Hi there, folks! How are you doing today? I am getting very very inky and sticky in the studio today and having a grand old time with it. Hope to have something from today’s adventures to share with you soon!
So what’s goin’ on in the papercrafting world today, you ask? Well, did you know that my favorite cardstock manufacturer, Core’dinations, is having a blog swap event this week with my favorite patterned paper manufacturer, Authentique? Every time I get my hands on patterned papers from Authentique, the crafting just flows, and the result always pleases me. It could be a number of qualities that draw me to them – the dense, textured quality of so many of their collections, the incredible finesse with which they choose their hues, the vintage ease that permeates all their products. All I know is I love it. I lurve it. I loave it lol!
We designers are Core’dinations are so blessed because we get to work with the best cardstock around, and our folks in marketing are constantly forging and reinforcing fantastic relationships with others in the industry. I am a very very happy hard core crafter.
For our blog swap, I have a trio of cards to share with you that combine Authentique’s “Be(you)tiful” Collection – warm sherbert colors and soft patterns in that collection – with cardstock primarily from Core’dinations’ “Vintage” Collection.
My second card happened by accident. I had a clean wide scrap strip of yellow from Core’dinations’ “Vintage” Collection that was begging to be torn. So I did. And I realized it would make a very modern type of banner piece for my card.
For my last card, I really wanted to keep all the pretty typography intact, so I used a rather large piece. Our “Vintage” Collection at Core’dinations has a delicious sherbert color that went perfectly with this line from Authentique.
Remember the pretty blue sheet from Authentique’s “Natural” Collection that I couldn’t stop raving about in the video for this card below?
I am equally excited about this sherbert hue in both the Core and Authentique lines I’ve showcased for you today! Any non-crafter would look sideways at me over how excited I get about color. But I know you guys get just as enthused when a color just sings to you, right?
Thanks so much for visiting with me here today, friends. I had such a great time making these cards, and just as much fun sharing the inspirations with you here on my blog. Be sure to stop by the Core’dinations blog to get supply lists and inspirations from the rest of our team, and don’t forget to visit Authentique, too! Word really must spread about their beautiful patterned papers.