Thursday, September 9, 2010

Colour core cardstock

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use your white core or colour core cardstock. I have a bit of this in my stash, mainly because I love the colours of Core Dinations cardstock, and buy it to use as regular cardstock on my layouts. I'm not a distress kinda girl- I love the way it looks, but it's just not my usual style. ( which by the way explains my large but rarely used collection of Basic Grey paper).

I would have just taken out my embossing folders and passed some papers through the Texture Boutique as background, but that didn't seem daring enough for me ( even though I never use the folders or the machine).

Published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, Spring 2011, p47.

I pulled out an embossing folder, but left it open and laid my cardstock over it. Holding it firmly in one spot, I used an emery board to file the surface of the paper. When repeated all around the edges of the cardstock, it gives the impression that the whole sheet underwent the same treatment. I also took an idea from the core dinations website, and used a paper crimper on the red paper before trimming it and sanding it. I had originally wanted to use my corrugated crimper, but I think I may have given it away. Thank goodness the crop cupboards at my LSS are fully stocked with tools!

 The digi stamp is from our challenge sponsor this week- Robyn's Fetish. Since I'm not much into making cards, I find it fun to try and incorporate stamps into my layouts. Choo-Choo Charlie is perfect for my train obsessed boys, and may  even get used large scale at our next train themed party.

other materials:
PP:Moxie,  Sassafras Lass
Letters: MLS, American Crafts
pearls: Queen and Co.


JJ Sobey said...

I hadn't seen it with the pearls - they look great like that!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Erin - this just too adorable!!! Love the sentiment!

Deanne :)

Christine Meyer said...

I think we're two peas in a pod when it comes to scrappy style...I am not a distresser either and love the primary colors.(: