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Monday, 13 April 2015

2015 Design Team Introducing Tracey Rohweder

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Hi Tracey here
I'm a married Brisbane mum to 2 awesome kids, who loves anything papercraft or camera related. I have been crafty my whole life. I have always had a glue stick or pair of scissors close! Second to that has been a camera in my hand.  My grandfather shared his love of photography with me from an early age, so it seems only natural that my two loves combine!  I first started scrapbooking 12 years ago and my passion and love for the craft has only grown.  In the last few years I have also enjoyed creating many off the page projects and cards for family and friends.   Paper shuffling, cutting, sticking and pasting is my thing. It's my happy place.  My number one way to relax and spend 'me time'.
I'm especially excited to be part of the 2015 Couture Design Team and look forward to sharing my projects with you in the coming year.



 I'm thrilled that my time on the
2015 Couture Creations Design Team has finally begun! 

I feel so honored to be in such creative company - these are some seriously talented ladies! 

So without further ado, let's create! 

 My first Couture Creations project is a card with the new Elegant Card Cuts Die Collection.
I've used the Malvoisie Corners set. I love the intricacy & corner details of this die.
it's so pretty and cuts beautifully, 


    The card base is 6"x6".  I've simply cut a 12"x12" piece of white Core' dinations card stock in half, and then folded one of those piece in half. 


 Taking the other half I have cut a 5.5"x5.5" mat 
and placed this on my card front with 6mm double sided tape.

 One of my favourite quickest techniques is distressing. I would use it on most of my projects and with the Couture Creations scissors you can get very easily distress as much or as little as you'd like. I just run one of the blades along the cardstock and voila! Instant dimension and depth.



I have squeezed some Violet Glitz' Glamour on to the card and wiped it across the middle to add a really nice but understated background - nothing like getting all glittery!



 Next I've die cut my card cut using the Couture Creations Quick Release Die Paper and purple cardstock. I am seriously in love with this paper! No more poking out die cuts from the dies (and possibly ripping it) or picking out little bits of paper. It's a crafter's dream. For this die, a good tip is to only cut/tear your release paper and just add it under the corners.

I have adhered the card cut die to my card with the new Couture Creations Turbo Precision Glue Pen. It's super fine tip made it easy to apply glue to fine lines in the corner. 

To make the embellishments for the card I've used dies from the Kalini range. 


 I've cut 6 of the Tall Basket flowers in green toned paper from the Vintage Rose Paper collection and adhered them in a very rough oval shape. The Couture Creations Craft Glue Spots were perfect for this.



 I love the look of handmade flowers on my projects using pattered paper you can get 
such a pretty effect. I cut the Falling Blossoms die twice using Vintage Rose Patterned Papers and scrunched the flowers in my hand and then layered them on top of one another. Using another glue spot I've stuck the flowers down and then used the Violet Glitzin' Glamour to add some sparkle to the flower.


 The third Kalini die I have used is the Stained Glass Butterfly. So pretty and elegant. I've cut that in the same purple cardstock and added Violet Glitin' Glamour to that as well. A small amount of Turbo Precision Glue and the Butterfly is added to the card.  You can also shape your butterfly's wings to give it a more 3D effect. 


 Lastly I have added bling to the card - what's a card without bling i say!
 I used the Violet 2mm Gemstones on the corner pieces. These tiny gems are fabulous for adding colour and come in 12 beautiful colours. I didn't have any purple bling to add to the flower or butterfly...so... you improvise! 
Don't forget to enter the latest Couture Creations Giveaway on the blog - hello free stuff!
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 Thanks for stopping by! 

Tracey x





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