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!