Happy Tuesday! We had some website issues so we are redoing yesterday’s chalkboard post. Unfortunately, I deleted the information from my computer yesterday as well so we don’t have some of the supply lists for these projects. BUT the main thing you need to know is that creating Chalkboard projets is SO EASY with Black Magic Cardstock!
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First up we have Clare Buswell creating a Thanksgiving card for us. Clare combines some hand written details, stamping and chalks. Clare uses her The Cat’s Meow stamps for a lot of her projects and they are so amazing! This Autumn Borders looks so great stamped in the white embossing ink against the black. A neat break from traditional Thanksgiving and Fall cards.
And a close up of how cool the doodling, stamping and chalks look:
And now for some layouts. First up Kate Nolan-Denham working her chalkboard skills with a city scape. this really has a cool grungey feel to it. That is the great thing about distressing…anything goes!
Next up scor scor scor!!!!!!! Debbie Standard uses some random scored lines for her background and, of course, her signature hand made flowers from her Spellbinders dies.
Creating with Black Magic with the new rage for Chalkboard projects is just perfect. What could be better than black cardstock with different colored bases to do this with. You can use several different sheets of Black Magic and one you have cut them and sanded them they look and adhered them to your page you can’t even see that you were using different papers! I started this page buy using a sheet of Black Magic with the Blue base – I scored it randomly, sanding over my scoring lines. Hint when you do this it’s much cleaner to sand over the ridges WHILE you have it on your score machine rather than scoring and then sanding afterwards. Then I used some of the 6 X 6 Black magic pads and cut some leaves and flowers and punched some edges and strips. Then I sanded them to show the underlying color. I also used a Crafter’s Workshop template and painted over it to add some random dots to my background. I also used a white pen and made some random circles. Then I adhered it all and made some flowers. I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flowers, then I curled them over my piercer and sprayed them with some Maya Road mist – let them dry and added a My Mind’s Eye Brad. I also used a couple of petaloo flowers which I might add match the Core’dination’s cardstock perfectly! The photos are some that I luckily caught of my daughter when she didn’t know I was taking pictures!
Spellbinder’s Die -Rose Creations
Sand It Gadget
My Mind’s Eye Brads and tag
Crafter’s Workshop Template
Jillibean Soup frame (just used the today from it)
Letter Stickers: October Afternoon
Martha Stewart Punch
So who was cropping with us this weekend????? We are having so much fun make sure you come chat with us here
Such a beautiful time of year and we are soaking it in on the Core Blog today with some fabulous Fall inspiration pieces! If you were cropping with us then you saw this GORGEOUS card from Vivian Keh that is all about autumn colors! Make sure you check out her challenge and blog HERE for more amazing details!
What screams autumn color tones better than our Chocolate Box and Vintage Cardstock? Heather Anne Kaesgan used both on this card for us today.
Creating with Core is easy! For this card, Heather embosed the word “Hello” along the bottom and then added circles and Marvy Uchida punched flowers in the middle. Did you know these Marvy punches actually punch the flowers with embossed designs? SO COOL! Finish of your card with some May Arts ribbon and you are done! It’s all about sanding, sanding, sanding! So get out that Sand It Gadget and have some fun.
And next up a card from Tracy Gruber. I LOVE how she mixed in some Black Magic for her fall themed card.
I love the fall season because there are so many gorgeous colors and fun fall activities! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is always a great time, even when you are 23 ; ) I cut out the pumpkin on my card from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 inches. I used card stock from the Core’dinations Neutrals, Brights, Darks, and Pastels for it. For my background, I used Black Magic with an orange background. I sanded it with the Sand It Gadget to reveal the orange through the black. I added some stitching and natural twine to complete my card!
-Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium 6×6 paper pad
-My Craft Spot Happy Fall! stamp set
-May Arts twine
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Xyron Foam Tabs
Today Heather Kaesgan created the most AWESOME tablescape for us that is Halloween themed.
Did you see Jennifer’s Thankful-themed decorations the other day? If you LOVE burlap like I do you should check it out here. It’s amazing!
Heather really focused on the Tim Holtz Tea Dyed cardstock and some Black Magic for her table decorations.
And here aer some close ups:
It is AMAZING what embossing can do for your projects!
And how clever…using a black martini glass for candy!
Darice Embossing Folders
Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch
Martha Stewart Chipboard Stickers
Marvy Uchida Punches
Sand It Tool
Xyron Mega Runner
And we have some MUST haves for you scrapbooking.
First, our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions shown here from Designer Debbie Standard:
I love when the season is one that works with Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions cardstock – it makes the page so easy to do. For this page I started with sanding the entire sheet. Then I inked the outside design and some of the words with Tim Holtz Ink. Then I shielded the middle of the sheet and sprayed the edges again with Ranger Dylusions Pure Sunshine spray. Then I embossed a sheet of Tim Holtz Adirondack cardstock and sanded it and layered it over a sheet of patterned paper from Graphic 45′s French County collection.
Embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Spellbinder’s Dies: Rose Creations (S5-050) and Foliage (S4-328)
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Queen and Co. Ribbon
My Mind’s Eye tag
Glitz Puffy Words
Creative Charms – puffy words (parenthesis )
Queen and Co. Washi Tape
Reminisce chipboard Stickers
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country collection
Washi Tape: Queen & Co.
