Retail Therapy! (Caardvarks Core’dinations)

24 Apr

Some days just beg for a little card making therapy. So send a day-brightener to a friend and encourage her to get a little retail therapy. Check this out!

The Caardvarks challenge right now is to create a new monochromatic card. I figured that green and retail therapy went together. I added black as my neutral and a little bit of sparkle (that you can’t see on the pic) with gold, silver, black and green glitter pens.

One of the techniques I really love doing with the Core’dinations cardstock is embossing with some kind of template. Here I used Spellbinders’ Circles Impressabilities™, sandwiching my paper in between the template and the embossing pad, along with the master mats, and I ran it though my Wizard™.


  1. Stamp Fashionable Shoes ATC in black ink onto smooth side of light green cardstock.
  2. Trim image. Color shoes and border accents with glitter pens.
  3. Emboss medium green cardstock with Impressabilities™ template.
  4. Sand template to reveal the colored core.
  5. Cut embossed cardstock using S5-019 Labels Eight.
  6. Cut/emboss S4-189 Labels Three from dark green cardstock. Edge cardstock mats with dark gray marker.
  7. Tie an organza ribbon onto the Labels Eight die cut.
  8. Assemble card as shown.

One last close-up look…

Important Stuff
Fashionable Shoes ATC (Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps)
Magento Tuxedo Black dye ink (Tsukineko)
Paper Green Color Core Cardstocks (Core’dinations)
Dies/Templates Circles Impressabilities™, S4-189 Labels Three, S5-019 Labels Eight,
Pens/Markers atyou Spica Gold, Silver, Black and green glitter pens; Sketch marker W07 Warm Gray #7 (Copic)
Adhesives Craft Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff Green organza ribbon, letter stickers, heart pin, sandpaper, letter stickers


2 Responses to “Retail Therapy! (Caardvarks Core’dinations)”

  1. Lydia Jackson April 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    Fantastic, love that retro circle embossing!! Great Card!

  2. Amy C April 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Such a fun card!! I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

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