Saturday, August 8, 2009

All Star Altered Frame...

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share some inspiration with you today! This is a frame that I created featuring Core'dinations Black Magic Cardstock. It was featured today on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and I am featuring a full tutorial here on my blog for you. I hope it inspires you to create with this fabulous product by Core'dinations.

All Star Altered Frame
Designed by: Tracy Pounds
What is Black Magic?? Black magic is one of several specialty collections in the Core'diantions ColorCore Cardstock line. It has a black surface on one side and with a little sanding, tearing, or antiquing, you can uncover the vivid core colors hidden beneath the texture. This is an amazing product and it works fabulously with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders by Provocraft!

Here is a quick look at what you will need to create this altered frame project with Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock:
First, you will need to cut your Black Magic cardstock into desirted sizes to fit your wooden frame. Then, place each piece into a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (I used the new Stars Folder) and run thru the Cuttlebug. This cardstock embosses beautifully! Now, sand lightly over the embossed design with a lightwweight sanding block or a piece of sandpaper to expose the ColorCore that is hidden beneath the Black texture.

Look at how vivid the ColorCore is! I just love it...take a look at some of the colors in the Black Magic Collection...

Next, I painted my wooden frame black and then adhered all of my embossed squares using tacky tape. Then, I applied a light coat of Diamond Glaze over the surface of my frame to give it a cool semi-gloss effect.
Now, to create the background paper for my frame, I simply took a sheet of Black Magic Cardstock and crumpled it up in my hand.
Then, I smoothed it back out and sanded over all of the wrinkles and crinkles to create a great distressed look. I adhered this to my frame insert.
To complete my All Star Altered Frame, I added some great baseball pictures of my son, Hayden and embellished with a few metal buttons. I'm really happy with the way it turned out! I hope you will be inspired to create with this amazing cardstock from Core'dinations!
Remember to stay true to your passion--Keep Creating!
Tracy :)


Lottie said...

This has certainly inspired me - thank you for sharing

Beth said...

Oh Tracy I just love this frame you definitely inspired me to try this thanks for the details

Sonia Kertznus said...

Fabulous frame! I may have to scraplift this one! HUGS....SK :)

Crystal said...

Beautiful and creative project ! My first visit to your blog has been a real treat !!