Hi Everyone! I love the quality and colours of Core'dinations cardstock and often use it as a background in my scrapbook pages. On cards I love the fact that just a small amount can really add to the layout if you tear it, sand it or emboss it so I've decided to enter the Core'dinations Design Team Call over at their website. I really hope you enjoy seeing the
designs I've created to show off the versatility of their card.
First up is a really Spring themed card using their Core'dinations Whitewash collection
along with the new Bo Bunny Vicky B products. I made the base of the
card from one sheet of 12x12 designer paper and then cut panels of the Whitewash paper and embossed them with a Creative Expressions flower
design embossing folder. I then sanded the flowers to enable the green of the cardstock to come through. As one side of the cardstock is full colour I also used this as a matt for the panels so that they 'co-ordinated' perfectly.
I then added the sentiment to a double matted piece of the Whitewash edged with a Martha Stewart punch and added it onto
foam tape on one side of the gatefold part of the card.
trimmed one of the embossed flowers from Whitewash
cardstock, sanded it, added leaves and a matching gem in the centre.
The folding of the
designer paper enables a
pocket to be created inside so I made a matching tag using the same sanding and layering
techniques and added ribbon and a sentiment.
My second card
was made using peach and brown coloured pieces of Core'dinations cardstock which I teamed with an image from the Graphic 45 Le Romantique line.
The main background
was created by scoring the peach Core'dinations at one inch increments diagonally, sanding the lines and adding a gem at each intersection. This was layered on the brown cardstock and some gold mirri. The frame was also layered on top of the brown cardstock which had been punched with the Marth Stewart lace doily punch where I sanded the edges for a worn look
and definition. The main image was added at an angle on foam tape and lace and flowers attached
for extra decoration.
My final card was made from a piece of 6 x 12 cream Core'dinations, scored to make a pop out stand up card. I added strips of burgundy cardstock which I tore the edges to give a shabby effect and attached them to the sides and bottom of the card. A piece of Prima Botanicals paper was used for the main panel before I created a matt of burgundy Core'dinations shaped with the Martha Stewart Cherish punch - this was used to add my image and sentiment to.
Two antique brads finished off the final design.
Hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks for looking. Best wishes Karen x PS - Click on the first three images at the top of this post to enlarge them.