Faux Embossing Tutorial with Shaunte Wadley

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.

Happy Friday!

May 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo, Sizzix, Tim Holtz

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.

More Layouts with Core and Authentique!

Happy Wednesday!

We are here with a super fun week with Authentique. If you have been here before for our blog swap weeks, you know the drill. Comment ALL WEEK LONG for a chance to win some Core’dinations! If you post every day, that is five chances to WIN!

AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We have 5936 5946 5988 Likes. How cool is that?  We are less than 70 60 15 away from 6K and we want to make that happen this week. SO PLEASE help us get there!  Shout it from the roof tops, tell you friends…SHARE  this Core & Authentique badge with your friends. 6k or Bust!

We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique?!?!?!

We have a some Tim Holtz Kraft Core up for grabs. Who wants some????  If we get to 6k this week will give some away and it COULD BE YOU! Just help us on Facebook ..it’s that easy!

So how can you win this week:

1.) Comment on our blog all week long.

2.) Help us get to 6k of Facebook by sharing with your friends, shouting from the rooftops how much you LOVE Core and Authentique, doing a dance…just kidding  with that last part but we would still love to see it ;)

3.) 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 on Facebook helping us get to 6000 likes, stop by and say “HI!”

YES! Even the Whitewash looks awesome with the Authentique Carefree Collection!!! Love how Kim Jeffress paired it with the Authentique Carefree  elements.

and a close up…loving that black splatter against the Whitewash! Don’t be afraid to get out that Sand It Gadget and really sand that Whitewash to get that color core to come through like Kim did here.

And Melissa Oliveira…the stitching is perfection…and the touch of May Arts ribbon and the Posie Cardstock from Jenni Bowlin is so sweet with this layout!

And Lydia Jackson uses the touch of Graphic45 Core Impressions along with top of this layout…

Check out the awesome details…Lydia used her Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder on this layout and then inked over top of it for a really fabulous distressed feel. The sanded parts of the Core really pick up the inking.  Lydia also used her Spellbinder’s Label Die and printed her journaling directly on it. LOVE the tone on tone…fabulous!  OOOH and some May Arts Ribbon :)

Spring Has Sprung!

April 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Provocraft, Sizzix

How much do you love gardening?

I know I do and getting seed packets with the boys every spring is so much fun.

Design Team Member Char Dobson created these cute seed packets using loads of Core’dinations and her Cricut. She can work her magic on that thing! And Core cuts beautifully.   AND don’t forget to emboss those images after you cut them.

Don’t you love how the cabbage looks embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzix brick embossing folder???  It looks so realistic. The  base of the packets are Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions found here.

OH AND P.S. WE WILL HAVE PART TWO OF CHAR’S SEED PAPER UP OVER AT OUR HOT TOPICS SECTION HERE!

Who’s Ready to Party?!

WE ARE!

Looking for new and unique ways to stamp on your Core’dinations Cardstock?  We have teamed up with Sweet Stamp Shop and have some awesome ideas for you.  See you Monday!

Here is a card that I created using one of their stamp sets called Against the Grain. Looks fab with my Tim Holtz Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder, don’t you think??? Inks are Tim Holtz Distress colors. They match perfectly with Core ;)

Pinterest Colour Inspiration

Do you LOVE Pinterest?

We sure do!  And our Tuesday Tip is to head over there when you are needing some inspiration AND make sure you follow us here and check out our Color Lover’s board. We just love color here at Core. AND, for the second part of our Tuesday Tip, we make it easy by core’dinating our different lines so color matching is easy for you.

This month’s inspiration piece is from the gorgeous pottery from Anthropolgy (who doesn’t love these??!?!?!)

And here is Design Team Member Kim Jeffress’s take on the inspiration piece. Kim used the BRAND NEW and SHIPPING NOW 12″ Cut and Emboss strips in the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Distress and Adirondack on her layout with a very cool 12″ embossing folder from Darice. And see that fun tag in the upper right hand corner from our Core Tags collection?  It Core’dinates perfectly with the 12″ strip so your colour matching is easy!

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