Friday, April 15, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

When I saw the Design Team call for Core'dinations, I knew I had to apply because I love their cardstock! However, due to being sick and out of town, I almost missed the deadline. Some under pressure scrapping got it done just barely though.

This first one is the one that I just finished. I was thinking about this one for a while. I used a sketch from CK. One of the things that I love about Core'dination
s cardstock is the texture. It shows especially well on the vintage collection. When I showed this page to my husband he said, "I really like that background paper, the texture makes me just want to reach out and touch it". He is hard to impress with my scrap projects, so that is high praise indeed! I also love how the two sides coordinate, but contrast. I used that to my advantage on the title block area. I dry embossed it, then lightly sanded the darker side to make the embossed dots stand out. Then I punched circles, inked the edges, cut them in half, and tiled them to make it look a little like a gingerbread house roof.

This next page I went simple with the Core'dinations. Again I used the vintage collection, but here I used it as-is. I love it that I can use it as-is and still get a great texture. It is a real time saver!
And finally, I created this card with some of the Black Magic collection. Again I used both sides. I love that I can do a little sanding on the front, and then have the back as a great matching contrast color. I also love sanding in lines for a quick easy border. I just folded the edges and ran a nail file along the folds.


Sarah said...

These are great! You're right- the texture really does stand out! That card is super cute, too!

Mandi said...

Awesome job, Meg!!!

carrie said...

Love what you did on these layouts and what an awesome card!

Andrea Amu said...

Great projects,Megan!
I like how you did the punched circles to look like roof shingles. Fun idea!
Best of luck to you :)