Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time to Remember | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone Kerrie here
I am back with another project for Couture Creations Blog

I am so excited to be using the new Vintage Rose Garden patterned papers from Couture Creations, they are so soft and feminine, perfect for any occasion and printed on high quality 180gsm paper.
So perfect for this photo of my friend Glenda and I 
( I met Glenda when I was invited by Glenda to attend her scrapbooking convention in South Africa on behalf of Couture Creations back in 2012. If you ever get to South Africa you must attend one of Glenda's SA Scrapbook Conventions  you won't regret it) 

My layout is simple with lots of layers and some embossing to add some texture.

I embossed a strip of Vintage Rose Garden patterned paper using Twiggy Christmas embossing folder, I love that this folder can be used for projects other than just Christmas projects.

then lightly sand to add a bit of vintage shabbiness to the patterned paper

next I embossed a piece of Core'dinations Cardstock using Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder another fabulous design from the Christmas Collection that can be used for any occasion

sand lightly to revel the core colour

I then distressed the edges of all papers and cardstock and then to finish off the vintage look
I  inked all the edges with brown dye ink pad using a sponge dauber as they give a softer look than just using your ink pad straight onto the paper.

I also die cut a Splendour Ornamental Lace die from The Treasures collection and tucked it in behind my photo

Die cut a Simplicty Border die and cut it in half through the middle to create a lovely border, I then added some sparkle to the border using glitter glue very sparingly. 

Finish off with some flower embellishments, crochet trim, gemstones and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Title

 Happy Creating 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Shabby Chic Card | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone Kerrie here
Can you believe September is almost over, this year is going by in the blink of an eye.

I am sharing with you all a card tutorial I created for the Couture Creations Blog

I created this shabby chic look card with a touch of glitter perfect for any occasion

Start by inking up Christmas Quilt embossing folder using a versamark or clear ink pad. 
Make sure you use your Couture Creations Craft Mat so as not to get residue on your cutting mat

Next lay the embossing folder onto your card and apply pressure all over, remember it doesn't have to be perfect (you can used a brayer for a more even look)

 Remove the embossing folder and cover the card completely with white embossing powder (fine or thick)

tap off the excess

heat set using our NEW Couture Creations Heat Tool 

Spritz with a metallic mist

See how easy clean up is when you use your Couture Creations Craft Mat

Wipe clean your embossing folder either using a baby wipe or run it under the tap using soap.
Dry the embossing folder off

cut a strip of Core'dinations Core Cardstock

Emboss the strip 

sand lightly to reveal the core colour using Couture Creations Sanding Block

Die Cut 2 part pieces of Splendor Ornamental Lace Dies one from White Core'dnations Foundations Cardstock and the other from Grey Core'dinations Core Cardstock (you can do this from scraps as you don't need the full die cut)

 lightly the edges of the doily to reveal the core colour using Couture Creations Sanding Block

Die cut a section of one of the Simplicty Border dies from Core'dinations Silver Glittersilk Cardstock

Layer your two part doily dies onto base card

Pop some foam mounting tape onto the back of the embossed strip and adhere to base card
Layer on Silver glitter border strip and some paper flowers.

Add some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the flowers for some sparkle

Finish off with some Pink Blush Pearls

here is a closer look at all the details

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial

here is the card using another colour combo
you can come along and visit me at the Craft & Quilt Fair Brisbane
and you can create this card for just $5
find all the details here

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 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

only 2 weeks until ....


I am just so excited and honored to be asked to be the Guest Papercraft Artist
and can't wait to share my love of papercrafting with everyone

Visit the Craft & Quilt Fair Website for more info about the show
and about ME

here is a sneak peek at the Make & Takes I will be doing over the 5 days of the show you can join in and take home a layout or a card for just $5

 Happy Creating
See you at the show

If you come along on Wednesday you can meet my soon to be BFF Shelley 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Creative Inspiration Magazine | Christmas Issue


Couture Creations 
Creative Inspiration Magazine
Issue 5
Christmas 2014 Issue
Available NOW

This issue not only has all the Christmas releases from Couture Creations, but also Craft Concepts and Ultimate Crafts ..that is NINE NEW CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS!!!

here is a closer look at my projects in this issue

all products used on my projects are listed in the magazine

you can see the tutorial for the layout on the front cover HERE

View this issue of the Magazine and previous issues online click HERE

or pick up your FREE copy from your local papercraft store

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 Happy Creating