Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.
Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Basics A2 Kraft Card (and envelope)
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered
- Core’dinations Basics 6×6 White 80lb Smooth Cardstock
- Stampendous Stamps, Tis The Season
- Dreamweaver Metal Stencil, Poinsetta
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
- Ink – VersaFine
- Embossing Powder – Mark Enterprises
- Mist – Heidi Swapp
These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.
Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.
You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.
The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!
Remember those fun stamping techniques you can do with bleach pens???
Well..I was cleaning out some older Design team projects and came across this awesome layout from Designer April Derrick using her bleach pen and one of the FAB stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. How cool is that? The cardstock is Chocolate Box so see how the bleach goes through the first layer of the brown wash and that cool red core comes through?!
And next Apri mixed some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions with Tim Holtz Kraft Core….mix and match those Core collections for maximum impact. Then layer them on some Black Magic …who needs patterned paper????
Design Team Member Debbie Standard uses Core in the most magical ways! Did I say layouts only? ooooops…I am going to squeak in a card there, too.
Check out how she used the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection today.
First up: Embossed AND Sanded
See sketch for this card here.
And a bit of everything on this layout…some sanded die cuts…some embossing and sanding….edge distressing…you name it! It’s perfection.
And another layout from Debbie using some of the scraps from the card above on here and some Tim Holtz KRaft Core Seasonal Impressions…love how these core’dinate, don’t you?
First up…we want to THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the amazing Design Team applications. WOWOWOWOWOW is all we can say. This is not going to be easy. If you were here the other week you saw that our David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system debuted some EXCLUSIVE kits on HSN so make sure you get yours HERE!
We are working on the Design Team applications and should have an answer for you SOOOOOOOOOOOON! I just got back from a Holiday long-weekend so once we get caught up we will let you know.
Today we have some more Spring inspiration for you!
Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea and how she used some Spanish Moss on her project. It looks so GREAT with the earth tones from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core collections.
I cut elements from a sheet of the Spring Seasonal Impressions cardstock and then I sanded them and applied Paper Glaze medium to each piece before mounting them over the exact same areas of the teal Spring Seasonal Core Impressions page. I used the light colored Kraft Shattered cardstock for my backround and covered the surface with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Wild Honey to bring out the crackling. My nest and egg were die cut using the Picturesque Cricut cartridge. I used more Shattered Kraft in brown and teal blue and distressed the edges of the nest a bit with a tool before tucking in some Spanish Moss for realistic texture.
And a close up of that fabulous detail:
Love the look of the Spanish moss with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered!
Happy Spring! Stay tuned for more Easter Projects this week. We have some good ones!
Today’s Tutorial comes from Linda Beeson. Remember the gorgeous house she created with Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock, stamps, inks and other goodies? Well, Linda put together a wonderful tutorial for you today including the dimensions needed for your own house!
This is a little bird house made of cardstock. It can be created from a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock (right click and save the image below to your computer then print out. You will need to recreate the dimensions on a 9 1/2 x 11″ piece of cardstock) . For my bird house, I cut out a circle in the front and lined that with a piece of acetate this way it can hold a little gift of candy and the window shows you the treats inside.
Here is the pattern for the base created from a 9 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock. Note: This pattern can be altered though to make the house in the size you want. Keep the 11” side the same, just adjust the size of the middle and/or top sections to make the house taller or shorter.
I wanted my bird house to be created from embossed cardstock but the Cuttlebug or Sizzix embossing folders are not big enough for the entire bird house at once, so I created a base bird house with plain cardstock and then embossed pieces to glue to the sides of the bird house and then additional pieces to create my little roof.
Score on the score lines and crease those folds with a bone folder. Here is a photo of what all of the folds and cuts will look like.
When all of the lines are scored and creased, the paper folds to form a box. Glue along the edge of the extra tab. Here you can see how the roof should come together. You can give the roof folds scored lines too or use your fingers to give the correct creases.
I used my Coluzzle circle cutter to cut my hole in the front of the house. Then, I cut a piece of acetate and glued that to the inside of the house. This is optional. I filled my house with candy. If you aren’t going to do that, the top can be stapled or glued together and use some kind of a paper clip so that it can be easily opened.
Now, I measured each of my sections and cut embossed pieces of cardstock and glued those in place.
Remember if you need tips on embossing to check out our videos here.
Here is another view:
We hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. A HUGE thank you to Linda for putting this together. It’s gorgeous!!! We would love to see yours if you create one so make sure you link us up. Have a great week!
We have a few more shots of our booth in CHA. Are you tired of them yet? Tomorrow we have projects in store for you so no worries! We didn’t forget about them. We still scrapbook around here 😉
Core Impressions Wall. I think this gentleman in the blue is drooling a little:
The other side of the Core Impression Wall with the new Jenni Bowlin and My Mind’s Eye!
Some of the cool projects featuring Core Impression from the Design Team:
And last but not least….
THE gorgeous Teresa Collins and Jenni Bowlin Core Amour Lines. WOWZAS! These are gorgeous. Gorgeous! You are going to love these amazing colors…blues and pinks from Teresa Collins and reds and golden browns from Jenni Bowlin. You won’t want to miss these. Make sure you ask your favorite scrappy store to stock these collections!