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
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:
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!