Friday, 5 August 2011


Hi all,
Kat here, AKA Kat's craft creations
For my first creation of the month I have made an 8x8 square card
inspired by a pair of old faded jeans (lol)

The design team are focusing on the fabulous
core'dinations card stock pads in the month of August.

For the background I took an 8x8 card blank,
I edged it with a silver ink pad,
I cut, then tore a piece of the core'dinations card
to fit the front, then tore some scraps to layer over the top,

I then screwed the large piece into a ball, opened it up
then sanded it back with Tim's Sanding Grip
to get the texture,
over it to fade the colour,
I then ran the scraps in various embossing folders through
my big shot machine, & sanded them back
to reveal the coloured core.

when I was happy with the positioning
& a foam mat, I pocked holes around all the torn edges
& with white embroidery thread & a needle I
hand sewed all the pieces together.

To embellish my card I used Tim's Weatherd Clock Die
& thick blue card, that I faded down with
adirondack Snow Cap ink as I did for the background
& stamped in silver over the top with the
(hard to see on the finished card photo)
here's a close up.

I then coloured a piece of scrap card with
& stamped the lady off Collage Art 1 stamp plate
in Black Shoot Distress Ink & cut her out
I added the crown off the Crowning Glory stamp plate
as her finishing touch,

I then stamped the wording with Scrabble & Tags A4 stamp plate
cut them out and stuck them down as shown.

To finish off I added metal butterflies (from an old necklace)
& a couple of metal buttons.

That's it,
Hope you like it!

have a creative day,
catch you next time,
Kat x.


Minxy said...

Absolutely Beautiful Kat, How very creative x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

This is a stunning use of the Core'dinations paper :))

Helen said...

Kat this is beautiful - I love that paper! May have to get some after all....

Sid said...

Very stunning piece of art !!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous & so creative! Love it Kat! x

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card. Lovely design and what a lot of patience you have taken. Thanks for sharing the how to.

Lesley Xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Great piece! I love how you used the scraps and then textured and sewed them together.

Gisèle said...

Gorgeously creative !!

Jingle said...

Very nice!

fatmonica said...

It's stunning!

SannaS said...

this is gorgeous!! absolutely brilliant card!! Love it!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Jolanda said...

Wow! your card is stunning! I love the way you have ripped your papers - the final look is wonderful!!

Dragon said...

Woo I love all the texture on this and it is enhanced by only being one colour!! Beautiful work...