design team experience is not a requirement. Please also include what social media platforms you are active on. No attachments please.
Projects do not need to be newly created but it is encouraged.
Design Team contract is for 6 months September 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
Current and past members are welcome to re-apply!
There is no place better than the beach! And not just during the summer, during those non-summer months, when it’s a little rougher to get to the beach due to the lack of time and return to regular routines. Here is a great way to remind yourself of just how great the beach is and what’s around the corner!
Die – EllenTina Cutting Dies/Tessler Crafts
Cut Files – Kolette Hall Studios (Design ID #43142 and #61944), Hero Arts (Design ID #40428)
Buy yourself a lovely weathered frame and dress it up with some Core’dinations cardstock cut with beachy dies and cut files!
The Kraft Core Shattered collection adds that perfect weathered feel to a beach themed project. So too does sanding add a sand worn effect.
Tucking things between the background and the frame adds a 3D dimension and some added depth to your project. Note how the texture of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this sea star that much more realistic!
Design by Suzanna Lee