Core Cards Creative Frenzy
This is a longerthanusual post so get ready!
Core’dinations have a Design Team call and you know how much I love a challenge! You’ll have to hurry as it finishes Friday at midnight EST tonight-but that surely gives you enough time!
The challenge from Core’dinations was imagine you’d been given a pack of their Core Cards what would you do with them? Now given as they are A2 and A7, the A2 size gives a bit more room to play with so I’d first make this tiny box and add some pretty embellishments.
You can see the bow here- I used Black Magic I embossed the cardstock which has a blue core with a dotted embossing folder and then gently sanded it- the secret to getting the shaping is to spray the cardstock sparingly with water then bend it carefully and keep manipulating the shape until it stays like that or dries. The beauty of this cardstock is that the other side is smoother and is the perfect match ( obviously!!) and you can see I’ve stamped on the little tag and used both sides to create the bow tails.
you’re trying to break down the fibres in the card slightly and if you hold the circle in the palm of your hand and use a finger to push into the centre of the circle, it will crease and ‘give’ slightly. Once you’ve done that, it’s much easier to scrunch it up. Do this to each circle until they all look like this
sand gently with sandpaper or even a nail file- sand away until you’ve exposed as much of the colour as you want. Don’t forget the edges of the circle as you’ll really notice these in the final flower.
This is my final and favourite project! I love rosettes and wanted to try them with cardstock. Easy. This cardstock manipulates beautifully and I’ve also used the card plain ( I used Core’dinations with Tim Holtz’s Distress cardstock). I’ve used it to make the grass, the cloud and the rosettes.
I won’t post any funnies today- I reckon you’ll fall asleep if I do.
See you when I’ve been to the dentist again ( temporary fell out and I’ve got to return for like 5 minutes just so he can see that its fallen out!) xx