That is the question! Should I sand my Core or not? Today I have a great layout that focuses on some sanded Core and unsanded. The BEST thing about Core is the ability to be able to do BOTH.
This is a close-up of Core embossed but not sanded. I love the look of both but for this one, the Core was pink and I was going for a monochromatic feel for this layout so I didn’t sand.
The bowtie is from our Whitewash cardstock and it is sanded so the black core comes through when you use your Sand it Gadget. Don’t forget your Dust Buddy when using Core especially our Whitewash collection.
Tip: Practice making this card using 8.5 x 11″ regular copy paper before you start with your favorite Core’dinations Cardstock to figure out all the folds.
Step # 1 Score lines on your suit cardstock base, sand and dust using your Core’dinations Dust Buddy. Tent fold the card and then freehand the rounded edges for the shoulder.
Step # 2 Spray your custom size card base Core’dinations Cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin (16 to 1 parts) roll cardstock suit lapels while cardstock is still damp.
Step # 3 Create your pocket embellishment, adhere to card, add brads and shirt to finish off your card.
At first glance this card appears to have a strip of twine across the front of the card. After a closer look, you can see that Core’dinations Cardstock has been scored, which reveals the inner colored core that creates this “faux twine look”.
Hello, Avahere to share one of my favorite trees that graces our gardens each summer. We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard and I wanted to share that same idea on this layout.
There are a lot of High School graduations going on right now and Kate Nolan Denham has a great layout to share with us today using school colors. With such a variety of different colors and kinds of cardstock to choose from, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to paper for any occasion!
On this layout, Kate does a great job working around that issue we always find when using Core and embossing folders….”how do I only use a 5×7″ folder on a 12″ layout?” She balances it perfectly with a 5×7″ photo and then, of course, sands!
Kate here today with a graduation layout that sports school colors from Core’dinations Vintage Collection. It is one of my favorite collections!
I did a lot of sanding with my Sand It Gadget. I wanted the color core to really pop on the edges of the mats where I embossed and scored. It allowed me to add dimension without having to add more layers.
You can see how awesome the Core’dinations Color Core looks in this up close photo!
Getting ready for the end of the school year means thanking those who have spent the year inspiring our little ones to learn. Today Kate Nolan Denham is sharing a gift bag and card made with a variety Core’dinations Cardstock.
I decorated a simple kraft gift bag from Darice by creating a base designed to look similar to a chalk board. The same base design was used for the thank you card.
The giant cardstock pencils on both the bag and card were scored, sanded and bent to give it the 3-D effect of a real pencil.
Get out those stencils! We are working them today with Suzanna Lee and our 110 lb White Cardstock found in our Core Basics line.
If you’re into mixed media and/or stamping and are looking for THE cardstock to use on your layouts or cards that doesn’t warp, look no further! Core’dinations NEW 110lb premium cardstock is JUST what you’re looking for! It is my go to cardstock!
The Tim Holtz floral mask was the perfect compliment to my Chinese New Year layout. I rubbed my VersaMark ink pad over the stencil and cardstock then liberally sprinkled clear embossing powder. After heat setting the powder, I layed down laters of color with my Gelatos. A spritz or two of water here and there, a finger that dragged the color around and the above is the finished effort. And most importantly, my paper stayed flat! Even with the heat gun! Amazing!
That little guy was also stamped on Core’dinations 110 lb white cardstock! Hand colored and fussy cut before being adhered to his life long background!