Thursday, August 12, 2010

Adding Cork to Your Creations

We have just had too much fun with cork recently.

This is such a nice change from using card stock. The fact that this cork sheeting is so thin allows us to use punches with it as well as using it as a layer. 8 1/2" x 11" @$1.25 a sheet, 12" x 12" @$2.00 a sheet.
Magenta has taken this a step further by offering pre-cut and adhesive backed cork. It is a fast way to use cork shapes when creating a card or page. I find it very user-friendly. There is opportunity to peel off and re-stick (8 1/2" x 11" @ $4.95 a sheet). Above is an example of using the small scalloped circle punch with a cork sheet to use as a backing for the word circle. The punches cut through the thin cork easily. Consider some cork flowers, buttons, or fish as embellishments.
I found the pre-cut cork very simple for a quick card layout. Try colouring the cork with your alcohol inks or permanent pens to change colour.

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