Following on from my post yesterday, here are a few more quick & easy cards. Again each
card has a Kandi Core mat, punched using a Martha Stewart
Happy Birthday punch. They are decorated simply, with rosette and bow embellishments also made from Kandi Core and buttons. The last card which has a music print on the mat, is finished with an Anna Griffin die cut.
The cards are all 6 x 6, a mixture of cream and brown kraft card.
Foil Play has a good selection of Kandi Core card designs, available from as little as 25p for an A4 sheet if you buy in bulk.
I've been playing with Kanban Kandi Core card this week. It looks most unprepossessing and nondescript on screen, but is a really beautiful and versatile card to craft with.
Kandi Core is double sided, with the reverse side a more muted version of the design on the front. Each sheet has a coloured core (pictured on the sheet header), so it is particularly suitable for ripping & tearing and distressing, also for use with embossing folders and sanding back.
The weight is slightly lighter than most other Kanban card stock at 240gsm. This means that it isn't really suitable for base card stock, but it is great for matting and layering and the lighter weight also makes it easier to work with.
As you can see from the pictures, it is also fantastic for 3D crafts. I had great fun making bows with a Sue Wilson bow die and rosettes with Tim Holtz rosettes dies. I got three rosettes and two complete bows out of each A4 sheet that I used. I will blog some of the finished projects made with the Kandi Core embellishments later in the week.
Tracy used foils as part of her first Yule card this year, the reindeer is such a cutie, especially with his red foil highlighted nose. Tracy details how she created this project in her blog Kindred Dilettante Soul - thank you, Tracy!
How cool is this Christmas decoration from DT member Zoe? I think it's fabulous! Zoe covered 3D letters in gold foil and also used foil to add some bling to the little characters decorating the letters. More details are on her blog, Handmade With Lots of Love. Thank you, Zoe!