Texture and mixed media are the “buzz” words now, and Core’dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.
“Bee Well Soon” Card Supplies:
- Kraft-core Shattered
- Kraft-core Nostalgic
- Stampendous: Queen Bee, Timeless Tags Stamps
- Penny Black: Sweet As Honey (sentiment) stamp
- Sizzix: Book Cover #1 Embossing Folder
- Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
- Close To My Heart Heat Tool
- May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
- Madeira: Gold Thread
- Xyron Adhesives
- Tapestry Needle
Step 2. Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Step 3. Stamp the bee and die cut.
Step 4. Add hand stitching around the oval panel.
Step 5. Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.
Step 6. Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.
There are so many techniques to try using Core’dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.
Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I am super excited about the arrival of my first grandchild next month. That being said, when it comes to creating I have went into “baby on the brain” mode. So, today I have a quick and easy embossed baby card that I created using a Core’dinations A2 kraft card base.
Embossed Baby Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Essentials Pastel cardstock pack (pink)
- Core’dinations kraft Deco-Edge A2 cards
- Darice® 4.25 x 5.75 Embossing Folder: Baby Clothes on Line
- Darice pink dot washi tape
- White self-adhesive pearls
- Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set
- Clearsnap black ink pad
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machines
- Scor-Pal scoring board
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® EZ Runer
Step 1: Begin with your choice of pre-made card bases from the Deco-Edge A2 Cards.
Step 2: Place card front inside embossing folder, as shown below, aligning the ends of the line with the top and left edges.
Step 3: Emboss image onto card front.
Step 4: Score 3 lines above decorate edge spaced 1/8-inch apart. Adhere a thin border cut from pink cardstock; embellish with pearls.
Step 5: Cut a 5.5 x 4.25-inch piece from pink cardstock. Adhere to inside panel of card. Stamp sentiment; attach Washi Tape.
Core’dinations makes it so easy to create cute cards with lots of texture in just a few minutes. This is really great if you have to make multiples of cards for parties, thank-you’s, etc. The Deco-Edge Kraft Cards and Envelopes are a real treat to use, not only for the trendy kraft color, but also with the fancy cut edge, half your work is already done. Kraft is also a great color choice, because it can be used for masculine and feminine projects alike.
Spring Meadow Kraft Card Supplies:
- Kraft Deco-Edge A2 Cards and Envelopes
- Sand-it Gadget
- Tim Holtz Classic
- Darice Dandelion Embossing Folder
- PunchBunch Mini Cherry Blossom Punch
- Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher – Wedding Dress
Step 1. Cut a panel of blue cardstock to fit on the card front.
Step 2. Emboss the panel and sand the image with the Sand-it Gadget,
Step 3. Adhere to the card base.
Step 4. Add dimension to the flower buds, by add a dot of white with the Pico Embellisher, to each of the dots on the design.
Step 5. Punch small flower to layer over the flowers. Distress the flowers with a Sand-it Gadget.
Step 6. Finish the flowers with a small adhesive pearl in the center.
This is not my typical color palette, but I think it is a great combination for spring. Add the distressing, and it reminds me of a favorite pair of worn blue jeans.
Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share another clean and simple card project great for any occasion.
Thinking of You Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Vintage 6 x 6 cardstock pad
- Core’dinations Core Basics Smooth White cardstock
- Core’dinations vellum quotes
- Sand-It Gadget
- 3 turquoise self-adhesive rhinestones
- 2 turquoise mini brads
- Sizzix Dies: Calendar Months (#660104), Tim Holtz Mixed Media (#660220), Ornate Labels (#659711)
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L® 3D Foam Squares
- Tombow Mono adhesive
Step 1: Die-cut around desired vellum sentiment using Ornate Label die.
Step 2: Die-cut same size label from white cardstock. Attach vellum layer to cardstock label using brads.
Step 3: Using Calendar Months dies, die-cut three sets of flower shapes from desired cardstock; sand top layers lightly as desired using Sand-It Gadget.
Step 4: Cut a 4 x 5 1/4-inch piece from green cardstock; die-cut Mixed Media shape from bottom left corner.
Step 5: Form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch card from smooth white cardstock; adhere die-cut pieces to card front, layering together as shown and using foam squares for flower layers.
We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core Essentials Scarlett Red
- Core Gemstones in Topal
- Chalk Core in White
- Spotted: Jillian Dot
- White 80 Lb Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dreamweaver “Greetings” Embossing Folder
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” clear stamps
Step 1: Emboss the Chalk Core with the Greetings Embossing folder and sand with Sand It Gadget to bring out the chalk.
Step 2: Emboss a small piece of the Scarlett Red cardstock to get a little bit of the embossing folder border and add it to the white tag.
Step 3: Sand the Spotted paper and add it and Scarlett Red cardstock to the base of your card. Top with the embosssed Chalk Core piece.
Step 4: Stamp your sentiment on a white circle cut from Core Basics 80Lb Cardstock.
Step 5: Die cut a deer head from Gemstone Cardstock. Add all the pieces to the tag using dimensional adhesive to pop some up.
Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!
Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.
Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Basics A2 Kraft Card (and envelope)
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered
- Core’dinations Basics 6×6 White 80lb Smooth Cardstock
- Stampendous Stamps, Tis The Season
- Dreamweaver Metal Stencil, Poinsetta
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
- Ink – VersaFine
- Embossing Powder – Mark Enterprises
- Mist – Heidi Swapp
These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.
Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.
You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.
The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!