Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stampin' and Dreamin' to the Core

SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!


Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. This is what you might win:



Here's what I'm sharing today:


So, I know this is a totally different color scheme for a Christmas card but I like it!  So many people do green, red, purple, silver and gold cards and I've been eyeballing this black and white snowflake paper for a while trying to decide what to put with it.  So when I was looking through my Core'dinations paper and saw the new Chalk Core black/blue combo, I knew it was just right! It's really cool because it gives a neat chalkboard look to it when sanded.  Usually I pick my stencil/stamp first and then pick papers but this was one of those occasions when the papers picked the stencil and dies first.  I love the distressed chalkboard look of this card!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Dreamweaver Stencils© LL511 NOEL Snowflake
Stampendous® Snowflake Die Set
Stampendous® Crystal Micro Glitter
Core'dinations® Chalk Core in Blue
Teresa Collins™ Christmas Home 6x6 Designer Paper Pad
Tim Holtz® Paper Distresser
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

  • Dry embossed my stencil through my Big Shot and then sanded and trimmed it to the size I wanted
  • Trimmed another piece of the same paper to use as a mat for my embossed piece and distressed the edges
  • Created a card base for a 4x6" card, folded it in half using a tent fold and sanded the edges
  • I trimmed a piece of my patterned paper and distressed the edges
  • Using the same chalk core paper, I cut out two snowflakes and gave them a light sanding
  • Using glue and the crystal micro glitter, I covered both die cut snowflakes and the embossed snowflake
  • Adhere all layers as shown


Leave a comment for me, and head to the next designer on the list:

Team members with an (*) are also on the Dreamweaver Stencils Team.



Core'dinations

Gini Cagle

Dreamweaver

That's it for me today, I'll have another post for you tomorrow so be sure to stop by and check it out!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

38 comments:

  1. Like the effect you achieved with the embossing, sanding, cutting & more for this chalkboard look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. That Core' cardstock is wonderful. Chalk blue huh? Wow! Love what you did.

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  3. Love this! Perfect colors for a winter night!

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  4. Love that Chalk Core paper with this stencil design, and your die cut and sparkley

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  5. I hadn't seen the chalkboard paper (miss my scrapbook store). I love to distress the Core'dinations - you get a great look. this chalkboard will be fun to work with.
    Love your card. The black snowflake paper really fits right in with the Love board.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card and alerting me to another Core paper.

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  6. I tried to make a black and white and blue Christmas card recently and it totally failed. You nailed it, though!!! This is just gorgeous!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. This is really lovely. I love the color combination and the chalk board card stock is quickly becoming something I need to get for sure.

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  8. As much as I don't look forward to snow, I love snowflakes.
    I think your color choices are wonderful.

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  9. LOVE the black and blue Christmas card! The sanding on it is awesome and the colors are marvelous!!! TFS!

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  10. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your talent and creative ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. The colours really do work well, love it.

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  12. The sanding and colours give this card a great frosty, wintery look.x

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  13. Pretty card! Can't wait to try out the new Chalk Core papers! Love the NOEL stencil you used and that pretty glitter!

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  14. Love the black and blue together! The snow flakes just sit it apart!

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  15. Love the non-traditional colors! Reminiscent of a chilly winters night!

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  16. Beautiful card - the rich blue is stunning against the black xx

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  17. So pretty! That noel has almost a velvety look to it!

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  18. Elegant and gorgeous...I love the look of the non-tradition!!

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  19. I usually use blue as my main color for Christmas/Holiday cards - mostly as I am unsure of the religious backgrounds of my recipients. Lovely card with the NOEL stencil!

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  20. Love the colors. Looks like Christmas Eve!

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  21. Love these colors. Great card.

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  22. That is so pretty, Very non traditional colors, great card!

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  23. Beautiful card! I love the colors and texture, thanks for sharing.

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  24. This is really beautiful. I love the color combination and the chalk board cardstock.

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  25. Great card! Love this Noel stencil and how you distressed it with this special paper! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  26. Wish I could see the chalk core paper up close and personal. Love the layers on the snowflake paper.

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  27. You're right when you said the colors are unique. What a great idea for something totally different from what you usually see in Christmas cards.

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  28. The step away from traditional colors is bang on, thanks for the great ideas.

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  29. Fantastic design for the Chalk-Core paper and love the colors, very Christmas-y. Thank you for bringing your wonderful style to the collaboration this week.

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  30. I love different colors for Christmas. How cool! Love the Chalk Core paper.

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  31. Gorgeous color scheme and I like the sparkle.
    Sue in Ohio

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  32. I'm loving these cards on black cs. I'm so inspired.

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  33. GREAT card !!! I love the distressed edges !

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  34. LOVE IT! Esp how you worked that Core'dinations!

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