Friday, August 10, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy

Good morning! Are you a Core'dinations card stock fan? I fact it has become my go-to cardstock in the last year or so! Today I have an eclectic variety of  projects highlighting some of the many different types of Core'dinations card stocks.

First I started with the Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection for Tim Holtz by Core'dinations.  I knew I wanted to use this cute new digi stamp from Some Odd Girl called Teacher's Pet Tia so I wanted some muted school colors and this was the perfect collection.  Tia was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut out.


What I love most about this collection is the Kraft core.  In other words when you sand or tear the main color the Kraft will peek through!  I cut the notebook edge out with a die from the Edge IT Kit and sanded the edges with my Sand It Gadget tool from Core'dinations.  


The ruler and Typeset embossing folders were run through my cuttlebug and then I sanded the embossed parts and edges of those pieces.  I also opted to ink the embossed parts of the ruler with my Memento pad for an even more distressed look.

As a final touch I added some die cut stars that were then scored from tips to middle and sanded.  My layout for this card is based on this month's sketch challenge from Some Odd Girl.

Stamps: Teacher's Pet Tia (Some Odd Girl)
Paper: Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection for Tim Holtz (Core'dinations)
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Stars dies (Spellbinders); Edge It kit (Lifestyle Crafts); Ruler & typeset embossing folders (Cuttlebug); Sand It Gadget (Core'dinations); Twine
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir Markers DG3, Dg2, CG3; FS9, FS8, FS4, FS2; EB8, EB5, TN5; GB10, GB6, GB4, CT4; BG1; TB9, TB8, TB4, TB3, TB2: DR7, DR6. DR4, CR7, CR2

Next I have a Shabby Chic type card, a bit out of my norm.  I wanted to play with the WhiteWash collection for this one.  I started with a piece of Garden Gate Whitewash cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with Long Merry Christmas stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils.

I then sanded the embossed areas which showed some of the gorgeous green through the whitewash.  I wanted to keep the pale colors but still wanted a touch of a pop so I went over some of the embossed areas with some Spectrum Noir markers.  The edge was inked with Mowed Lawn distress ink.

I love the close up effect of the markers on the textured whitewash!

The background piece was dry embossed with my cuttlebug using Large Damask Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils on Antique Vanity whitewash cardstock.  I sanded the embossed areas again then inked the edges.  This was layered on a second piece of the Antique Vanity but I used the back side (the rose).

Stencils: Large Damask & Long Merry Christmas (Dreamweaver Stencils)
Cardstock: Antique Vanity & Garden Gate Whitewash Core'dinations
Ink: Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn & Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon; Sand It Gadget Tool (Core'dinations)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir Markers

And finally I went for a Halloween card combining a bit of Ranger distressing & Dylusions and Stampendous! Fran'taging. 

 I started with the Kraft side of a Kraft Core cardstock piece of Core'dinations and stamped Pumpkin Kitty (from Stampendous)  in Versafine ink then colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I love how the coloring turned out so subtle on the kraft cardstock!  I added some Aged Gold Embossing Enamel from Stampendous to the buckles using a Versamarker.

This piece was cut out then adhered to a die cut piece.  This piece was also stamped on the Kraft side after I sprayed it with Squeezed Orange and Concord Grape Dylusions ink sprays.  I then cut it out with Labels 10 de from Spellbinders and sanded parts of the edges.

The final step to this panel was to add some Aged Black embossing Enamel.

The panel behind this panel I embossed the Poison folder on Hypnotic Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock using my Cuttlebug.  I then sanded the embossed areas and added a touch of ink to the edges.

The card was finished by stamping the Tile background onto the Purple Kraft Core card base.  The texture of the cardstock gives a great vintage feel to the image.

OK, thats it for this morning!  Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Fantastic projects!! Good luck!!

  2. Great stuff! I esp. love the 3rd- I've got to try some alcohol markers on kraft- looks fab!

  3. Wow! Cyndi, this rocks! LOVE the Pumpkin girl card!!!

  4. Fantastic coloring with that sweet Tia image.. loving that Cardstock too! SO happy you joined Some Odd Girl this month!!
    hugs, Leah

  5. wow your card is amazing...Love how you colored Little Tia...Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl...

  6. Sweet card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOG! :)

  7. My goodness, how much gorgeousness can you fit in one post? Tia's apple looks good enough to eat, love that card and the Christmas card is lush. thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl this month, good luck. X

  8. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Some Odd Girl!


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