COLOR and BUTTERFLIES and GIRAFFES, right??? Jennifer Edwardson is sharing her love of Core with us today. I just can’t get enough of all the sanding and embossing!
I don’t know where my love of butterflies came from recently but I find myself gravitating towards them for embellishments these days, especially on cards !!
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ white David Tutera Celebrate cards base and added the yellow cardstock that I embossed using a dotted embossing folder and a little light sanding …..
I chose a different embossing folder for the blue background (the sky for the butterflies …… Lightly sanding the top really made the pattern pop !!
I LOVE the colors in the Graphic 45 Lights collection so I used (6) for my butterfly punchies ….. I used (2) different sizes and styles of butterfly punches - 2 of each color ….
I only adhered each of the punchies in the center so that I could fold up the wings. I added little min pearls in the center to jazz them up a bit …. A ‘hello’ sentiment sticker and this card is ready to give.
While playing around on my Silhouette I cam across this sweet little giraffe cut file and knew I had these fun zoo pics from a few years back !!
I started with my ‘go to’ base – Spotted Tillie Dot in white (can’t get enough of this pre-embossed cardstock) …. Then I cut a piece of black and lightly sanded the edges and layered it on top. I ran the yellow cardstock through my eBosser using a large honeycomb embossing folder (love this one) and layered it on top of the black.
For the (3) green-ish photo mats, I used the same embossing folder for each pieces and lightly sanded the top off to really show off the pattern. This was perfect for these sweet pics of the giraffe :))
I bordered these pieces with a piece of Spotted Jillian Dot in creme edges with a border punch – love this one !!
I cut the little giraffe using some great Core Essentials and glued him together ….. The Gg is also a Silhouette cut file but I added some American Crafts Thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete my title …. Such a whimsical little layout for our trip to the zoo !!!
Kate Nolan Denhame here and I am all about the Tim Holtz Distressed Cardstock from Core’dinations. Did you know this line of cardstock coordinates perfecly with most of the Distress Paints? It sure does!
I started this card by pulling out the colors I wanted to use from the Distress Collection Cut & Emboss Series, Bundled Sage and Chipped Sapphire. Then I found the matching Distress Paints in my collection and went to work.
I love how the texture of the cardstock shows through even with the Distress Paint! I loved it so much I made another card using the same technique and a simple tutorial for you.
1) Start with a 4.5″ x 6″ card base made with Snowflake Core’dinations Cardstock (Neutrals Collection)
3) Cut a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Snowflake Core’dinations Cardstock. This will be your canvas for the matching Distress Paints.
4) Place the cut piece of Snowflake on a Splat Mat with a wave stencil at the bottom. *I used Cascade Trails by Kiwi Lane. I also recommend taping the stencil so it doesn’t slide (believe me, it will!)
5) Run your Distress Paint along the top of the wave stencil. *Some hints on this one…test your Distress Paint before you use it on your cut cardstock & make sure do not use too much paint.
6) Delicately lift the stencil off of your cardstock.
7) Immediately clean the paint off the front and back of stencil. The best way I found to do this is just with a dry paper towel.
8) Reposition the stencil over the last wave you painted. This allows the waves to line up.
9) Repeat steps 7 and 8.
10) Allow the paint to completely dry before adding a stamped sentiment in the bottom right hand corner (if you want it like my first card). For my second card I trimmed the painted mat by 1/2″ and split the sentiment.
11) Mat the painted cardstock onto the mats you created in step 2.
12) Glue the matted cardstock on to the center front of your card base.
13) Add simple embellishments around the sentiment.
….that is with our CORE IMPRESSIONS! Debbie Standard is rocking the layouts for us today. ENJOY!!!!
Creating with the Core Impressions line is SO MUCH fun! For this page I wanted an embossed background in a soft color so I chose a sheet from the Pink Paisley collection as my base which I sanded with my Sand It Gadget and then dusted with my Dust Buddy. Then I just went through my scraps (and yes I keep all reusable Core’dination’s scraps) and picked colors from the basic core colors that went with my photo and background paper. To tie them all together I used a neutral beige to back each square. I embossed each square with Darice embossing folders, sanded them and then matted them with the Neutral beige. I added my title and some embellishments both hand made and pre-made to compete the page. The beautiful girls are my daughter (left) and her bff.
Creating with the Impressions lines is SO MUCH fun! There are some really cool textures in these lines. This is one of the My Mind’s Eye Impressions lines. This photo is of my daughter, Brandy, with her bff since College, Megan. The cardstock is pre-embossed so all you have to do is sand it to create this fabulous background.
The pretty scalloped edges and perfect cuts are thanks to the Sizzix “Card, Mini Heart” #658478 Bigz Die. One pass cut out the card base as well as all the pretty shapes. Since the die is of the sturdy Bigz type, you can cut several sheets of your Core with one pass of your manual die-cut machine and save loads of time!
