Monday, June 30, 2014

CHA 2014 Layout


Hi everyone  Kerrie here with a glittery and simple layout I created for the Couture Creations Blog.
The photo was taken on the first day at CHA 2014 Anaheim 
It was our first time as exhibitors at CHA and I was lucky enough to be one of the team that travelled across the pond to attend. 
As our parent company name is Artdeco Creations we thought it would lots of fun for our first CHA to dress up in the Great Gatsby theme. Don't Tracey and Lesa  look fabulous.

Our stand thanks to the design talents of Sharon looked fabulous and as you can see so did we :)
We all had such a fun time together and most importantly visitors to CHA loved our stand, costumes and of course our fabulous products.

Onto my layout
My glitter obsession is back, so once again everything in my house is covered in glitter. 
One can never have too much glitter ...right?
Here is how I created my glittery layout

Using  Couture Creations 12mm Double Sided Tape create stripes on your white base card.
Make sure you burnish/rub  the strips using an embossing tool or bone tool so they are stuck fast.

 Remove the backing paper a few strips at a time and sprinkle with glitter, tapping off the excess

Work your way across the page, I find it easier to tip the glitter into a large container. It controls the glittery mess slightly :)

here is a look at all those glittery stripes. Use a duster to remove stray glitter.

If you don't buy the long border dies because you don't have long cutting plates, well I am telling you don't need them
All you need to do is die cut one half of border

carefully, turn it around and die cut the other end.
I don't recommend using our Quick Release Die Paper when doing this as the die will start to release and then move giving a double cut.

Cut Moulin Rouge die in half

 close up look at border die, finish off with some gemstones

Quick Simply but effective 
I hope you have enjoyed my quick tutorial.

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Other Products Used
Maya Road Mist
Maya Road Trinket Pin
Silver Glitter

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Huge Thank You to everyone at A Place to Create


Thank you so much to Gayle and her A Place to Create  team Terry, Emma, and Sandra for an amazing day yesterday. 

Also to all the lovely ladies who came along to my Couture Creations class. I do hope you have all been busy creating more cards using Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies.

If you missed out on booking into the class Gayle has all the products and the instructions so pop in and see Gayle and the A Place to Create team and they will be able to get you everything you need to create the cards.

Thank you to Sharon who came in and helped out too and to Gayle for the lovely flowers 
I can't wait to come back
Gayle and sharon I used the tunnel coming home, so much better no traffic and no traffic lights and make the trip a bit shorter :) 

Please remember to post anything you create using Couture Creations Products on the Couture Creations Facebook page

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Once Upon a Time comes to Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo


I have just realised I forgot to make this post live ...oops 

here are some photos of Tracey Tina and I at The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 
Our classroom theme was Once Upon a Time which as fans of the show know it covers all fairytales

my tutor display 
Aurora (Tina), Maleficent (me) and Tinkerbell (Tracey)

Lauren, Me, Tina and Tracey just before Tracey's last class

with Teena and Stephen from Photo Continental our amazing classroom sponsors


and this little cutie Kalyna was our special friend for the weekend she was just the sweetest little girl

some of the ladies in my last class 

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Couture Creations Card Class at A Place to Create



For those who missed taking one of my classes at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo
you can come along to
my Card Class
Saturday 21st June
2.30pm - 4.30pm
includes a class kit with everything to create 3 fresh and fun cards
including a new release Couture Creations embossing folder for you to keep
Phone the store to book your place
07 3851 2200
come along and have some fun creating with Couture Creations Dies and Embossing Folders

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo | Time to Remember Class


Thank you to everyone who came along to the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo and took my class. 
I hope you all enjoyed it and now look at your Embossing Folders differently and have all purchased some gold embossing powder to turn everything gold :)

I want to thank Couture Creations & Photo Continental for asking me to do the classes and
 Graphic 45 for their gorgeous good ol sport papers and Imaginarium Designs for their chipboard titles

As promised here are some photos of the class project.

If you didn't make it to my class over the weekend and are interested in purchasing a class kit I made up some extra kits that you can purchase from Photo Continental just pop in or contact the store and ask for Kerrie Gurney's Tine to Remember Class Kit.

The kit has everything in it you need to create the layout including instructions
 but excluding Watermark Ink Pad, Gold Embossing Powder and of course your tools

Once again thank you to everyone who came along I enjoyed meeting you all.

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If you have any photos from the class please share them on the Couture Creations Facebook page

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Blake & Willow


Hi Kerrie here I created this simple ivory, gold and kraft layout for the Couture Creations Blog. 
I just love these photos of my Great Niece and Nephew all dress up for a wedding. 
  How gorgeous are they! 
I wanted the photos to feature and so went with gold accents to match with sweet Willow's beautiful dress.

Here is a look at how I created some of the glittery gold accents

To create the glittery gold doily I used double sided JAC paper to die cut the lace die (it comes out of the die easily) peel the backing off  from one side adhere to base card and peel off the backing paper the top

Sprinkle the whole lace die cut with glitter and press down to get the glitter to attach firmly, tap off excess

TIP - flick over with  a  duster to remove excess glitter

to create the glittery strip on scalloped trim, run a strip of 3mm double sided tape across the scalloped trim, remove backing paper and sprinkle with glitter. Press on it to so the glitter grips to the tape, tap off excess.

I die cut the vine from Core'dinations Glitter Silk cardstock as I didn't want them to be flat

Create some mulberry paper flowers using rose nesting dies

close up of glittered ornamental lace dies

Other Products Used
Martha Stewart Glitter, Gold
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Phrase
Freckled Fawn Wooden Alpha 
Bella, Gold & Ivory Gold Foil Spot Paper
Maya Road Scalloped Trim
Walnut Ink
JAC Paper

I am teaching for Couture Creations today, tomorrow & Monday at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo
there are still places in my class on Monday if you would like to come along and join the fun.
Tracey Cooley and Tina Connolly are also teaching for Couture Creations we would love to see you in one of our classes

Happy Creating

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