That is the question! Should I sand my Core or not? Today I have a great layout that focuses on some sanded Core and unsanded. The BEST thing about Core is the ability to be able to do BOTH.
This is a close-up of Core embossed but not sanded. I love the look of both but for this one, the Core was pink and I was going for a monochromatic feel for this layout so I didn’t sand.
The bowtie is from our Whitewash cardstock and it is sanded so the black core comes through when you use your Sand it Gadget. Don’t forget your Dust Buddy when using Core especially our Whitewash collection.
Hi Everyone, Suzanna Lee here today and just thinking about those lazy summer days… What a I wouldn’t give for a sunset surf today. As spring wraps to a close and summer draws near, my patience wears thin… Just a good soak of the toes in the lake and the serenity of the sun slipping behind the horizon would do me some good right about now! Anybody with me?
Tim Holtz – Adirondack Collection Pack
Distress Stickles – Tim Holtz
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Twine – The Twinery
Die – Lifestyle Crafts
Mist – Heidi Swapp
For those of you who know me and follow my work, I didn’t tear paper until I found Core’dinations Cardstock. Nope! Not ME. I did on this layout and I absolutely LOVE the finished effect. I won’t lie, it did freak me out a little bit. I mean, come on, how does a Type A, highlighted, bolded and underlined person rip paper without freaking out? Tearing paper is not something you can control, trust me. Until I realized that you don’t want a controlled tear. Go for it! You CAN do it! If I can, I know you can!
See…the more asymmetrical and uneven the BETTER because you can see more CORE!
I flicked a little gold mist along the top layer to add to a layer of depth to the sky, seperating it from the water below.
That tag contains hidden journaling, you can pull it out for the pocket I created in the layers of paper. I loved the clean look of the layout and didn’t want my journaling to disturb that serene look I created. There is nothing private about the journaling, it’s hidden so as not to be a distraction. Did you see the Distress Stickles along the torn edges for some more dimension to the layout?
Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share some Clean and Simple Spring Cards with you. These cards are so beautiful and yet so simple!!
Clean and Simple Spring Cards
To make these cards, I used this Silhouette Cut. Then I used all different colors from the Gemstones Pack, Green Spotted Core, Whitewash Core, and the 110 lb White Core. The best way I have found to make a bunch of cards is to use the cut on several different colors but only one color at a time and then mix and match the colors.
I just love sanding the tips of the Whitewash Core. The color shows through so vividly.
I used the Green Spotted Core for the leaves. It is really fun to sand and really gives the card that pop.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my Clean and Simple Spring Cards!
We are here all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping! From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page. Their Design Team is incredible and you don’t want to miss anything.
First up we have Designer Tracy Gruber with a super cute card:
I love my Lawn Fawn stamps, so I was very excited to pair them with Core! I started with the Whitewash paper and embossed it with the Swirls embossing folder. I sanded the de-embossed side, so more of the blue color showed. I then stamped the tree from the Critters in the Forest set twice and kept one piece whole and the other one I cut each other the “sections” apart. I then attached each of the pieces to the whole tree and popped up the bottom with Tombow Foam Tabs to give it dimension. I used the green Core Vintage paper and tore it to create the grass for my scene.
LOOK at all that AMAZING detail!
Okay, so when we first saw these punches at CHA last year we fell in major love! And that is an understatement.
Marvy Uchida has the most gorgeous punches that emboss AND punch at the SAME time! WOW! They are called Silhoutte and Embossing craft punches. So…you know the embossed images look so great sanded with our Core Cardstock. See those red areas? That is where the embossed area is so you can sand it. So what are you waiting for??? Order yours NOW!
Here are a few projects highlighting these punches. I have to say
walk RUN to your favorite retailer and ask them to get some of these. You won’t stop using yours!
These next two cards are from Clare Buswell using the Button Punch and Poppy punch. Keep in mind for this first one Clare used the Gemstones cardstock so she didn’t sand but take a good look at the dimension JUST from a punch. So cool! Add an SRM Sticker and you are finished. How easy is that?
Look how gorgeous!
For this card Clare used the Poppy punch:
And a close up:
This next card is from Designer Suzanna Lee:
Quick simple yet fun card to welcome a new baby. The Marvy punches make it so easy as they not only punch but emboss too, adding that special little touch. The small detail that make the button more visually appealing. It’s the small things that matter!
Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6 pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Lights Signature Series
Core’dinations Whitewash 6×6 pad
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Stamps: Hampton Arts
Twine: The Twinery