Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Live, Laugh, Love Double Layout for Ultimate Crafts | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone, Kerrie here
I love to create embossed backgrounds on my layouts using versamark inkpad and gold embossing powder, especially for my travel layouts as it gives them a rustic well traveled look.
As you all know I love a distress look and I also love to have things not perfect this way you have the freedom to just create and not stress about lining things up.
This selection of photos are from a trip to Tasmania my girls and I took last July, we had the best time just the three of us touring the top end of Tassi.
On this day it was freezing and the wind was fierce,  I actually had two coats on and I was still cold!!! The walk down to the bottom of the falls was windy and so very cold, but we past all these people coming back up in tshirts and I couldn't work out how they could stand the cold, that is until we walked back up!!! It was such a steep walk that we too were stripping off our coats and worked up quite the sweat walking back up.
The walk down and back were so worth it though as Liffey Falls are beautiful.


1.       Using Versamark Ink pad ink up Ooh La La Zephyr Embossing Folder, stamp background using embossing folder on both pieces of Cinnamon Cardstock
2.       Sprinkle with Mirror Gold Embossing Powder, tap off excess powder and heat until all embossing powder is molten and set. This does not have to be perfect as we want a rustic, vintage look. Clean Embossing Folder using warm sopay water or a baby wipe straight away after stamping.
3.       Cut from Obsidian (Black) Cardstock 1 x 9cm x 25.5cm, 1 x 9cm x 27cm, 1 x 3cm x 28.5cm, 1 x 3cm x 27cm, 1 x 2.5cm x 18cm, 1 x 2.5cm 26.5cm pieces
4.       Cut from Golden Baroque pattern paper 1 x 6cm x 27cm, 1 x 6cm x 15.5cm strips
5.       Cut from Chocolate Swirls pattern paper 1 x 15cm x 15cm piece
6.       Cut a 4.5cm piece from Border strip from Ephemera pack, giving two pieces to use.
7.       Emboss both 2.5cm wide strips using Zephyr embossing folder
8.       Create pennants from the 2.5cm x 18cm embossed strip and the 3cm x 28.5cm strip
9.       Distress the edges of all paper and cardstock pieces
10.   Ink all the distressed edges of all pieces of paper and cardstock and also ink the edges of all diecuts, using sponge dauber and brown ink pad.
11.   Layer all pieces onto the embossed base, making sure to match up both sides in the center
12.   Add lace trim to page before main photo on first page
13.   Before layering main photo mat onto base wrap twine around photo mat
14.   Add photos

15.   Finish off with die cut embellishments and a sprinkling of Pearls

here is a closer look at the embossed background

3mm pearls create soft accents

Photo Sizes; 1 x 4x6 landscape, 4 x 3x4 portrait

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