Fabulous Finds Friday — Core’dinations

Oh, the texture! Oh, the colors! Oh the possibilities of core’dinations cardstock (yes, editors, it is a lower case “c”). This is a yummy collection of lightly textured papers that have a cordinating  colored core. That means that when you tear them, sand them or otherwise distress them, the coordinating color shows through.

These papers are made to be abused!

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Here is a sample from Black Magic. This sheet has a yellow core. coredinations paper

The piece was embossed in the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, then sanded to bring out the yellow.

Core’dinations come in a wide selection of color combos, including Chocolate Box (a dark, rich core), Essentials (colors run from vibrant to natural), and one of my favorites, White Wash (colors are hidden under a textured white wash finish. So Nantucket!)

I couldn’t stop playing with these papers. Take a look: 

coredinations crunched flower

Black Magic cardstock was scored with a Scor-it tool (another great find), then sanded to bring out the yellow core. A scrap was torn into a circle, crumpled up and sanded, then sandwiched between two other torn circles for a shabby chic flower (anchored by a gem brad from S.E. I.) (Greeting: Hero Arts.)

coredinations best fishes

Two shades of blue from the Essentials line were torn so these fishies (Paula Best) could frolic. (Fish were colord using Sakura Gel pens; pearls and letters from Hero Arts.)

The next two cards were made using the Whitewash finish. I love the soft look of the whitewash. I tore the edges of the paper and lightly sanded the textured side. 

coredinations sea shells

(Shells from Hero Arts, Comotion and Judikins; saying from American Art Stamps.)

coredinations couple

(Shell, saying from Hero Arts; couple from Stampin Up!)

And last… two tags using Black Magic:

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(Bird from Hero Arts, celebrate from Inkadinkado, lines made with Scor-it); butterfly made using Cuttlebug embossing folder, saying from Hero Arts)

Find core’dinations at www.coredinations.com

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