Saturday, February 22, 2014

When in Rome

Hi all,

It's Kerrie again and it is my turn on the Couture Creations Blog and for my post today I have created a layout with my of my favourite photos from Rome. Wayne told me not to get my photo taken with any of the guys dressed as gladiators as they would ask for money ...but how could I resist, even Wayne joined in the fun but he was correct as they hit me up for 20 Euro for a few photos but to me it was money well spent as we got some fun photos with this guy in front of the Roman Forum.

Onto creating my layout

Firstly start off creating a shabby textured background by using Extra Confetti Embossing Folder under a piece of Core'dinations cardstock and sand to allow the pattern of the embossing folder show through. 
Do this over the complete piece of Core'dinations cardstock.

Cut pieces of patterned paper for layering as per photo creating pennants with each of the strips. With the largest strip keep the cut off piece to add to layout. Distress all the edges of cardstock, patterned paper and photo using the edge of scissors.

Using black core'dinations cardstock die cut one of the 12" border dies from the Momento Chandeliers set.
Use Quick Release Die Paper so that your die cut pops straight out of die
Place the quick release die paper onto the die blades side up and then your cardstock and run through machine. 

When you use the Quick Release Die Paper you only need to flick your die cut piece and all the bits will fall out, no painful poking :)

next colour chipboard alpha using a spray mist, paint or black ink pad.

 Once dry use Fine Dots Embossing Folder to emboss

Sand alpha letters with sanding block to let chipboard chow through and give a shabby aged look to alphas for title.

Layer all onto your base I have also added a pocket envelope to place my journalling into, you can either make one or use a bought one. Adhere in place using Couture Creations double sided tape.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723282 Elegance Embossing Folder, Extra Confetti
CO723641 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Fine Dots
CO723247 Momento Ornamental Lace Die, Chandeliers Set
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721955 Pointed Non Stick Scissors
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO721957 15x15 Self Healing Mat
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape

Other Products Used
Core'dinations, Tim Holtz Cardstock
Teresa Collins, World Traveller Patterned Paper
Maya Road,  Pocket Envelope
Maya Road, Charcoal Mist
Freckled Fawn, Wooden Arrows

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Happy Creating

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