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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