The call asks for three new projects so these three are my ones made especially for this.
I have split the cards into three categories, Quick, medium and time consuming lol first easy...
Project 1 - Quick and simple
This card is a very simple quick card, the Core'dinations paper is cut with the Spellbinders swinging it die, embossed then sanded. The paper allows the detail of the tree to show with shadow on the edges where the lighter colour peeps through. The picture to the right shows the detail of this and the great way the bark effect running through the raised surface shows through.
Project 2 - More time consuming...
The top of the box was made with 5cm square pieces of Core'dinations paper, hand cut, then embossed with a simple diamond design embossing folder. These pieces were sanded and machine stitched onto plain paper, placed on top of a piece of wadding to give a domed effect, before being adhered to the top of an old Jewell box.
The sides were covered in more prepared squares and ribbon used to add definition to the edges and to neaten off the sides.
This techniques shows how versatile this paper is thick enough to be sanded, stitched with a sewing machine and pulled over wadding! I love the patchwork look of this, hard to believe this is all constructed from paper!!
The inside of the box has been left relatively plain with a bigger piece cut and embossed in the same manner, an aperture fussy cut and struck over the existing mirror, simple.
Project 3 - Slightly more complicated
This project, to my mind, shows what can be achieved with the great tonal shades available as Core'dinations is sold in collections the choice of colours is really easy. I was able to make the different textures and shades of the foliage by sanding back different leaves cut with three shades of paper giving me 6 different colours, and a multitude of textures. As can be seen on the birdcage selective sanding can really emphasise where light hits giving even flat shapes a feel of dimension.
The birdcage was cut twice from a light silver grey and a darker grey Core'dinations paper sanded and layered to give a 3D element. The bird was cut the same way this time however I coloured it with Distress ink, then sanded it, attaching a sanded wing. The roses were cut in a spiral with a magenta sheet sanded in sections, rolled up and sanded again, this gives a fantastic real life touch to it.
This is all housed in a hollowed out box, the front decorated with a navy blue die cut heavily sanded to show age and match the leather cover of the book.
The final picture is of the whole inside.....
I know this post is a little picture heavy but hey I really like what I created, enjoy...