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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Adore Card by KATRINA THOMPSON


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Hi everyone. Today I thought I'd create a quick everyday card in the middle of the silly season as there are still many birthdays and special occasions to celebrate during this time.
I have used just one sheet from the Bohemian Bouquet Collection with a few of the new chipboard pieces from Couture Creations new range. We'll make our own shimmer spray and add some sparkle to someones day.



This whole card is created with just one sheet.
A step card shows off the features of the floral designs. You can create any kind of step you wish.
As pictured, cut out a selection of flowers and leaves to decorate with.
Ink lightly around all the edges to blend.

 I wanted the chipboard to be muted and blended, so no priming, just ink directly onto the chipboard with a coordinating ink. A little soaks in and acts more like a stain.

Attach your chipboard as pictured and arrange your flowers and foliage to suit. Layer, tuck and weave some of the pieces to create some interest.

With the shimmer spray your cage will look even more textured.
Place a dash of the Pearl White Mix and Match Pigment Powder into a spray bottle and add water. Shake well and your ready to add a beautiful pearlescent shimmer to your projects. 
It will be a trail as to how much shimmer you want. I start with a scoop about as large as a 10cent piece. Always start with a small amount and add more powder to increase the shimmer. 
Pop a few of the Adhesive Gemstones onto the flower centres and the top of the birdcage to complete.
Thankyou for looking!

Products used to complete this project.
Bohemian Bouquet Collection

Couture Creations Brands

Until next time Happy Creating!! K x

















Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Special Project - Santa Claus comes Tonight - Stained Glass House by MEGAN ALFORD


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Meg is joining us today with a Special Project she created that was Inspired by Adriana's Stained Glass Lantern which was posted last week.

For those of you who don't know Meg she is a long time team member here at Couture Creations.




Meg purchased four 5 x 7 photo frames and took them apart.  Spray painted the frames and the backing boards, glued them together to form a square base with a very strong glue.  Glitter was then added around the sides.

Ultimate Crafts Diecut n Bond - ULT157644 was adhered to Ultimate Crafts Snow White Cardstock - ULT200001 before the Ultimate Crafts Stained Glass Background Die - ULT158328 was cut out and adhered to the glass of the frames.

The roof was constructed using the backing boards of the photo frames with embossed cardstock attached.  Decorations were placed inside and then the roof attached.  Decorate the roof as you wish.



Great work Meg, on your stunning off the page project.

Thanks for looking.

Meg



Products Used
ULT157644 - Ultimate Crafts Diecut N Bond
ULT200001 - Ultimate Crafts - Snow White Cardstock
ULT158328 - Ultimate Crafts Stained Glass Background Die
CO723027 - Tied Together Embossing Folder









Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Sampler Scrapbook Page by COLLETTE MITREGA


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Hi Papercrafters.

Today I am sharing a Christmas Sampler 🎄



I love that I get to create nine different mini layouts .... lots of dies, papers and photos!
Once again, I am using Ultimate crafts 'It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" collection .... you know how much I love it!! 💗



I am going to pop this layout into one of  the many 12" x 12" frames available from Couture Creations and display it on the wall this Christmas! I bet it gets noticed and admired by my family and friends!


Here I have used the Build a Tree Layering Die to create a dimensional Christmas Tree. I love this matt gold mirror card and have also tied it into my layout by using it as one of the backing cards.


I layered the 'Holly Branch Die' and shaped them into a wreath. 2mm pearls add an extra festive touch.


The papers in this collection are so rich and Christmassy; I have added a few flowers to create dimension.


Layers of card and paper add to the dimension and create a sense of grandeur in this layout!


Products Used:

'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' 12" x 12" Paper Pad - ULT158324
Mirror Board Matte Gold - CO725410
Holly Branch Die - ULT158324
2mm Adhesive Pearls Deep Red - CO725369
ULT200048 - French Vanilla Cardstock
ULT 200031 Cypress Pine Cardstock
ULT200067 Garnet Cardstock
CO723767 - Bermuda White Deep Edge Frame

Thank you so much for dropping by, have fun crafting.

Collette
xxx









Friday, 8 December 2017

Wedding Card by ANITA ENRIGHT


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Hi Everyone,

Anita back here on the blog with you today.

I can't believe we nearly half way through December already.  CRAZY!!!!!!

For my post for your today I thought I would share with you a card I made for my younger brothers wedding.  Looking at it you would not know it was a wedding card, and I guess it could be used for any occasion.




The real reason I am sharing this with you is because I have found another technique that can be used with your GoPress and Foil machine.

You will have to follow through my tutorial to see exactly what it is but if you love your shabby chic card making or scrapbooking you will love what I have found for you.

So come on this journey today with me and check it out.

Okay, so to start I chose a very pale piece of pink cardstock and it cut it down to 6"x12" to make a square 6x6" card base.
Next I took some of the gorgeous Damask Gold Mirror Board and cut it down to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and adhered it to the card base.

Using the Damask Gold mirror board cut out two of the Nostalgic Narelle die from the Ornamental Lace collection of dies.

