Happy Monday Morning!
We are up today with some MORE exciting news….it keeps getting better around here, don’t you think?
For all of our Hard Core Crafters…check those inboxes! We have our BRAND NEW Hard Core Crafter newsletter filled with a FREE project download and a Core Tip of the month. Cool huh? We have some really great things lined up for this in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned. In the mean time..head to your inbox, grab your coffee and ENJOY!
Now we more inspiration for you from Designer Ava Gavloski.
Happy Thursday! Today we have some gorgeous projects for you! I mean, don’t we always?
First up Designer Gail Linder and a beautiful display of our Pastel Core Essentials Collection Pack
I love fun color combinations! For this layout I had a special story to tell and a couple of photos that I converted to black and white so I could use a soft color scheme to match the overall “feel” of the layout. So of course, my first stop was the pastel cardstock collections for some soft pinks, aquas and yellow.
I used a simple grid design, adding cardstock squares the same size as my photos. I then had fun embellishing each cardstock block with – you guessed it – more cardstock! But when I added the layers on top, I embossed, sanded and distressed them to make them stand out and add dimension!
For a scrapper like me that LOVES distressed edges, Core’dinations cardstock sure makes that easy! With minimal effort (ie. just a light sand), your edges are DONE! I even sanded the tiny scallop edge and die cut letters!
My little girl started school this year and (I’m sure all Mothers would agree) that it was quite an emotional time! The night before the first day of school, I wrote her a letter that I hope she’ll read and appreciate in years to come. As the journaling was quite long, I added a flap to the cardstock blocks so they lift up to reveal the journaling underneath! Fun!
Core Essentials – Pastels and Darks
Martha Stewart Punch
Sand it Gadget
Sizzix and Darice Embossing folders
May Arts Ribbon
Queen & Co. Pearls and twine and washi tape
Basic Grey Button and tags
Teresa Collins tags and brads
Epic Park Tag (title)
Recollections wood – butterfly
…..with Vivian Keh!
In order to create the luxurious feeling in this card project, I turned to the beautiful pearlescent hues of our Gemstones collection. While the sheen on the die-cut rosebuds showcases the elegance of the Gemstones cardstock as is, I dry embossed a bit of Sapphire colored cardstock, sanded and distressed the raised surfaces with Distress Ink to infuse my card with a sense of nostalgia.
Ah…you can never have too many close-ups, right? Here is a shot of the inking on the embossed Gemstones cardstock.
Gemstones does NOT have a sandable finish like our Specialty collections so when you sand, you will lose the sheen. This is a GREAT alternative…sand it so you loose the smooth finish and your ink will be more intense.
Gemstones ColorCore (4.25 in x 5.5 in) – Sapphire,Rose Quartz, and Opal
Hampton Art – “Abundance” Stamp Set IC148
Viva Decor – Pearl Pen
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Tsukineko – Stazon Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Metallic String Iridescent
And another card for you!
I love the organic patterns in every sheet of our “Shattered” Collection. For this card, I kept a rustic, muted palette, creating very easy blooms by paper-punching and sanding petal shapes from a sheet of Shattered cardstock, taking advantage of the kraft backsides for some interesting variation in my blooms.
Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered; Colorcore in “Latte”
Martha Stewart – Ornament Punch
Hampton Art – “Abundance” Stamp Set IC148
Recollections – Self-adhesive pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam Binding and Paper Ribbon Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
June 15, 2013 by Ellen
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
So I was going through some blog posts looking for something and found this project from Ava Gavloski that never posted! This is such a gorgeous idea for that special graduate in your life! I have a freind going to a graduation party this week so hoping we aren’t too late for you.
Here’s what Ava has to say about creating this awesome project:
Are you getting ready for that Graduation Party? Plan ahead and check out your Core’dinations Cardstock to see if you have some color tones that will match the school colors. Try the de-embossed look to your front card panel, sanding lightly give the card a vintage feel. To stamp a clear image on the glitter paper, ink your stamp, lay your stamp face up and then lay your paper onto the stamp and gentle rub your glitter cardstock over the inked stamp image. This technique should give you a clear impression of your image on the glitter cardstock. This card design allows you to use up small bits and pieces from your core stash with the baner and star embellishments.
Dust off that crimper, find some embossing folders that speak to you and get creative with a few layers of your favorite Core’dinations cardstock. Layers are the secret to volume and a feel good texture. So, join me and make that gift bag with layers of Core cardstock that will be a wow the gift presentation.
Here are some detail shots on the gift bag:
And the fun centerpiece! Love how that Core Couture shines!
For the past two weeks we have been giving away prizes EVERY DAY while we introduce our brand new 2013-2014 Design Team and today we are introducing Vivan Keh!
I go completely bonkers about nature and the garden, hence my nickname on various social media platforms – Contadina K. The pooches and I are happiest when we are hangin’ out in the garden. And when inspiration in the craft studio lags, all I need to do is step out back and stroll around.
This year on the Design Team, I’m looking forward to working with even more of the beautiful hues and rich textures of Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Nothing would make me happier than being able to inspire you along the way!
Brights Core Essentials
Graphic 45 Signature Series
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Tombow – Mono Multi Glue
So who’s up for yesterday’s Brights Collection pack winner????
Wonderful layout of your family! I am just in love with ColorCore paper!
And today we are giving away a pack of our Darks Collection pack. You will love love love love love the rich colors in this collection pack…it’s gorgeous!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
Don’t forget about our Design Team call going on now. You don not want to miss out on being a part of this awesome team! And you could find yourself wearing this badge.
We have a WOW of a Wednesday for you today from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. How many diffferent embossed patterns can you get on a layout?
Now I count SIX on this layout. Now actually it could be SEVEN because Debbie’s flowers are embossed, too! Oh no, EIGHT because she has two different kinds of embossed flowers from her Spellbinder’s dies. Now..here is the catch?!?!?! Think you can do more?!?! Well, let’s see if you can!
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO GET AS MANY EMBOSSED PATTERNS ON LAYOUT AS YOU CAN! You have until the end of this month, March 31st, to link your layout to THIS blog post or on our Facebook page. You must use Core’dinations cardstock on your project. It can be any kind…you can emboss it yourself or use our Core Impression lines so the sky is the limit!