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!
How fun is it to take a different perspective on things? I love how Designer Ava Gavloski does it…see that hand-stamped image that Ava cut out? It’s a witch! How cool is that? Ava just layers and layers and layers…it’s amazing!!!
And since we are living in color today…we have some gorgeous creations from designer Kate Nolan Denham, too!
Next time you are making a bright card, don’t be afraid to pull out all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock. You are sure to find the perfect colors!
And don’t forget! We are cropping FRIDAY! Check out the RULES HERE!
Did you love the projects yesterday featuring Heidi Swapp?If you missed yesterday’s post please check it out here, you do not want to miss the gorgeous Mixed Media layouts featured yesterday. Also..we have a list of winners for you located on our Hot Topics page for you, too!
Today we have more Mixed Company projects for you from our designers including both layouts and cards. I hope you are ready to be inspired! The color palette of the Mixed Media line is just so great…the pinks and blues and grays with the black accents are perfect for any occasion card or layout. OH and don’t miss Heidi Swapp’s giveaway..the ENTIRE Mixed Media LINE!
Vivian Keh created a card and layout for us today. Mixing and matching the papers from the Mixed Media collection is easy. Add some hand cut details , stamping, and a gorgeous Moraccan diecut and you have one gorgeous card.
Vivian really plays on the horizontal and vertical lines on this card which make it so visually appealing. The more you look at it, the more you see! Notice the hearts on the stamped stentiment? Yep, she stamped right on the Heidi Swapp patterend paper…loving that!
Such amazing detail!
Just love how the Mixed Company Bouquet patterned paper looks with the Moraccan shapes Vivian created out of some Whitewash cardstock from her scraps from the card above! She used some super cool shapes from the Sizzix Thinlits Moraccan die to create her own background for that gorgeous photo. She keeps your eye moving around the layout with these shapes, some gems and the spots from the Heidi Swapp patterned paper. A lot of time and love went in to this layout for sure!
And a gorgeous detail!
What an amazig looking detail…LOVING the white on Whitewash!
Here is a great detail that shows how Vivian mixed the Whitewash Core’dinations pieces with some of the patterned papers from the Mixed Media collection:
Heidi Swapp Mixed Company papers and Pink Paislee – Patterned Papers
The Paper Studio – Paper Punches, Gems
TPC – Stamp Set
Hemptique – Hemp Cord Thickers
And who doesn’t love circles, black and white contrasting colors and oodles of texture? Shaunte Wadley worked her magic on this layout for sure! Shaunte says she raided her stash on this layout but you wouldn’t know it. Mixing up embossing folders and patterned papers for the circles really adds to the interest of this layout. How did she make that circle pattern you ask? Silhouette Cameo with some gray Core Essentials..along with some Black Magic in the title. The background paper is Core Impressions from the Basic Grey Core Impressions line. Add a sprinkling of Queen & Co gemstones and washi tape and you’ve got yourself a great layout.
Silhouette Cuts used:
And Mary Pat Siehl is working some Whitewash love, too! Mary Pat has a unique way of capturing everyday activities and making them look like so much fun!
I loved combining my Core cardstock with Heidi’s wonderful pattern paper. It proves once again that Core really is the best cardstock! I first used a 12×12 template and sanded my Whitewash Cardstock over it. I love how the image is very light. I also tore the cardstock to expose the darker core at the top. Then I layered it on top of some of the awesome Mixed Media pattern paper! The contrasting prints look great. For my title ”today” I sanded my paper first and then sanded it before cutting it in the Silhouette (this helps with these delicate cuts). This layout is a typical day after school- homework, computer games and outside play time. I love our everyday life!
September 18, 2013 by Ellen
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
First up we have a gingerbread card from Designer Vivina Keh. Keep reading because this isn’t the gingerbread you were thinking of
Vivian Keh here today to share with you a card which uses a technique I came up with awhile back which I call the “Gingerbread” technique. Perhaps a Hard Core video tutorial is in store for you sharing this really easy technique! In conjunction with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock that has been sanded, the patterns really pop off your papercrafted projects!
LOOK at that GORGEOUS Marvy Uchida punch!
“Sugar and Spice” from Pastels Collection
“Shabby Shutters” from Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Maya Road – Canvas Tag
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We are here all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much. From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to their blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page. Their Design Team is incredible and you don’t want to miss anything.
Can you say…paper airplanes? EEEEEK! This Flying By stamp set IS JUST TOOOOOO CUTE! Emboss your Whitewash cardtock with a Darice cloud embossing folder and punch some peep holes with a circle punch in your layout…it really allows those planes to pop off the page and really look like they are flying. Don’t forget to use the Flying By die cuts…makes life so easy! Shaunte always adds the sweetest details like stamping on the Core Couture for the sentiment and the heart in the twine. Just because it has a different finish doesn’t mean you can’ stamp on it.
And don’t be afraid to get out those stamps and use them on your Layouts. Shaunte
Shaunte mixed and matched a bunch of Core on here with her Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage stamps. She sanded the Tim Holtz Kraft Core No. 3, My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions on top of that and then embellished her way to a fabulous layout!
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