Creating Your Own Cardstock Bracelets

July 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Hello, Ava here  to share a cute way to dress up a bracelet for the summer using the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection to celebrate the month of July.

Supplies:
Ranger, Crackle Accents medium
Tombow Adhesive
Step # 1  Using your Sand It Gadget, sand a strip of the border star’s along the 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  Sand a few star’s within the cardstock sheet for the cuffs as well.
Core Tip:  If you do not have any resin or are shy about trying it, try to get the look of aged resin pebbles by using Rangers Crackle Accents Medium. There are plenty of products out there you can try and get a similar look. The resin just stands up better to the elements especially for jewelry.
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Step # 2 Apply a generous amount of crackle medium to the strip of cardstock and let dry.
Step # 3  Trim your sta’s from the Core’dinations Cardstock to fit each bracelet bezel and adhere.
Now, that is fun bracelet to wear for the summer!

Glitter Silk Gift Bag

July 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tombow Adhesive

Hello, Ava here  to share a gift bag that will make a lasting impression for the receiver.  Do you have a special occassion this summer;? Here is a quick up-scaled presentation to add lots of sparkle to the party.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
Tombow Adhesive
Couture  Creations, Doily Die

 

Step # 1 Punch out different sized butterflies from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock and adhere to table centre piece.
Step # 2  Die cut various embellishment from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock, adhere together as an embellishment cluster.
Step # 3  Trim a panel for the front of the gift bag, adhere to bag and create a pocket behind the attached embellishment cluster for a gift tag.
Tip:  To add a wow factor to your gift bag, buy some tissue paper and make a big flower.
Attach the flower to any type of stick, straw or skewer that you have around the house to stand the flower inside the bag.

Creating Cards with Tim Holtz Core’dinations

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.
Core’dinations Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Darcie’s Haert & Home Rubber STamps
Scor-Pal
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!
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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.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered No. 20s
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic No. 15 and No. 23
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Darcie’s Heart & Home Rubber Stamps
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
Ranger Archival Ink
WRMK Crop-A-Dile

Tim Holtz Multi-Media Layout

July 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Core’dinations Cardstock is such a great weight to use with different mediums!  Today I am sharing a tutorial for the simple and pretty multi-media layout I made with lots of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection.
Other Supplies:
The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Cloud & Poppies Stencils
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Snow Cap Mixative
Dick Blick Modeling Paste
To create this 12×12 layout:
1).  Sand & dust 1/2″ border around the 12×12 Kraft-Core No. 15 background
2).   Cut, sand (especially distressing the edges) & then dust with Dust Buddu:
     a) Two 10″ x 2″ and one 10″ x 1.5″ pieces of Kraft Core No. 6.
     b) One 10″ x 2″ and one 10″ x 1.5″ pieces of Kraft Core No. 2.

3) Flip to the backside one of the 10″ x 2″ pieces of No. 6 cut in Step 2.  Using a cloud stencil, outline the clouds using a score tool from the back.  Sand and dust the clouds embossed on the front side.

Core Tip: When embossing cardstock using a stencil and score tool, use a rubber mat underneath the stencil.  This allows you to get a deep scored image without ripping the cardstock and always score from the back so the raised image is on the front.

4) Using a paint brush, paint in the clouds with a white wet medium.  I used Ranger’s Snow Cap Mixative because I liked that looked like different densities in the clouds.

5) To create the “be true” part of the title, use a stencil with acrylic modeling paste to the left side of the 2nd piece of 10″ x 2″ piece of No. 6.  Apply evenly with a popsicle stick.  When removing stencil, be sure to lift the stencil up straight so you don’t smudge the title work.
6) “To you” is added to the 10″ x 1.5″ piece of No. 6 after the cardstock has been adhered to the background using the same technique and placement in Step 5.
7) Alternating the colors, add the cut & embellished pieces of cardstock to the background in a slightly angled manner.
8) Mat three wallet-size photos with Kraft-Core No. 15.  Making sure to sand and dust the edges before adhereing the photos.
8) Finish off by adding lots of Darice Sequins with a dollop of Liquid Pearl in the middle.
Multi-media layouts do not need to be complicated.  Just by using a couple of wet mediums to Core’dinations Cardstock, you can create fun titlework and painted embellishments! ~Kate

Outlining with Core’dinations

July 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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.
Core’dinations Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Darice Sequins
Sizzix Dies
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.

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