Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sequins, Stencils and Splatters!

A couple of weeks ago I shared the first card I made using stencils and splatters together. Feeling like I could really design many different cards using the same concept, I made two more birthday cards with sequins and paint splatters.  Sequins were just the perfect touch for finishing off both cards!

I mixed modeling paste with Distress Paint to create the textured base to use with the stencil in this first card.  This mixture dries quickly. I then splattered Distress Paints by spraying a small amount of the paint off of a paint brush.  Random placement of sequins gave this card just the perfect touch of bling. 

Core'dinations 110lb Smooth Cardstock
The Crafter's Workshop "Specimens" Stencil
Dick Blick Molding Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Paints & Archival Ink by Ranger
PaperTrey Ink Stamp
Misc Sequins

My next card was total trial and error, but oh so fun to make!  I must have thrown away three stenciled pieces before I got the feel I wanted.

To create the pie chart, I heavily covered a piece of Core'dinations 110lb Smooth Cardstock with two different colored mists.  I then used Inka Gold Metallic Rub with the stencil over the misted cardstock.  This Metallic Rub is the bomb!  Totally dries without rubbing off.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed onto a piece of Core'dinations Vellum. Did you know they have vellum now?  

Core'dinations 110lb Smooth Cardstock & Vellum
The Crafter's Workshop Pie Chart Stencil
Tattered Angels Mists
Viva Decor Gold Metallic Rub
PaperTrey Ink Stamps
Ranger Embossing Powder
Misc Sequins

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wish Away

Saw a great sketch on Retro Sketches this week and decided to use it for two different cards.  Got to love a sketch that inspires more than one card!

Wish Away Supplies:
Core'dinations Cardstock
Lily Bee Designs Paper
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Darice Sequins

18 Today! Supplies:
Core'dinations Cardstock
Lily Bee Designs Paper
American Crafts Alphas & Hearts
Queen & Co. Pearls
Darice Embossing Folder

Don't forget to check out Retro Sketches Challenge #133!  


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Birthday Cardmaking Mode!

Hello!  I know it has been a while.  My blog and crafting has taken a back seat to soccer, family gatherings and editing senior photos.  August, September and October are the months in which we have the busiest schedule and the months when we celebrate quite a few birthdays.  So, I have been in card making mode when I do have time to craft.

Today I am sharing two cards I made last month for Lily's girlfriends. They are twins, but sport two totally different personalities and styles.

I had lots of fun using Ranger Stickles with Crafter's Workshop Stencils and lots of Tim Holtz Distress Paints to create my first card.  Next time I try this out, I may add some sequins or pearls to add dimension.  

This layered card is chock-full of Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste Line.  I stamped on the chipboard with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Love the look of that!  

I am hoping to have some more cards to share with you this week!  ~Kate

Monday, September 1, 2014

Reusable Gift Tags

Happy Labor Day!  These quick and easy gift bags with usable tags were posted on the Core'dinations Blog last week. I didn't want to forget to share them with you!  

I created a simple bag tag for these cute mini-bags from Darice.

To create this removable tag:
1) Crimp a large Core'dinations Sandable CoreTag using a Fiskars Crimper. 

2) Punch a 1" circle in the middle of a small Core'dinations Sandable CoreTag. 
I used a CM Circle Punch and trim the bottom of the tag for a banner effect.

3) Sand and dust both tags.  
4) Stamp your sentiment on a 1.25" x 1.25" inch piece of Core'dinations Core Basic 110lb Smooth Cardstock and place behind the circle on the small CoreTag. 

5) Layer and adhere the tags together.
6) Punch holes in the bag where the grommets to match up with the holes on the layered tags. Now tie the tags onto the bag with some tulle. 
7) To add this tag to card, just untie the tags from the gift bag and attach to a card base.

The same tag attached onto a card:  

Super cute idea, isn't it?  
Here is another example of how I reused a gift bag tag for a card...

***Tip of the Day: When using two CoreTags layered on top of eachother (like in my Thank You Tag above), just pop out the grommets from both tags before layering and then add just put one of the grommets back in.  These grommets remove easily!  

Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies: 
Darice Mini Gift Bags
Darice Embossing Folder
Fiskars Crimper
CM Circle Punch
Papertrey Ink Stamp
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Sizzix Stamp & Die Set

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

National Aviation Day!

You can Imagine.Dream. Fly with us today!  It is National Avation Day!   Using a variety of Core'dinaitons products I was able to create this fun card to celebrate.    

 The card base is 4.5" x 6" (my favorite size) made from Core'dinations Distress Collection.  Of course, I distressed the edges a bit with my Sand It Gadget! 

 The background is an embossed piece of Core'dinations Kraft-Core.  I sanded the embossed image down quite a bit and ran my green ink over the embossed/sanded image, leaving some of the Kraft-Core peeking through.  

To create my sentiment, I trimmed up a Smooth CoreTag to fit in the corner.  I always save the trimmed off part of my CoreTags to use on other projects.  

Tip of the day: Core'dinations Cardstock makes a sturdy base for stickers.  On my card, I adhered the cute airplane sticker to a sanded piece of the same base cardstock and then trimmed around the sticker.  

Core'dinations Supplies:
Dust Buddy

Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co.
Fiskars Border Punch
Echo Park Sticker