Core’dinations has a sea of colored-core cardstock to create the perfect ocean scene for any card or layout! Today I am sharing an ocean themed baby card made with Core’dinations Graphic 45 Lights and Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection.
Darcie’s Haert & Home Rubber STamps
Ranger Versa Mark & Archival Ink & Super Fine Embossing Powder
Stamping on Core’dinations Cardstock is so fantastic because you get a sharp image and texture!
Technique Tip: When heat embossing with clear embossing powder on Core’dinations Cardstock, be sure to sand and dust the cardstock before stamping the image with Versa Mark. This allows for the colored core to show through clear embossing. I did this on the waves and I love that it gives different hues to the waves, just like you would see at the ocean!
I am sure you are never late sending a birthday card, but I always am! My sister is the lucky recipient of this fun belated birthday card made with Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic and Shattered Collections.
To create this card:
1) Emboss a 4.25″x 5.5″ card base made with Core’dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic No. 15.
2) Sand embossed cardbase with Sand It Gadget and dust with Dust Buddy.
3) Round bottom corners of card base with corner rounder punch.
3) Cut a 4.25″ x 1″ and 4.25″ x 2.5″ of Core’dinations Kraft-Core Shattered No. 20s, corner rounding the 1″ piece.
4) Using the backside of the 2.5″ piece you cut in step 3 (Kraft side), stamp your sentiment on the right lower side of this piece.
5) Glue down the stamped Kraft piece and the 1″ piece (with the Shattered side showing) 1/2 inch from bottom of card).
5) Stamp the critter image two times, once on Core’dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic No. 23 and once on Kraft-Core Shattered No. 20s. Stamp the tree stump onto the Kraft-Core Nostalgic No. 23. ***
***Tip: Be sure to sand & dust both of these pieces before stamping your image. By sanding and dusting before stamping, you get a sharper image and keep dust particles off of the stamp.
6) Fussy cut out both images stamped on the Kraft-Core Nostalgic No. 23. Cut out the tail, belly and nose from the critter image stamped on the Shattered No. 20s and layer onto the critter image you cut out in Step 7.
7) Using double-sided foam tape, adhere the tree trunk and critter to the right side of the card, next to the stamped sentiment.
Darcie’s Heart & Home Rubber Stamps
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
Ranger Archival Ink
It is almost time for our annual trip “upta camp” so it is the perfect time to share a layout of one of the fun camp games we played last year. Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distressed Collection was all the cardstock needed to create an earth-toned camp layout!
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
Imaginisce Patterned Paper & Sticker
Alphas: American Crafts & Fancy Pants Designs
I used some basic techniques to give this layout dimension and show off the color-core. The Chipped Sapphire was embossed, sanded and dusted to make the giant blue banner in the background.
The Vintage Photo Cardstock was crimped, sanded and dusted to make the photo mat. For tips on crimping, check out the Technique Video HERE.
I scored, sanded and dusted the two ends of the banner made with the Dried Apricot Cardstock. This gave it a bit of texture that was needed for a finished look.
Tip: When making banners, you do not need to have a die cut. Just gently fold the cardstock in half (do not fold so much that there is a crease) and snip from the end into the center at an angle.
Kate Nolan Denham
Sanding is key when using Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock! Sanding isn’t just about letting the ColorCore show, it is about showing off the ColorCore to add dimension and design.
There obvious areas I sanded with my Sand It Gadget but the splashes at the top of my layout are the most unique! This technique is called outlining. All it is, is sanding over some chipboard or other embellishment so when you are done sanding…you have the “outline” of the image! You can check out a video on it here
Cart-Us Embossing Folder
Elle’s Studio Tags
American Crafts Sticker
EK Success & Epiphany Crafts Punches
Jillibean Soup Alphas
The not-so-obvious areas I sanded were the arrows and waves. Sanding these elements helped give a 3-D effect without adding height.
After sanding your Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, don’t forget to dust with your Dust Buddy! It really does clean up the dust and keep the colors true.
Today we have some gorgeous layouts from Debbie Standard!
We had a beautiful day for my mother’s 87th birthday and afterwards while the girls were still dressed up we went around the corner from my house and had them pose in this beautiful field of blue bonnets (Texas is known for their state flower)! My granddaughter was patient with me up to a point and then she spontaneously burst into some random poses – these were my favorite!
2. Use blue from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
and emboss it with a Spellbinder’s embossing folder. It is of course too wide to run through the embossing machine so I cut my paper in two and embossed each sheet and then attached them together.
3. I matted my photos with white and then added pink behind my photo strip. I punched the edges with a Martha Stewart punch and then sanded them before adhering.
4. I cut my flower and my title from my Silhouette ran the title through my Xyron machine and attached it. Totally loved how these colors came out and reflected everything in my photos.
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug embossing machine
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Punch
Silhouette Die Cuts – Title and flower
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Teresa Collins Enamel dots
My Mind’s Eye Tags
Xyron Mega Runner
We celebrated my mother’s 87th birthday recently and had her kids, some of her grand kids and great grand kids there. Even with just a partial group there were 16!. She was thrilled! When the restaurant realized who we were singing too they all joined in. She was so cute, I had to document it!
1. Sand the BasicGrey Core Impressions and adhere together with Washi tape.
2. Then I cut and matted my photos on a sheet of white and then backed it with a bright blue and attached it.
3. Next, I cut my title and my balloons from a Silhouette die, ran them through my Xyron 250, sanded them lightly and adhered them to my page.
6. Add some Queens & Co. twine for balloon strings.
Glitz Washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders: Darice
Silhouette die cuts (balloons and title)
Queen & Co. twine
Xyron Mega Runner
Paper Studio letter stickers
Ava Gavloski here with a graduation card using tons of technique! I am excited to share this card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.
Step 1: Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a quick multi-layered card.
Step 2: Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique. Here I used Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock.
Step 3: I Heat embossed a sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.
Step 4: Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow and you are done!
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
Signature Series G45, Photogenic
Core Essentials Pastel Pack, Snowflake
Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinders label 8 dies
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
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