Friday, November 1, 2013

Core'dinations Hard Core Crop 2013 - My Challenge!



Today is the kick off for Core'dinations Hard Core Crop 2013!  The Design Team has come up with lots of great challenges that will be shared over the next few days and you'll have until 12 Midnight EST on November 10th to get the challenges completed and linked up.  You will find all the rules here and the master list of challenges here.  So pull out your Core'dinations Cardstock and join the fun!

My challenge for you is to make at least two tags.  You MUST use Core'dinations visibily on your tags and you MUST stamp on your tags.  Feel free to make just the two tags, but don't feel as though that is all you can do.  You can also incorporate them into a layout or a card or an altered project. Let your imagination soar with this challenge!  Link up your stamped tag challenge projects in the Inlinkz Collection at the bottom of this post for a chance to win Core'dinations 12 x12 Black Magic Collection.


Did you know that Core'dinations has a whole line of smooth AND textured tags?  They also have different size and shaped tags. They are called CoreTags.  I used a different CoreTag on each of the four tags I am sharing for my Hard Core Crop 2012 challenge inspiration.


The Autumn Memories Tag on a Core'dinations Creative Medium Ivory CoreTag.  To create the pretty embossed multi-colored design,  just paint your embossing folder with 3 autumn-like Distress Paints, place the top 2/3 of your tag in the painted embossing folder and then run it through your Big Shot (or other similar machine).  It is such a pretty effect and it is so simple to do!


For the Vintage Santa Tag I stamped my image and sentiment on a Core'dinations Ivory Circle CoreTag.  Once stamped, the tag is double matted onto embossed and die cut circles made from scraps of Core'dinations Cardstock.


I used Core'dinations Fashion CoreTags for my Thank You Tag. I just love this shape!  The tag has been debossed and inked up with Chalking Ink.  I sanded and dusted the Core'dinations Cardstock before stamping my sentiment.  Dusting with your Dust Buddy is very important as you do not want the dust remnants on your stamp.  


Last but not least, the Believe Tag was made out of the awesome Core'dinations Sandable CoreTags.  I used the yellow in the Darks Collection as the base.  The tag was sanded and dusted before I stamped the sentiment.  The Poinsettias were stamped and fussy cut out of scraps of Core'dinations Cardstock.  A little bit of glitter was added to the flowers by simply mixing some fine glitter with clear drying glue and painting the mixture directly on the Poinsettias.

Core'dinations Supplies used for my tags:

Now it is your turn to share your stamped tag projects.  I can't wait to see what you all create!

13 comments:

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL tags Kate!!!
FABULOUS techniques you have used too ... three are new to me, so apart from learning how to MACHINE emboss using folders (yay, I now have a Big Shot), I am inspired to try painting my embossing folder, using the de-bossed side and last but not least, adding some glitter - THANK YOU for this FUN challenge :)

ellen s. said...

That debossed one with the ink in INSANE! I love love it. Great challenge, Kate. LOVE me some Core Tags!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!! I am LOVING that Santa!!!!!!

dstandard said...

Fabulous tags Kate - love these!

Jill -Every Day is an Occasion said...

Great tags Kate!! Have a great weekend! Smiles, Jill

Suzanna Lee said...

Lovely tags Kate! They are so creative! Will have to see if I have a chance to nail this one out!

jennifer edwardson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these tags Kate ..... great inspiration !!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Just linked up my tags. Thanks for a fun challenge!

Tracy said...

Love all of your tags, Kate!

Jackiekg said...

Love your tags Katie - my favourite
is your 4th tag with the glitter.

contadinak said...

love these tags, kate! they all showcase core in different ways and are all yummy!

Louise said...

Your tags are gorgous! thanks for a fun challenge!

Lynn Hardy said...

Hi Kate,

I think your links closed early (or I have misjudged the time difference from the UK). I spent ages making two tags tonight, so I hope that you will accept this link here instead. http://thehardystamper.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/coordinations-hard-core-crop-challenges.html

Many thanks.