Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hampton Art and Core'dinations Blog Hop!

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Happy Valentine's Day! Welcome to Day Four of the the Hampton Art and Core'dinations Blog Hop! Take some time to visit each blog and see the many projects and effects that you can create through stamping, embossing, and sanding on Core'dinations papers with Hampton Art stamps!

For today visit:

Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Dana Warren
Debbie Standard
Melissa Oliveira
Hampton Art

Here is my card! I love working with Core'dinations paper! I can layer and have pattern but I don't need to use printed paper! How cool is that?!

My favorite technique is embossing the paper with a folder, then sanding the surface of the paper. I used Core'dinations Gemstones Pearlescent Finish paper (the black and red) for the front of my card. When you sand this, the paper core is a matte finish! So yummy next to the pearlescent paper!

I stamped my images onto Core Essentials Neutrals Cardstock. I love the texture! The Hampton Art stamp set that I used is called Wedding (#SC173).

 I created a little boutonniere with ribbon and flowers.

Here is the inside. I stamped more images from the Wedding stamp set. This is a great card for a new couple or for an anniversary card...for an old couple! {giggle}

What blog hop would be complete without a giveaway!? Like us on Facebook (don’t forget KI Memories), and leave a little comment on the designer’s blog posts each day (comment registration closes Sunday, February 17th)! We will randomly choose one winner of a super fun mystery prize that will be announced Monday, February 18th.

There will also be another prize pack up for grabs if you enter via our Rafflecopter giveaway on the Hampton Art Blog!

Happy Hopping!

Core'dinations Blog
Adora Concepcion
Beverly Sizemore
Debbie Standard
April Derrick
Hampton Art Blog
Core'dinations Blog
Britt Bass
Vivian Keh
Ellen Sosnoski
Hampton Art Blog

Core'dinations Blog
Gretchen McElveen
Nina Yang
Lydia Jackson
Leica Forrest
Hampton Art Blog

Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Dana Warren
Debbie Standard
Melissa Oliveira
Hampton Art Blog

Gini Cagle
Andrea Amu
Hampton Art Blog

Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Neutrals, Signature Series Graphic 45 Photogenic, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish, Foundations Canvas Texture Bright White
Stamps: Hampton Art/Art Warehouse Wedding
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Seattle Sky, Black; Decades Graphic 45 Triumphant Red
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Script, Plum Blossoms
Sanding Tool: Core'dinations Sand It Gadget
Adhesive: Scotch tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, Beacon Fabri-tac


Lisa P said...

What an absolutely stunning card. I love the look of the sanding. The red and the black add such a classic look.

Beverly said...

Love the pearlescent paper!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet, elegant card! Love that core!

marylouh said...

I really like using embossing folders and the core'dinations paper makes it so easy to distress. Good to have any extra help we can get. Love your cards.

Dana said...

A perfect wedding card Gloria!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful....I love it. The texture is wonderful and those colors are so sweet. Lovely job. Happy Valentines day!!!

Hampton Art said...

I REALLY like it! Our wedding colors were red and black :)

Jessica Strider said...

Oh wow. Love the card! I didn't know Core'dinations had pearlescent cardstock. It looks fantastic! I love the little flowers you used under the bow, too. :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Cute, cute! Thanks for sharing, Gloria.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Gloria - love your colour combo and embossed layers - beautiful inside and out!!!

macmomma said...

This card is outstanding! I love the colors used and the techniques are cool! Gonna have to try them!

Clare G said...

Really adorable, all of you're embellies are wonderful.

Pamela Romero said...

Great effect with the pearlized paper! I really like the design of your card and the inside touches make it extra special.

sharon g said...

The tiny flowers look so pretty and delicate. Nice!

Cynthia B. said...

Love this elegant card! The embossed front is lovely, and the stamped images fit perfectly. I always appreciate when a designer thinks about the inside of a card too. TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love all that texture and the stamp designs!

Christy64 said...

Love the embossong and the bow gives it a very elegant touch.Just beautiful.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Jean Bullock said...

Embossing draws me in every time. Great job on this and what a fun card!

Andrea Amu said...

Looks fabulous! I love the Gemstones embossed on this card!

JPScraps said...

The cards are gorgeous!

Caryn S said...

Oh I have always wondered what this Core does! I'm so glad you shared your projects, I really like it! Love the stamping on the inside of your card too.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

GORGEOUS FUN card. great tutorial. Love the effect of matt on pearlescent papers. It's gorgeous.

Svetlana said...

great project!!

dstandard said...

Beautiful work with the Core and the stamps!

joybear said...

Love the cards! Awesome stamping!

Adora Concepcion said...

Another beautiful card Gloria!

Karen Schroeder said...

Your card is so elegant! I have to get some on the Core'dinations Gemstones Pearlescent Finish paper.

Sue D said...

Great texture and colors!

Kim H said...

love this card, the textures and shine are an amazing combo. will have to find some of that paper. thanks for sharing and chance to win, also you have the most adorable kitten, he should be in all your pics LOL

Camerageek said...

Love this stamp set!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gloria, whatever you touch turns to gold! Love your kitten - no longer have a cat but i can only imagine the fun to be had with supplies:-)

Michele from MS said...

I am SOoooo having one of those DUH moments. I found a great deal on Core'dinations papers but I have just been using them as sheets of paper. Didn't know I was supposed to be sanding it for outstanding awesomeness!!! Can't wait to try this. Another super duper beautiful card....inside and out!