Remember those fun stamping techniques you can do with bleach pens???
Well..I was cleaning out some older Design team projects and came across this awesome layout from Designer April Derrick using her bleach pen and one of the FAB stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. How cool is that? The cardstock is Chocolate Box so see how the bleach goes through the first layer of the brown wash and that cool red core comes through?!
And next Apri mixed some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions with Tim Holtz Kraft Core….mix and match those Core collections for maximum impact. Then layer them on some Black Magic …who needs patterned paper????
We love these two lines so much AND after seeing everyone at CHA loving them, too, we thought it would be fun to share a layout using both collections.
Scoring, sanding, and embossing are SO much fun! Who needs patterned paper?
Here is a close up of the embossed letters. Just emboss and sand…that’s it!!!! The blue is the colored core coming through. Pretty, eh? And we are LOVING our Queen & Co. Washi tape here at Core!
Wow, this week is just flying by, isn’t it?
First up we have important giveaway information. We are sponsoring DAY THREE of Scrapbook & Cards today’s 12 Days of giveaways. You have until NOON Dec 22nd 2012 to post on their blog HERE to win ONE EACH of our 6×6 collection packs!
If you were here earlier then you know we are having a super fun week with SCOR PAL. Do you have one of these? Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go.
Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.
Did you know we have a Scoring Video? Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.
PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some INCREDIBLE designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there ). They SIMPLY rock. You know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!
Today we have some gorgeous designs from Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created this beautiful flower on the card just by using some simple scoring. The flower is a Lifestyle Crafts die so you could really do this with any flower.
See how Shaunte scores from the back? That is important so the raised line is on the front of the cardstock. Especially when you are sanding.
And a close-up of it on the card. Keep in mind sanding the Gemstones will take off the shine so you may not want to sand it.
AND Shaunte created her frame on this card by scoring and using the VERY FUN Scor Bug Embosser!!! It makes these fun dots that look so great sanded.
AND she scored the woodgrain on the branch using some Vintage Cardstock. So you can see all the really amazing details you can get on your projects just by scoring and sanding. The base of the card is Whitewash.
And another card for you from Shaunte using Core Essentials and loads of scoring.
With only a few days left to Halloween we thought we would share some very treats for you!
And when we say treats, we of course mean festive Halloween tags Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post for more of these fun and festive Halloween inspired tags. One for each day of the month of October.
So for the last few days we have been sharing these fun tags Leica created for us. This is a great idea for any month of the year…you could make them next month and pick something to be thankful every day or even December for fun things you and your family can do to celebrate Christmas.
Add some May Arts ribbon and you have the perfect tags.Don’t forget the sanding and embossing!
Stamping with Versamark looks GREAT on Black Magic Cardstock. Add a little bit of sanding on the edges and you are good to go!
Check out the gorgeous tags (on the right) using the Core Amour! Love this line for Halloween, too! Leica stamped right on hers and used a bunch of fabulous Stampendous Glitter! Sky is the limit with Core.
And when I mean work it..I mean WORK IT! Get out that Core and get busy
Hope it is a great one. Not sure if you were over at our Facebook page today but we posted a card from Debbie Standard that is all about mixing Core’dinations collections.
And that is what Debbie did here, too! She takes the Black Magic cardstock and pairs it beautifully with some Whitewash. All you need to do is match up the cores..see how Debbie scored the frame on the Black Magic and that pink shows through after it is sanded. Add some Prima, Petaloo and Maya Road goodies and you have one fabulous layout. Notice there isn’t any patterned paper on this layout?
PS…we are working very hard on the Design Team Call applications. At this point we are trying to get it narrowed down by next week. It isn’t easy but we are working at it! So stay tuned!
Don’t forget. THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES going on RIGHT NOW! Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!
AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Check out Details HERE. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to win that, do you???
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So how about a card from none other than our fabulous cardmaker, Design Team Member Debbie Standard!
Tuesday’s Tip is all about stamping on Pearls Cardstock.
We looove stamping here at Core and our Pearls Cardstock is beautiful…it just has a hit of shimmery/pearlness to it and it is so smooth and just lovely for cardmaking. AND it comes in 8.5×11 so it is perfect for cardmaking!
P.s….did you know that we have an entire Cardmaker Series?
Core Cards….8.5×11…the possibilities are endless!!!!!
Design Team Debbie Standard created this cute cute cute card where she stamped the sentiment right on the Pearls Cardstock.
So today’s Tuesday Tip all about INK. Deciding what kind of ink to use can make all the difference in the world. I would recommend using Stazon or another ink that is not water based because of how smooth this cardstock is. It won’t smear and needs little to no time at all to dry.
And I did some stamping on Pearls on this layout, too. AND if you want to see how to do this cross hatching in the corner, check out the video “We Will Rock You” HERE!
And her is a close up of that stamping on the Pearls Cardstock:
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Yesterday on Facebook we asked what you wanted to see on the blog today and we got a response for Scoring…Black Magic…
Design Team Member Leica Forrest created this layout that has all of the above and then some!!!
See the scored lines on the Black Magic cardstock base? You can create ANY design you want! And if you need some tips on how to scor, check out our Technique Videos here. AND we have our Hard Core Crafter videos, too!!! Make sure you sign up to be a member to get exclusive videos, win prizes and more!
Leica also used some Spellbinders Dies to create the gorgeous scalloped circles. They look great with the different embossed designs! And Leica turned her Black Magic over and journaled (with journaling strips) to make sure the colors core’dinate perfectly!