Friday, August 19, 2011

# Borders # Core' dinations

Cheery Lynn Designs & Core'dinations go Native!

Today I am paying tribute to my heritage. I am Native American and part of the Navajo tribe.
I was inspired to focus on some Navajo designs for today's post.
Here are 2 of my favorite images I found that my cards today are based off of.

Where do I begin to tell you what Core'dinations paper and Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used?

For my paper I used paper from the Core'dinations Whitewash and Vintage Collections.

As for dies, I used the Fanciful Flourish as a mask for the card base and sprayed some Turquoise Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create that beautiful background. I then took as assortment of dies and cut and or embossed all the detail for my "pottery" vase. The pottery base was embossed with the Burble/Cheesecloth Embossing Plate. I used the following dies, listed in order from the bottom of the vase and working my way up. Japanese Lace, Wittle Wicker, Border Carnivale, Ribbon Eyelet w/Piercing, Pennant, Japanese Lace, Border Carnivale, Daisy Chain and Heart Chain.

For my lettering, I used the Optimistic 1/2" dies. Ya'at'eeh means HELLO in Navajo.

I did a lot of sanding on these cards, I mean a lot. Core'dinations has a wonderful tool called the Sand It Gadget which makes sanding pretty painless. I do want to pass a top secret Polka tip onto you however. If you have narrow pieces or small pieces like I do in today's cards, lie the Core'dinations paper "sanding needed" side facing up on a piece of fine sandpaper. You can see in my photo below I have all my pieces on the sandpaper, the Sand It block is pictured towards the back. By placing your pieces on top of sandpaper and then using the Sand It Gadget, your pieces will stay put! The sandpaper underneath works like velcro not allowing the paper to move while you sand. You still want to hold the pieces in place while sanding, but trust me this works like magic!

For this card I mostly used paper from the Core'dinations Black Magic Collection.

I cut paper in 4 different colors with the Dottie's Ric-Rac die. I cut pieces from both sides of the paper and then intertwined them together.

The yellow frame is the Japanese Frame. I also used the Stitcher plate on the black background to give it texture.

I used tons of extras on this to make it special. I used twine, hot fix silver studs, jewelry findings, glass beads, silver charms ribbon and silver string.

What do you think? So colorful, don't you agree?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today!

I might have to mail these to my Grandma...look at her, isn't she adorable?

Now be sure to hop on over to the Core'dinations blog and see what their DT has made with the Cheery Lynn Designs dies....
Have a Fabulous Friday and a great weekend.


  1. Wow!!
    I couldn't just read and run, your work is just amazing! I fully appreciate all the work and love that went into it. simply stunning hun.

  2. The way you incorporated the dies on the pottery card is pure Jeannie-ous!! Love all of the colors and yes, Grandma is adorable!

    Great tip with using the sand paper, too.

  3. Wow! What a stunning native designed cards! They're absolutely one of a kind and i agree Grandma is adorable! She reminds me of my mom who has white hair :)


  4. VERY, VERY clever Miss Jeannie!!! I like Tanisha's comment "Jeannie-ous"!!
    I showed my hubby your creativity and he was impressed too!! I love both!! As stated, your Grandma is adorable!!

  5. WOW! This is awesome! Fabulous techniques, love all that sanding with the Core'dinations. And you Grandmother is the sweetest!

  6. Love your sweet grandma's picture. I am loving the native design pieces you made.
    I have an Indian name-because my children are native American from the Nanticoke tribe.
    Thanks so much for sharing your heritage
    blessings to you, Dawn ll

  7. The samples for the August 19 blog post are fantastic! Love them. I feel like I just visited the beautiful southwest. Thank you for sharing.

  8. How sweet Grandma is!
    I've enjoyed all the projects on both blogs all week!

  9. very striking designs and colors !

  10. The picture of your grandmother made me miss mine. Your work is so inspirational because it is different and true to who YOU are!

  11. Very nice designs, completely different. I like them very much.

  12. I'm so impressed! You've really used the Core'dinations cardstock and the Cheery Lynn dies and templates to their fullest! Wonderful cards - thanks for sharing.

  13. These cards show great techniques that created with two great product lines...core'dinationand cheery lynn

  14. Oh my goodness! The way you pieced everything together all came together so beautifully and made for some gorgeous tributes to your heritage. Very inspiring!

  15. Adorable cards and the most adorable Grandma!

  16. Jeannie, this is so amazingly unique!! I love it!!!

  17. OMG, these are just amazing, your talent never ceases to WOW me! Great job, Jeannie!

  18. Holy Smoke Signals, girlfriend! You just WOWED me....again! I am in total agreement with never cease to amaze us with your talent. Kudos to you for showing us another fabulous way to use Cheery Lynn Dies.

  19. Oh my! Jeannie! I just fell in love with your cards and your grandma! She sure looks adorable!
    I just love the way you worked your cards incorporating all the dies and those beautiful colors! So clever!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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