Good morning! We have our newest design team member Sarah Hodgkinson here and in honour of 3T's Tuesday, she has a great little trick to share!
"I hope everyone survived this past calorie-ridden weekend. The Easter Bunny was kind to our waistlines this year and brought more books than chocolate. Perhaps his metabolism has been catching up with him as well. We were also happy to see that spring has finally arrived in our little part of the world. In light of that I wanted to share with you one of my favourite springtime Core’dinations techniques.
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has several collections including Core Essentials, Core Impressions, Black Magic, Chocolate Box, Vintage, Glitter Silk, Gemstones and more. WhiteWash, a collection with a whitewash finish and 20 different colour cores, is a perfect match to many seasonal layouts and cards. Using a course grade of sandpaper, you can remove the whitewash coating to reveal the colour hidden inside. When I first saw this cardstock I immediately thought of clouds and have dabbled in all sorts of ways of creating them (shape dies, punches, Cricut machine, etc.). My favourite colours include Cellar Door, Wash Board, Watering Can, Cottage Porch and Weather Vane. For the card below I used Watering Can.
Supplies: Core’dinations cardstocks (WhiteWash, Core Essentials and Core Impressions) and Sand-It Gadget tool, Jillibean Soup kraft card base and twine, My Mind’s Eye patterned paper (Stella Rose Collection), Fiskars heart and grass punches, EK Success flower punches (for clouds), Melissa Frances rubon, Creative Impressions mini-clothes pegs, Helmar layering tape and Cricut onesie cut (New Arrival cartridge).
So, here’s my cloud trick...
You need two matching flower punches of different size (EK Success). You only punch 3/5 of the flower petals from the straight edge of the WhiteWash cardstock. Then grab your sanding tool of choice and reveal the blue core. Finally, some layering tape behind the smaller cloud adds a nice dimension to your card or layout.
Two weekends ago, at ScrapFest in Kitchener, ON, I was inspired by Caroline Lau from Maya Road’s coolio make and take and created this tag with some treats that she gave me for being her bullhorn backup voice. Yes, it’s true. I’m much louder in real life...and taller.
Supplies: Core’dinations cardstocks (WhiteWash and Core Essentials) and Sand-It Gadget tool, My Mind’s Eye patterned papers, Maya Road chipboard tag and wood bingo motif, Jillibean Soup twine, EK Success flower punches (for clouds), Martha Stewart butterfly and cornflower punch, Fiskars grass punch, Hero Arts stamp, Tsukineko ink (VersaFine), Uniball black pen and Helmar layering tape.
Until next time, Happy Spring! ~ Sarah Hodgkinson