Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Love Vintage Rose Card for Couture Creations


Hi there Kerrie here with my last post as part of the 2014 Couture Creations Design Team, tomorrow on the Couture Creations Blog is the start of the introductions for 2015 team which I am very proud to be Coordinator of again.
Make sure you pop over and welcome the new team.

For my last post I have created a card using Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Papers and the soon to be released Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Die Collection.
I am sure you will love this collection as much as I do, so pop into your local store and preorder it NOW as you don't want to miss out. I have also used the NEW Couture Creations Flowers
which are available now from your local store.

Onto creating 

to start die cut 2 x Simone's Style lace borders from Gold Glitter sticker paper using Quick Release Die Paper and Metal Adapter Plate. 

The metal adapter plate helps to give a crisp cut and the quick release paper makes sure the glitter paper comes straight out of the die

Die cut 1 x Rowena Lace Die again using the metal adapter plate and quick release paper, see how the die cut falls out of the die and with a few flicks all the pesky bits come out too.

Keep the Quick Release Die paper die cut and use it as a mask and add some gold metallic spray.

 once dry this creates a soft subtle background

Add some green spray to colour the 6cm Camden Cottage Rose and also while it is still wet from the spray scrunch it up to give the flower more texture. You can see the difference how with some colour and some scrunching it changes the whole look of the flower, I have also added a touch of Gold Metallic spray to the tips of the flower.

I have also used the  3cm Camden Cottage Roses and the English Roses

to add some colour I sprayed the flowers using Gold Metallic spray to the whole flowers, make sure you use the Non Stick Craft Mat to do this.

I then rubbed the flowers onto the left over spray this gives more colour to the petal tips, this is why using the Non Stick Craft Matt is good as you don't waste any of the spray.

Once all your flowers are dry you can start assembling your card

I used the NEW Turbo Glue Pen to attach the Lace Doily and also the paper flowers, this glue pen is awesome.

Here are some close ups so you can see the layering

Couture Creations Products Used
CO724305 Amaryliss Ornamental Lace Die, Rowena
CO724309 Amaryliss Ornamental Lace Die, Simone's Style
CO723980 Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Blooms in Green
CO723985 Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Green Florals
CO723998 Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Time
CO724062 Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, 6"x6" Paper Pad,  Green Words
CO724290 English Roses, 1.5cm
CO724296 Camden Cottage Roses 6cm
CO724297 Camden Cottage Roses, 3cm
CO723608 Metal Adapter Plate
CO723828 Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO721984 Double Sided Tape, 12mm
CO723815 Glue Spots, Mini
CO724037 Turbo Glue Pen

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 Happy Creating 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Let's Cruise and Create with Workshop Wonders on Water

#kerriegurney #workshopwondersonwater #cruise #couturecreationsaus

I am super excited to have been invited to be one of the tutors
on the inaugural
Workshop Wonders on Water Scrapbooking Cruise
organised by the wonderful and super organised Alison Bevis

9 nights on board
Royal Caribbean
Legend of the Seas
sailing to the South Pacific
Departing Brisbane 
Scrapbooking on the high seas with me what more could you want?
Join Cathy Cafun, Tina Connolly, Me and one more tutor yet to be announced 

February next year, you could be CRUISING!!

Yes, there will be 4 fabulous Teachers!!
Yes, there will be fabulous kits!! 
Yes, you should start saving, now!!

When - 26th February - 6th March 2016


for details please visit

To get you in the spirit here is a link to some of my Cruise layouts from the one and only Cruise I have been on Christmas/New Year 2009/10

 Happy Creating 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Join me for a Couture Creations Class at Craft Giraffe


Hi there I am teaching again at
Craft Giraffe

this time we will be creating a mixed media layout using Couture Creations Dies and papers
In this class you will learn how to get more from your dies
So come along and have some fun and get messy and create a beautiful layout
Bring along 1 6"x 4"  photo or you can add the photo later

Saturday 18th April
9.30am - 11.30am
$29.00 all materials supplied
(the class kit includes a Couture Creations Die for you to take home)

I hope you can come along and join me
you can
or phone the store to secure your place

 Happy Creating 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Every Day is a New Adventure Card | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone Kerrie here back with a  Couture Creations card tutorial for you.

This card while looking quite involved is super quick and easy to create.

I have used the gorgeous Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden 6"x 6" paper pad  to create this card along with some of the NEW 2015 Die releases and the old faithful Circle Nesting Dies.

Cut background paper to size and layer onto card my card is 6"x6"

Die cut lace border strips, using patterned paper cut down to 5" long and center on Simone's Style Lace die, place Quick Release Die paper on top of die then patterned paper and lastly the top acrylic cutting plate.
By using Quick Release Die Paper your diecut paper will pop out of the die, making diecutting less time consuming as you will not have to pick everything out of the die.

Next die cut Crystal Aroma Background Die again using Quick Release Die Paper, but this time also using Metal Adapter Plate to give a clean crisp cut

See how everything cuts cleanly

and them the die cut cardstock lifts straight off the die and with a few flicks all the bits fall out of the die cut

Next you are going to cut a circle from the background die cut

and another circle this time using two of the circle nesting dies to give a circle border 
(sorry I forgot to photograph that step)

Die cut 1 x Cycad Fern Die from green patterned paper.

Distress all the edges using scissors and then using a sponge dauber ink all the edges.

Layer everything onto card base.
I have used double sided foam tape on the circle layers to give some depth.

Add some flowers and pinch your leaves to give them some character and finish off with some pearls.

Cut a sentiment from green words patterned paper and fussy cut a butterfly adhering it with foam tape and pinching it's wings to give it flight

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 Happy Creating
and Happy St Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Couture Creations 2015 Design Team Announced



Couture Creations has announce their 2015 Design Team
and I am once again so blessed to be part of this awesome team with such talented ladies

Please pop over to Couture Creations Blog and leave some love for the new team

While it is always sad to say goodbye to designers I know that we have formed friendships that will outlast our terms on the design team.

 onto the important announcement
Please give a huge
2015 Design Team

Anita Bownds

Anita Enright

Bernii Miller

Cindy Porter

Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Lesa Bird

Tina Connolly

Tracey Rohweder

2015 Creative Team

Adriana Bolzon

Jo Simons

 Sue Smyth

Special Projects
 Tracey Cooley

Design Team Coordinator
 Kerrie Gurney

Couture Creations new team will start inspiring you from April 1st 
so for March you will still have our awesome 2014 Design Team inspiring you 

Please take some time to visit all our new designer's blogs 
(by clicking on their names)  
and please leave welcome message for our 2015 Team

We have an exciting year ahead and have some exciting new collections and products due for release this year, so please keep following and sharing. 

 Happy Creating