Brads: Queen & Co. and Creative Charms
Flowers and foam embellishments: Creative Charms
Trim: KI Memories
Cuttlebug embossing tool
Darice embossing folder
AND … we have another gorgeous gorgeous creation using our SECOND must have for Halloween projects…..BLACK MAGIC
Chalkboard is all the rage currently and what better product than Core to create your own embellishments and layouts! Especially Black Magic!! For a “grungier” chalkboard look, that look as if the blackboard has been used, be sure to rub your chalk (yes, real chalk), lightly on the Nightfall cardstock before decorating. I have used 4 different chalkboard effects here to create this layout; 1.) white pencil on paper (my title, Carved), 2.) Die cut or punched objects with sanded edges (bat and numbers), 3.) white powder embossed stamps and 4.) embossed Black Magic which is sanded to show color for a pop of color.
HOW COOL! Suzzana used some of her own chalk skills on here AND did some simple sanding on the star. SO COOL!
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Stamps – Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Recollections
Font – Toskanische, EgyptienneInitialen
Ink – VersaMark
Embossing Powder – Ranger
Die – Papertrey Ink
Punch – EK Success
Watercolor Pencil – Derwent
YES! Suzanna has a card for us, too. Happy Dance!!!
Washi – Bella Blvd
Embossing Folder and powder – Tim Holtz & Ranger
Enamel Dots – My Minds Eye
Stamp – Papertrey Ink
Die – Sizzix, My Favorite Things
Foam Adhesive – Imaginisce
All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?
We have been busy this October for sure but before we get started a few things. First up..winners from last week will be posted HERE torrow so please check back to see if you won. AND, next up, SAVE the date! In a few weeks we will be cropping ALL WEE LONG! Rules will be posted on October 28th so check back then for more details but challenges will be posted that first week in November.
Now on to this weeks festivities. First up we have Shaunte Wadley working some Pride layouts. I don’t know about you but I JUST got my summer photos printed so I am going to be reaching for this paper pack for sure. I just love how Shaunte works the 12×12 sticker sheet here with all the little bits you can make with them. She creates her own little embellies al over the page with the tags and banners. Layouts are easy with Core’dinations and Authentique!
And when you are done here make sure you head over to the Authentique blog for inspiration and a giveaway, too!
Twine by David Tutera Celebrate
And nothing goes better with 4th of July projects than Tim Holtz Core Seasonal Impressions! Again, Shaunte used the cardstock stickers for fun little elements all over the page
And another Pride
layout from Suzanna Lee:
Wanting to stick with the Independence day theme of the Authentique papers that I received, I wanted to create a coordinating background using Coredinations. I traced a Crafters Workshop stencil/mask with an embossing stylus on a piercing mat then sanded the raised “self embossed” pattern.
Core Impressions My Mind’s Eye
(the little red cutout in the tip right corner)
You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
We are giving some away so comment here to win!
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long.
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! I heard a rumour that it might be a sticker maker?!??!?!
Designer Shaunte Wadley is up first with some mixing and matching of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Season Impressions, Kraft-Core and Fancy Pants Core Impressions. And see that super cool strip of pumpkins? Shante used her 2.5 Sticker maker so keep scrolling to check out easy it is to adhere that with Xyron tools.
How is easy is that???
It’s like magic…it’s sticky and NO MESS!
Here’s a close up of it finished with the die cut layers:
THEN after you sand with your Sand it Gadget, take your chalks and apply desired color for a really cool look! Not sure if you saw Friday’s post but Designer Kate Nolan Denham did that on her layout, too, but with some Black Magic..super cool!
And next up is Designer Vivian Keh working the Black Magic! Just love how she chose Black Magic for her Thanksgiving card. For some step by step photos check out her blog HERE.
For this card, I used cardstock from our fantastic “Black Magic” Collection. Since I started playing with this stuff a month or so ago, I literally have not been able to stop crafting with it. The results are always interesting and unique. I sanded both my dry embossed background and my paper punched leaves, following that by applying a little pigment ink over the raised areas in a variety of autumn leaf tones. I used the Xyron 1.5 in Create-A-Sticker machine to adhere the leaves – totally nuts about this tool because it is incredibly fast and convenient for adhering tiny pieces, like die-cut alphas or these leaves, to papercrafted projects. No sticky, messy, glue-y fingers! I used the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the card front to a slightly larger card base – nice strong hold.
And how amazing is this detail and all this color!? Very same concept as Shaunte using chalks but you can use ink, too!
Core’dinations – “Black Magic” Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Fancy & Floral Frames Embossing Folder Set #657197, Brenda Walton “Gift Tags” Bigz die #658730
Inkadinkado – Sentiment Stamp
TPC Studios – Flourish Stamp
Clearsnap – PetalPoint Ink Pad Collection in “Provence,” Frost White Pigment Ink
And don’t forget to comment to win because we have some awesome prizes up for grabs for commenting this week. How about some Core AND a Xyron Mega runner? We have more in store for prizes this week so STAY CLOSE!
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