Our team has some inspiration for you today.
First up Clare Buswell. Clare’s card gets me super excited because she is using vellum and we released some BRAND NEW Ink Jet Printer friendly vellum at CHA!
And Vivian Keh….Vivian used a Leaf, Tear dr0p die from Sizzix to create those hearts. SO CUTE and perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. Don’t be afraid to use those strips as guidelines for embellishments!
And Ava Gavloski…loving how Ava made those strips into banners!
EMBOSSING AND DEBOSSING!
Don’t forget about our sketch challenge! You only have until January 25th so there is still time to enter. Create a card or a layout based on the sketch below and link it to THIS blog post or our Facebook page for a chance to win a Pastels Collection pack! Don’t forget to use some Core’dinations and you know how much we love technique. Don’t forget to tear it, sand it, emboss it and LOVE it!
So how do you do ONE sketch TWO ways….emboss it and then deboss it! It’s that easy with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
Yes, it is that easy. Just flip your cardstock over (or the folder) and run it through your machine to get the same pattern but the REVERSE embossed image. SO COOL and a GREAT way to spruce up those folders. If you are new to embossing and debossing and would like more information check out our technique videos HERE. Here is more about these cards from Gail Lindner:
Recently we were given a fun card sketch and to put my spin on it, I decided to create two cards, using the same colors and design but showing a variation on a technique.
Can you spot the difference with the two cards below?
We all know that Core cardstock is PERFECT for embossing as a light sand after embossing reveals the pattern even more.
Sometimes even I forget that a flip of the cardstock, to emboss on the reverse side is debossing and you get the opposite (but equally as effective) effect.
The card below was embossed right side up.
This next card was debossed (reverse side up).
Don’t you love the effect of debossing on Whitewash Cardstock?
Another advantage of using the Whitewash Collection is that you can use the back of the card to matt with and the color matches perfectly! Love it!
Thanks for visiting and I hope I’ve inspired you to get double the use out of your embossing folders!
Whitewash Collection – Wicker Chair, Washboard, Grandma’s Rocker
Graphic 45 Collection – Creme Brulee
Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection – Lake Mist
Core Basics 110 lb. Premium White Cardstock
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Sand It Gadget
Right?? Well, as of today, we are all off for CHA in Anaheim for the Mega Show and busy as ever! Don’t forget to stay close and keep coming back for some photos of the show and SNEAK PEEKS!
BUT…We thought it might be fun to have a challenge for you while we were gone!!! How does that sound? Create a card or layout based on this sketch and link it to our Facebook Page or post a link ON THIS post for a chance to win. We will pick a winner when we return and get settled on January 25th so get those projects linked. Remember you must use a visible amount of Core and you know how we LOOOOOOOVE technique!
Mary Pat Siehl created this sketch, card AND video just for this challenge. ENJOY!
AND Mary Pat has a video for us, too!
So what is up for grabs? A PASTEL Collection Pack! Make sure you link to this post or our Facebook page!
Welcome to the Hampton Arts Blog hop week! We have tons of chances to win from BOTH companies so don’t miss out. NOT to mention the amount of inspiration is ridiculous!
We have chosen one of the Core’dinations Design Team blog’s as the designated blog to pick a random winner from the comments. The catch is…we aren’t telling you who it is. SO make sure you comment all week long to win win win win!
Here is the list for the entire week in case you are just starting:
Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE
In case you missed the line up for the week, we have it listed in its entirety below. But you have until Sunday night to complete the hop.
Monday: Adora Concepcion http://adoraconcepcion.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: Gretchen McElveen http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Nina Yang http://waffleflower.com/
Lydia Jackson http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Leica Forrest http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/ (Core)
Thursday: Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Melissa Oliveira http://www.bzzyfingers.typepad.com/(Core)
Here is a sneak of what you will see on your hop…so pretty!
And you can win here, too!
AND while you are here..we have a few other things going on, too.
FIRST is our February Sketch Challenge! Lydia Jackson created an awesome sketch for us so check out all the details HERE. There is a Core prize package up for grabs!!! So ANOTHER chance to win…you have until the end of February for this.
AND we have ANOTHER giveaway from Scrapbook Trends HERE. You could win a ONE YEAR SUB!!!!!