August 26, 2014

Wishing You Happiness Layout by Mel Connell

Hello once again everyone. So lovely that you could stop by again to check out what I have been up to with all the gorgeous Couture Creations products. 

This time around I have put to gather a very soft feminine layout with heaps of layering, and a very special hand contracted paper flower. I'll step you through how to put the flower together for you layout. 

You will need some plain white cardstock, a hole punch like a crop-a-file or silent setter, decorative scissors, embossing stylus and foam mat, and of course a Couture Creations flower shape dies. I used the Secret Treasures Retro Flowers die for this one. 

Die cut your self half a dozen or so of each large and medium size of flower. punch a small hole into the centre of all of them, cut around the tops of the petals to give them a jagged edge, and then use your embossing stylus and matt to curl up all the petals. 

I thread these onto some flower stamen glueing each layer until they are all into place. Set this aside to let the glue dry for a few minutes, then you can give it a mist of spray colour to match your layout. It takes a little time but the result is brilliant. 

Next up sand back a piece of Coordinations cardstock with a pre-embossed patted with your Couture Creations sanding block. 

Using some more white cardstock letter press this using pigment ink and one of your favourite Couture creations embossing folders. Die cut two of the Cog borders from the Metricon Die Range. I heat embossed this in a matching colour to my layout theme. 

Also die cut a set from the Metricon Siblings die, and also heat emboss these in a coordinating colour. In plain white cardstock cut a dozen or more ( or fewer if that is more to your liking) of the Roman set from the metric on Range. 

Add a Couture Creations Pearl to the centre of every Fluer-de-lis. 

From here, choose some flowers and any other embellishments you would like to use and stick everything into to place. I love the sprinkle effect of having a bunch of the little Roman set die cuts around the page. 

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August 09, 2014

Fluer De Lis Card by Mel Connell

Welcome back again everyone. I'm so glad you stopped by to have a little look see at what I have created for you this time. 

Again I chose to make a card, one that was a bit more unisex as it were, and what better motif to use than a Fluer De Lis. This little set of Couture Creations Dies is fast becoming my favourite, I like to use the Roman Set of Dies so much. 

So I chose a metallic gold cardstock to create my card base and one of my top layers, along with a fairly vintage design paper for my other layers. You can make as many layers as you'd like, but with the top layer tear into the piece to give it a very very worn look. 

Distress the edges and add ink using your Couture Creature Dauber. Tape down several of your top layers. Poke some holes for stitching using your awl for the hand held essentials tool set, and add some thread in a cross stitch pattern. 

Tape this to you card base. Next I stamped a sentiment on the same gold cardstock as the card base. Distress the edges and ink with your Dauber also. I did pop some holes in this for some brads but in the end changed my mind. 

Pop your sentiment panel on your card front using the Couture creations Foam tape. Instead of adding brads in the end I thought the Couture Creations Pearls would look much better. 
I always use my LED precision tweezers for this kind of job. I have got to tell you these tweezers are so amazing. I just love that you have light exactly where you need it, so you can see the right spot to pop small things like these pearls. 

If you haven't already got yourself these , this tool is a must!

Next I cut myself a bunch of Fluer De Lis in both the sizes. I added a small pearl to the centre of these also, and used the 3D foam mini dots to place them around my cards front. 

I would love to see if you give this ind of card a go, and hows your turned out. 

Thanks again for stopping by and I'll will see you again very shortly with a layout that also feature none other than the Roman Set dies amongst others. 

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August 01, 2014

Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop Day Five.

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Welcome to Day 5 of the

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs  sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than our Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will also feature  their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs, please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
We’ll be giving away Two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re one of  the lucky winners!
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Mel Connell

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So here is my quick Tutorial for you today using both Couture Creations Dies and embossing folders and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.

Firstly I cut a 3 inch by 12 inch piece of cardstock, covered it completely with Foiltape, and then ran it through my embossing machine in the Irish Clubs embossing folder. Coated this entirely with a thin coat of white paint. Once it was dry I sanded the piece to bring back the silver metal on the raised areas. I added some Pink Glitzin Glamour Glue to the centre of every flower. 

I used the stunning Long Swirly Flourish from Imaginarium designs on my layout. I coated it in two layers of silver embossing powder to get a thick smooth finish. Then I added some embossing ink toward the bottom of the flourish and sprinkled on some red embossing powder and heat set. repeat this again with some blue embossing powder and heat set. 

 I also used the Happy Days Chipboard Title. This I also gave two coats of black embossing powder and then rubbed on some silver metallic rub to distress the finish. 

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