Sunday, May 31, 2009

My first month with the core'dinations DT. I'm still on cloud 9 here. The more I work with this yummy cardstock the more excited I am about it. Here are a few of my first cards and layouts using the core. I find myself looking around everywhere for inspiration on what I can use to emboss and bring out the underlying colors of this fun cardstock. On the first card here I used the fish grill grid from the barbeque to create the gridwork pattern. On the second card I used an embossing card from my Cuttlebug. I have also found that a color wheel is alot of help with using only cardstock - I've found some creative used for using colors that I might not have tried before. For the third card I have used some of the Black Magic together with the core'dinations cardstock. For the background I used the traditional embossing card and then sanded the paper. For the upper portions of the butterfly I punched out and embossed them and then layered them. For the larger background butterly I took a piece of Tim Holtz chipboard butterly wings and sanded over them and then cut them out. Love how it all came together. With the first layout I used different embossing folders and then sanded the different pieces. For the flowers I alternately sanded a few pieces and then left more natural but then tore circles to create the layered flowers. For the last page I opened up an embossing edge and laid it underneath the outside and sanded to create a border about 1" inside of my edge. The outside I just sanded some. Then to make the circle I used my Creating Memories circle cutter and sanded over the concentric circles. Loved how that turned out. Lots of sanding, tearing and embossing. LOVE this cardstock! I've even evaluated the soles of my shoes for inspiration.

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