I hope this post finds you all refreshed and ready for another fun filled year!
Today I have a layout to share with you with lots of Couture goodness.
There is new release dies and embossing folders on this page, so let me share.
First is the amazing Look Into My Window Die from the new Secret Treasures Collection. This is great not only for your layouts but also makes the most stunning cards. Here is a close up of how I have used it on my page.
This is what the frame looks like after it has been run through your die cutting machine
By cutting off the bottom part and layering it with some foam tape I was able to create the window sill. I then slid one side under my photo and popped my little girl embellishment behind the window.
Using the new doily die Lotus Filet from the Madeline Collection I cut two out of my patterned paper and tucked them under my layout. To add a little bit of extra interest I used the end of my doily to create a curtain effect on my window frame. I have also inked around the edges.
Here is another couple of close up shots
I have tucked under my photo one of the new embossing folders from the Harmony Collection - Project Journal Cards. This folder is FANTASTIC! Not only does it give you somewhere to journal but the top part of the folder has dates and months of the year.
Also in the Secret Treasures collection is some awesome ornate shape dies. The one I have used here is the Ornate Rectangle die. I love to cut these shapes in half and just tuck them under. It gives your layout a great layered effect. I have used this die at the top of the page to sit my banners and butterfly on and also just near the lacy doily die. This looks particularly good when using Co-ordinations cardstock and sanding back to show the border around the frame.
And finally just to add a bit of extra interest and create some more layers I used my nesting circles dies and made a couple of circle frames and just tucked them under too.
I have had so much fun playing with some of these new goodies. Thanks so much for letting me share.
Until next time