Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cuttlebug & Core'dinations

First post on my blog, and I have decided to jump right in with a little tutorial. No stamping on my examples, but you could easily incorporate stamped images.

I bought a pack of Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock from Joann.com. The cardstock is black, with a colored core. So if you tear it, or sand it, you can see the color inside. When I saw it, I thought it would be great to use with the Cuttlebug embossing folders and sandpaper. I made a few Halloween cards for one of my favorite organizations, Cards for Heroes.

I used a sheet of core-dinations with a purple core and the Cuttlebug Spiderweb embossing folder (sorry, the cardstock looks a little pink in the picture).






I ran it through my Sizzix Big Kick. The black side of the cardstock should be raised or embossed.






Then I sanded it.







Here is an after and before look at the sanded web:





I used the Quickutz Revolution spider die and cut it out with the reverse side of a piece of Core'dinations cardstock.







And here is the final card. I used foam dots behind the spider to give him some lift.



Here is another card I made with the same technique. The ghost & pumkin die is from Bosskut. I used foam dots behind the pumpkin and the ghost's arm.



Thanks for visiting my new blog. I'm offering a little blog candy, a new Cuttlebug Spiderweb embossing plate. Leave a comment (or just say hi) and I will choose one person at random on the evening of Friday, September 19th, 2008.


25 comments:

Sandy said...

Whoa am I first????? WAHOOOOO! Me number one! me number one! (lol, sorry, I just got excited!) Now why didn't you do a 2ps blog, are ya gonna share? (LOLOL)

I love what you created with that color core paper, fantastic!!! And fortunately I haven't seen that spiderweb folder yet...and now since Halloween is close to over in my CFH world (rofl)...I can wait til next year to buy it!

Great card!!!

Elisabeth said...

What an awesome tutorial! I never would have thought of that! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Love them! Very clever idea to sand the paper on the spider web.

Deloris

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hi Chris!
Just love your first post! Boy do you have some fun toys!
I'm adding you to my blog subscriptions...

Ethel Amutan said...

Omigosh! Your cards ROCK! I love the sanded background on your spider web. And the spider is too cute! Terrific job!

Dawn said...

The blog looks great. Did you see the gnomes over at just johanna. NOw, when I see them I'll think of you!!

Congrats at taking the plunge, your cards are great. Love the paper!

GothamGal said...

Thanks for posting this on the twopeas stamping board.
First of all, Congrats on your new blog--it's really neat.
Second, I'm really glad you used that paper. I've been hedging a bit--not sure if I wanted to buy it or not. Now you've convinced me about 85%, so next time I'm out and about looking for some papery-goodness, I think I might pick it up.
Please keep up the wonderful work, it's great. Will have to add you to my RSS and keep checking you out!

Suzanne C said...

Love the pumpkin with ghosts! The spider web is cool!

Kimmie said...

I love this...I would never of known about this paper at 2ps.

What a fun card!

iring said...

It's official. You're a blogger now. Cute cards! Yeah! Now I have something to use my Js coupon on! Congrats on your new blog!

Daria said...

Congratulations on your new blog! Thanks for the tutorial. This is the first I've heard of that paper--very cool.

Lemon Cupcakes said...

Okay, those have to be the cutest thing I've ever seen! Too bad I don't have a die cut machine or I'd be all over it! :) Guess I'm going to start researching the 'net for one and save my pennies.

Fantastic idea!

mel said...

congrats on the blog! LOVE your tutorial....and my cuttlebug! I haven't seen this folder for sale yet! Is it new???

melrose

Lori said...

This paper is fantastic and I just love your spider web card! It's awessome!

I'll have to check these papers out next time I'm @ HL!

Melissa Miller said...

Love the spiderweb!! That is very cool!!

Susan said...

What an awesome folder. I had not even seen this folder yet! What a great card idea!

TFS
Susan M.

cupcake said...

I've never heard of the Core'dination CS until I came across your post on 2peas! Great job on the cards! Luv 'em!

Sue McGettigan said...

I haven't seen that paper Chris, it's very cool! Love the sanding to reveal the color - ooh!

Margie Visnick said...

Very cool blog! And I love the rolling pin idea- I've been wanting a cuttlebug for embossing, but since I have the cricut E, I haven't been able to justify dropping the $ for a die cut machine. Thanks!

Anne said...

Hi, Chris! Welcome to the blogging world! :-)

Love what you did with the Cuttlebug! Thanks for sharing it!

Karen S. said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I just received my cuttlebug and I'm anxious to give this a try.

j.k.snyder@verizon.net

Purple Princess said...

Great cards! I love the pumpkin one. Great techniques!

Beverly s said...

I love how your card turned out
using that cardstock and the
embossing spider web folder.
Cute, cute, cute. :) Now I've
got to get some of that cardstock!

Lori Barnett said...

How cool is that black magic paper. I've never heard of it!! GASP! How could that be?! ha ha ha Thanks for sharing. Awesome cards ;)

Craft Nerd said...

Chris, those cards are too cute. And what a great technique for using color core paper. I am so going to have to go out and get some.