Not sure about you but wedding season is in full swing for us in the summer and today Designer Gail Linder has some gorgeous engagement cards for you today. Gail mixes and matches our cardstock brilliantly! Glitter Silk and Chocolate Box? Fabulous!
Here is a little bit about these gorgeous cards from Gail:
I’ve had a couple of family members announce engagements recently so I created a couple of cards to celebrate the good news! I started by choosing a gorgeous card from the Chocolate Box collection and cutting a couple of designs out from my Cameo. In the end I settled on the fun sunburst and polaroid and went from there!
For the blue card, I chose the background from the Gemstone collection as the gave it an elegant feel. I’ve embossed the background and adhered my sanded polaroid over the top with pop dots, adding some patterned paper and a red Gemstone card underneath the cut out pieces.
Similarly, behind the sanded sunburst (be careful sanding the fine frame) I used a pink Glittersilk card to add a bit of elegance. The leaves were die cut from Gemstone cardstock also and the project was completed with the fun pink flower!
I added the same greeting to both cards, stamped on a Core Bookmark
which I then trimmed with the banner ends. The white bookmark card was so wonderful to stamp on!
So there you have two card designs, made into elegant engagement cards by using specialty cardstock but imagine the same designs in different colors for any occasion!
Sunburst Card Supply List:
Glittersilk 6×6 cardstock
Chocolate Box cardstock
Sand It Gadget
Hero Arts Stamp
Ranger Distress Inks
PTI leaf die
Manor House flower
queen& Co Pearls
Polaroid Card Supply List:
Chocolate Box cardstock
Sand It Gadges
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Hero Arts Stamp
Ranger Distress Inks
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!
Core Neutrals Vanilla Creme
Core Graphic 45 Signature series Venetian lace
Core Black Magic Red
Core Glitter Silk Red
Core Glitter Red
Core Tillie Dots Spotted Red
Sand it Gadget
Sizzix Alterations Mini Rays A2 medium Embossing folder
Wild Card Cartridge
Unity Stamp Co.
ClearSnap Colorbox , Black Ink
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinders, Fleur de Lis Squares
Looking for a really fun and handsome Father’s Day Card? The great thing about Core is that you can add ANY kind of texture to the cardstock with different embossing folders. Plaid, polka dots…sky is the limit! The different textures really make this card because they remind of the patterns of the shirt and tie, don’t you agree?
Keep on reading to see how Mary Pat Siehl created this awesome card….
Here is a little bit about this card from Mary Pat:
I cut the base of the card using my Silhouette. Then I used Core’dinations Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collections and cut it out to match the base of my card. The I ran the Faded Jeans cardstock in my embossing folder and lightly sanded to show the pattern. I cut my tie using the Scattered Straw cardstock then ran it through another embossing folder and lightly sanded that. Finally I stamped my sentiment and lightly inked the edges with the Tim Holtz faded Jeans distress ink. Don’t you just love how this awesome Tim Holtz collection matches the inks? I know I do!
Core’dinations Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress collections
Stamps- Hero Arts
ink- Hero Arts and Tim Holtz
Sorry we are a bit late today…things have been crazy around here the last few weeks. It’s all good though!
Before we introduce Clare to you today, we want to take this time to tell you about our Hard Core Crafter program
! You get access to EXCLUSIVE videos, giveaways AND sneak peeks that no one else does…AND it’s FREE. I am bringing this up now because in case you haven’t notice, we recently hit 10,000 likes on our Facebook page!
So I would make sure you are an HCC member
so you don’t miss out on anything. So don’t waste anymore time and sign up HERE
Now….on to the good stuff…..
Today we are saying hello to Clare Buswell!
Here is a little bit about Clare:
Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.
I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.
I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.
When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.
I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!
