Well, Monday is Christmas Eve so this will be our last post for awhile we spend some time with our families, celebrate old traditions and create new ones of our own.
Be Safe, be Happy and be Merry!
We leave you today with a layout from Designer Char Dobson that celebrates all of these things:
Char used some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and paired it with some Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights.
Love all the May Arts Ribbon Char added, too! Looks like a candy cane.
We have an awesome tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick.
Let’s get started!
Step 1 - To create the background for my layout, I started by gathering the following supplies: Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Broken China, two Ranger Foam Applicator Tools, Core’dinations Sand it Gadget , and of course a beautiful sheet of Core’dinations Core Impression Cardstock. The particular sheet I used was from the Jenni Bowlin Studio Collection: Vintage Brights!
Step 2 – I started by applying some of the Weathered Wood Distress Ink along the bottom of the cardstock.
Step 3 - Next I added a layer of Broken China Distress Ink and I made sure to blend the two colors together where they meet so it would having a flowing effect.
Step 4 - I continued to apply the Broken China distress ink all the way up to the top of the cardstock, however I didn’t apply as much towards the top because I wanted to make sure that some of the whitewash coat and stunning red core would show through! This picture shows a close up of how the colors blended beautifully.
Step 5 – I grabbed my Core’dinations Sand it Gadget and started distressing away! I sanded various areas of the cardstock making sure to leave a few un-sanded patches to add visual interest!
Step 6 – I also sanded along the edges of the cardstock to help create a beautiful red border. You can see what my completed layout background looked like before I began adding embellishments.
Step 7 - I completed the layout by adding pictures I had created in a free online photo editor, and various patterned papers & embellishments!
* Supply list for Project:
- Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock
- Distress Inks: Ranger
- Stickles: Ranger
- Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin
- Rub on: Jenni Bowlin
- Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
- Tools: Ranger Foam Applicator tool
- Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
- Other: Baker’s twine, Photo booth pictures made in Big Huge Labs
Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Today’s layout comes from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira.
It is amazing that this layout is all cardstock!!! Who needs patterned paper? The cut out butterfly from the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Vintage Brights line is the perfect accent to the punched butterflies along the page. Just a great example of how you can use your Core’dinations cardstock as is and sanded in one, beautiful layout.