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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Floral Lace Card by Lesa Bird

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Hi everyone,
 Today I've made a quick card, using a Couture Creations Floral Lace - Daisy Doily.
 Quick tip, when using Couture Creations Floral Lace Dies as a mask, never throw them away.
(see my project on the 8th October)




Attach a piece of Couture Creations pattern paper, from the new Vintage Rose Garden Collection, to your card, add a little fibre at this stage.

Simply attach your disregarded mask to the front of your card, 



 

Add a few flowers, ribbon, and your done.
stay safe and Enjoy your day

 Couture Creations products used

CO724006   Floral Lace Ornamental Lace Die,- Daisy doily
CO721957   15 x 15 Cutting Mat
CO723816   Craft Glue Spots
CO723817   3D Glue Spots  
CO723815   Mini Glue Spots 



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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Art Journal by Tina Connolly

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Hi everyone,
It's Tina here with an Art Journal cover I created recently. 

I used the new Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden papers, along with lots of dies and some embossing folders.
 


I embossed using Loren and Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folders to create extra texture. The diecuts were given a variety of treatments including heat embossing, spraying with shimmer mists, and applying various mediums. 



I wanted a textural, grungy look so  used embossing powders in random areas.



Here's the back cover.....
I once again used lots of diecuts and layered them over strips of Vintage Rose Garden papers.
The Artdeco Lace Frame die was used as a stencil and I applied gel medium through it, just make sure to wash your die immediately.  
I used strips of Core'dinations cardstock and embossed it using Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder, then sanded it to expose the core.
The fun thing about a project like this is that there are no rules, you can experiment and have fun, and create the project in a variety of styles such as shabby chic, grungy, or whimsical. 


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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Together by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi everyone it's Kerrie here

It is my turn again on the Couture Creations Blog
and I am just loving the new Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Papers, they are so soft and pretty.

Seeing today is my 50th ..yes 50th Birthday I thought I would scrapbook one of my childhood photos, this is a photo of my brother Shane and I taken in March 1968.
 I love this photo of us, we were just too cute.





To start die cut from cardstock 1 x Postale Square die using Quick release Die Paper 


see how the die lifts straight off when you use Quick Release Die Paper



Cut the die in half


adhere to the top and bottom of 4"x 6" photo using double sided tape 
you want the top is hanging over the top of photo


Die cut 2 x Vintage Borders from cardstock


Cut a strip of gingham patterned paper 5cm wide x 20cm long and emboss


pop the strip through the slot in the top of the embossing folder and emboss the full strip.
I love that this Christmas embossing folder is so versatile and can be used for any occasion



Die Cut 2 x Vintage Branch dies from patterned paper and 1 x Daffodil Spray Die from cardstock


Ink the edges using a sponge dauber so as to not overdo the inking 


Lightly sand the embossed paper strip


and then ink lightly around edges and on the embossed pattern


Distres the edges of all pieces and then start layering pieces onto the base pattern paper



add some pearls to flower centers on base patterned paper



Finish off with some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to flowers on base patterned paper and premade flowers


here is a closer look at the details





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Monday, 20 October 2014

Smile by Lauren Tomecek

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I think it's always good to try new things once in a while to help you learn new techniques or styles. With that in mind, I have a created a very girly greeting card for my second project this month with a muted colour pallet. I hope you enjoy it and are inspired to try something new yourself.


1/ Cut your cardstock to 12" x 6", scoring it halfway and folding to create the base.
2/ Cut the middle panel out of the cardstock using the largest Square nesting die, ensuring you have centred this.
3/ Use the centre square piece to cut Touch of Love from the Floral Lace collection. Because this is such a delicate design I strongly recommend you use the Quick Release paper with this and run it through your machine a couple of extra times. Most of the design will then fall away easily.
4/ Use your finger to rub Crystalina Glitzin Glamour over the heart and set aside to dry.
5/ Use the largest Scallop Square nesting die to cut the border from the green spots side of a sheet of Time from the Vintage Rose Garden paper (if you want to ink your border edges, now is the time to do it). I then used the same Square nesting die to cut out the inside of this and adhere it to the cardstock. Be careful when lining it up or you wont get a single solid border piece, you can always glue the scallops on individually if this happens.
6/ Cut a piece of vellum slightly larger than the window of the card. Run this through your die-cut machine with the Floral Lace die, however add in the Universal Embossing Mat to your sandwich (you may need to remove one of the tabs, depending on how your machine works) so the design is embossed into the vellum rather than cut out of it.
7/ Use watercolour pencils to colour some elements of the design on the back of the vellum. I used a wet paintbrush to lift the colour straight from the pencil and applied a couple of layers to get a nice thick coverage so you can see it from the front of the card. The picture below shows you the back of the vellum so you can see which elements I have chosen to colour.


8/ Once your watercolours are dry, adhere the vellum to the back of the window. Adhere the white die-cut to the front of the vellum, I used spray adhesive for this.
9/ Adhere ribbon to the bottom of the card as shown in the photo.
10/ Cut the 'Smile' sentiment from Butterflies & Words paper from the Vintage Rose Collection and adhere to the centre of the ribbon.


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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Couture Christmas feature in Australian Simply Cards Magazine

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Kerrie Gurney has created these gorgeous Christmas cards using our latest Christmas Dies and Embossing Folders for a special feature in Australian Simply Cards Magazine


All the cards are created using Couture Creations 2014 Christmas Dies and Embossing Folders which are available NOW at your local papercrafting store


All Couture Creations dies and embossing folders used and instructions on how to recreate these cards are in the magazine

Purchase Simply Cards Magazine for Kerrie's tutorials on how you can recreate these cards
and know you are helping to support the Aussie Craft Magazine industry




Friday, 17 October 2014

Baby Sampler By Sue Smyth

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Hi all
I thought I would follow up my baby banner with a beautiful
Baby sampler layout.

This is designed to be framed with one of the gorgeous
Couture Creations frames 



You could adapt this concept to any colour for a 
boy or girl. 
Here are some nice close ups to give 
the idea.


Bust out all of your dies and see what ones will fit 
your theme, and go from there.


This is a great time to use bits and pieces you may have saved
and left over scraps.


Add some lace and soft ribbons for added texture. 



I have added cute trinkets and buttons from 
my stash.



Start by cutting 12 scalloped rectangles from white 
or cream cardstock.


Trim scrap chipboard to fit the back of the 
rectangle and adhere in place as pictured.
Decorate each panel with a patterned piece of 
paper and decorate with dies.

Handy Hint
Decorate all of the panels first before adhering to 
a background. You may change your mind about
the order you would like them to be in.


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 Happy Crafting





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