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.
Hi Kerrie here wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day for this Friday.
While we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day in our house, we do celebrate my love of decorating and who can resist creating soft pretty pink things especially banners as I do love a banner and I bought these gorgeous silver glittery stag heads in the after Christmas markdowns and wanted to incorporate them in my Valentine decorating.
and so I present to you
this very quick and easy NO SEW Heart Banner, that anyone can create and you can create for any occasion.
I created this banner using the largest of the new Craft Concepts Buntings Nesting Dies.
I die cut 15 buntings using an old dictionary, the beauty of using old book paper is that you can cut several sheets at one.
I die cut 5 sheets at a time and used the Metal Adapter Plate to help with cutting with only
one pass through my machine
Next using the 3 smaller sizes of Couture Creations Heart Nesting Dies I die cut 15 of each heart in three different patterned papers.
I then laid them all out working out the pattern
I then applied 6mm double sided tape to only the middle of each heart layered them together and adhered them to the banner.
here is a closer look
apply double sided tape to the back top of each banner
adhere to ribbon and pinch each layer so the hearts aren't laying flat
I also created a special card creating another one of the banners and adding an ornamental lace die
Firstly I cut a piece of Core'dinations cardstock to 4.5" x 12" and folded it in half, i then embossed the one half using the Celebrate Embossing folder
I then sanded it back to reveal the core colour
I die cut a Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die from white Core'dinations cardstock
die cut one each of the heart dies and one of the bunnting dies, layer together
layer everything onto base card and finish off with a double bow and some trinket pins
lastly I added a lace border using one of the Momento Chandelier Ornamental Lace Border Dies and a ribbon bow to this cute little paint tins I filled with Valentine M&M's
to adhere this border to the paint tin I used Couture Creations 3mm Double Sided Tape as it fits perfectly along the edge
I finished off the border with some Pink Blush Pearls
I have one project in it of Miss T when she got her new glasses.
Back in my day you would rather chop your head off than get glasses but that doesn't seem to be the case now.After picking up her new glasses I went to check something on my phone and came across about 50 selfies of Miss T and her new glasses so of course I had to do a layout :)
All the step by steps are in the magazine so you can recreate this layout.
Hi Kerrie here, can you believe January is over all ready ...
For my Couture Creations Design Team project I created this printers tray using photos from my recent trip to Disneyland after CHA.
I had a fabulous time visiting Disneyland for the very first time and met lots of Disney characters, these are some of my favourite photos.
I have had this tray for some years and I don't stick the cards to the tray so I can remove them when I want to have a change and that way I can pop them in a pocket page and straight into my album.
I used 6x6 patterned paper for all backgrounds, cutting each background piece to 4" x 6"