If you have been to Clare’s blog you will notice she isn’t a layout girl…her cards are incredible so she did her signature paper ruffles for us today! You will see more of this gorgeous, handmade technique in the future and if you want to learn how to do it yourself, check out Clare’s blog HERE
You can get some really realistic looking paper ruffles using this simple technique. Once you get the hang of it you can apply your paper ruffles to your cards and layouts in lots of different ways. Here is how she does it:
To make the ruffles I cut strips of Core’dinations cardstock approx 1 1/2″ deep, mist the back of the cardstock with water, leave for a minute and the cardstock becomes malleable and easy to form into ruffles. Just be careful not to wet it too much! Once you’ve shaped your ruffles, leave to dry and apply to your projects with double sided tape. For a detailed tutorial you can visit my blog.
For my first card I went for an ombre effect and layered tones of blue and turquoise ruffles on my card. When layering the ruffles always start at the bottom. You can enhance the edges of the ruffles by gently rubbing them with your Sand It Gadget for some added texture.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Distress Collection, The Whitewash Collection, Sand it Gadget, Dust Buddy, Big Shot, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Sweet Sentiments stamp The Craft’s Meow, Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen, teal satin ribbon, baker’s twine.
I think it is only fitting that we giveaway some of that fabulous Tim Holtz Kraft Core, don’t you?????
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you have been following us make sure you check our WINNER
page HERE to see if you won!
AND the winner of the Spotted cardstock from yesterday is…………
Kathy Wittlock says:
Cute layout – those little arrows get to the point!
love the spotted cardstock- would love to have some to try~
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!
Here is a little bit about Vivian:
Vivian, (aka contadinak on youtube and social media) loves all art and craft, nature and the garden, hangin’ with her husband, frolicking with the dogs, good food, occasional pretty drinks, and all things that keep her PRESENT. She currently designs for Sizzix, Hampton Art, Scraps of Darkness kit club, PaperHaus Magazine, and will be guesting with Donna Salazar Designs in September. She has been published in The Stamper’s Sampler, Scrap 365, PaperHaus Magazine, and Papercrafts Magazine. She is very excited to join the talent on the Core’dinations 2013 team and looks forward to sharing many inspirations and techniques with you!
I’m so very excited to meet all you fellow Core fans today! My name is Vivian Keh
and with this layout I’d like to share with you a few things about me!
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.
While growing up, I dreamed about having a sizable plot in which to cultivate produce and flowers, and since recently moving to San Jose with my husband and our furry family, I’ve spent every free minute out in the yard, cultivating the mediocre the soil, and starting a bunch of plants from seed. These are just a few plants that are currently growing in the back. I’m hoping that in a few years, we’ll be able to harvest most of our produce from our own yard!
In this layout, I’ve dry embossed, die-cut, sanded, and distressed some vibrant shades of Core to create interest, and once it was all done, I said to myself, “Oh my word! It’s nearly flat!” My papercrafted projects are most often very dimensional. That is one of the great characteristics of Core – you can create so much texture so easily and still have an easily mailable card or an easily sleeved layout.
My love of papercraft was born at the tail end of a career teaching adults ESL in Los Angeles. At the time, I couldn’t afford to buy a decent gift for a dear friend. So I made her a card. I was surprised to see how deeply happy it made her, and I know she carried that card with her for months so she could look at it when she needed a pick me up. That is when my love of cardmaking was born. My interest in cards has drawn me into layouts, art journaling, and a profound love of mixed media. Please stop by my blog to see more of my art and craft at:
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!
Pastels Core Essentials
Brights Core Essentials
Graphic 45 Signature Series
Sand It Tool
“Chip Block” #656917 Decorative Strip Alphabet Die
“Decorative Flourishes” #656538 Sizzlit Die Set
“Doily & Doily Border” #658947 Thinlits Die Set
“Bubble & Honeycomb” #657846 Texture Fades Embossing Folder Set
“Postage Stamp Frame” Bigz Die
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft – PITT Artist Pen S in Black
So who’s up for yesterday’s Brights Collection pack winner????
Rachel Middleton says:
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.
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