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Apr 12, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

I recently discovered Core'dinations & thier wonderful products. Thier cardstock is unique in the sense that they all have a core color which 'core'dinates' with the surface color--it isn't white like typical cardstock. With this in mind--the possibilities of this cardstock are many! You can sand it, emboss it, tear it, ink it, wrinkle it etc. In addition some of thier cardstock is already embossed--so you just sand away for an instant design.

Here I am highlighting three projects where I've used thier products.

The first one titled 'Frankie' uses the Core'dinations Grid cardstock from the Core Essentials collection. I used it both as the circular background & for the large flower embellishment. For the circle, I distressed the edge, inked it in dark brown ink & then sanded down the embossed grid design.

For the flower, I ran it through a Big Shot to die cut the flower petals & layered the petals together with a red brad. I then slightly bent the petals upwards for a bit more dimension.

My second project is a card I made with the Core'dinations Small Dot cardstock from the Whitewash collection. I inked the edges of the entire card & then sanded down the embossed dotted cardstock to reveal the light brown core color underneath.

A closeup of the embellies decorating the card. I also stamped on the Core'dinations cardstock with a flourish stamp. I used a Martha Stewart punch-around-the-page punch (Cherish) & punched along the top edge of the card--I then hand sewed along the design made by the punch.

Behind all those embellies is a corrugated cardboard that has been inked & misted with bronze Shimmerz.

Finally, this is a layout I made titled 'Brothers'. It's my husband with his two older brothers. On this page I used the Core'dinations Core Impressions from the Graphic 45 Timeless Collection. It was perfect in representing the passage of time & it's impact on the three brothers.

Hope you enjoyed these three projects & check out the Core'dinations site for more products. Thanks to all who stop by.

Till my next post...


ms.schwiet said...

Love what you did with the brick. I've been admiring that for a while and would love to see you break that down in a tutorial...simple splendid pages


Beautiful work, Kay!!! GREAT IDEA to use Core'dinations in your flower making! LOVELY WORK.....BTW, I've thoroughly enjoyed your music while here.

Chrissy said...

GORGEOUS! I am just LOVING what you did with this cs! I am going to have to try this stuff out now! ;)

Lydia said...

Absolutely beautiful, love all the grunge and masculine elements

Kimberly Kett said...

Stunning LO's!! Thanks for sharing :)

María Castillo said...

Tus trabajos siempre son una obra de arte Kay, técinas super geper y mucho talento!! Un gran abrazo!!

MARILYN said...

Hermoso Kay!!! Me encanto el efecto de ladrillos y los goznes! Todos tus trabajos bellos!!! Un abrazo!!