…..with Vivian Keh!
In order to create the luxurious feeling in this card project, I turned to the beautiful pearlescent hues of our Gemstones collection. While the sheen on the die-cut rosebuds showcases the elegance of the Gemstones cardstock as is, I dry embossed a bit of Sapphire colored cardstock, sanded and distressed the raised surfaces with Distress Ink to infuse my card with a sense of nostalgia.
Ah…you can never have too many close-ups, right? Here is a shot of the inking on the embossed Gemstones cardstock.
Gemstones does NOT have a sandable finish like our Specialty collections so when you sand, you will lose the sheen. This is a GREAT alternative…sand it so you loose the smooth finish and your ink will be more intense.
Gemstones ColorCore (4.25 in x 5.5 in) – Sapphire,Rose Quartz, and Opal
Hampton Art – “Abundance” Stamp Set IC148
Viva Decor – Pearl Pen
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Tsukineko – Stazon Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Metallic String Iridescent
And another card for you!
I love the organic patterns in every sheet of our “Shattered” Collection. For this card, I kept a rustic, muted palette, creating very easy blooms by paper-punching and sanding petal shapes from a sheet of Shattered cardstock, taking advantage of the kraft backsides for some interesting variation in my blooms.
Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered; Colorcore in “Latte”
Martha Stewart – Ornament Punch
Hampton Art – “Abundance” Stamp Set IC148
Recollections – Self-adhesive pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam Binding and Paper Ribbon Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Only TWO days left of our Design Team introductions! Time flies, doesn’t it?
Before we get started today, we wanted to let you know about ANOTHER fun week next week filled with MORE inspiration, MORE fun and MORE giveaways!!! So don’t go far. If you love Core, stamps and ribbon come back Monday.
Today we are introducing Gail Linder!
My name is Gail Lindner and I live in sunny Queensland, Australia. I have a wonderful, hardworking husband, a beautiful (and energetic) 5 year old daughter and gorgeous 20 month old baby boy.I’ve been scrapbooking for over 12 years now and I can’t imagine my life without it! I started scrapbooking in 1999 on a trip to the USA. I picked up a scrapbooking magazine and the rest is history! I immediately knew it was the hobby for me as it encompasses everything I love – memories, photos, memorabilia and (let’s face it) pretty things! I’m mostly inspired by my photos and the stories I want to tell. I love the idea of conveying my thoughts and experiences in my scrapbooking for my daughter to read in the future. I like to keep my layouts fairly uncluttered and balanced, with the photos the main focus. My style includes lots of distressing, inking, layering and sewing. Apart from scrapbooking I enjoy blogging, organising and shopping (all related to scrapbooking of course!)
Check out her blog here for more fabulous inspiration!
Now, let’s chat about this layout for a second…see those stripes? NOT patterned paper. Nope..those are sanded strips of Black Magic! How cool is that? Here is a little bit about this layout from Gail:
Those stripes in the Black Magic are brilliant!
AND…since we have been all about the Black Magic on Gail’s layout…why don’t we give some away today!
And our winner of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core from yesterday is………………..
Hi Clare, gotta say I love the paper ruffles on your card. And love the colors in this collection as well. Don’t think I have seen any paper packs I did not like
For the past two weeks we have been giving away prizes EVERY DAY while we introduce our brand new 2013-2014 Design Team and today we are introducing Vivan Keh!
I go completely bonkers about nature and the garden, hence my nickname on various social media platforms – Contadina K. The pooches and I are happiest when we are hangin’ out in the garden. And when inspiration in the craft studio lags, all I need to do is step out back and stroll around.
This year on the Design Team, I’m looking forward to working with even more of the beautiful hues and rich textures of Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Nothing would make me happier than being able to inspire you along the way!
Brights Core Essentials
Graphic 45 Signature Series
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Tombow – Mono Multi Glue
So who’s up for yesterday’s Brights Collection pack winner????
Wonderful layout of your family! I am just in love with ColorCore paper!
And today we are giving away a pack of our Darks Collection pack. You will love love love love love the rich colors in this collection pack…it’s gorgeous!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
We love some 8.5×11″ around here!
So for this layout, Melissa embossed the cardstock FIRST and then sanded BEFORE punching into heart shapes. This is much more Time efficient than individually embossing and sanding each punched shape. And if the shapes are tiny it’s a bit harder to sand those small pieces, too.
And that scored frame is just an easy way to create a focal point on your projects. Scor THE BACK of the cardstock and then sand the raised image on the front. It is THAT easy!
And, of course, the stitched circle is just the perfect detail to finish this cute layout.
Here is a close up of the Label technique we know and love here at Core. Melissa used her Label maker and then inked the raised letters so they pop off the cardstock. For more info on labeling check out our video here:
Journal strips are such a great way to accent your journaling. Again, Melissa used some Whitewash and sanded the edges…
Melissa used a variety of embossing folders from Sizzix, Darice and Provocraft in addition to some Queen & Co. bling.
Sorry we are a bit late with our post today but we have been busy!
I organized all of the address and prizes today so we are are good to go! Hard Core Prizes should ship within the next week so be on the look out for those.
And don’t forget about our Design Team Call for Cardmakers! You DO NOT want to miss this!!!
Core’dinations is so generous and our team is THE BEST. They create such cool projects like this one that Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley created for us today for our Tuesday Tutorial. If you love Tim Holtz KRaft Core than this is the one for you.
First up, run a die through your cutting machine. It doesn’t have to be a twelve inch die…this technique will work with any size die. BUT we do have this FABULOUS 2.25″x12″ Sizzix/Tim Holtz Kraft Core that is the PERFECT size to do use your 12″ dies!
The key is using the same cardstock as the base as seen here.
Now sand. Make sure you use your Sand It Gadget!
See how they “match”. By sanding both the base and the die and then layering them, you are creating dimension.
Now adhere the layers and you can see how they look embossed!
Dies are from Lifestyle Crafts.
GOOD Morning! Friday here…and our last day of Authentique.
If you haven’t seen their new Carefree Collection you are missing out! It is goooorgeous AND it looks FAB with Core!
AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We hit the 6k+ mark and we Thank you, Thank YOU so much for getting us there! We gave away a bunch of cardstock this week to celebrate! I wasn’t kidding when I said we would give some good stuff away! Stay close to our FB page so that when you have more chances to win. Sometimes we just do random giveaways over there!
Now lets get to the good stuff! We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique and today is the last day! All good things must come to an end, I guess.
So how can you STILL win this week:
1.) Comment on our blog all week long. So if you comment every day than it’s up to FIVE chances to win. We choose a random winner and post it the following Monday.
2.) Head over to the Authentique blog for chances to win, too! If you comment over on their blog, you can win some Authentique, too!!!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page, too. While you are over there make sure you tell them we said “HI”!
Who is read for some more amazing projects from our team?
First up we have a layout from Debbie Standard using some gorgeous embellishments and circles on this layout to showcase the Authentique Carefree collection and the embossing. Debbie embossed her own Core Essentials with a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder (bricks) and she used a piece of pre embossed Core Impressions from Graphic45 to anchor her layout as well (damask). OH…and don’t forget the Petaloo Flowers that match our Cardstock perfectly with the Color Matching Series where Petaloo flowers are died to match our cardstock perfectly!
And Andrea Amu made a gorgeous altered candle box using our Spotted Collection and load of gorgeous Authentique goodies. Then, she topped it off with some beautiful May Arts ribbon.