  
I attached the two die cuts along the top and bottom of the card base just along the straight edge.



OKAY...... now on to what I've found out!!!!!!!

So many of us have played with embossing or texture paste into silicone molds.
These molds are the same ones that cake decorators use with the fondant icing.

 I applied the embossing paste in to my chosen mold.  I love using the embossing paste because I tend to find that it dries quicker than the texture paste and remains a little more malleable.


I left it overnight to dry so that it came out of the mold cleanly.  If you try and take it out too early it will break and/or stick to the mold. PLUS be very careful taking it out particularly 
the more detailed ones.


 So this is just how pretty the mold it when you remove it from the silicone. 



So, I had been playing with my GoPress and Foil Machine and thought that we can pretty much foil most things so I thought, what about these gorgeous molded embellishments. The one I used is not thicker than a piece of normal chipboard so it had to work.... right??

I played and played and finally I got the result I was after.

So, as per normal heat up your machine.  
Place your chosen foil coloured side down towards the black heat pad, dull silver side facing up.  
Next, place your mold facing down on to the dull silver of the foil.

Now, I always have protected my plastic plate at the top of my machine with a cardstock shim, but found if I used this with the mold embellishment it stuck to the cardstock.  I think this was because of the heat being transferred through the embossing paste and making it slightly sticky for a small period of time.

So the end result was I used a piece of a 'stuffed' non stick mat which I had mistakenly cut with a craft knife.  I cut the mat down in to several different sizes and now one stays with my 
GoPress and Foil Machine.

The most important thing to remember is that pretty much as soon as you put the foil, mold and craft mat down you need to run it through the die cutting machine.  If you keep it too long on the heat plate I found that when you run it through the die cutting machine it squishes flat.  

It's all about speed for this one. I let it cool on the mat prior to pulling it off so that it became a little harder again.


So this is final result.  I had made the picture big so you can see just how gorgeous it came out.
I used the Champagne Iridescent Foil for this one. 

The foil doesn't get down in to the nooks and crannies of the mold but that is the whole point.
We want it to look 'shabby chic'.

I just love it!!!



So I now know you all want to go out and try it..... but let me finish my tutorial first :)
Okay, so next I cut the molded piece in half, and then glued it on to a piece of the pink cardstock, matted again on some of the Damask Gold mirror board.



I mounted this piece across the centre of the card and added some matching flowers to the centre of the mold.  To finish I made a matching envelope and added a Simone's Style die cut across the bottom of the envelope, adding another couple of flowers.  This die was also from the Ornamental Lace collection of dies.


It was a quick card and I love the new technique I discovered whilst playing.... now I just want to keep playing more and more making pretty things.








 PRODUCTS USED



Okie Dokie, so I hope you loved the new technique with the GoPress and Foil Machine.

It is amazing what you can do with the machine.  Just use your imagination.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today. Don't forget to check back
tomorrow for some more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Keep Creating
Anita
xx
 









Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas Card by COLLETTE MITREGA


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Hi fellow crafty friends!

As Christmas is just around the corner I find myself frantically trying to finish my Christmas cards. 
I am looking for easy quick designs that look fab. 


I think this one delivers, especially if you make them production line style!
Once again I am using "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' collection from Ultimate Crafts, it is my favourite for the season ..... but you probably have guessed that by now lol!


Simple, pretty and quick. 

So lets take a look at how I made this Christmas beauty!

Cut a C6 Cream card blank so it is 3 1/2" wide when closed. Cover it with some beautiful Christmas paper from the 12" paper pad, cutting it slightly smaller than the card so you have a small cream border all around.


Next cut a piece of green text pattern paper, (1 5/8" x 5 1/8") from the paper pad and attached it to a piece of matte gold mirror board cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4". 

Wrap a piece of gold cord around this forming a cross and tying off in a knot in the front. Trim ends and attach this to the card front with foam tape.


Die cut some holly branches from the matte gold mirror board.

Put a big healthy dollop of strong wet adhesive near your knot and start to build your floral cluster as per photo.



Use the cut off wire from the roses to feed through some tiny gold bells, apply adhesive to the back of the wire and bell and 'poke' them into the floral cluster.

Finish card with a label sentiment, some gorgeous tiny pearls and a spritz of shimmer.

Products Used:

'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' 12" x 12" Paper Pad - ULT158324
Mirror Board Matte Gold - CO725410
Holly Branch Die - ULT158324
Gold & Silver Bouquets - CO724908
A6 Card & Envelope Pack Cream - CO723931
2mm Adhesive Pearls Deep Red - CO725369
English Roses 2cm - CO724289A

I hope you found this little tutorial helpful and that it takes that Christmas card pressure away. Have fun with your papercrafting this busy festive season

Hugs

Collette
xx








Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Stamping with Hotfoil Stamps with ADRIANA BOLZON


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Hi everyone. :)   
The countdown is on for Christmas !!!!  
Today, I have created some more Christmas card using the new release  
 Artdeco Creations - Couture Creations Let Everyday Be Christmas from
and also the
Ultimate Crafts - It's Beginning to Look like Christmas Collection.

