I first heard of Core’dinations from Stacy Julian, when we were discussing the project now (cardstock) class she was giving me the green light on. I was excited and intrigued – after all the concept of cardstock with a lighter color core (so you can sand or tear away to reveal) sounded good to me. Like thick buttery frosting inside a cake of paper goodness if you know what I mean.
You’ve got to head over to www.coredinations.com to check out all their goodness. I have a wish list going right now, but first I’m working on using up the lovelies I have right here in-house. Would you like to see a layout I just made?
First of all – Mindy (from Core’dinations) taught me that you can put a piece of chipboard under the paper, sand, and this is what happens. The outline shows up that pale color. (swoon) SO love this technique! I also love that if I cover chipboard with it I get a painted/distressed edge very easily without ink or paint – I’ve got core color! I also learned something new this morning…
I drew “bliss” on the back (backwards) and when I held it up to my desk light I could SEE IT. So I was able to make adjustments & get my title just right before cutting out. I thank the light core for that – and I’m very excited to use this again and again!! (note you can see that light color on the torn edge. Cool, no?) Not to be a tease here- but if you’re in my cardstock class at Big Picture then you know how I make hand-drawn titles like this. Students, know that I continue to do them & love them. CARDSTOCK ROCKS!
Just rubbing lightly on the punched hearts made them look like I’d smudged pale paint on them – I so love distressing.
Don’t even get me started on the whitewash & vintage collections. I use those as much as I can! I love how I could fold & crumple & tear this green strip and make it look all broken in & faded. love.
Finally I’ve got to share this. At the top of my “oh please, oh I so need this” is this:
I haven’t found it anywhere… and I need it. (sigh)
In the meantime I’ll be heading back to the bat cave to create more with cardstock and make a dusty mess of myself. It’s too fun not to!