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Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Moments Card and Matching Envelope by Jowlina Nolte

Welcome back to today's post I hope you are finding lots of inspiration on using the new (and old) Couture Creations dies. I am finding that I am using them more and more as I see how creative the team has been with them. So here's what I did with my dies today....
I wanted to create an element for the front of a card that looked old and worn with some sparkle at the same time. So I used the Polaroid die and the Devonshire lady to create the front of my card. I first cut the Polaroid frame out of patterned paper and then inserted a piece of white and then added my punched circle.
I made a matching envelope for my card using the Damask Delight Paper Pad

For my decorative envelope seal I used the Elegant Square die. When I was playing around with the cut element I moved it around and suddenly it turned into a diamond shaped frame. I loved the look of it and so went with that. I added an insert inside using patterned paper and gave the frame a embossed and glitter treatment. I like the way you can manipulate your die-cuts into something new for a different look.

To add an accent colour I used the gemstones in a gold - I picked the colour from the hand dyed ribbon I used on my card

small die cut flowers add some additional colour to my card alongside paint splatters

and a close up of the embossed floating glitter treatment on my die-cuts

and the same treatment on my envelope closure

step 1 - die cut your frame and Devonshire lady out of plain white cardstock

step 2 - Cover the frame in a gold burnishing paste - I use a soft cloth or my finger tips to wipe the die-cut with the gold burnishing paste. This gives the white a light gold colouring and a soft shimmer

step 3 - After the burnishing past I wipe a layer of gold glitter glue across the frame using my finger. TIP - wiping the glitter glue with your fingers avoids streaky marks from the plastic tip

step 4 - leave the glitter glue to dry and then emboss the frame and lady with a layer or two of clear embossing powder. The gold glitter flakes seem to float inside the embossed clear layer and gives a really luxurious and classy look to the die cut elements

I hope you are inspired by these wonderful dies and their versatility - and here are the direct links to the wonderful products. Remember to look online for more inspiration and visit our Facebook page for daily inspiration. Here's wishing you a wonderful and "cutting" creatively week!
I leave you a list for the wonderful products i used for my card and envelope set

CO723525 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Polaroid Frame
CO723720 Glamour Days Intricutz Die, Devonshire Lady & Gentleman
CO723724 The Van Roe Decorative Die, Elegant Square
CO723545 12"x12" Paper Pad, Damask Delight
CO721976 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Gold
CO721990 Gemstones, Vintage Gold


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