I am so excited to share my layout with you all today for two reasons one is it is created with the gorgeous Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane collection and two I am super excited for my gorgeous niece as she and her amazing boyfriend are now engaged to be married!!!
James took Rebecca to Cancun Mexico and proposed to her on the beach there, how romantic is that!!!
I am just so very happy for them both and wish both James and Rebecca a lifetime of happiness together.
onto my tutorial
I started off by embossing a strip of ivory cardstock using the Petite Tied Together Embossing Folder, I love this folder as it is a cute version of the best selling Tied Together folder, so perfect for this collection
remember all Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts embossing folders have the slot in the top so you can emboss long strips ...you just slide the strip through and line up the pattern
TIP; make sure the edge of the folder is over the edge of the acrylic plate so you don't get a flat spot.
one perfectly embossed strip
next I tore a piece of the Elegant Lady patterned paper and distressed the other 3 edges
I then tore another piece from the Poetical Labels patterned paper again distressing the edges
and layered them onto a sheet of Ivory cardstock
I then cut some pieces to use as layers I have even used the back of the barcode strip to add a layer
I also used a sheet of Timeless Garden patterned paper from the 6x6 pad as a mat for my photos and I left the white strip on as it adds a big more interest to the layers
I have distressed all the edges of all pieces
I die cut a heart from denim cardstock and popped it in behind my layers
I then popped on my photos
added some embellishments from the Magnolia Lane Ephemera pack and a trinket
I used the Typography 6x6 paper to create my title along with some wood veneer words from my stash.
I created a journal tag which is slipped behind the photo, I added a diecut butterfly with some foam tape and tied some lace onto a paperclip to use as a tab to pull the journaling tag out
I also raised the magnolia die cuts using foam tape to give dome dimension to my layout and I added the strip from the 6x6 Typography paper for a but more detail
add a sprinkling of 3mm pearls
add some sparkle with Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
well the excitement of the Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show or CHA as it is know as, is in full swing with so many gorgeous products and collections being released and showcased.
I so wish I was there seeing everything and being inspired by all the amazing displays...but this year I am having to live the show through Instagram and Facebook, maybe next year I will get to go again.
While I couldn't be there this year some of my layouts and cards are and
I am now able to share my layouts and cards I created for Couture Creations for the Artdeco Creations booth at the show using the soon to be released
Wild & Free Collection designed by Queenie Yeung
I am loving this collection and can't wait for it to arrive in stores
don't forget to keep following Couture Creations Blog for their #chashow sneak peeks and enter their #giveaway
My friend Sue Smyth has designed this gorgeous collection of papers, dies ,embossing folders and embellishments for Ultimate Crafts.
Magnolia Lane is just so beautiful and I am sure it will be hugely popular
(it is shipping to stores next week )
Visit Couture Creations Blog for more and also for a look at some of Sue's projects she created using her collection ...Also Couture Creations is having a CHA Sneak Peek Giveaway so make sure you follow their blog and Facebook for all the details on how to enter their giveaway
Here are a couple of pages I created using Sue's Magnolia Lane papers, dies, embossing folders, embellishments and lace
The special Magnolia Lane Collection issue of Creative Inspiration is available ONLINE NOW
Couture Creations 2016 collections CHA sneak peeks start tomorrow and if you LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE you can enter the draw for one of the 3 $50 Prize packs with some of the new collections ...I am super excited about the new releases we have some awesome new products and collections being released this year
Hello to you all yesterday was my baby girls' 16th birthday I cannot believe she is now old enough to get her learners permit and only has two more years of school and then that is it for me no more school age children ...I cannot believe how quickly these last 16 years have gone by. For those of you with young children please cherish every moment because in the blink of an eye they will be all grown up. If you visit my blog you can see some photos from her party that she had earlier in the month, they are not fabulous photos as everyone started arriving early so I quickly took them with my phone Anyway enough of that here is the card I created for her using one of my favourite Couture Creations Perfectly Petite Doily Dies..young and fresh white on white with a touch of tiffany blue and gold but oh so simple and quick to create
Die cut 9 x Victoria Perfectly Petite Doily Die from white cardstock
cut them all straight across the middle
Cut a piece of white cardstock to 13cm x 30cm fold in half and then cut 2cm off the front
Start layering up your half doilies using 6mm Double Sided Tape to adhere them to the base card. I stuck both sides first then popped the middle doily on.
Once all the doily layers are on run another strip of double sided tape and hand pleat a piece of ribbon on
Create some interest to the top of your card by scoring some lines using the Handheld Essentials stylist and the Couture Creations trimmer as a guide.
TIP: Make sure you work from the back of the card so the line are embossed on the front not debossed
to give the flower some shimmer I painted it with the Cottonball Pearl Drops this gives a nice shimmer to the flower
Pop a bit of frayed mulsin, gold cord and metallic gold chipboard numbers and you are done ...too easy
Workshop Wonders on Water Feb 26th - March 6th 2016
PaperArts | Melbourne 2016
Secret-Scrapbooking Event South Africa 2016
SENZ Auckland NZ 2016
Papercraft Guest Artist 2015
Perth May 20 - 24 | Sydney June 17 - 21 | Launceston TAS July 10 - 12 | Melbourne July 23 - 26 | Canberra August 6 - 9 | Hamilton NZ September 3-6 | Christchurch NZ September 10-12 | Adelaide November 5 - 8