Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Merry Christmas | Couture Creations

Hi Everyone Kerrie back again with another Christmas Card I have created as  Guest Designer for Couture Creations
For this card i went with non traditional Christmas Colours and created a Watermelon Pink and Gold background using Couture Creations Alcohol Inks and a little stamping.
This card is once you can again create in multiples as it is quick an simple 

I started my alcohol ink background by dropping on some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution onto Yupo Paper, then dropping on Watermelon Alcohol Ink, move it around using the ink blower 

next i added the Golden Age Gold Alcohol ink and again moved it around using the blower
add some more Blending Solution to help move the gold 

I then added a touch more gold with the Pearl Gold Alcohol Ink 

leave to dry 

When my background was completely dry I stamped on some Christmas Stars using Artic White Stayz in Place Ink Pad and the Christmas Star from the Christmas Tree Scene Stamp Set

Stamping creates  subtle layers to your background 

I then added  Holly Sprig and merry Christmas Sentiment die cut from Mirror Board, I broke the Holly Sprig up and tucked into the flower petals
I finished off with some gold twine, paper flower, pearl balls and some splatters of the Artic White Alcohol Ink 

Happy Creating 


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Christmas Trees Card | Couture Creations

Hi Everyone Kerrie back again Guest Designing for Couture Creations
this time I have created a layered Christmas Tree card using the new Christmas Tree Scene Stamp from the Deck the Halls Collection.
This is a versatile stamp set and you can just stamp and colour using markers or you could create a super cute shaker card using the tree but i have gone with creating my trees using Couture Creations Alcohol Inks, these are just too fun to create with and every time you use them you get a different background  

 I started out by stamping out three tree images using the Jet Black Stayz in Place Alcohol Ink Pad onto Yupo Paper

I then cut all the images out, I actually stamped and cut one extra just incase I wanted to add another layer

I then selected my Alcohol Ink colours, testing them on a scrap of Yupo Paper

I started layering my Alcohol Inks by applying the Khaki Glitter Alcohol Ink first, I then added the Champagne Metallic followed lastly by Jade Metallic, then blowing the colours around using the blower tool 

you can see the shimmer from the metallics and the sparkle from the glitter 

Once dry I them restamped the tree images using the Jet Black Stayz in Place Inkpad you could restamp using gold if you prefer but I wanted the stark contrast

I diecut Merry Christmas sentiment from Gold Mirror Board

I then layered my tree onto my base card which I had created using Mirror Board and White Glitter Card 

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and remember if you recreate this card don't forget to share on your socials and tag #couturecreationsaus and me #kerriegurney

Until Next Time 
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Happy Creating 


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Holly Sprig Christmas Card | Couture Creations

Hi Everyone Kerrie here Guest Designing for Couture Creations 

I have created a clean and simple Christmas card using the 
Merry Christmas and Holly Sprig Dies from the Deck The Halls Collection along with some Alcohol Inks, Yupo Paper and Mirror Board

I created a background using Adhesive Yupo Paper and a 
mix of Jade Metallic, Khaki Glitter and Citrus Alcohol Inks 
along with Blending Solution to get the inks flowing and the Blower to move the inks around

you can see the glitter and metallic showing through, I love the shimmer these inks create 

once my background was dry I die cut 4 sets of Holly Sprigs, using Quick Release Die Paper so that the die cut doesn't stick in the die especially as I used adhesive Yupo Paper
I also used the Metal Shim to give my cutting sandwich more pressure so as to cut through the adhesive layer.

I then cut Merry Christmas Sentiment from Gold Mirror Board 

again using Quick Release Die Paper 

so that the sentiment  pops straight out of the die

I also cut 4 x Holly Sprigs in Vellum to add a soft layer to the holly sprigs

I adhered the Vellum Holly Springs with the Glue Pen just adding glue to the stem and centre of the holly as I wanted them to not lay flat so there was dimension to my card

I layered my base card using a layer of Gold Mirror Board and then a layer of  White Cardstock which I mounted on Foam Tape to give dimension

I then finished off my card with some Gemstones

Couture Creations Products Used

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and remember if you recreate this card don't forget to share on your socials and tag #couturecreationsaus and me #kerriegurney

Until Next Time 

 Happy Creating 

#kerriegurney  #couturecreationsaus

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Celebr8 Cruise 2022

Hi Everyone
Happy New Year to you all, I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas and got to spend some time with those you love after the year that was 2020

As you would be all aware the cruising season for 2020/2021 has been cancelled and so I am  super excited to let you all know that we have rescheduled our 2021 cruise to 2022 and we will be hitting the high seas with the fabulous
Erin Bruton from Celebr8 


Departing Sydney 13th February, 2022 and returning 27th February, 2022

As Celebr8’s slogan says – ” your talent awaits” and on this cruise we hope to bring that to life on this 8 night inspiring cruise to the a few of our favourite South Pacific Islands and Fiji

Join me along with Erin, Jenny Heaslip and Melissa Kennedy

sailing on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas for a 14 Night adventure 

We depart Sydney February 13th so you have plenty of time to pay off the cruise
From *$2605 per person,
Above price is based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee, along with us 4 instructors, priceless I say 

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions cabins are limited

I cannot wait to see you onboard

Oh and for anyone that suffers from sea sickness I have a fabulous  drug combo to keep you from getting sick
Also for anyone with Coeliac Disease I can highly recommend Royal Caribbean as their wait staff, kitchen staff and most importantly chefs are all over dietary requirements.
I was never glutened once on my last cruise
#nocrumbsplease #coeliac 

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Celebrate Life Mini Pocket Album | Little Birdie Crafts

Hi Everyone Kerrie back with another project for Little Birdie Crafts
this time I have created a little mini album using their Celebrate Life 6x6 pad 

This mini is so quick to create and you can use it to send gift cards or add some favourite photos from a special event or use it as a little brag book 

to create the base you just need 3  and a half sheets of 6x6 patterned cardstock single sided or 3 sheets if you have double sided paper.
Step 1 | score the first one at 3" and fold in half, cut another sheet in half and adhere to the top outer
Step 2 | Cut a strip from the 6x6 patterned cardstock and adhere to inside right side and slot the first page insert to see where you need to score to create a wrap around 
Step 3 | repeat as per 2nd insert to create your third and outer page 
I have created mine to match up with the amount of pattern I want showing out the side to create the pocket layers
Step 4 adhere the pages together making sure to only add adhesive to the top and bottom edges as you want to create pockets 

Using Sculpture Paste and a silicone mold I created some leaves, just leave in the mold to dry and then paint using White Gesso

using French Rose Chalk Pain I painted my Primed Chipboard Round Flourish 

While the chipboard is still wet sprinkle on some Strawberry Lips Shimmer Hodge Podge and set aside to dry

next I fussy cut some pieces from the fussy cut sheets in the pad and then layered all my pieces on the front adding some handmade flowers as one can never create without some gorgeous LBC flowers 
I then added some more Strawberry Lips Shimmer Hodge Podge this time using Gel Medium to adhere the bling where I wanted

finish off with punched out pieces and some journal cards tucked into the pockets (you can add photos or gift cards or a combination of all into the pockets if you prefer 
Add some string wrapped around to hold the album closed 

a look inside 

a closer look at all the layers and details 

Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,
please if you don't already follow Little Birdie Crafts on FacebookInstagram and of course their Blog 
 for fabulous tutorials from all the Design Team
You can purchase all Little Birdie Crafts products from your local crafting store or online HERE

 Happy Creating 

#kerriegurney #littlebirdiecrafts