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I am back on the Couture Creations Blog today this time sharing a layout I created using a photo of my White Christmas Tree Forest from last year
Instead of having just one Christmas Tree I love to create a forest for Christmas and last year I decided I wanted all white trees decorated with gold ornaments and I loved it so much.
It doesn't photograph all that well but hey it looked spectacular so much so I am sticking with it again for this year although I am toying with adding another colour
anyway enough about that lets get to creating this clean and simple layout
I wanted to keep it quite plain as I really wanted my forest to shine
to start I cut a strip of White Ultimate Craft Cardstock, I place a strip of 12mm double sided tape and 2 strips of 6mm double sided tape down the center of the white strip
Pull the backing paper off all strips
and sprinkle with ultra fine gold glitter, tip off excess and return to jar
I then die cut 1 x Fans of Fantasia die from white cardstock, 2 x Holly Branch die from white glitter carstock and embossed a piece of white cardstock and a small piece of gold foil using Mistletoe Magic embossing folder
I have also used a strip of corrugated card and two strips of white glitter cardstock which I have created pennants with.
I distressed all the edges of the pieces and
then it is just a mater of layering all the pieces onto the base card.
What an amazing year I have had with Expertise Events and the Craft & Quilt Fair
I thank Judy, Gary and their amazing staff so much for this amazing opportunity I have loved every minute of it and you have all been so fabulous to me.
Meeting so many crafters all over Australia and New Zealand has cetainly been a huge highlight and also spending time with all the hardworking Exhibitors I really am in awe of all the hard work they put into travelling around and setting up their beautiful stands. It is not an easy life on the road but it is a life they love as they love sharing their passion with you all.
Thanks too to Gary for the delicious cake in NZ
I will be so sad to leave at the end of this show as I will miss my "show family" next year.
If you are in Adelaide please pop by and say Hello and if you have time book into one of my Christmas Card Make & Take Classes they are just $5 with everything is included
Hi Everyone it's Kerrie here and
it's my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again.
For my last blog post for October of course I had to create a layout using one of my favourite photos from my big 50th Birthday trip to LA to visit Disneyland for Halloween last year
This photo was taken Halloween night at Disneyland and as you can see my baby girl & I are looking pretty fabulous as Maleficent and Aurora.
Here is a my tutorial on how to recreate this is a super quick and easy layout.
Start off diecutting 3 x Fans of Fantasia from the Background Savvy Die collection from white cardstock and using sand texture paste adhere the diecuts to the background cardstock
then spray heavily with orange metallic mist and then hold the page up allowing some of the spray to drip down. Dry off using heat tool
Grab a selection of Couture Creations paper flowers and a piece of Muslin
using a craft mat spray the flowers and muslin with the same orange metallic spray and then with a light spray of gold metallic spray. Use Heat Tool to dry off
TIP; grab another piece of muslin or some ribbon or flowers and rub around on the craft mat to soak up all the excess spray this saves wasting your sprays and gives you flowers and ribbon coloured ready for another project another day.
Next I coloured some Crystal Gemstones with a Black Sharpie to use on my layout
Then you are ready to layer everything onto your layout, here are a couple of closeups.
Did you know there are only 71 days until Christmas?
scary how quickly it is coming around isn't it?
Well I am here to inspire you to kick start your Christmas Card creating with this
quick Christmas card I created for Couture Creations using their Christmas Eve Dies and Christmas Emporium paper collection
Start off diecutting 4 of the Mistletoe die from green patterned paper and 1 of the Believe only section of the Believe Flourish die from light patterned paper
I am back at Craft Giraffe next month teaching a fun layout class using the Ultimate Crafts Australiana paper collection and dies along with some Couture Creations dies, embossing folders and embellishments
In the class you will be stamping using your embossing folder (included in your kit) and aging and distressing your die cuts to give them that Aussie outback weathered look
Photo requirements anything fun and outdoorsy
2 x 3"x4" Portrait
2 x 4"x3" Landscape
don't stress though as these can be added later or if you have bigger photos you can use them or maybe cut them down in class
Saturday 14th November
9.30am - 11.30am
(includes kit with everything to create the page and a Couture Creations Embossing Folder to keep)
This will be my last class for 2015
To everyone who has come along to my classes throughout 2015 I thank you so much for your support, it means so much to me.
I love this craft of ours and I love in my small way to help build papercrafting in Australia and you have all helped with your support and passion for papercrafting too.
For this card I have not only die cut with the heart nesting die I have embossed it see below
to create the decorative heart I first diecut a piece of cardstock using Crystal Aroma die from the Background Savvy collection (one of my favourite Couture Creations Collections) and of course I have used Quick Release Die Paper to help my die cut pop out of the die
you can keep the negative piece to use in a future project
next to emboss the heart die your will change your diecutting machine sandwich to emboss
and layer die, patterned paper with the patterned side up, an embossing mat and then top acrylic plate
run through your machine
and wallah you have embossed your die instead of cutting
I then cut around the embossed heart and layered the diecut heart onto it.
Create an embossed pennant, distress and ink the edges of all paper pieces.
Pop it all together adding snippet of the Evergreen diecut, a flower, a ribbon bow, muslin, tiny pearls and finish off with a smidge of Crystalina Glitter Glue