Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today we have some gorgeous gorgeous creations from Designer Vivian Keh. She creates the most gorgeous rolled flowers! And then there is a layout…some Chocolate Box cardstock from the Fancy Pants Core Impressions line ….something for EVERYONE today!And a detail of that flower…SWOOOOOON!Hello Core’dinations fans! Vivian here today to share with you an elegant floral card using a muted palette of Core’dinations Cardstock. I used a warm beige from the Core’dinations Jenni Bowlin “Everyday” Collection for my card base, sanding the decorative leaf pattern already conveniently pre-embossed in this cardstock. I layered an elegant grey from the Neutral Collection that I had embossed with a great Sizzix embossing folder. For the blossom, I die-cut and sanded the pieces for nice shabby appeal, piercing with a simple brad to hold the bloom together. To finish, I added a bit of distress ink on all pieces, some bling and pretty seam binding.
Hope you enjoyed my project today, and thanks for looking! For more of my inspirations, please visit me on my blog!
Core’dinations – Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions “Everyday” Collection, Neutrals Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “English Botanical” Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam Binding
Teresa Collins – Decorative Brad
Spellbinders – Floral Die
My Mind’s Eye – Gems~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Need a wedding card? Look no further!I love the aqua/ chocolate brown color pairing in just about everything, from papercrafts to home decor – both fresh and comforting. For today’s project, I used Core’dinations Fancy Pants Designs”Refreshed” Collection, which delivers that comforting chocolate embossed in a variety of designs as well as your pick of pretty pastels that are also pre-embossed. This makes for great papercrafted projects in a variety of themes.
I sanded all the layers and die-cuts and added distress ink to the edges. The sentiment was stamped using watermark ink and then heat embossed with embossing powder. Just a little bit of embellishment and this card was done.Supplies:Core’dinations – Fancy Pants Core Impressions “Refreshed” Collection, Venetian Lace (Cream Color) Cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust BuddySizzix – Bigz Die “Butterflies and Labels”Hampton Art – “Happily Ever After” Clear Stamp SetTim Holtz – Distress Ink
Fiskars – Floral Punch
Stampendous – “Champagne” Embossing Powder
Versamark – Watermark Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Lace~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And nothing finishes up better than a layout, don’t you agree?
I chose several bold colors from Core’dinations Darks Collection, which have great grounding colors that are perfect for masculine projects. As you can see in the detail shot, there is so much easy interest one can create with Core – die-cut it, paper-punch it, sand it, tear it, emboss it, crimp it, distress it, stamp it. All of these were used in this layout. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!The story of how my husband and I met is really special. And both of us still can’t believe how serendipitous our meeting truly was. Hence, the “when pigs fly” stamping on my background, using the great kraft side of our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cardstock with a simple black ink. His smile, and humorous personality brought levity to the rather challenging moment in our lives captured here on film. I simply layered a bunch of Core elements on top of a piece of old book paper, topping off with a little bling and some scrunched up mulberry paper that I had misted.Supplies:Core’dinations – Darks Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Venetian Lace (Cream Color), Sand-It Gadget, Dust BuddyDarice – Dominoes Embossing Folder
Sizzix – Chip Block Alphabet Strip Die, Washer Border Strip DieFiskars – Crimper, Hexagon Punches, Floral PunchBo Bunny – GemsHampton Art – Art Warehouse “Speckle Background” Woodblock Stamp, Graphic 45 “Olde Curiousity Shoppe One” Cling Stamp SetTim Holtz – Distress InkMemento – Tuxedo Black Dye InkLindy’s Stamp Gang – Mist
Old book paperMulberry Paper
Today we have a super “krafty” layout from designer Kate Nolan-Denham.
I am having a great love of all things Kraft lately and I find myself reaching for the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core all the time . The sweet layout of my grandson I am sharing today is chock-full of this line!
I sanded the background cardstock, Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.10, using my Sand it Gadget to give it a bit of an aged look. To create the rulered mat, I embossed a piece of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.6, with Darice 12″ ruler embossing folders. After fussy cutting out each ruler, I inked them with Distress Ink and added them to a 9″x 8″ mat of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 23.
The title work is die cut from Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.21 and distressed a bit with the Sandit Gadget. Of course, I always use the Dust Buddy everytime I sand. The photo mat and die punched hearts are made from scraps of Core’dinations papers I had in my stash. Got to love stash!
Darice Ruler Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
EK Success Punches
Helmar ZapDots & Premium Craft Glue
And ..the GREAT thing about Kraft Core is you can use a little or a lot! Check out Clare Buswell’s card here using all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock including a paper ruffle flower from Kraft Core. You can mix & match Core beautifully, don’t you think? Add some of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress collection, too!
Check out more of Clare’s paper ruffles HERE. Gorgeous!
And just love love how she stamped on the Whitewash Cardstock.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic
Core Essentials Neutrals
Core Essentials Darks
Core Impressions Mini’s; Jenni Bowlin Studio
Sand it Gadget
Embossing Folder: Darice
Stamps: October Afternoon, Technique Tuesday
Ink: QuickQuotes, VersaFine
Twine: The Twinery
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Project Life Card: American Crafts
We are here having fun this week with Couture Creations. It’s no secret that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock looks fabulous with dies and embossing folder especially when you sand, sand, sand! Couture Creations is an Australian owneda & loved brand, Couture Creations is the culmination of 20 years experience in the scrapbooking industry. From its final inception in 2010, Couture Creations has been devoted to producing expertly designed, high quality products overseen by veteran designers & crafters for a result that is both simple and elegant.
Make sure you head over to their BLOG, PINTEREST, FACEBOOK pages to find out all the other chances you can win. Here is a sneak of what is going on over there today. Please keep in mind we are in two different time zones so in case we are off on our times bit please forgive us. We are getting our coffee ready when they are getting ready for bed.
We have some gorgeous projects for you today! Three very different takes on what you can do with Core’dinations and Couture Creations projects. Mixed Media and a CAS card…something for everyone.
First up Designer Ava Gavloski. She is the queen of texture! She always is inspired by life and created this mixed media canvas for us today. Here is a little bit about this project from Ava….Recently, I visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada ( www.rbg.ca). That visit inspired me to create my Core’dinations Couture Creations canvas. There is a plant at the rock garden called a Helleborus that likes the shade and the young leaves of the plant look like a pale mint green flower which eventually become the leaves of the plant.
I folded tissue paper making a stack of 4 sheets for each of the 3 flowers die cutting with the Couture Creations Doily die. Keeping the tissue paper stacked together after removing from the die, fold the flower in half and half again and hot glue the edges as you shape the doily flower. Spray with your favorite re-inker/water mixture and dry.
And a close up of that gorgeous Fantasia Doily Die from Couture Creations:
Then the fun part of this project was selecting the various green co-ordinating colors from the Core’dinations collections that harmonize with each other. Core’dinations collections sing in harmony on this organic canvas.
And we are looooving the 3D Foam Adhesive from Couture Creations! Check out this great detailed shot from Jill showing all that dimension:
Core’dinations- Vintage Collection (Black and Green), Glitter Silk 6×6 pad
Couture Creations: Fantasia Collection- Tatted Lace
…..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