Couture Creations | Core'Dinations Blog Hop Day 6 with Tracey Cooley


Welcome to Day 6 our final day of the Couture Creations & Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Blog Hop!   
We’re so excited to team up with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock to share some inspiring projects with you this week, marrying our products together, what could be more perfect our Embossing Folders and Dies and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
Hi it's Tracey, I am Super excited to be a part of the Couture Creations/Core'dinations Blog Hop.... I love Core'dinations cardstock it is the only cardstock I use so this project was a delight to do.
I started out with a very cheap lamp I purchased from my local chain store for a very small $8 AUD. And it looked a little like this.....
boring right???? Well after a bit of thought, some Core'dinations Cardstock and Couture Creations tools.......
I measured the sides of the ceramic base of my lamp and cut some Core'dinations Core Essentials Neutrals to fit (leaving some overlap to go around the sides and a notch out of the back piece for the cord) and embossed it with the Couture Creations Elegance Taylor Emboss Folder and gave it a light sand using the Couture Creations Sanding Block... I then cleaned up the particles of sanded paper with the Core'dinations Dust Buddy... OMG I love this cloth sooo easy to clean up after sanding and it picks the dust right off my finished cardstock without sticking to it!!!!
With a glitter gel pen I traced around the edges of the embossed image to give it a bit of sparkle.
I cut some 1.5 inch strips of Core'dinations Neutrals cardstock and embossed them using the uber cool slit in the top of the Couture Creations embossing folders to do the entire length. Lightly sand and traced it with glitter pen as well. Core'dinations Cardstock with its coloured core is such a great match with the Couture Creations Emboss Folders and Sanding Block, its like a match made in Heaven! Such great results.
I then used a scoring board to score some fold lines in the strips so I could easily pleat the them, for some interest,securing them in place with Couture Creations 12mm Double Sided Tape.
Then layer the pleated cardstock around the lamp shade securing it with hot glue. Gluing a piece of beaded ribbon along the bottom and a piece of braid along the very top to finish off.
Then using the Couture Creations Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies I cut a piece of the same neutral Core'dinations Cardstock and embossed, sanded and traced it, the same as the previous pieces. I decorated it with a Core'dinations Pastel Tags (too cute) and used the Couture Creations Stylus from the Handhled Essentials kit to apply a rub on.
I cut a small doily from Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock using the Couture Creations Fantasia Doily Dies Ivy, and tucked it behind the Victorian Rectangle. The Core'dinations Glitter Silk cut beautifully in the doily die and was easy to remove!! I embellished this little stack of Core'dinations cardstock with some crystals and flowers and secured it to the front of my lamp shade.
I love the way this lamp turned out and hope it inspires you to try something a little different with your Core'dinations cardstock and Couture Creations Embossing Folders...I even love it more....
 with the lights out!!!!

Keep on Creating!!
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Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is also posting projects and giving away prizes, so be sure to check out their Blog and Facebook page, too!

Hop over to the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their ColorCore Cardstock and our Couture Creations products! They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs

Cathi O'Neill 

Dana Tatar 


Pam Bray 

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