Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

As of recently, I have discovered Core’dinations papers, and have fallen in love. The texture, the colors, the CORE. Everything about them in amazing. I do have to say, my favorite Core’dinations Collection is Black Magic! There is something that I love about Black and another color. It is is amazing what the paper can do. I have three projects to share with you (and a fourth at the end). I just couldn’t do three. I needed one more so here is what I have made.


For this frame I used Core’dinations Gemstones Collection in Amethyst and Pearl on the base of the frame. For the words and the flowers I used the White Wash Collection in Window Pane. I sanded the White Wash paper, to bring out the black core. I think it made this contemporary frame look vintage and timeless. Here are some other angles and close ups of the details.



Next I wanted to make a scrapbook page. Scrapbook pages are my favorite, and I am always looking forward to what I can dream up next. This page uses my favorite collection. Black Magic. When I knew I wanted to try this collection, I went to the store and all they had was ONE color, and ONE of that color! So I grabbed it and here is what I came up with.


In this layout, I used Core Essentials for the background red in Scarlet. The gray border cut out in the Martha Stewart punch is also Core Essentials in Stormy Grey. Framing each picture I used the Cardmakers Pearls Collection in Silver Pearl. The lettering, and the polka dots is done in the Black Magic Hypnotic color. For the dots, I ran the paper through my Cuttlebug and sanded the embossed dots to expose the red color. What a cool effect! Here are some more detailed photos.


The texture on this paper is awesome. I love the lines in it. They are thick and sturdy. I love that.

For my third project I made a card. I loved the colors I picked out, but I couldn’t think of what kind occasion to make it for. So my mom suggested Father’s Day. My mom was in town for a few while I was working on these projects, and she was amazed at how fun this paper is! So here is the card I made.


I like to keep my cards fairly simply. Especially a masculine card. For this card I used the Gemstones Collection in Emerald for the green. The best thing about the Gemstones Collection is that is has a great shimmer to it. I love glitter and sparkle, and this paper has a simple shimmer that adds the perfect touch. I used a scrap paper of black (since I only had one page of Black Magic) – If I could have got it in the Tada color, that would have been perfect! I again used the White Wash Collection in Window Pane for the embossed look and the lettering. I used the diamond plate in my Cuttlebug and sanded the paper to reveal the black. I also sanded around the green rectangle to soften the edges. Here are some close ups.


For any jewels or metal brads, I used my i-rock from Imaginisce. I am going to show you one more scrapbook page I made. For this last project I used the Vintage Collection in Burnt Sugar, and Gemstones in Jasper. I also used some Core Essentials in a couple different blues. You can see how awesome the Vintage Collection is used here when I tore it.


I hope you all have a great weekend! I think I am going to go play with the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection I just got! The possibilities are endless!



Pat N. said...

Love all your projects. They look great. Really like the Father's Day card, the green is such a rich color and with the silver diamond plate - it looks authentic after sanding. Great job!--Pat N.

Fran, said...

Wonderful work on your projects. I feel like I need to run out and look for Core paper.

Victoria said...

Your projects look great! I also wanted to let you know I have an award for you on my blog.


Lisa said...

All of your projects are just fabulous! I love the Core'dinations paper also but I can't find the black magic at any of the local craft stores. I may have to give in and buy online! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I am now happily following you as well :)

Minta's Creations said...

Love all your projects..
Momo sent me...
just became a follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

These are great projects! I love Core'dinations paper as well. Joann's will be having it on sale 5 for 95 cents (open stock) during the 3rd week of April (I think Apr 22-26- but check the ads) so I need to stock up! Following you from the Link up the Love Party. Thank you for following my blog.

Lydia said...

So much fun, great techniques. Goodluck