December 25th by Kerrie Gurney


Hello everyone Kerrie here
Welcome to  Day 1 of
Couture Creations Christmas In July
each day for the next 2 weeks on our blog the Design Team are inspiring you with Christmas projects featuring the Couture Creations 2014 Christmas Dies and Embossing Folders
All Christmas Collections will be available the beginning of September from your local papercrafting store.
Stores can pre order now from the Couture Creations Distributor in your country and consumers you too can preorder from your local store.
All collections are limited edition, once they gone they are gone for good, so pre order NOW so you don't miss out.

Ok onto my layout it is another simple layout but I show you how you can create a layout with lots of texture using Couture Creations Dies, Embossing folders a couple of sheets of patterned paper and some Core'dinations Cardstock.

To create the embossed strip across the middle of the page, cut a 2" x 12" strip of Red Core'dinations Cardstock and run it through the Mini Poinsettia Embossing Folder, moving the strip through the centre slit on the folder

Tip - when you are running the second half of the strip through make sure the edge of the embossing folder is off the edge of the acrylic plate, this way you won't flatten the area where the embossed sections meet.
see on this photo how the flat area of the folder is over the edge of the acrylic plate.

Lightly sand the strip to reveal the core colour adding some texture to your page

Die cut 2 x Holly Branch Flourish using the Quick Release Die Paper

 Die Cut a set of bows from the Bow Tie Set using red Core'dinations cardstock and a piece a patterned paper for the centre

Emboss all bow pieces using Christmas Vineyard Embossing Folder

Lightly sand all pieces using Couture Creations Sanding Block to reveal core colour

Distress the edges of all paper and cardstock using Pointed Non Stick Scissors again this give your layout some texture.
Start to layer your page with the two base pieces of patterned paper and the Mini Poinsettia embossed strip.
Next run a strip of Couture Creations 12mm Double Sided Tape along either side of the embossed strip

Remove backing paper and sprinkle glitter tinsel on both strips.

 Tap off excess tinsel

Create pennants and assemble layout
add some Red Lust Gemstones to finish off

here are some close ups to show the details

I hope I have inspired you to start thinking about Christmas creating come back tomorrow for Day 2 of  Christmas in July

 Happy Creating


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