Friday, August 17, 2012

Crafting with kraft

Our challenge over at A Blog Named Hero is to use kraft paper in our creations.  In going to get my kraft cardstock, I found in my stash a couple pieces of Core'dinations/Tim Holtz kraft core and chose this dusty pink color to use for this challenge.  I hadn't tried dry-embossing it and wanted to see the effect.  I like it - will be stocking up on more colors, now!

ABNH #10 kraft

supplies: kraft cardstock, Core'dinations Kraft Core color #2, scrap of unknown design paper reverse for stamping flowers, Hero Arts 657773 Antique Flowers & Butterflies stamp and die, Latte chalk ink, ST508 My Happy, Sizzix flowers embossing folder, Nesties oval die, EK Success Sticko dimensional stickers in centers of flowers

I had trouble stamping on the kraft core, however - the inks I tried faded, even when embossed, so I had to use a scrap of another paper close in color for my flowers.  Has anyone else had this problem with the kraft core?


And since this layout is loosely based on one of the sketches this month for our Hero Arts contest, I'll enter this card there also.  

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9 comments:

  1. very pretty...love the kraft and pink together...the embossed background looks perfect..love it

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  2. That dusty pink looks so pretty with the kraft! Beautiful card, Lin!

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  3. two of my favorite things, kraft and pink...ok 3, that dogwood image! your card is so great, i love how one thing relates back to the next! thanks for playing along with A Blog Named Hero!

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  4. Just so pretty Lin. Love the kraft and pink together.

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  5. I love the pinks with the Kraft. Gorgeousness!

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  6. I don't know that I've used the Kraft core but that will be something to look out for. Love your card, though...it turned out wonderfully!

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  7. I have never used Kraft Core so I am of no help. But I love your card Lin! That pink on the kraft really looks beautiful!

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  8. Lin this card is just gorgeous! I love how the dogwood mirrors the embossing folder you used :) Plus those sparkly centers are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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