We are celebrating Tim Holtz this week and his Kraft-Core collection! Both the Nostaglia AND Shattered are perfect for ANY project AND we have a HUGE surprise coming up this week so STAY CLOSE!
To start of this awesome week we have some inspiration for you, too! First up is Vivian Keh working her magic with some Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock and Holiday cards. I love that she chose non-traditional color palette for these!
Hello, friends! Vivian here with a pair of holiday cards that celebrates a deep love of Tim Holtz. Did you know that Core’dinations has several collections designed by Tim Holtz? I have been going through his Kraft Core “Shattered” Collection with great enthusiasm, so much so that I’ve just about used up my entire assortment of it. The cards below use the “Shattered” Collection in conjunction with quite a few Sizzix dies that have also been designed by Tim Holtz.
For the Christmas Tree card with the background of festive boughs, I chose my colors based on the color wheel. When lacking in crafty mojo, I will often turn to the color wheel as I choose hues with which to craft, and I highly recommend doing so when you’re having trouble getting started in your crafting session. Since blues lie directly across from oranges, they just about always make a fantastic pairing, even when the tints are not what you would consider pure blues or oranges. In this case, we have a soothing greyish blue and a burnt siena which has a warm orange cast. I think they set each other off nicely.
The boughs on this card were die cut in one pass using a strip of Shattered Core’dinations Cardstock and a Sizzix “Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland.” The boughs were further embellished using a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
For the Wreath card, I die-cut the cutest wreath from a Sizzix Mini Wreath Movers and Shapers Die Set studding the pretty wreath with little balls also created with more pearls.
Core’dinations: Kraft Core “Shattered” Collection, Creme Brulee ColorCore Cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix: Holly Beaded & Snowflake Garland Decorative Strip Die, Mini Wreath and Bow Movers & Shapers Die Set, “Elegant” Embossing Folder Set
Tim Holtz Ideology: Paper Clips
Jillibean Soup – Stamp Set
Viva Decor – Pearl Pen
Ranger – Avocado Liquid Pearls, Distress Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam Binding
Memento – Rich Cocoa Dye Ink
Today we have more inspiration for you during this amazing time of year. Looking for a beautiful frame for your mantel or your wall? This would also make a really fabulous gift for the host of your Thanksgiving Day celebration. You can get inexpensive frames at your local craft store or maybe you have an old one your stash and have been waiting to be inspired. Now is the time! You can’t get this kind of the at Pier 1 Imports now can you?
Here is a little bit about these projects from Mary Pat Siehl from Siehled with a Kiss:
I love to decorate my house for fall and Thanksgiving. My mantle was missing something this year so I decided to make asome fall/Thanksgiving framed art. I started with some yummy Shattered Core’dinations from Tim Holtz. To me these colors just scream fall with the beautiful hues. Then I used my Silhouette to cut out my design (item #46560 and #13696). After framing it using an old 8×10 frame that I had on hand, I placed it on my mantel with my other home decor. I made a video for you to see how it came together so scroll down!
And a close up:
And check out how to create this wonderful piece with Mary Pat in her video below:
And we aren’t done yet! How about a super cute Turkey Card from Mary Pat? I don’t care how old you are…turkeys are too cute and never get old when it comes to Thanksgiving. I can’t imagine this card not sanded..it is the perfect touch to any project!
I love making shaped cards because they are just so much fun and just so adorable. For my project I created a shaped card using my Silhouette ( item # 34152) and I used all Core Essential pieces. Once I cut out and sanded each layer around the edges to give it a distressed look, I just adhered it! I think it turned out so cute!
November 7, 2013 by Core'dinator
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Imaginisce, Provocraft, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
Like some amazing projects from Core’dinations, right?!??! Whether it is just some simple sanding, embossing or distressing we have it for you today! Suzanna Lee uses just a bit of distressing on this first layout. It is a great idea if you are just starting to use Core or if you just want a simple touch of the distressed look.
There is so much to point out on this layout but the one touch that strikes me the most is the ground covered fall foliage! Easy to create with a piece of Kraft Core that you wad into a ball and sand to create the nooks and cranny’s of the ground followed by layering of fallen leaves. Both the Marvy Uchida embossing punch and Lawn Fawn dies are perfect for such a task! The mica fragments, embossed wind swooshes and and touch of Imaginisce gold add the perfect complimentary touches!
Sanding those veins is just THE perfect touch!
Oh these leaves!
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.
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.
Layer those punches!
And close up of some that heat embossing:
And some gorgeous ribbon always makes a card!
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
All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?
We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
Before we give you all the goods PLEASE check out both companies on Pinterest and follow them for endless inspiration!
First up we have Mary Pat Siehl with a layout using the Seasons Autumn layout. She really embraces the Autumn color palette with the rusts and reds and I love that touch of navy blue!
You can see the beauty of the Core’dinations inner core with each page being embossed and sanded. The Authentique pattern papers match perfectly with Core’dinations cardstock.
This Authentic Tradition collection is truly a complete collection to allow for a finished album without the need to purchase additional supplies.
The Authentique sticker elements embellished the album by bring back memories of our Christmas Eve Celebration.