Discovering Autumn Color Palettes

November 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We have more fabulous Fall Inspiration for you today! Ah..this time of year is just so amazing and we hope we can inspire you to get out that Core’dinations Cardstock and work some magic! I love how our team is constantly experimenting with different things. I never would have used white/opaque ink on Tim Holtz Kraft Core like Vivian did here today.

Enjoy….

Hello, friends!  Vivian Keh here today with a pair of cards celebrating the arrival of autumn and its warm patchwork of colors.  I used our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Collection to create these card projects.  The first is simply paper punched and arranged in an ombre.  The second has a nice amount of decorative stamping and fussy cut blossoms that have been sanded to reveal the comforting kraft color.

VivianKehAutumnPalette_Pair

VivianKehAutumnPalette_1A

Layer those punches!

VivianKehAutumnPalette_1B

VivianKehAutumnPalette_2A

VivianKehAutumnPalette_2B

And close up of some that heat embossing:

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And some gorgeous ribbon always makes a card!

VivianKehAutumnPalette_2D

EK Success – Paper Punch
Inkadinkado – Sentiment Stamps, Floral Stamp

TPC Studios – Nut Stamps

Clearsnap – Frost White Pigment Ink

Memento – Rich Cocoa Dye Ink

Craftsmart – Jute

Really Reasonable Ribbon – Organza
Ranger – Liquid Pearls

 

{One} More day with Helmar!

Happy Monday Morning! yes, you heard me. We have another day today with Helmar.

So, this post was supposed to go live Saturday, I just didn’t hit “schedule”. I must have just hit “save” instead so sorry about that!  These things happen when you try and blog before the correct amount of coffee necessary to function.

Designer April Derrick created that shows off her love of Zap Dots and the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  It works great on wood embellishments which always seem to need a little extra “umph” to stick since they are a bit heavier.

And check out that coverage with the misting on the Tim Holtz Kraft Core! Love it….AND that embossed chevron strop along the bottom is  a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cut and emboss 2.5″x 12″. They fit the 12″ Sizzix embossing folders perfectly!!!!

Core Products Used: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Core’dinations Essentials, Core Tags, &  Tim Holtz Kraft Core 2.25 x 12 Cut & Emboss Assorted Pack

* Helmar Products Used: Zap Dots, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Scrap Dots

Other: * May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix Embossing Plates

Stampendous Day Three!!!

October 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Stampendous, Tim Holtz

Welcome to our Third Day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stamendous products all week long!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Oh..we promised some winners…RIGHT?  Well……………

Miriam Prantner

come on down!

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun.

Stampendous Blog

Andrea Amu

April Derrick

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

Wendy Price

And of course…our blog! And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. She created the most beautiful card for us today!

Where do we start?  Shaunte started with a Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardbase that she embossed and sanded.  And Core Tags? Yes, Please!!! (keep reading for more details on those ;) )

Did you know that with our Core Tags you can pop out the silver grommet?  So..if you want to emboss it…PERFECT! Or if you want to flip your tag over and use the smooth side to stamp…YOU CAN! And if you are working with some FAB-u-Lous embossing powders like we are from Stampendous then you are in luck. OH! And don’t forget the beautiful Stampendous sentiment stamp using the Cling Flower Path stamp:

And another gorgeous detail….

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.

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