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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?!