Monday, March 17, 2014

Simple Card Set

Hi everyone it is Kerrie and it's my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again.
 For today's post I created a quick and simple set of cards using  3 colours of Core'dinations cardstock, a few sheets of the Pink & White patterned papers from the Couture Creations Damask Delight Paper Pads and some of the fabulous NEW Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies.
Stay with me as there are alot of photos and some techniques for you to look at....

All the cards are quite simple and don't take long to create, this is a fabulous way to stock up your card collection so you have a card ready for your next special occasion.

 Here is a close up look at some of the techniques I have used on the cards

Embossing, pop all your strips into the embossing folder to save time. When embossing with the Chevron folder make sure you check whether you want your chevron horizontal or vertical on your cardstock and place in the the folder the correct way.

 One of best things about using Core'dinations color core cardstock is how you can change the whole look of your project just by sanding lightly to reveal the core colour

If your cutting plates are a bit worn use a Metal Adapter Plate to help the die cut through, actually even if you palates are new use one as it stops your plates from marking

with just one run through your machine your die will cut through and lift straight off the die

If you only want to die cut one size from the Retro Flowers Die cut your cardstock to fit, save a lot of wastage

Sand the edges of your flowers to add some texture and definition to your petals

don't have glitter cardstock, create your own using our GLitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, just squeeze it out onto the doily die

and then use your finger to smooch it all over the die giving a thin coating, set aside to dry

To create a paper flower die cut 3 of the Retro Flower Dies

Layer the two larger ones together using a mini glue spot to hold in place. Spritz with water

Pinch and scrunch your petals, until you are happy with how they look. Leave to dry

do the same with your leaves instead of leaving them flat. You can then add some glitter glue to the leaves giving them some sparkle

When you don't need a full 12" border strip just die cut the size of cardstock that you need

Finish off by adding Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue to the edges of flowers to give them a nice sparkle.

TIP; when diecutting Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock place the back side onto the blades, it gives a clean cut.
TIP; Distress the edges of your cardstock and patterned papers using the edge of scissors

and that is the end of my very long photo filled post, I hope I have inspired you to create some fun quick and simple cards.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723545 Paper Pad, Damask Delight
CO723242 Madeline Ornamental Lace Die, Mirror Mirror
CO723524 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Retro Flowers
CO723530 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Aurora Vine
CO723531 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Ivy
CO723536 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Decorative Plaque
CO723624 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Chevron
CO723631 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Small Dots
CO723630 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Asian Wave
CO723247 Momento Ornamental Lace Die, Chandeliers Set
CO723040 Nesting Dies, Circle
CO721998 Pearls, Moonlight
CO721995 Gemstones, Pink Flamingo
CO721994 Gemstones, Pink Diva
CO721971 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystalina
CO721955 Pointed Non Stick Scissors
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721957 Cutting Mat
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO723608 Metal Adapter Plate
CO721954 LED Precision Tweezers
CO723815 Mini Glue Spots
CO721961 12mm Foam Mounting tape
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape
CO721983 3mm Double Sided Tape

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Other Products Used
Core'dinations Cardstock; 
Glitter Silk Opal
Bright White
Maya Road Mist, Iridescence
Seam Binding Ribbon, Eggshell

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