June 20, 2014

Pictures of You by Mel Connell

Hiya Everyone. 

Welcome back. So I have been creating up a storm this month, getting lots done and having heaps of fun with the gorgeous Couture Creations Dies and Embossing folders. 

This time I have created a very very girly layout using just the sweetest Ballerina Dies from Couture Creations. 

These Des would be just divine for anyone who has little girls who do Ballet or dance, but as I don't i wanted to change them up a little. I cut out of some paper some butterfly wings, coated these with a layer of Crystalina Glitzin Glamour Glue, and set aside to dry. 

Next I cut out a set of the Ballet girls from the Ballet Tutu Die set. These I covered with embossing ink and heat set using a cream sparkle embossing powder. 

Glue the butterfly wings to back of the Ballet girls and you have your self some Fairies. 

Layer up some pretty papers, lace and ribbon, cluster some flowers around your photos and then add all your dies cut elements. Both Fairies (I used some 3D glue spots behind them to make then stand up from the page), I also cut some green leaves, and some black flourishes from card stock to add to my clusters of embellishments. 

I added some black Glitzing Glamour Glitter Glue to the centre of some small silver cabochons that I added to my page to make them pop. To finish off I sprinkled around a lot of small Gems in the Pink Flamingo colour from Couture Creations

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June 11, 2014

Retro "Celebrate" Notecard Set by Mel Connell.

Well Hello again everyone. So glad you've stopped by my little blog. I am loving that the weather has changed, cooled down and we can spend more time tucked up at home keeping warm and creating away in our little spaces. 
I wanted to share a technique I saw recently where by you Due cut all your elements out and then place them all back in to create a flat surface design. I hope you like it, I hope you give it a go in some way. 

I started with my Couture creations Nested Circle dies. I laid down some low tack painters tape and placed my dies on it to create one cutting dies with all the circles placed inside each other. 

I chose 6 pieces of coloured car stock as I had 6 circle dies, cut them to fit on the front of white folded cards.

Place your Die stack onto each piece of car stock and cut the rings out. Keep them all. Place a pice of double sided sticky paper on the backside of the car stock to cover the circle that is left. 

Work your way through all the pieces placing back different rings of colour. these stick to your double sided sticky sheet so will be secure and will not fall out. 

Keep going until all your card fronts are complete with all rings and the small circle in the centre. 

tape a word Die into the centre of each circle and die cut the word. 

Remove this and you are left with a space where the word should be. 

Adhere these to the fronts of your blank folded cards

Die cut from black card stock 6 celebrate words. Glue these into position on each card. Add some glitter to the words with either your Glitzin Glue or a glitter pen. I added some faux stitch marked around the each of each card with a black marker. 

You'll have a set of six cards ready to go at the end. You can have then ready to go for those unexpected moneys when you need a card, or team them up with envelopes and give them as a gift to someone you love. 

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