All these products are all available now at your local scrapbooking stores. The cards that I created today are with some of the Christmas dies and also the fabulous hot foil stamps from both collections, together 
with the Go Press, Foil & Machine by Couture Creations.  I wanted to showcase that you can ink stamp the hot foils stamps using ink pads then by running the platform of the Go Press and Foil machine through your die cutting machine, you will have a stamped image of the Hot foil stamp.
These Hot foil stamps can create some wonderful images for your projects.

So, here are cards that I created for Christmas - showing how versatile these hot foil stamps are, using them the way they are intended to be used with foils but also with your normal ink pads - to create a stamped image.





For my first card "Season's Greetings" I used the
Let Everyday Be Christmas Wild Wreath hot foil stamp C0725533
which I stamped with a Green Versa Ink pad onto the Hot foil stamp.






Ink the whole hot foil stamp with the ink pad.
Place the hot foil inked stamp inside, on the platform of the
Go Press and Foil machine (do not turn the machine on) no need to heat the platform for this technique.

Place a card stock on top of the hot foil stamped with ink colour.
Close the lid and run the platform through your manual Die cutting machine.



Here is the stamped image on the card stock, ready for your project.

TO Clean the hot foil stamp - just use a baby wipe - to take off all left over ink colour.




Turning the Go Press and Foil Machine on, as per directions in the manual book.
Cut a piece of Red Hologram Foil CO725698.
Placing the ULT158335 - It's beginning to look like Christmas ' Season's Greeting" hot foil stamp 
on to the platform of the Go Press & Foil Machine.
Place foil over the hot foil stamp - colour side down onto the hot foil stamp.
Place carefully the yardstick with the stamped image wreath over the hot foil stamp and foil, when the machine is heated and ready, run it slowing through in your Manual die cutting machine.




The finished stamped wreath image and foiled word "Season's Greetings" 






Cut one Let everyday be Christmas CO725515 
"Christmas Baroque background die"
with red foil card stock.



Trim a little off the bottom edge and adhered to a a cut piece of
Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board CO725410. 




Decorate with flowers, ribbon trim and gemstones.
Also cut some branches from the 
Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die CO725508





"Season's Greetings" card by Adriana Bolzon

List of products for the above card:
ULT158335-It's beginning to look like Christmas'Season's Greetings"hotfoil stamp 
CO725533 Let Everyday be Christmas Wild Wreath hot foil stamp
CO725508 Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die

CO725515 Let everyday be Christmas "Christmas Baroque die"
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 
CO725698 Couture Creations - Red Hologram Foil 


***

Here are two other cards that I created in the same way.

"Merry Christmas" card by Adriana Bolzon

List of products for the above card:
ULT158334 It's Beginning to look like Christmas- Christmas Tree hotfoil stamp

ULT158301 It's Beginning to look like Christmas-Winterwonder land embossing folder.
CO725509 Let Everyday be Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 

***
"Merry Christmas" card by Adriana Bolzon


List of products for the above card:
ULT158334 It's Beginning to look like Christmas- Christmas Tree hotfoil stamp

ULT158301 It's Beginning to look like Christmas-Winterwonder land embossing folder.
ULT158314 I's beginning to look like Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725508 Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 


For these other two cards, these were created the same way by first inking the Christmas tree hot foil stamp with ink colour, then placing it on the platform of the Go Press and Foil machine.  Placing card stock on top of inked up hot foil stamp, running it through a die cutting machine. I did this twice, one on each side of the card stock. 





Using the Go Press and Foil machine, heating the machine, place a piece of Rose Gold Matte Foil C0725694 on the Christmas Tree hot foil stamp. Place card stock so that the Christmas will be in the centre of the card stock.
Running this through my die cutting machine , as per instructions.





I hope I have inspired you to give this stamping technique a go with your
hotfoil stamps and Go Press and foil Machine.




Artdeco Couture Creations & Ultimate Crafts products:
ULT158335-It's beginning to look like Christmas'Season's Greetings"hotfoil 
ULT158334 It's Beginning to look like Christmas- Christmas Tree hotfoil stamp
ULT158301 It's Beginning to look like Christmas-Winterwonder embossing folder.
ULT158314 It's beginning to look like Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725533 Let Everyday be Christmas Wild Wreath hot foil stamp
CO725508 Let Everyday be Christmas - Christmas Branches Die
CO725515 Let everyday be Christmas "Christmas Baroque die"
CO725509 Let Everyday be Christmas - Merry Christmas die
CO725410 Couture Creations - Gold Matte Foil Mirror Board 
CO724149 - Couture Creations - Maraschino Gemstones 
CO725698 Couture Creations - Red Hologram Foil 
CO723045 Couture Creations Nesting Dies - Scallops Ovals 
CO723044 Couture Creations Nesting Dies 




Thanks for looking, happy Christmas Crafting. 

Big hugs & Cheers Adriana  XX





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