Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013

Wishing everyone a fabulously spooky Halloween

here is a look at Halloween 2013 for us

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi I am on the Couture Creations Blog again today with a super quick but different card that you can mass produce for Christmas your Christmas giving

I have used the A2 Early Morning Embossing folder from the Wrapped In Joy collection, Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, some Couture Creations Pearls and some seam binding ribbon.

cut a piece of Core'dinations cardstock to 8.5" x 4.5" and fold into a gate fold

Emboss Early Morning onto a piece of Core'dinations cardstock

Cut straight down the middle and sand to revel core colour

sand the edges of base card

place double sided tape across middle of card

attach ribbon to both sides of gatefold allowing enough to tie into a bow

add embossed sections to front of gates, add some pearls and tie a bow to close

Tip you could add a pocket to the inside of the card and pop a gift card inside.

Couture Creations Products Used

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Visiting the Colosseum

I created this layout for Couture Creations Blog using the tan embossing mat to emboss my die instead of using it as a die cut.

What you need to create this technique 
Couture Creations Tan Embossing Mat, Sophia Choo Decorative Die, Core'dinations Cardstock

This is how to use your Decorative Dies to create an embossed image

Use your embossing sandwich and layer with acrylic plate, decorative die blade side up, Core'dinations cardstock textured side up, tan embossing mat, acrylic plate (if you use a Cuttlebug use both B plates)

run through machine, I ran it through twice to give extra depth

Sand lightly to show core colour, distress all edges using your scissors
layer all onto page and finish off with a row of pearls

 here is a close up look at the embossed detail

Couture Creations Products Used

Other Products Used
Core'dinations Cardstock
Teresa Collins Memories Collection
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

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Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, October 18, 2013

Birthday Creating

this time of the year is full on for birthdays from October through to December here is another  birthday card and birthday gift bags I created for special friends you can see I love tulle trim, pennants and doilies :)

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lake Annecy France

I created this layout for Couture Creations Blog using the new Tranquility Dies

To create the textured doily on on the page

 I mixed some metallic mist into the the texture paste to give it some colour  

I then die cut the Amarylis Doily Die from white cardstock to use as a mask for the texture paste

I was careful to try and only get the texture paste into the doily design as i wanted to keep the doily shape

 I then layered the doily mask down again to create a second layer

be careful when lifting it from the page, set aside to dry or dry with a heat tool.

Emboss a piece of patterned paper using Jazmyne Embossing Folder and cut out a set of embossed leaves

Die cut a doily border using one of the Amore borders

* Tip if like me you don't have an extended cutting mat for your die cutting machine you can still used these 12" border dies, just run one end through the machine and then flip it around and run the other end through

Layer everything onto your page and finish off by adding some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue and Seaspray Gemstones. I cut all the pennants along the top of the page to add some life to them rather than leaving them flat. 

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723237 Tranquility Amarylis Die
CO723234 Tranquility Amore Die Border
CO723293 All Occasions Jazmyne Embossing Folder
CO721989 Speaspray Gemstones
CO721971 Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue

Other Products used
Teresa Collins Memorbilla 12x12 Collection Pack
Teresa Collins Memorbillia 6x6 Paper Pad
Prima Flowers

Happy Creating

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder

I created these cards using the very popular Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder, this folder is so versatile and can be used for any occasion. Tied Together Embossing Folder is so popular that Couture Creations has done another re run of this folder.

Products Used
Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Sophia Decorative Dies
Couture Creations Pearls
Couture Creations Rose Nesting Dies
Couture Creations Dream Boat 3 in 1 Collection Butterfly Die
Couture Creations Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
Maya Road Tulle Trim
Maya Road Chipboard Numbers
Prima Flower
Teresa Collins Bling (centre of  flower top card)
Pearl Stamens
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter

Happy Creating Kerrie