A little distress ink accentuated the pretty edges, and the cards were finished off with some pearl and button embellishments.
Thank you for visiting with me here on the Core’dinations blog. Hope my project has inspired your Valentine’s crafting!
Vivian Keh here again to share with you a bit of my love for the softer and subtler Coredinations hues – creams, greys, neutrals – we have such a beautiful and abundant range of these colors available. I’ve been experimenting with our unique color core, sanding and layering pieces of a single hue to create interesting patterns and textures.
For my card project today, I first die-cut beautiful hearts using Core’dinations “Pumice Stone” from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection and a Sizzix “Hearts, True Affections”#658923 die. Sanding the edges of the die-cut pieces brought out the pretty curves in these hearts and added interest to my background.
I paper punched and sanded several pretty blossoms using my favorite Fiskars floral punch with “Spun Sugar,” also from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection. These were all glued to another piece from the same Sizzix die-cut.
Little dots of liquid pearls added a special touch.
This one will be for my guy.
I love how the mini heart wreath turned out!
Just in case you were curious,”Per sempre,” means forever in Italian.
Thanks so much for visiting with me here at the Core’dinations blog.
And we aren’t done yet!!!!! Designer Kim Moreno always makes the CUTEST A1 size cards!
I used my ScorPal to create the frame around my card. I then punched several hearts in a variety of Valentines colors and slightly sanded each to reveal the colored core. I then strung them along the twine across the top of my card. I added jewels and chipboard to complete this quick and easy Valentines card. Would be fun to drop in the kids lunch or leave for the hubby!
Core’dinations- Core Essentials (scarlet, wisteria, love potion, rose embroidery)
I love projects that just wow you and are totally out of the box! I know a lot of my friends that are having children now already have a lot of what they need and this idea is PERFECT for that family!
Hi Core Fans! Gail here and I recently attended a dear cousin’s baby shower. We know she is expecting a little girl in July and has gathered quite the collection of gorgeous baby girl clothes so I created a set of wardrobe dividers for her, to help keep the sizes organised!
I searched the Silhouette shop for a doorknob hanger shape and when I found the shape I was happy with, I set about cutting six in the shades of pink and green that the nursery is decorated in. To add more detail and prettiness to them, I then embossed the hangers with the flower embossing folder and sanded them to reveal the lighter core.
Each divider is decorated in the same way: a die cut white label (adhered with pop dots), size numbering and a paper bow. The numbers and the bows were cut with the Silhouette Cameo and I also embossed the numbers to match the actual hanger.
The verdict: my sweet cousin loved them and I can’t wait to see them in action next time I visit!
Oh yeah – after the photos were taken, I cut a slit in each divider so they could easily be popped over the clothes rod!
I have been dying to use some of the Shattered cardstock as it’s such a unique effect! When I printed these photos of my son’s first face paint I knew it was the perfect excuse! The majority of the background is the green shattered cardstock which I gave a light sand to bring out the effect a bit more.
I then built up a few layers with some patterned paper scraps and more cardstock white I have embossed and sanded to add even more dimension and texture.
I wanted to add a touch of yellow on the layout without it standing out too much. The perfect solution was to use yellow whitewash cardstock! Once I embossed and sanded it, it was just enough yellow! I think the whitewash is my new favourite collection!
And a close up…LOVING that Whitewash embossed and sanded!
For the finishing touch I built up three little clusters of embellishments using layers of Core, with bits and pieces from my stash. But the definite star of the show is that shattered cardstock! And of course my sweet boy in the photos!
I love to make clean and simple layouts that really focus on the photo and cardstock. For my layout I started with my Core Essentials Snowflake and misted it lightly with a light teal color. I then used my Silhouette and cut some winter trees. I then tore the edges to expose the wonderful Core. I then took a green color and tore that and layered the colors making a border at the top and bottom. Next I took the green and embossed it and lightly sanded it with a snowflake pattern to frame mat my photo. Finally I cut out a 3×4 card with the title and to carry the theme of trees I cut out a tree. I then added some snowflake wood veneers. I just love the Clean and Simple look!
I love to make my own Christmas cards and Core’dinations is just perfect for them! For my first card I used Core Impressions and lightly sanded. Next I cut my Tim Holtz Distress collection and cut the word Believe and a circle using my Silhouette. I then lightly sanded it. Next I cut my snowflake out using my Silhouette and placed it in the center of my card. Then typical to my style I added a touch of bling to the center. To finish it off I added some yummy solid twine from May Arts.
My second card I wanted to bling it up using the Core Couture Glitter andGlitter Silk collections. Did you know that these two cardstocks work perfectly in the Silhouette. Yup, they do and I made this card using the Silhouette base. The glitter collections ROCK for making a Christmas tree. To add a touch more of bling I added some sequins.