It’s in the Details

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today’s layout is from Melissa Oliveira. The details on this layout are amazing!!!

She shared a little bit about this gorgeous project with us today, too.  Make sure you take the time and

check out every detail there are so many beautiful things to look at…


To create the clouds, I hand cut a chipboard cloud shape and temporarily adhered it to the back side of the blue background paper (which I first distressed the edges of) and lightly sanded over the template to create a soft cloud image on the base of the page. I then traced the template onto a piece of Whitewash cardstock and trimmed the clouds slightly inside the traced line to create smaller images that would fit inside the sanded background images. The cloud shapes were embossed with a swirl design using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Big Shot. Once the clouds were sanded I machine stitched them and added them to the layout.

The base for the house was cut from a piece of Whitewash that I edge distressed and scored from the back side of the paper and sanded to emulate the look of clapboard siding. For the roof, I sanded a piece of Basic Grey Core Impressions and cut it into scalloped strips then layered them with foam tape onto a triangle piece of cardstock.

The journaling strips were sanded and inked for extra detail before being stamped .


Fabulous Friday Finds

February 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

Happy Friday Everyone! We are back on track with our Fabulous Friday Finds.  About a month or so ago, Jolene Johnston linked our Facebook Page with some amazing cards. I sent her a message asking if we could feature them here on the blog and she said, yes! Well, it gets better….she created a BRAND  new project for us!   So, if you want to see those gorgeous cards click here to go our Facebook Page and check them out. And if you want to see more of her work, click here for Jolene’s blog.

Now let’s check out the amazing details on this layout!

1.) The inking of the embossed dots on the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions.

2.)  How she mixed the different lines together (Core Essentials, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Black Magic and Chocolate Box)

3.) All the different techniques…punching, embossing, sanding, tearing (see close up below)

4.) AND, yes there’s more if you look closely…Jolene used a neutral piece of Core Essentials as her base for this layout. Remember, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to cardstock for all of your needs!

5.) AND Jolene used some awesome stamps (one of my favorites) from our preferred partner myStamp Box!

6.)  Those great photos of that handsome boy :)

close up:

And another gorgeous layout. The monochromatic feel is gorgeous, especially with embossed patterns.

Love the two embossed patterns together!!!

Make sure you tell Jolene how much you enjoyed her work!  We sure did! Have a great weekend.

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