Good morning, fellow crafters! It’s Tuesday morning and I am back with a quick technique to add clouds to your favourite patterned paper. As many of you know, I have been working with Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock for years and I have the sanding blocks to prove it. One day I was playing around with some light blue Jillibean Soup patterned paper and some Maya Road chipboard and came up with this easy way to add white clouds to my cards and layouts.
• Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget tool (refillable)
• Core’dinations Dust Buddy
• Maya Road (or other) chipboard clouds
• Cutting mat
Press the base of your project (background of layout or card) onto a cutting mat. This prevents the paper from slipping during the sanding process. Position the chipboard clouds where you would like. I used Maya Road chipboard “Mini Trees” for the clouds.
Tuck the chipboard clouds under the base paper and press firmly onto the cutting mat. Use the grid of the mat to help ensure that you are placing them exactly where you want them. Firmly press the base paper down on top of the chipboard to reattach it to the cutting mat. Again, you want to make sure that the paper does not slip during the sanding process.
Begin by lightly sanding over the chipboard area. Due to the fact that most patterned paper is white in the middle, the core of the paper will be revealed. Don’t press too firmly or you may tear a hole in the paper.
Using a Dust Buddy, wipe away any debris from the sanding process. This cleans up your work and allows you to see where you need to continue sanding. A Dust Buddy is also a great way to clean up a glitter mess before it ends up on the floor, the dog, the kids, your face....you know what I mean. ;0)
Assemble card or layout and enjoy! This is the Father’s Day card I will be giving to my dad.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, cardstock stickers, twine and kraft paper, Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget tool and Dust Buddy, Maya Road chipboard (mini-trees), Cricut cutting mat and cartridge (Hoot ‘n’ Holler), Fiskars border punch, We R’ Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile, EK Success marker, Xyron Mega Runner adhesive, other: foam layering tape.
~ Sarah Hodgkinson
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