Easy Watercolor Card

August 29, 2014 by  
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Watercoloring is easy with our 110lb smooth cardstock!

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Step 1. Use Distress Inks and water to create the watercolor background on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock. For this card I used simple brush strokes with a little bit of ink. It’s that easy!

Step 2. Sand the edges of a Core Tag with the Sand It Gadget and adhere it to the watercolor background.

 

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Step 3. Stamp the image on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.

Step 4. Stamp the sentiment, add the sequins, and adhere the card together!

 

Tracy Gruber

You Float My Boat Card

August 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hello, Ava here  to welcome you to the blog today.  I have a non-traditional colored card to share with you for the end of the summer season. Our Glitter Silk is GREAT for cards because the backside is smooth white so when it’s folded, you can still personalize the inside.

Supplies:
Step 1.  Start with making your card base at 6×6 and trim the front panel of the card back about 2 inches.
Step 2.  Emboss, sand cardstock, mat and adhere both pieces to card base.
Step 3.  Stamp image, spray water, blend ink, trim cardstock, mat image panel with purple and black mats.  Adhere panel to card.
Step 4.  Stamp sentiment onto cardstock, trim, distress edges and adhere sentiment onto card.
Step 5.  Heat set I-rock jewels to stamped card panel and adhere bow to card.

 

Fun in the Sun Layout

August 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mary Pat here with you today and I have a fun summer layout to share with you. On the layout I used one of my all time favorite Core’dinations Techniques- Tearing!
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To create the beautiful looking “ocean” background I took 3 different shades of blue Core’dinations cardstock and tore the edges and then layered them to create the “ocean” effect. I just love all the texture and dimension this technique creates! I also cut several elements using my Silhouette. Have I told you lately how well the Core’dinations cardstock cuts in the Silhouette? Well, it cuts like BUTTA!

I made a video for you on how this layout came about. I hope you like it!

Summer Cards

August 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We aren’t done celebrating Summer yet! Get out those markers and Core’dinations 110 lb Smooth Cardstock to create some gorgeous cards for those last minute Summer Birthdays and events.

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Step 1.Cut a piece of the Core’dinations Tillie Dot to 4” x 5 ¼” for the card front. 

Step 2. Cut a smaller piece of light blue cardstock to 3” x 4” and emboss it with the Darice Waves embossing folder.  Sand over it with the Sand It Gadget

Step 3. Tear two strips of tan cardstock for the beach. 

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Step 4. Stamp all of the Lawn Fawn images on a piece of Core’dinations 110 lb. Smooth White cardstock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. 

Step 5. Assemble all of the pieces together and stamp the sentiment.

 

 

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Step 1. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and die cut a circle using the Spellbinder’s Standard Circle die.  Emboss that piece with the Darice Cloudy Sky embossing folder.  Sand over the embossed areas with the Sand It Gadget.
Step 2. Emboss a small piece of yellow card stock with the Darice Dot Background and sand over it with the Sand It Gadget.
Step 3. Tear two strips of tan card stock and adhere them to the back of the die cut circle for the “beach.”
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Step 4. Adhere the embossed yellow card stock behind that for the sky.  Use the Sand It Gadget to sand over a small area of tan card stock.
Step 5. Use the sand castle stamp from Lawn Fawn with black ink.
Step 6. Stamp all of the other images on a piece of the 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock, color them in with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out.
Step 7. Adhere everything together and stamp the sentiment from Lawn Fawn.
Tracy Gruber

 

Summer Sunset Layout

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 

 Need a quick and easy layout to showcase those Summer photos? Just some simple paper-tearing and you have a great layout with lots of color!

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Step 1. Tear various stripes of card stock and adhere them to a 12×12 piece of tan card stock.

 

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Step 2. Stamp the various Lawn Fawn images on 110 lb. Smooth White card stock, color them in with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out.

 

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Step 3. Spell out the title with letter stickers and journal!

 Tracy Gruber  

School Layout with a Non-Traditional Color Scheme

August 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Back to school… A bitter sweet time of the year where we return to schedules and learning, leaving behind the laid back lazy days of summer. Typically we think of primary colors red, yellow and blue when we think of back to school thanks to pencils, school buses and composition note books. I didn’t want that for this layout so I’m breaking out of the norm and jazzing it up a bit!

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Supplies:

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Nostalgic

Core Essentials

Core Impressions: Basic Grey; Whimsy

Ribbon – May Arts

Washi/clip – Freckled Fawn

Embossing Folders – Darice, Teresa Collins

Wood Veneer – Studio Calico

Punch – EK Success

Project Life Card – Becky Higgins

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I still have three of the primary colors in there but the pink background really gives the over all feel of the layout a more girly theme. One of the traditions in our house on the first day of school is a “back to school” sheet cake that they have to pose with before digging in for snack. Not sure how I’m going to do that with a middle schooler and one in elementary school!

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Fussy cut around your embossed images for something with a bit more dimension, it’s easy to do! Kraft Core leaves a wonderful brown core that really pops the images.

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Design By Suzanna Lee

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