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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Product Showcase | Couture Creations NEW Paper Trimmer

We are super excited to bring you our new
not only does it cut beautifully look how pretty it is

It is perfect for all your papercrafting needs and is lightweight so perfect for taking to classes and crops

Also available
Replacement Blades and Score Blades
Available NOW from your local Papercraft Store

If your local store doesn't stock Couture Creations ask them to get it in for you

Or you local Couture Creations Distributor

Friday, 29 August 2014

Pockets of Kenya by Tracey Cooley


Hi Everyone
My Love of the African Continent is well known amongst my friends and I especially love the incredible sights, sounds and landscape of Kenya. I have been fortunate enough to visit this special place twice in the last ten years, when I am there I feel very much at home. 
(don't get me wrong I am and Aussie Girl through and through and there is no place like Australia but...) 
A couple of nights ago I watched a very good African documentary and decided that it was time to get out my pocket pages again and try and get some of my African holiday pics squared away. So with the Help of the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Journal tab and Polaroid frame I have created a page for my 2002 African Holiday Album.
(I went again in 2012 and have not even looked at those 1000 pics yet!)
I tried to bring an African feel to my pocket page by first die cutting my 4 Tabbed Journal die cuts (they fit perfectly in the 3x4 pockets) and 4 6x4 Pieces in Core dinations Bright White cardstock and spritzing them with earth tone colours like brown, orange and yellow..
(reminds me of the beautiful sunsets we witness over the savannah and  for me there is nothing more earthy than Africa)
I then die cut one of the 6x4 pieces with the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Aurora Vine and Van Roe Journey Dies leaving the negative on my card, then I slipped some white behind it.
Then I used the die cut by turning it over and using as a feature on one of the tabbed Journal die cuts

And the Die cut Journey on the bottom of the Couture Creations Polaroid Frame die cut.
With a brad I repurposed an old earing I had lying around and added an adjective to my die cut word.
Then adhered the whole thing to another o the 6x4 pieces
I added some more drops and splats with spritz along with some rub ons to finish off the African feel of my pockets.
I hope that my love of Africa and everything in it, can inspire you to get out your pocket pages and get crafting!
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Couture Creations Products Used

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Selfie by Kerrie Gurney


Hi it's Kerrie and it's my day on the Couture Creations Blog today
My daughter Taylah is queen of the selfies and when her little second cousin Willow came to visit what does she but teach little Willow how to take selfies ...this one was my favourite

 To start off I created some masks using the Moulin Rouge Ornamental Lace Die and Acetate

To die cut acetate I highly recommend using the Metal Adapter Plate

I die cut 3 x Moulin Rouge in acetate and cut one in half

I then placed all the masks on a piece of white cardstock
and sprayed with a shimmery mist.

remove the masks and you are left with a lovely background

I  used the NEW Couture Creations  Craft Mat under my work 

and as you can see the mist beads on the mat, I wiped it clean using a piece of paper towel. It is so easy to clean up after yourself with one of these mats. They are also heat resistant so great when working with a heat tool too.

I embossed the patterned paper to add some texture to my page, I just love this Retro Flower Embossing Folder

I also ran a metal frame through the embossing folder

and then sanded it back to reveal the silver metal

 I die cut 1 x Chandeliers border die from green patterned paper and 1 x Simplicity border die from silver Glittersilk cardstock, this I cut in half and only used a portion of it tucked under my photo mat.

I die cut 2 x Aurora Vine from Silver Glittersilk  cardstock and cut them in half using the top halves tucked in under the main flowers. Sprinkle a few pearls

I die cut 1 x Splendour ornamental lace die from white cardstock and cut it in half and tucked it under my photo

 Happy Creating 


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Vintage ATC's by Jowilna Nolte


Welcome to another blogpost with me Jowilna - today I am sharing a set of 
Vintage ATC cards with you
If you are a paper crafter then I am sure you are a hoarder right? you say what if, and one day really a lot don't you? yes you know I am right!
So todays project is one of those one day's....
years ago when I had more time on my hands I started a set of ATC cards. They were (are) really pretty and vintage looking but needed something to finish them off and a home. So when I was cleaning up the studio last week I found them in a packet all ready and waiting to be finished...and here they are
I used some of the amazing Couture Creations dies to dress them up and finally finish them off - and I love how the die-cuts just adds enough of a something different

 I used this cute little Rocking Horse | CO723518 from the Secret Treasures range. I cut it out of a smooth thick brown cardstock and inked the edges in white Brilliance pigment ink to soften the edges a bit and add a worn vintage look to it. Once the ink was dry and I adhered it to my ATC card I added a layer of dimensional glaze and left it to dry overnight.

For my next card I used the gorgeous Paddington Street Lamp – CO723740
from the Metricon Collection as well as the Art Deco Border – CO723738 from the same collection.

 I cut the Paddington lamp out of white cardstock and then separated the cut so that I had two pieces to work with. I coloured them separately using dark brown ink and left them to dry. The scroll part of the die was adhered to my other ATC card and dressed up simply with a couple of adhesive diamante.

I adhered the light part to my third ATC card with a halved portion of the Art deco border I stapled to the top of the card. Once the lamp part was set and well glued down I added some "Sepia" dimensional accents inside and left it to dry. Once it was dry it gave the look of old stained glass.

 I think this Art deco border die must be one of my favourite and most versatile dies ever!

and one more detailed image....

And here's a quick access link to all the wonderful dies I used!
Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Rocking Horse | CO723518
The Metricon Decorative Die, Paddington Street Lamp – CO723740
The Metricon Decorative Die, Art Deco Border – CO723738
Thank you for stopping by - remember to like us on Facebook and visit the blog to see what the other design team girls do with all the wonderful products available from Couture Creations! 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wishing You Happiness by Mel Connell


Hello once again everyone. So lovely that you could stop by again to check out what I have been up to with all the gorgeous Couture Creations products. 

This time around I have put to gather a very soft feminine layout with heaps of layering, and a very special hand contracted paper flower. I'll step you through how to put the flower together for you layout. 

You will need some plain white cardstock, a hole punch like a crop-a-file or silent setter, decorative scissors, embossing stylus and foam mat, and of course a Couture Creations flower shape dies. I used the Secret Treasures Retro Flowers die for this one. 

Die cut your self half a dozen or so of each large and medium size of flower. punch a small hole into the centre of all of them, cut around the tops of the petals to give them a jagged edge, and then use your embossing stylus and matt to curl up all the petals. 

I thread these onto some flower stamen glueing each layer until they are all into place. Set this aside to let the glue dry for a few minutes, then you can give it a mist of spray colour to match your layout. It takes a little time but the result is brilliant. 

Using some more white cardstock letter press this using pigment ink and one of your favourite Couture creations embossing folders. Die cut two of the Cog borders from the Metricon Die Range. I heat embossed this in a matching colour to my layout theme. 

Also die cut a set from the Metricon Siblings die, and also heat emboss these in a coordinating colour. In plain white cardstock cut a dozen or more ( or fewer if that is more to your liking) of the Roman set from the metric on Range. 

Add a Couture Creations Pearl to the centre of every Fluer-de-lis. 

From here, choose some flowers and any other embellishments you would like to use and stick everything into to place. I love the sprinkle effect of having a bunch of the little Roman set die cuts around the page. 

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