Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Halloween season! The panels on the top and bottom pumpkins were cut using the fantastic Core Cardstock and are both embossed and sanded using the “must-have” Sand It Block. For something different, I debossed the middle pumpkin. I just love how this gives the entire project a total Vintage feel!
3D Pumpkins with Witch Hat Supplies:
- Core’dinations Neutral Colors Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Dark Colors Core Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Jack O’ Lantern From The Haunted Forest SVG Kit By SVGCuts
- Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
- Trim And Feathers From My Stash
- Pop Dots
- Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
Step 1. Follow the detailed instructions from SVGCuts to make your top pumpkin which was cut to scale. The middle pumpkin is made by increasing the scale of the pieces called Jack and Jack Panels by 110% and the bottom pumpkin has the pieces increased by a scale of 120%. You can increase the scale by whatever size you like and I find it easier if you start from the largest size you want to create and then work your way down so you are sure that the project will fit onto you paper that you are going to cut from.
Tip: Cut your pieces on the reverse side of the paper that you want to use and for the score lines set the depth of your blade to 1. This will give you a guide to follow when scoring on your Scor board without all those little scor lines showing through! For those of you with a Cricut, there is actually a scor blade which you can use for your scor lines. The completed project is almost 15″ high and 6″ wide.
Step 2: After the panels for the pumpkins have been cut, embossed and sanded rub them on the edge of your table a bit to slightly curve the paper. This will make the assembly easier!
Step 3: Embellish! I used both a Spellbinders die cut that I also embossed and a rolled rose that I tore by hand for an extra spooky flower!
I just love Halloween, it’s just so much fun! Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a very Spooky Day!
Hi fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and I am here to share my first post as part of the Core’dinations Design Team. I’ve become intrigued with the Day of the Dead celebration, and thought I would try my hand at creating a colorful canvas. The sparkle in the Core Couture paper did a great job mimicking the famous sugar skulls. And while crepe paper marigolds are the traditional decoration, I thought I would create them using punches and Core’dinations.
Day of the Dead Canvas Supplies:
- Core Couture – White Gloves
- Jillian Dot Spotted – Mantis
- Core Essential Brights
- Sand It Gadget
- Day of the Dead Wooden Skull
- May Arts Ribbon – 3/8″ Knotted Edge Satin 466-38-28
- EK Success Flower Punches
- Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal Paint
- Xyron Creatopia
- Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
- 8″ x 10″ Canvas
- Craft Files
- Craft Knife
Step 2. Roughly trim around the skull. Use the Sand It Gadget to smooth the edges.
Step 3. Use a craft knife to remove the paper covering the intricate designs and smooth with small craft files
Step 4. Outline the designs with dimensional paint. Allow to dry.
Step 5. Sand a piece of Jillian Dot Spotted and adhere to a canvas.
Step 7. Punch flowers from Brights Cardstock (a mix of orange, yellow and red). Each flower needs 4 large and 4 small flowers.
Step 8. Lightly mist the flowers with water. Shape with your fingers to form a bud.
Step 9. Continue shaping each flower and allow to dry.
Step 10. Carefully unroll the dried flowers. Assemble with a dot of glue between each layer of petals.
I hope you have enjoyed this project! I will see you again soon.
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No I promised some Halloween goodies so here we go! First up Designer Vivian Keh with a cool card with some awesome Chalkboard technique!
Hello, Core fans! Vivian Keh here to tell you I have been getting so much use out of my 6 x 6 pack of Black Magic! Today I have a Halloween themed project that uses the Black Magic with lovely orange and green core, revealed with a nice dose of sanding. In addition, there is a lot of stamping and fun embellishing with Liquid Pearls.
How awesome is this detail?????
And another of that awesome Black Magic and stamping:
Core’dinations – “Black Magic” Collection, Sand-it Gadget, Dust Buddy
Clearsnap – Frost White Pigment Ink
Studio 112 – Spider Stamp, Web Stamp
Martha Stewart – Caution Stamp
Ranger – Liquid Pearls
AND it wouldn’t be Halloween without MORE Black Magic cardstock, right!???!??!? NExt up a card from Designer Clare Buswell and a little bit about how she created it:
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Milled Lavender Distress Ink, adhere to card. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel, ink edges and round bottom corners. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, twine and bottle, to finish.
And a close-up of that gorgeous detail:
Scared you, didn’t I?
Well, before we have some Halloween inspiration for you from Design Team Member Char Dobson we anted to let you know that Monday we are at it again with Graphic 45! We have one of these up for grabs, too! Our Signature Series Cardstock…it’s FabUlous!
Now we are ready for some SUPER CUTE monsters from Design Team Member Char Dobson.
Other supplies: Cricut Mini Monsters, various embossing folders, googly eyes
Some more…cute cute cute cute!!!