Sunday, June 28, 2009

Whitewash and Hello Kitty

I just got a box of goodies from Cindy at and knew I had to use them for my Design Team Spotlight project this week. In the box was a pack of the new Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock. This stuff is AWESOME! It is white on the outside with a colored core that shows through when you sand or tear it. I also ordered a pack of the new

Sizzix embossing folders called Hello Kitty Spring. The set comes with one larger folder which is the diamond pattern on the card, a medium which is the Hello Kitty body, and two small folder which are Hello Kitty's face and a bouquet of flowers. I embossed the diamond pattern on the whitewash cardstock and sanded it to reveal the green core. The green actually shows up very well. For the border on the side, I used the backside of the whitewash paper so the green would match perfectly. I also matted the Hello Kitty embossing on the whitewash and popdotted it up off the background paper (2 Scoops from Basic Grey), then I added a couple of Petaloo flowers and added a pearl center and cut the sentiment Hello from my lyrical letters cartridge. Then, I wanted to play with the small Hello Kitty Face embossing folder. I decided to see if I could make a 12 inch border for a scrapbook page out of the folder. It worked perfectly. I used the whitewash with a pink core for this one. There are no folder marks as sometimes happen when embossing with the smaller Cuttlebug folders. Overall, I was very impressed with the Sizzix folders. I would definitely recommend them and I'm sure I will be checking Cindy's site to see which other ones I can get my hands on. Also an important fact about the large Sizzix folder is that it embosses the entire front of an A2 card with no border around it.


Chrissy C said...

Great card! I love Hello Kitty! Have fun with all your new goodies!

denise said...

Mindy...I love love love it...
Super job using the whitewash.
You are perfect to be a designer....always thinking outside the using the hello kitty heads and stacking them up. Dont forget about the flowered sizzix embossing folder that you liked. I dont know if Cindy has it in her store, but Im sure she can find it for you~